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Supreme Court Throws Out Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's Conviction

McDonnell was sentenced to two years in prison after he was convicted of public corruption. The high court, however, ruled the government used too-broad an interpretation of the federal bribery law.

Bowser Signs Bill Raising D.C.'s Minimum Wage To $15, With Nod From Obama

"I commend the District of Columbia, Mayor Muriel Bowser, and the Council of the District of Columbia for raising the District's minimum wage," said President Barack Obama in a statement on Monday evening.

Metro's Chief Looks To Slash 500 Positions In Major Restructuring

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld is cutting 500 positions in the transit agency, a move aimed at slimming down Metro’s bureaucracy to save money ahead of a tough budget year.

How Traditional Nonprofits Run Into Problems Trying To Tackle Poverty

Poverty is a more complicated issue than many people realize, and organizations trying to tackle it often run into institutional roadblocks.
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D.C. Addresses Safety Of Local Water System

Kojo chats with D.C. Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Kevin Donahue about how the city is responding to concerns — old and new — regarding its water system.

D.C. Health Department Says Pot Sales Should Be Legal, But Congress Still Says No

The D.C. Department of Health says D.C. officials should consider legalizing, regulating and taxing the sale of marijuana. The only problem? Congress won't allow it.

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"I commend the District of Columbia, Mayor Muriel Bowser, and the Council of the District of Columbia for raising the District's minimum wage," said President Barack Obama in a statement on Monday...
"This is done! This is done! We are never going home!" a commentator on Icelandic TV said. He added, "Live the way you want England. ... You can go home! You can go out of Europe!
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Songs featured June 24, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song....
White House aides acknowledge that the plan, to be announced by President Obama and his counterparts in Canada and Mexico, is a "stretch goal." The commitment goes beyond the Paris climate agreement.
American cities pay out hundreds of millions a year to settle police misconduct complaints and lawsuits. An advocacy group in Minneapolis wants to require cops to pay for their own insurance.
Democrats on the panel unveiled their findings to get out in front of a Republican-led committee report that is expected to be far more critical of Clinton's handling of the Benghazi attacks.
Songs featured June 23, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song....
"This problem is worse than doping," French Secretary of State for Sports Thierry Braillard tells a newspaper.
Secretary of State John Kerry reiterated in London on Monday that the U.S. could not find "a better friend and ally" than the U.K. But the relationship is bound to change.
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