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Pierson's Resignation Was 'Inevitable,' Says Virginia Rep. Connolly

The Virginia congressman says the "drip, drip, drip of new leaks became insurmountable" for the outgoing Secret Service director.
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Plan For Larger Bethesda Purple Line Station On Hold For Now

A deal to build a roomier Purple Line station in Bethesda never came through due to cost concerns, leaving planners in Maryland with a design that is more cramped than they wanted.

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Legitimizing 'Ridesharing' Would Shortchange Cabs, Says Jim Graham

A new proposal to legalize popular "ridesharing" services such as Uber and Lyft in D.C. would create an unfair system where regular taxicabs can't compete, critics say.
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D.C. Government Workers Get Eight Weeks Of Paid Family Leave

Starting on Wednesday, the D.C. government's 30,000 employees will enjoy a perk few of their counterparts in the private sector get: paid family leave.
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At Debate, D.C. Attorney General Hopefuls Fight To Woo The Many Undecided Voters

D.C. residents have never voted for an attorney general, and the five candidates vying for the office ahead of the first-ever election in November used a debate on Monday to try and sell themselves as the best possible contenders for the job.
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In N.H. Race, A Rematch Of A Rematch

Voters in New Hampshire's 1st District have swung back and forth in recent congressional elections. This year, Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter meets former GOP Rep. Frank Guinta for the third time.
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Secret Service Chief Grilled Over White House Security Failures

Lawmakers on the House oversight committee ask Julia Pierson about the Sept. 19 "fence jumping" incident at the White House, as well as several other security concerns in recent years.
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In Michigan, A Low-Key Campaign For A High-Stakes Senate Seat

GOP candidate Terri Lynn Land is taking it slow when it comes to public events. Her opponent, Democrat Rep. Gary Peters, leads in polls, but the race is close.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 1

Music from West Africa and photography from South East Asia come to the D.C. area.

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'That's All Folks:' Saturday Morning Cartoons Bid Farewell

We remember the institution that was the Saturday morning cartoon on network TV. That phenomena came to an end over the weekend, when the CW ended its run of the Vortexx block of shows.
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Everything But The Squeal: How The Hog Industry Cuts Food Waste

Large-scale hog operations get a bad environmental rap. But when it comes to processing the animals, the industry is a model of efficiency, making use of every last bit in sometimes surprising ways.
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Ban On Single-Use Plastic Bags Is Enacted In California

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed SB 270, the first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags in the U.S. It requires a 10-cent fee for the use of compostable or paper bags.