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Congressman Says He'd Support D.C. Marijuana Law If It Echoed Maryland's

Harris' comments could be an end to the dispute between him, D.C. mayor Vincent Gray and supporters of D.C. voting rights, if they're not just the latest chapter.
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Gray Vetoes D.C. Budget, Asks Council To Delay Summer Recess

Mayor Vincent Gray has vetoed the 2015 D.C. budget, and is asking the D.C. Council to suspend its upcoming summer recess to work on the spending plan for the fiscal year starting in October.
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Troubled Alexandria School To Get New Building, But Will It Make A Difference?

School leaders in Alexandria are preparing for a new school year and a new start for a long-troubled school.
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Residents Of D.C. Neighborhood Mourn Grocer Killed By Robbers

A corner store in the 16th Street Heights neighborhood has become a shrine to James Oh, who was killed during a robbery on July 4.
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House GOP Plows Forward With Plans To Sue Obama

While House Republicans move ahead with their lawsuit alleging executive branch overreach, Obama is using the challenge to score political points of his own.
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Administration Officials Defend Funding Request To Stem Border Crisis

President Obama has asked for $3.7 billion to deal with the southern border crisis. There are predictions the number of unaccompanied children entering the U.S. could reach 90,000 by October.
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Another Candidate Joins D.C. Attorney General Race

The latest candidate is Lateefah Williams, a 37-year-old attorney who once worked as counsel to the state Senate delegation in Prince George's County.
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Democrats Push To Overturn Hobby Lobby Ruling

Virginia's Tim Kaine and other Democrats are trying to overturn the ruling with legislation they say will protect female workers.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 11

You can pluck the day away at a ukulele festival or unleash your inner Francophile.
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Capital Fringe Fest's 'Bethesda' Hits Close To Home

The annual Capital Fringe Festival, which aims to bring new energy and artists to the D.C. area performing arts community, is back. This year's program includes one play that hits close to home.
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Biologist Says Promoting Diversity Is Key To 'Keeping The Bees'

Laurence Packer says humans need to appreciate both domestic bees and the some 20,000 species of wild bees. His book Keeping The Bees explores all types, including some that feed on tears.
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Plants Know The Rhythm Of The Caterpillar's Creep

According to new research, plants can hear the sounds of insects chewing. A University of Missouri study reports that plants can recognize the sound of a predator using the vibrations of their leaves.