Longtime movie lovers say they'll miss the shop, but they'll especially mourn the gradual death of an American tradition.
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After Six Years, D.C. To Get Six More Months To Debate Zoning Code Rewrite

D.C. residents and officials have been debating changes to the city's 60-year-old zoning code for the last six years, and there will be at least another six months of discussion before the plan can be voted on.
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Free Public Wi-Fi Comes To NoMa

The NoMa Business Improvement District has started to provide free Wi-Fi in some parts of the neighborhood, but some users say the service is still too sluggish.
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Mizeur Backs Legal Physician-Assisted Suicide In Maryland

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Del. Heather Mizeur wants to legalize physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients in Maryland.
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Capital Bikeshare Supplier Bought, Reopening Door To Expansion

Bixi, the company that supplies bicycles and bike stations to the Capital Bikeshare program, has been rescued from bankruptcy. But does that mean the bike sharing will resume expansion in our area?

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Ambiguities Abound With Maryland Marijuana Law

Small amounts of marijuana will be decriminalized in Maryland later this year, but possession of rolling papers, pipes and the like are still illegal, and prosecutors are trying to confront other uncertainties with the law.

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With Immigration Reform Stalled, Families Wait For Change

As Democrats and Republicans in Congress argue over how to address immigration reform, thousands of local families wait for answers.
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Metro's CFO Resigns In Wake Of Damning Federal Audit

Metro's CFO Carol Kissal is resigning to take a job in the private sector, according to a memo Metro General Manager Richard Sarles distributed to agency staff today.
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Parents At High-Performing D.C. High School Criticize Merger With Other School

Many parents whose children attend the high-achieving School Without Walls High School in Northwest D.C. say the merger with another neighborhood school is not working.
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Sean Combs Named Commencement Speaker At Howard University

Sean Combs — perhaps better known as Puff Daddy or P. Diddy — will receive an honorary doctorate at commencement ceremonies at Howard University this year.

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Virginia Passed On 'House Of Cards,' Citing Incentives, Tax Breaks

Virginia is unlikely to meddle in the relationship between Maryland and the producers of 'House of Cards,' because the incentives being demanded by the show's producers are well outside of what's on offer in the commonwealth.

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Chelsea Clinton Says She's Pregnant

The 34-year-old daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are "very excited."
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Probe: Gains Of Integration Eroded, Especially In The South

In 1954, the Supreme Court outlawed segregation. David Greene talks to ProPublica's Nikole Hannah-Jones about her story in The Atlantic. She examines the failure of school desegregation.
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Pay It Forward Proposal Could Help Students Afford College

A new idea is making the rounds in education circles. Under the plan, states would allow students to go to college for free then they would pay back a percentage of their salaries after they graduate.
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Under Pressure To Cut Costs, Wall Street Banks Downsize

Many banks report earnings this week. Bank of America turned in a loss after taking a big charge for legal expenses. Citigroup will lay off about 300 stock and bond traders in an effort to cut costs.
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As Rescue Efforts Continue, Korean Ferry Sinks Below Surface

More than three days after the ferry capsized, nearly 270 of those who were on board remained missing. Most of them are high school students. Cranes will try to lift the ship, which is now submerged.
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Colombia Mourns Death Of Favorite Son: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 87, died on Thursday. He made Colombia synonymous with literature, particularly the dreamlike, whimsical story-telling known as magical realism.
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Sunni Discontent Fuels Growing Violence In Iraq's Anbar Province

Fed up with what they say is years of discrimination by the Shiite-led government, ordinary Sunnis have joined Islamist fighters. There are echoes of past conflicts, with a few important distinctions.
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Brazil Has A Lot Riding On Its World Cup Team's Outcome

Brazil is the spiritual home of soccer and a world powerhouse in the sport. It's woven into the Brazilian psyche. Wins and losses have had repercussions in other realms — including politics.