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WASHINGTON (AP) Lawmakers asked House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer about rumors of attaching a plan to give D.C. residents a voting member of Congress to a defense funding bill. The Maryland Congressman did not say if that would happen but continued to speak of his support for the measure.

WASHINGTON (AP) A hospital rabbi who comforted the family of the security guard who was killed at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has been fired for speaking and writing about the experience. Rabbi Tamara Miller says she didn't reveal anything that was not already public knowledge. But George Washington University Hospital says she still shouldn't have said anything.

WASHINGTON (AP) The chairman of the D.C. City Council opened a hearing on the dismissal of nearly 400 school employees by criticizing the way the firings were done and denying a claimed budget crunch. The council will meet later this month with the mayor and schools chancellor.

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The Politics Hour - October 21, 2016

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