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WASHINGTON (AP) A D.C. councilwoman wants to make sure urban wildlife in Washigton has a bill of rights. Mary Cheh introduced a bill yesterday that would regulate the trapping of animals that include racoons, bats and skunks in the city.

WASHINGTON (AP) Labor Department statistics show the District of Columbia leads the nation in the percentage of jobs lost in September relative to population. The D.C. unemployment rate shot up to 11.4 percent. Washington lost 10,000 jobs from August to September.

WASHINGTON (AP) Officials say two D.C. police officers are on routine administrative leave after shooting and killing a 19-year-old man in northeast Washington. Authorities say 19-year-old James Broadus Miller was killed after confronting the officers with a gun.

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