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WASHINGTON (AP) D.C.'s Board of Ethics and Elections has ruled that a measure giving voters the option to ban same-sex unions cannot go on the city's ballot. The elections board says putting the measure on the ballot would conflict with the city's Human Rights Act.

WASHINGTON (AP) Police have made an arrest in the case of a nine-year-old boy who was fatally shot when a bullet pierced the door of his northwest Washington home. D.C. police say 26-year-old Josue Pena was arrested in Hyattsville, Maryland, today and charged with first-degree murder.

WASHINGTON (AP) A D.C. Council member says he will subpoena two employees who didn't testify during hearings on a park projects contract that council members have questioned as improper. Council member Harry Thomas Junior wants the employees to explain their part in an arrangement in which millions of dollars were transferred from the parks department to the housing authority via the deputy mayor's office.

WASHINGTON (AP) A teenager has been charged with premeditated first-degree murder for shooting a man last week as he boarded a Metrobus in northeast Washington. Seventeen-year-old Jeffrey Britt appeared in court Saturday on charges he killed 21-year-old George Rawlings.

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If you've ever eaten at a Korean restaurant, you're used to the endless side dishes that come out with the meal. They're called banchan, and they're remarkably simple to make for yourself.
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Cutting Local Taxes in The District

The D.C. Council has taken steps to accelerate tax cuts for all income earners. They're part of a broader overhaul of the city's tax levels, but some council members argued there wasn't enough time for a rigorous debate about the new schedule. We explore the debate over cutting taxes for D.C. residents and how it affects the city's ability to pay for critical local services.

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Reddit CEO Says Miscommunication Led To Blackout Protest

A user revolt briefly shut down the social site last week after a key employee was dismissed. Interim CEO Ellen Pao says the company has "apologized for not communicating better" with site moderators.

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