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WASHINGTON (AP) Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are holding a hearing on whether Washington should be able to handle its budget and write laws without oversight by Congress. The city's budget and laws currently have to pass a review by Congress. A House subcommittee holds a hearing today called "Greater Autonomy for the Nation's Capital."

WASHINGTON (AP) The staff of the shuttered Washington Blade plans to publish a revived edition this week, investigating who killed the gay weekly newspaper. The paper was abruptly closed Monday by Atlanta-based Window Media, along with other gay publications in Atlanta and Miami.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Aug. 31, 2015

You can see a play about a brother and sister on a European journey or see a classic comedy with a gender-bending twist.

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Virginia Man Turning Waste Heat Into Rooftop Greenhouses

How can the U.S. improve food security? One Charlottesville native is pioneering the construction of greenhouses on buildings to take advantage of their waste heat.

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America's Tolerance For Gun Violence

There are more gun-related deaths in America than in any other industrialized nation. We discuss what makes the U.S. different and why some hold out hope that change is possible.

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China Arrests Nearly 200 Over 'Online Rumors'

The rumors ranged from a man leaping to his death in Beijing over stock losses to highly inflated death tolls in the Tianjin industrial blasts.

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