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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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