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WASHINGTON (AP) A congressman from Utah has filed legislation that would overturn a D.C. bill allowing gay marriage. U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Republican, submitted his legislation Tuesday. Because the city is a federal district and not a state its laws must be sent to Congress before taking effect.

WASHINGTON (AP) Washington drivers should be prepared for traffic closures because of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. The president's first State of the Union address is Wednesday night, and some streets will be closed except to authorized pedestrians beginning at 6 p.m.

WASHINGTON (AP) A Washington woman is facing up to 15 years for allegedly stalking a judge who took the stand and told jurors of a failed love affair that led her to fear for her safety. D.C. Superior Court Magistrate Judge Janet Albert took the stand Tuesday in the trial of Taylar Nuevelle, who is charged with burglary, unlawful entry and stalking charges.

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Historic Art, Luxury Apartments Battle Over Berlin's Famous Wall

A stretch of the old Berlin Wall has stood for decades as an open-air gallery, covered in fine art and graffiti. Bids for luxury developments in the area have artists hitting the streets in protest.

Mark Bittman Is Stepping Down, But He Still Has More To Say About Food

One of the most influential food writers in recent years is leaving his job at The New York Times — to join a California food startup. "This is a calling, in a way," he says.

Nancy Pelosi On The 'Awesome Power' Of The House Speakership

The House's upcoming agenda can "be one that is a successful path to the future or it can be a calendar of chaos, and that really is up to the Republicans," Pelosi said.

#MemeOfTheWeek: That Article From The Onion About Mass Shootings

The article reveals what the writers really feel about mass shootings in America, something mainstream media couldn't do.

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