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WASHINGTON (AP) Proponents of reviving the streetcar system in the nation's capital face opposition from several groups that say overhead wires will obstruct the city's vistas and wide roadways. D.C. planners are eyeing a 37-mile streetcar network powered by overhead electrical wires. But some groups say that will create cluttered views of Washington.

WASHINGTON (AP) While there were mostly cheers for President Barack Obama at the Washington Nationals opening day game, Mayor Adrian Fenty didn't prove to be as popular. Many in the sellout crowd booed heartily yesterday afternoon as Fenty was introduced during pregame ceremonies before the Nationals' 11-1 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.

WASHINGTON (AP) A federal judge has found D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty in contempt and has refused to end federal oversight of the city's child welfare agency. The judge says the city hasn't provided a fully satisfactory child welfare system for D.C. residents.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Jan. 27, 2015

You can see a play about a girl whose world shifts from black and white to full color. An exhibit of abstract paintings is on view in D.C.

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Beef Packers Block Plan To Revive Growth-Promoting Drug

Beef processors continue to block efforts to bring back Zilmax, a drug that makes cattle put on weight faster. Is it because they're concerned about animal welfare, or beef exports?
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Plan To Limit License Plate Tracking In Virginia Gets Bipartisan Support

Technology allows Virginia police officers to scan the license plates of passing drivers, but lawmakers want to limit how long they're allowed to hold onto that information.

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Facebook Suffers Self-Inflicted Outage

A Facebook statement said the disruption was caused by a technical change it made to the site and wasn't a cyberattack. The outage lasted an hour.

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