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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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