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WASHINGTON (AP) The trial of the man charged with killing federal intern Chandra Levy isn't leaving the District. A judge has denied a defense motion to change the October trial venue for Ingmar Guandique, who is charged with first-degree murder in the 2001 killing.

WASHINGTON (AP) Candidates for Washington, D.C., mayor and other elected posts have from now until July 7 to collect the requisite number of signaturesto be nominated. The board of elections says the nominating petition season began today for all those hoping to get in the primary fray.

WASHINGTON (AP) Talk about an attention-grabbing protest for DC statehood: One D.C. candidate for a seat in Congress, Doug Sloan, says he thinks residents should go so far as to block bridges and commuter routes into the District one day to show Congress they're serious about statehood.

WASHINGTON (AP) The D.C. government wants to enroll thousands of poor adults in Medicaid under a clause of federal health care reform. If the request is approved about 35,000 people would switch from city-funded insurance to Medicaid, which is mostly federally funded.

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