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WASHINGTON (AP) Every two years, voters in Washington pick a shadow congressman, a position with little clout and one responsibility: lobbying to make D.C. the 51st state. There's no salary and no ability to vote in Congress, but four residents still want the decades-old gig that has few perks.

WASHINGTON (AP) Men and women convicted of crimes in Washington may soon be housed closer to home at the end of their prison sentences. D.C.'s Department of Corrections director says he hopes the people soon will be moved to the D.C. jail 90 days before the end of their sentences so they can be more easily reintegrated into the community.

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