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WASHINGTON (AP) Washington Mayor-elect Vincent Gray says President Barack Obama repeated his support for a vote for the District of Columbia in Congress during a meeting at the White House. Gray says they also discussed improving public education.

WASHINGTON (AP) A nearly 30-foot statue of Martin Luther King Junior now stands facing the Jefferson Memorial on the National Mall. The granite sculpture of the King memorial is nearing completion after the head was put in place just before Thanksgiving.

WASHINGTON (AP) The director of the Office of Management and Budget, Jack Lew, will light the National Menorah to celebrate the beginning of Hanukkah. Organizers say today's ceremony on the Ellipse in front of the White House will feature a performance by violinist Itzhak Perlman.

WASHINGTON (AP) D.C. police have identified the body of a teenage girl found in a trash can in northwest Washington. Police identified the girl as 17-year-old Ebony Franklin of Capitol Heights, Maryland. Authorities say she had been fatally stabbed and stuffed in a trash barrel in an alley in the 1000 block of Fairmont Street in Columbia Heights.

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The Music And Legacy Of Motown

Motown founder Berry Gordy and director Charles Randolph-Wright of “Motown the Musical" join Diane for a conversation about the history of Detroit's famous sound.

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Will Montgomery County Go "Bottoms Up" On Liquor Laws?

Since Prohibition, Montgomery County has held the purse strings on liquor sales, meaning the county sells every drink from beer to bourbon to local bars and restaurants. But local business owners are pushing back from this system, claiming it lacks efficiency and leaves customers waiting. County officials say they are holding out for alternatives that protect those within the industry. We discuss both sides of the issue today.

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Exelon's Chief Strategy Officer On Its Proposed Takeover Of Pepco

Kojo chats with Exelon's chief strategy officer about the company's vision for electric service in the Washington region, and its argument for why its acquisition of Pepco is in the best interest of customers.

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Computer Guys And Gal

Another year is coming to a close and the Computer Guys And Gal are here to discuss this year's biggest technology news, including the growth of virtual reality and the "Internet of Things."

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