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WASHINGTON (AP) A D.C. Council member is asking city residents to weigh in on what they'd like to call Pennsylvania Avenue. Council member Michael Brown is pushing for a ceremonial renaming of one of the nation's most famous streets to call attention to the push for D.C. statehood.

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Hospital Center says nurses are planning to hold a one-day strike early next month. A spokeswoman for the hospital says the union representing 1,600 nurses notified management that they plan to strike on March 4th.

WASHINGTON (AP) Metro's annual crime report says seven rapes and sexual assaults occurred in the Metro system in 2010, more than all the cases in the previous five years combined. Metro's annual crime report is slated to be presented to the agency's board of directors tomorrow.

WASHINGTON (AP) A man who slashed three people with a knife at Washington's embassy of Togo in 2009 is now scheduled to be sentenced in federal court next week. Kokou Bocco was scheduled to be sentenced today, but sentencing was rescheduled for next Monday after the defense attorney who had been handling the case did not appear.

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