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WASHINGTON (AP) Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton wants to make sure that D.C. government will keep running if the federal government shuts down. Norton says she has submitted a bill that would allow D.C. to continue spending local taxpayer dollars if the federal government shuts down next month.

WASHINGTON (AP) The FBI in Washington is continuing to investigate a spike in armored car robberies over the last year. Ronald Hosko, special agent in charge with the FBI's Washington field office, says there have been a dozen armored car robberies in the city since March 2010.

WASHINGTON (AP) An American Farm Bureau Federation official says his group supports conservation measures, but is concerned about increasing federal environmental regulation. The report comes as the Environmental Protection Agency is implementing a Chesapeake Bay restoration strategy being challenged by the farm bureau.

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In An Alternate 19th Century London, Sins Are Marked With 'Smoke'

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Dan Vyleta about his novel, Smoke. It's set in an alternate 19th century London, where the morally corrupt are marked by a smoke that pours from their bodies.
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D.C.'s Public Schools Select New Lunch Providers

D.C. Public Schools is abandoning longtime school food provider Chartwells in the wake of allegations of poor food quality and fraud and moving forward with new vendors for 2016. But, questions remain about the selection process and future oversight.

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Creating A D.C. State Constitution

We explore the historic process of crafting a constitution for D.C. statehood nearly three decades after the last attempt, and find out how drafters are preparing for the June constitutional convention.

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Online Eye Exam Site Makes Waves In Eye Care Industry

Need a vision test? Now you can do it online with a computer and a smartphone. The site has attracted a lot of attention in the tech world, but eye care professionals have concerns.

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