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Mayor Gray, Council Chair Brown Appear Before Congress

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This is no ordinary hearing between city officials and federal lawmakers. It comes at a time when relations between the two are particularly strained. Gray and other city officials for the past month or two have led a series of demonstrations on the Hill. Meanwhile Republicans, since taking back the House of Representatives, there has been a renewed focused on local District affairs in a successful push to strip back D.C. autonomy.

Finally, the scandals in City Hall, the questionable hiring practices, the Sulaimon Brown saga, the luxury SUVs – these haven’t helped the District's cause to promote itself as fiscally responsible. But city leaders say the District has year after year passed a balanced budget, something their counterparts on the Hill have had trouble doing recently.

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National Museum of African American History Opens Its Doors

More than 100 years after it was originally proposed, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is opening its doors in Washington, D.C.
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While Everyone Was Partying At Woodstock, I Was Stuck At Schrafft's

The chain restaurant that catered to women helped redefine how Americans eat, according to a new book. For NPR's Lynn Neary, it also defined how she did and didn't fit with the counterculture.
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Newspaper Endorsements Matter Most When They're Unexpected

The New York Times endorsed Hillary Clinton on Saturday, but an endorsement that came the day before from a smaller paper may matter more to its readers, for the simple fact that it was unexpected.
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As Our Jobs Are Automated, Some Say We'll Need A Guaranteed Basic Income

How will the economy provide economic opportunities if employers need fewer workers in the future? A growing number of people in Silicon Valley are saying the only realistic answer is a basic income.

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