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Holmes To Lobby For District Vote On D.C. Budget

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D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton says she'll be lobbying members of the House from now until Congress reconvenes on Jan. 6 in an effort to regain the District's vote.

Norton has never been a full voting member of the House, but she had been allowed to vote in the House Committee of the Whole in the past. That gave the Democrat the ability to vote on proposed changes to legislation, just not on their passage. Republicans took that ability away in 2011 after gaining control of the House.

A bill giving Norton full voting membership nearly passed in 2010 but was pulled because of a gun amendment.

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Writer James Alan McPherson, Winner Of Pulitzer, MacArthur And Guggenheim, Dies At 72

McPherson, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, has died at 72. His work explored the intersection of white and black lives with deftness, subtlety and wry humor.
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Oyster Archaeology: Ancient Trash Holds Clues To Sustainable Harvesting

Modern-day oyster populations in the Chesapeake are dwindling, but a multi-millennia archaeological survey shows that wasn't always the case. Native Americans harvested the shellfish sustainably.
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Your Turn: Ronald Reagan's Shooter, Freddie Gray Verdicts And More

Have opinions about the Democratic National Convention, or the verdicts from the Freddie Gray cases? It's your turn to talk.

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Trump's Cyber Comments Rouse The Democrats

As they bolster their case that Hillary Clinton is ready to be commander in chief, Democrats are seizing on Donald Trump's comments seemingly encouraging Russia to use cyber-espionage against Clinton.

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