In D.C., leaders and residents celebrate a holiday today that's unique to the nation's capital — Emancipation Day.
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Capital Bikeshare Supplier Bought, Reopening Door To Expansion

Bixi, the company that supplies bicycles and bike stations to the Capital Bikeshare program, has been rescued from bankruptcy. But does that mean the bike sharing will resume expansion in our area?

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Virginia Republicans Pull Mark Warner Into Health Insurance Debate

Virginia lawmakers remain deadlocked on an expansion of health insurance to low-income residents in the commonwealth, and Republicans are now appealing to Democratic Sen. Mark Warner.

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Restoring Adams Morgan's Mural To Latino Community

A mural depicting Adams Morgan's Latino community from several decades ago was damaged and patched over after an earthquake in 2011, but work is underway this week that will see it restored.

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Ambiguities Abound With Maryland Marijuana Law

Small amounts of marijuana will be decriminalized in Maryland later this year, but possession of rolling papers, pipes and the like are still illegal, and prosecutors are trying to confront other uncertainties with the law.

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D.C. To Begin Issuing Licenses For Undocumented Residents Next Month

Starting May 1, the District Department of Motor Vehicles will begin issuing "limited purpose" driver's licenses for those who cannot prove their legal status.

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To Replace Rep. Jim Moran, Virginia Democrats Raking In Big Bucks

The race has opened the door to an epic primary season that had 13 Democrats formally announcing their candidacy.
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D.C. Celebrates 152nd Anniversary Of Emancipation Day

In D.C., leaders and residents celebrate a holiday today that's unique to the nation's capital — Emancipation Day.
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Sean Combs Named Commencement Speaker At Howard University

Sean Combs — perhaps better known as Puff Daddy or P. Diddy — will receive an honorary doctorate at commencement ceremonies at Howard University this year.

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Virginia Passed On 'House Of Cards,' Citing Incentives, Tax Breaks

Virginia is unlikely to meddle in the relationship between Maryland and the producers of 'House of Cards,' because the incentives being demanded by the show's producers are well outside of what's on offer in the commonwealth.

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16th Street Heights Residents Petition For A Safer Arkansas Avenue

Residents of the Northwest neighborhood say a stretch of the avenue is unsafe for pedestrians after another dramatic accident last weekend.
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Justice's 'Peacemaker' Unit Focuses On Transgender Rights

A unit originally created to keep the peace during the civil rights movement is training law enforcement on how to be more sensitive to transgender witnesses and crime victims.
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Legal Moves Might Mean Fiscal Relief, And More PR Troubles, For GM

General Motors is signaling its plans to ask a bankruptcy judge for protection from lawsuits related to a defective switch recall. This could further complicate its current public relations crisis.
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The New SAT: Less Vocabulary, More Linear Equations

The new version of the standardized test for college admissions, set to go into effect in 2016, will do away with obscure vocabulary words and cut multiple choice answer options from five to four.
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Ex-City Manager Caught In Calif. Salary Scandal Gets 12 Years

Robert Rizzo, who paid himself an $800,000 salary for running the small town of Bell, Calif., took advantage of the fact that there were "no checks and balances" in city government, the judge said.
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Israel's Ultra-Orthodox Put Faith In Unorthodox Dating Service

Young ultra-Orthodox Jews are increasingly pursuing college degrees or joining the workforce. That's challenged matchmaking customs and led to a new service that connects like-minded men and women.
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Suspected Muslim Extremists Step Up Attacks In Nigeria

Schoolgirls were kidnapped in Nigeria Tuesday. The suspects are believed to be with a radical group blamed for a bombing Monday. Kelly McEvers talks to Michelle Faul of The Associated Press.
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In Ukraine: Reports Of Soldiers Switching To Pro-Russia Side

As the government tries to assert control in the eastern part of the nation, there's word that some Ukrainian troops may now be on the side of locals who wish to join Russia.
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Hundreds Missing After Ferry Sinks Off South Korea's Coast

Most of the passengers, according to news reports, were high school students and teachers on a school trip. Of the nearly 500 people who were on board, nearly 300 were initially unaccounted for.