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Taxi Drivers Suing D.C. Over 'Unfair' Two-Tiered System

The D.C. Council passed regulations last year that made ride-hailing apps like Uber legal — but cabbies are now suing over the law, saying it puts them at a competitive disadvantage.

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A Moment Of Jazz in D.C.’s Blagden Alley, And Years Of Searching For the Musicians Who Made It

Eight years ago, on a warm summer night, Craig Nelsen was walking through Blagden Alley in downtown D.C. As he turned a corner, he heard something unexpected: music.
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'An Explosion of Music': Remembering D.C.’s Bluegrass Scene Of The 1970s

In the 1970s, the D.C. music scene was a place of great creativity. Clubs were plentiful, admission was cheap, and you never knew which surprise guest might stop by.
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Can Musicians Survive In An Increasingly Expensive D.C.?

Local musicians and supporters are working to address some of the big issues facing artists, from being properly paid by clubs to finding adequate rehearsal space.
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Suspect In Killings Of Wealthy D.C. Family Arrested

Authorities have arrested an ex-convict who's accused in the killings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper.
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Remembering Rites Of Spring And A Lasting D.C. Musical Moment

Thirty years ago, Mark Andersen saw the band Rites of Spring perform for the first time. We find out why it's stayed with him ever since.

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D.C.'s Experimental, Thriving And Often Overlooked Jazz Scene

Jazz aficionados say their genre is enjoying a new golden age in the nation's capital.

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Suspect In Wealthy Family Deaths Believed To Be In Brooklyn

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says investigators believe a suspect in the mysterious slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper is in the Brooklyn area of New York City.
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Proposed Sales Tax Hike Becomes Flashpoint In Debate Over D.C. Budget

A proposal by Mayor Muriel Bowser to raise the city's sales tax has faced pushback from some members of the D.C. Council.
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In A City Known For Go-Go, Hip-Hop Is Making A Name For Itself

A new generation of artists is pushing hip-hop from the fringes to the District's musical mainstream.