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Elevator Trouble Closes Washington Monument Indefinitely

The same troubles that have prompted intermittent closures at the Washington Monument will now close it indefinitely until it can be modernized.

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D.C. Court Backs Low-Income Renters In Fight With Developer Over Building

The low-income residents of the Museum Square building in Mt. Vernon Square have won a legal victory in their fight to buy the 302-unit building from its Virginia-based owner.
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Can Taxis Compete With Uber? Overhaul Of D.C. Cabs On The Way

It's been just a few years since D.C. taxis standardized their look and payment systems, but sweeping new regulations promise to bring cab companies in the District closer to the ride-hailing apps that have been cannibalizing their business.

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When Blacks Fled The South, D.C. Became Home For Many From North Carolina

Starting the early 1900s, millions of African Americans fled the South and headed to cities in the West and North. For blacks fleeing North Carolina, a favorite destination became Washington, D.C. — reshaping the city's culture and composition in dramatic ways.
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The Politics Hour — September 23, 2016

The D.C. Council tackles a range of progressive labor bills. The fight over who can grow medical marijuana in Maryland will go to court. And Fairfax County's schools superintendent steps down.

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LISTEN: Polls Tighten In Virginia, And Local School Districts See Leadership Shakeups

Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey and The Washington Post's Robert McCartney discuss this week's top political stories in the region.
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Living History: Members Of Shaw Checkers Club Find Their Place At NMAAHC

It's not just African American celebrities who are honored at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Also in the collection is a photo series showing some distinctly local flavor — Capitol Pool Checkers Club.

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Troubled D.C. Agency Should Lose Power To Pick Contractors, Mendelson Says

D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson says he wants the city's Department of General Services to get out of the business of government contracting. The comments come as the D.C. Council prepares to investigate a controversial shakeup at the agency.

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Here Are The Most And Least Satisfied Types of Commuters In The Washington Region

A new study from the region's Transportation Planning Board shows who's suffering the most on the trek to work. At least one group of commuters is almost unanimously satisfied, though.

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Rich History Of Underground Railroad Runs Just Outside Of Washington

It's a big moment for African American history in the nation's capital with the opening of the new museum on the National Mall. But our area holds other curiosities for those interested in history — like the Underground Railroad Experience Trail in Sandy Spring.

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