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The Rain In May Has Mainly Canceled Games

For most recreational baseball, soccer and other sports leagues in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia this spring is like a stormy day at the airport: Lots of cancellations and no reprieve in sight.

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D.C. Leaders Remain Defiant As Congress Exerts Authority Over City Budget

D.C. leaders on Tuesday defiantly claimed the right to spend local funds with less congressional interference, just as Republicans on Capitol Hill passed a bill re-exerting their authority over the city's finances.
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Words Fly After D.C. Council Alters Plan To Close D.C. General Homeless Shelter

The D.C. Council on Tuesday gave initial approval to an amended version of Mayor Muriel Bowser's plan to close the troubled homeless shelter at D.C. General and replace it with seven smaller, neighborhood-based shelters.
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D.C. Council Votes On Changes to Homeless Shelters Plan

The D.C. Council voted on a number of changes to Mayor Muriel Bowser's plan for the city's new homeless shelters, including where to put them and how to pay for them.

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LISTEN: Howard U. Graduate Cited By Obama Prepares To Be A 'Change Agent'

Ciearra Jefferson will never forget her Howard University graduation ceremony: President Barack Obama was the speaker and he singled her out for praise. She talks about her personal story and her aspirations with WAMU 88.5's Tamika Smith.

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Putting D.C.'s Murder Rate Into National Context

After a spike last year, D.C.'s murder rate is still climbing, but not as high as elsewhere.

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D.C. Council Proposes Big Changes To Bowser's Plan To Close D.C. General Shelter

The chairman of the D.C. Council wants to put more of the shelters that would replace D.C. General on city-owned land, which he says would help bring down the overall cost to close the troubled 270-unit homeless shelter.
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Plan For Wizards And Mystics Facility Has Some In Southeast D.C. Playing Defense

The mostly vacant St. Elizabeths campus in southeast D.C. may soon be home to an arena for the Washington Mystics and practice facility for the Washington Wizards, but questions remain about whether it represents money well spent, especially for local residents.

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Congress Takes Aim At D.C. In Battle Over Budget Autonomy

House Republicans could move a bill as soon as next week to nullify the 2013 D.C. referendum that limits the role Congress plays in approving the city's annual budget.
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Rockville Pike At A Crossroads

The backbone of western Montgomery County is at a critical point in its history. What changes are coming down the pike for Maryland Route 355?

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