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D.C. Libertarian Party Fails To Maintain Ballot Access

The D.C. Libertarian Party's brief tenure as a major political party in the city is over, meaning no more primaries and tougher rules for ballot access.
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D.C. Student Groups Push Schools To Divest From Fossil Fuels

Students concerned about how their schools are contributing to climate change are pushing for divestment from fossil fuels, but at least at American University, the results have been mixed.

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Will You Delete Uber App Following Controversial Comments From Exec?

Uber has weathered a wave of bad publicity in recent days, following comments from a company executive that he was considering hiring researchers to dig up dirt against a journalist critical of the company.

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Barry Services Still Being Planned, Could Attract Thousands Of Mourners

City officials continue working with the family of Marion Barry on plans for a funeral and memorial service, both of which they say could attract tens of thousands of mourners.
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'Imitated, But Never Duplicated': Two D.C. Legislators Remember Barry

Two of Marion Barry's colleagues on the D.C. Council remember him as a force of nature who connected with residents like few politicians can — or ever will again.
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What's Next For Marion Barry's Ward 8 Council Seat?

The death of former Mayor Marion Barry not only leaves a hole in the hearts of many D.C. residents, but it leaves a vacancy on the city council.

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D.C. Statehood Activists Soldier On In Face Of Long Odds

With Republicans set to take the reins of both the House and Senate next year, D.C. statehood faces even longer odds than before, but that doesn't stop activists from making their case.

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Ward 8 Remembers Marion Barry As Friend, Champion

The death of former Mayor Marion Barry is a devastating loss for all of D.C., but it perhaps hits hardest in Ward 8, where he maintained the most steadfast support.

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How Marion Barry Was Memorialized In A Mural Just Hours After Passing

It only took a few hours after Marion Barry's passing for him to be memorialized on a mural in Petworth.
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Marion Barry, Beloved And Polarizing Legend Of D.C. Politics, Dies At 78

The former mayor and current Ward 8 Council member had visited a hospital on Saturday, and he died early Sunday at United Medical Center.