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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.

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D.C. Finishes Counting Ballots, But Some Races Will Have Recounts

It's official: all of the ballots cast in D.C.'s Nov. 4 general election have been counted. But the counting isn't totally done.
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After Obama Speech, Local Immigrants Celebrate — While Some Hope For More

Local immigrants and activists gathered outside the White House on Thursday celebrated President Obama's executive actions on immigration, but some worry that they will still remain in the shadows until Congress acts.
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Drug Evidence Logs Are Focus Of Probe Into Allegations Against FBI Agent

Prosecutors in court today said they spent 12 hours looking at "chain of custody" logs from the FBI's Washington Field Office as they investigate whether FBI agent Matthew Lowry tampered with evidence.

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Attorney Says D.C. Not Complying With Court's Handgun Carry Ruling

Does D.C.'s new concealed carry law comply with the July court ruling that helped create it? That was the question posed to a federal judge on Thursday.
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A Day In The Life Of D.C.'s Needle Exchangers

Harm reduction advocates have long pushed for needle exchanges in D.C., but it often falls on secondary syringe exchangers — current and former users themselves — to actually track down addicts.

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The Relationship Between Heroin Abuse And Sexual Assault

Why do physical abuse and drug addictions often seem to go hand-in-hand?
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Meet The Man Who Tackled D.C.'s First Heroin Epidemic

Dr. Robert DuPont worked to treat D.C. residents struggling with heroin addiction back in the 1970s.