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Flipper Fined: Developer To Pay $300K Over Shoddy Construction Complaints

A Virginia developer who renovated and resold homes in revitalizing D.C. neighborhoods has agreed to pay a $301,500 fine for hundreds of construction violations on close to two-dozen properties she worked on.
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Fight Over D.C.'s Concealed Carry Law Turns To Judge Who Overturned It

Did the New York-based judge who tossed out D.C.'s concealed carry law this year act appropriately in even considering it? A panel of judges is weighing the matter.

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She Was A Foster Kid. Now She's A D.C. Judge Overseeing The Foster System.

Magistrate Judge Pamela Gray serves on D.C. Family Court, where she oversees the city's foster care system. It's a job Gray is well-prepared for: she spent her childhood in foster care.

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Art And History Collide In Paintings Depicting A Washington Of The Past

Many of Lily Spandorf's watercolors feature buildings being torn down, or about to be. A new exhibit shows Spandorf's illustrations from the Washington Star, created between 1960 and 1981.

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Five Years On, Henderson Keeps Up Pace Of Reforms In D.C. Schools

It was 5 years ago this month that Michelle Rhee stepped down as chancellor of D.C. public schools after a tempestuous three-year tenure. Her deputy, Kaya Henderson, took over as chancellor and continued many of her reforms. We explore how well schools are doing now.
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Saying Goodbye To Building 18 — Symbol Of Neglect For Military's Medical System

At the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Walter Reed's neglected Building 18 became a brick-and-mortar symbol of the troubles wounded soldiers encountered. With the building slated for demolition this month, we explore the history contained within its walls.

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Is Sidwell Friends School Compromising Its Quaker Ethics With Plan To Unify Campus?

Is it ethical for a wealthy Quaker institution to purchase a senior citizens home and displace the home's low-income residents? Some alumni of the elite Sidwell Friends School are questioning whether the school is living up to its Quaker values.

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D.C. Moves Forward On Rules Giving Public Access To Body Camera Video

Under a proposal approved by a D.C. Council committee, the press and public will be able to request footage from the thousands of body-worn cameras D.C. police officers will soon be outfitted with.
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For New Metro Leader, Long-Term Questions Come With $6 Billion Price Tag

Paul Wiedefeld, Metro's new general manager, takes over an agency with urgent problems. But there's also a longer-term, $6 billion question looming, and the answer will require cooperation from multiple players.

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Murder Is Sign Of 'Disturbing' Increase In MS-13 Gang Activity, Prosecutor Says

Information shared by federal, state and local authorities points to an upswing in activity by the MS-13 gang,  says John McCarthy, the Maryland state's attorney for Montgomery County. A murder there in early November might be related to two others.

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