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D.C. Police Worry That Public Pot-Smoking Prohibition Will Be Tough To Enforce

As some in D.C. celebrate the new law legalizing marijuana, there are new concerns about whether police will be able to stop people from smoking marijuana in public.
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Anti-Marijuana Congressman Andy Harris: 'D.C. Made A Bad Decision'

A vocal opponent of marijuana legalization in D.C., Maryland Congressman Andy Harris says if one of his fellow Republicans captures the White House in 2016, he hopes they revisit Bowser's actions and prosecute her.
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Activists Demand A Police Culture Shift On LGBT Issues

LGBT activists and the Metropolitan Police Department are re-examining how the MPD's Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit interacts with the community it's supposed to serve.

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Hobby Lobby President's Museum Of The Bible Draws Praise And Skepticism

Two blocks south of the National Mall, construction is underway on the Museum of the Bible: a $400 million enterprise funded by Hobby Lobby president Steve Green.

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Eating Like A Pig: How Beer Byproducts Transform Into Chow For Sows

The growth of Washington, D.C.’s beer industry is proving to be a win-win: both for local brewers, and for local pigs.

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Q&A: Roll Call's Bridget Bowman On Congressional Use Of D.C.'s Health Insurance Exchange

More than 13,000 employees of the U.S. Congress are using the District of Columbia's health insurance exchange for small businesses. A Roll Call reporter talks about why that's so, and what legal troubles the setup is facing.

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New D.C. Taxicab Chief Wants Drivers To Become Ambassadors

In his first interview since his appointment in January, interim D.C. Taxicab Commission Chairman Eric Rogers tells WAMU 88.5 that he wants drivers to focus on the "totality of the experience."

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Top Advocate For D.C. Marijuana Legalization Says His Shop Will Return

With marijuana legalization in effect Thursday morning in D.C., the man behind the law says he's going into business again.

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Marijuana Becomes Legal In D.C., Though No Green Rush Expected

At 12:01 a.m. on Thursday morning marijuana became legal in the District, putting the nation's capital alongside Colorado, Washington state and Alaska on the list of jurisdictions across the U.S. that have loosened their pot laws.
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Bowser Defies Congress, Pushes Forward With Marijuana Legalization Law

Despite threats from congressional Republicans, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said on Wednesday that a marijuana legalization law would take effect as expected on Thursday morning.

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