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Facing Congress, D.C. Council Backtracks On Pot Legalization Hearing

In something of a legislative and legal game of chicken, the D.C. Council squared off against Congress on Monday — and blinked.
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D.C. Board Of Elections Audit Highlights Accessibility, Equipment Problems

An audit of the District's election on Nov. 4 found a number of problems, according to a new report, including outdated equipment and a lack of full accessibility for disabled voters.

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D.C. Council Holding Public Hearing On Pot Legalization

A public hearing with the D.C. Council today will outline plans for the taxation and regulation of marijuana sales in the District.

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Comparing Metro Emergency Protocols To L'Enfant Smoke Incident Response

More than 80 people were injured and one woman died in a Metro emergency last month. As the investigation into the incident continues, we look at at an agreement on emergency procedures between Metro and responders and look at whether things went according to the plan.

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Big And Rare: Exhibit On Renaissance Painter Comes To D.C.

Piero di Cosimo painted on large wood panels. Getting a lot of them in one place isn't easy.

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Multiple Angles On Man Ray's Creativity

A new exhibit at the Phillips Collection gets inside Man Ray's "Shakespearean Equations" series.

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D.C. Drops Request For More Flexibility In Housing Homeless Families

After finding 100 additional motel rooms to house homeless families, D.C. withdrew a request that a 2014 order requiring that families be placed in private rooms be modified.
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Facing Crisis, D.C. Asks Judge For Flexibility In Housing Homeless Families

The District is asking a judge to grant it flexibility in where it houses homeless families, saying a spike in homelessness and lack of housing options for homeless families had left the city with few options.
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At Hearing On Metro Incident, First Responders Complain Of Radio Problems

The D.C. Council’s first public hearing on Metro’s L’Enfant Plaza disaster revealed little new information about what went wrong, but the three-hour session did expose concerns about first responders’ radio communications systems and training.
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Life For Artists On The 'Other Hill'

Though you've probably never heard of Will Fleishell, you've no doubt seen his work as a master engraver with the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.