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D.C.'s Salvadorans Greet Pope's Romero Announcement With 'Jubilation'

Parishioners at a Catholic church in Mount Pleasant are celebrating the declaration by the Vatican that murdered Salvadoran Monsignor Oscar Romero is a martyr of the faith.

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In Lawsuit, Gun Owners Say New D.C. Concealed Carry Law Is Unconstitutional

Another lawsuit has been filed against the District over its gun laws, this time over a new measure allowing residents and non-residents to apply for permits to carry concealed handguns — a measure that itself was the product of a lawsuit.
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Marion Barry University? Vincent Orange Proposes Renaming UDC

A proposal from At-Large D.C. Council member Vincent Orange would rename UDC for former mayor Marion Barry.

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Navy Yard's Building 197 Reopens For First Time Since 2013 Shooting

The Washington Navy Yard building that was the site of a mass shooting in 2013 has been reopened to employees after extensive renovations.

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In Budget, Obama Backs D.C. On Pot, Abortion And Budget Autonomy

It only took adding a single word, but President Obama is siding with D.C. in its fight with congressional Republicans over a voter-approved measure to legalize the possession of marijuana and the provision of abortions to women who can't afford to pay for them.
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New Guidelines Expand The Pool Of Nominees For Helen Hayes Awards

The number of awards has nearly doubled for the Helen Hayes awards this year, according to new guidelines set down by theatreWashington.

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Rabbi Accused Of Voyeurism Refuses To Leave Synagogue-Owned Home

In an email to congregants, the president of Kesher Israel says the congregation's former rabbi Barry Freundel has no plans to leave the house, and efforts to resolve the issue informally have been unsuccessful.
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Norton Introduces Bill That Would Eliminate Congressional Approval Of D.C. Budget

With Republicans now in charge at the Capitol, you wouldn't think Norton would be optimistic about the chances of passing budget autonomy. But the D.C. representative sees a silver lining in this newly divided government.
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Despite Republican Opposition, Carper Plans To Re-Introduce D.C. Statehood Bill

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) plans to re-introduce a bill that would grant the District statehood, even though it has little to no chance of making it through the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate.
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Bowser Trims Salaries For Senior D.C. Staff; Still Well Above National Averages

Compared to the average salary pulled in by senior city officials across the country, D.C. pays quite well, but Muriel Bowser has actually trimmed the city payroll.