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Fate Of D.C.'s Marijuana Legalization Referendum In Congress Remains Hazy

Even Andy Harris, the Congressional Republican who wrote the policy rider that could block implementation of D.C.'s marijuana legalization law, doesn't know where the provision stands in negotiations.

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Mobile Group Of Protesters Shut Down D.C. Streets Again Over Garner Decision

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of D.C. again Thursday night to protest the lack of indictments in either the case of Eric Garner or Michael Brown, both unarmed black men who died in altercations with police.

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Barry Returns To Wilson Building As D.C. Begins To Bid Him Farewell

The late Marion Barry returned to the Wilson Building on Thursday, kicking off three days of services to remember the man the city knew as the mayor for life.
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Can Takoma Park Keep Its Crunchy Character As It Grows?

Takoma Park residents ponder how new development may affect one of Maryland's most famously progressive communities.

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Creating New Sense Of Home After A Troubled D.C. Childhood

A young man in transitional housing talks about the meaning of "home" mean when your childhood was marked by family turmoil.

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Why It's Tough To Find Home-Buyers For Low-Income Units In D.C.

It can be remarkably tough to fill affordable housing units in Washington D.C., despite an abundance of low-income residents looking for a place to live, thanks in large part to an abundance of red tape.

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Why D.C. Breweries Say They're Drowning In Red Tape

D.C. brewers say the bureaucracy involved in opening a brewery is harder to see through than a freshly-poured Guinness, and it's affecting their bottom line.

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Protesters Hit D.C. Streets After Garner Ruling In New York City

Following a decision not to indict the New York Police Department officer who killed a man named Eric Garner with a chokehold, protesters blocked streets from Dupont Circle to Adams Morgan amid outcry against 'racist' police.

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Demonstrators Rally For Pregnant Women's Rights Outside Supreme Court

Social welfare groups protested outside the Supreme Court Wednesday as justices weighed whether pregnant women can be forced to take unpaid leave.
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Metro's 7000-Series Rail Cars Could Be Held Up Over Safety Paperwork

The first of Metro’s new railcars are supposed to start carrying passengers next month, but new safety-related concerns may hold up their debut again.