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D.C. City Administrator Says He Bought That House Ethically, Thank You Very Much

As the PAC established by supporters of D.C. Mayor Bowser comes under increased scrutiny, D.C.'s political world is beginning to look smaller and smaller. Take the case of City Administrator Rashad Young and his new house.
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D.C. Developer Faces Questions Over Contribution To Bowser-Affiliated PAC

A donor to a controversial political action committee allied with D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser testified before the D.C. Council on Thursday that he “couldn’t recall” who asked him to donate $10,000 to the group earlier this summer.
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D.C. Would Lower Voting Age To 16 Under Proposed Law

Sixteen-year-olds can drive, they can pay taxes and they can even be charged as adults in the criminal justice system. Should they also be allowed to vote?
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A Palestinian Musician Imagines A Quieter Life — On Mars

Palestinian musician Huda Asfour plays the oud, one of the oldest instruments in the world. She says her hypnotic debut album, "Mars, Back and Forth," imagines a place without borders — a hard thing to find while growing up transient.
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Should 16-Year-Olds In D.C. Get To Vote For President?

A bill introduced this week in the D.C. Council would lower the voting age in the nation's capital to 16. It would make Washington, D.C., the first jurisdiction in the U.S. to allow people under 18 to vote in not just local, but also federal elections.
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Why Some Meridian Hill Park Drummers Say The Beat Isn't What It Used To Be

The popular Sunday afternoon drum circle in D.C.'s Meridian Hill Park started in the 1960s, as part of the black liberation movement. Now some long-time drummers say the beat isn't what it used to be.
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D.C. Takes Up The Assisted Suicide Debate

So far this year, at least two dozen states, including Maryland, have introduced aid-in-dying laws. Now the fight is coming to D.C., where a majority of residents supports legalizing assisted suicide, though many medical professionals opposite it.

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One Year After D.C. Legalizes Marijuana, 'Cannabusinesses' Aim High

When D.C. voters overwhelmingly approved Initiative 71 last fall, Donald Periera immediately saw a business opportunity. Soon, he'll open the District's first school dedicated to cannabis cultivation.
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Inside The HQ Of D.C.'s Short-Lived But Influential Lesbian Separatist Collective

For members of The Furies Collective, lesbianism was about more than sexual preference; it was a political act. The 1970s separatist group was based in a Capitol Hill row-house, which could eventually become an official historic landmark.
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Metro Lines Up Next Candidate For GM As A Tough Report Card Comes In

The transit agency is trying to reach agreement with its latest general manager candidate on a day when its board will hear the details of a troubling report about the performance of bus and rail service.

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