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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.

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Legendary Gay Bar Seeks New Home East Of The Anacostia

Development forced D.C. Eagle to leave New York Avenue NW. Now it's moving across the Anacostia, but its owners insist they're not gentrifiers.

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Marshall Heights: The Ups And Downs Of A Neighborhood East Of The River

As late as the 1950s, Marshall Heights had the nickname of "Shantytown." Now researchers are calling it one of Washington's fastest-gentrifying neighborhoods.

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11th Street Bridge Project Inspires Hope At Both Ends

Can a High Line-style park over the Anacostia River bring two sides of the city together?

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Are Artists The Catalysts Of Gentrification In D.C.?

In D.C., the arrival of artists and arts organizations can be an early sign that a neighborhood will soon dramatically change.

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