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Some D.C. Cabbies See New Mandate As Chance To Compete With Uber

D.C. taxicab drivers say that they have lost business to ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, but now the city's Taxicab Commission is developing an e-hailing app that could help them compete.
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Bowser Lays Out Inauguration Plans, Including 5K Run And Ball

District residents will be able to run, pray and dance during Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser's inauguration next month.
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House Passes Spending Bill, D.C. Marijuana Legalization Still In Question

The House on Thursday approved a government spending bill that includes a provision blocking a marijuana legalization initiative in D.C., though questions remain as to the initiative's fate.
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Demand For Dual-Language Programs In D.C. Public Schools Skyrockets

Imagine learning chemistry in English and Chinese. More students are doing just that at D.C.'s growing number of language-immersion schools.
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With Agreement On Financing, D.C. United Stadium One Step Closer To Reality

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and Council Chairman Phil Mendelson have reached an agreement on funding for the D.C. United stadium, removing one of the last hurdles that may have tripped up the $300 million deal.
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Sexual Assault Reported In Dorm At American University

Public safety officers at American University are asking anyone with information to come forward after reports that a student was sexually assaulted in her residence hall early Wednesday morning.

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D.C. Leaders Angry With Move To Derail Pot Legalization, But Have Few Options

District leaders on Wednesday expressed a mix of outrage and resignation over a move by Congress to block the marijuana legalization initiative approved by the city's voters on Nov. 4.
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Norton Says Congressional Bill May Not Doom D.C. Marijuana Legalization

Some say that the wording of a provision in a federal spending bill that seems to block a marijuana legalization ballot initiative will actually spare it.
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Closure Of I-395 A 'Non-Starter' Says Gray

A New York-based developer will not get their wish to close a stretch of I-395 in D.C. to expedite a development project, with both the mayor and transportation officials opposing the idea.

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DDOT Director: Streetcar 'Really Close' To Opening, But No Promises

With the pressure on to meet their commitment to starting streetcar service in 2014, the District Department of Transportation says the start of service has just a few minor hurdles left.