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Putting D.C.'s Murder Rate Into National Context

After a spike last year, D.C.'s murder rate is still climbing, but not as high as elsewhere.

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D.C. Council Proposes Big Changes To Bowser's Plan To Close D.C. General Shelter

The chairman of the D.C. Council wants to put more of the shelters that would replace D.C. General on city-owned land, which he says would help bring down the overall cost to close the troubled 270-unit homeless shelter.
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Plan For Wizards And Mystics Facility Has Some In Southeast D.C. Playing Defense

The mostly vacant St. Elizabeths campus in southeast D.C. may soon be home to an arena for the Washington Mystics and practice facility for the Washington Wizards, but questions remain about whether it represents money well spent, especially for local residents.

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Congress Takes Aim At D.C. In Battle Over Budget Autonomy

House Republicans could move a bill as soon as next week to nullify the 2013 D.C. referendum that limits the role Congress plays in approving the city's annual budget.
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Rockville Pike At A Crossroads

The backbone of western Montgomery County is at a critical point in its history. What changes are coming down the pike for Maryland Route 355?

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D.C.'s Urban Artery: 14th Street In Columbia Heights

From a riot epicenter to the heart of the city, 14th Street's vibrancy was far from an accident.

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Metro's Big Problems Can't Be Dodged, Board Chairman Tells Regional Leaders

At a regional Council of Governments event Wednesday, Jack Evans publicly questioned whether some officials actually understand the dire situation facing the Metro system.

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Clinton Pledges To Be 'Vocal Champion For D.C. Statehood' If Elected President

Presidential contender Hillary Clinton has joined her opponent in the Democratic primaries, Sen. Bernie Sanders, in backing statehood for Washington, D.C. She pledged her support just as city officials plan to petition Congress for admission to the union as the 51st state.
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Chevy Chase Couple Challenges D.C. Chicken Statute

The debate over keeping urban chickens has flown from one area county to another and now, the issue comes home to roost in Washington, D.C.

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Tracking "Superbugs" In D.C. Hospitals

Kojo learns about a recent study that tracked the prevalence of a deadly superbug in D.C. hospitals, and finds out how we can reduce the spread of drug-resistant bacteria in our daily lives.

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