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Report: D.C. Taking Steps Forward In Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Just a few years ago, the District had a three percent rate of HIV infection. Since then a lot has improved, according to the D.C. Appleseed Center for Law and Justice.
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D.C. Council Chair Expects Final Vote On D.C. United Stadium To Go Smoothly

D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson said today that he expects a $300 million deal for a new stadium for D.C. United to easily pass the Council on a second and final vote scheduled for Wednesday.
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Fatberg Ahoy! How Pouring Cooking Grease Down The Drain Hurts D.C. Sewers

Think twice before you pour the grease from your holiday turkey down the drain: it contributes to the creation of "fatbergs" that can clog pipes and send sewage back into your home.

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D.C. Attorney General-Elect Says City Has 'Room' To Pursue Pot Legalization

The District's first elected attorney general is hinting that a recent spending bill passed by Congress may not doom the city's marijuana legalization ballot initiative after all.
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After A Long Wait, Safety Measures Come To Arkansas Avenue

Key safety upgrades on Arkansas Avenue NW in the 16th Street Heights neighborhood came as the result of a minor alteration to the roadway, but one that took months of public outcry to persuade the District Department of Transportation to make.
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Bowser Appoints New Senior Officials For Education, Human Services

D.C. Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser today announced new appointments for senior positions in education and human services.
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As Lottery Opens, Bowser Remains Mum On Tweaks To New School Boundaries

The District's citywide school lottery opened to students today, incorporating new school boundaries and feeder patterns adopted by Mayor Vincent Gray. But Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser again said she would tweak those changes, though remained quiet on the details.

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Thousands Rallied In D.C. Saturday For An End To Police Brutality

Protesters carrying signs with slogans like "black lives matter" took to the streets of Washington on Saturday to call for justice after several high-profile deaths where prosecutors opted not to charge police.

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Freer, Sackler Galleries Become First Fully Digitized Smithsonian Museums

The future of the museum may be digital. That's the thinking at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, where they have just completed the digitization of their entire collection — a first for the Smithsonian.

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Despite Congressional Vote, Advocates Say D.C. Marijuana Legalization Not Dead

Advocates of a D.C. marijuana legalization that has become a target of a congressional spending bill say that two loopholes may allow the measure to move forward.