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Christopher Barry, Son Of Former Mayor, Dies At Age 36

A spokeperson for the family has confirmed that Christopher Barry, son of the late District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry, died in the early morning hours Sunday.

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LISTEN: What Does It Mean For D.C. To Be 'Restaurant City Of The Year'?

The transformation of the nation's capital into a food capital continues with the city's designation as "Restaurant City Of The Year" by Bon Appétit magazine. We talk to people lined up at Bad Saint in Columbia Heights, and we also delve into D.C.'s restaurant culture with Anna Spiegel, food editor at Washingtonian.

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D.C. 'Shadow Campaign' Funder Awaits Sentencing In Federal Corruption Case

Jeffrey Thompson, the mastermind behind hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal campaign contributions to D.C. politicians, will be sentenced Monday.

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D.C.'s Advocate For Utility Customers Plans To Appeal Pepco-Exelon Deal

D.C.'s Office of the People's Counsel — the city's advocate for utility ratepayers — says it will appeal the merger between Pepco and Exelon.

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The Politics Hour - August 12, 2016

Maryland's Republican governor butts heads with the teachers union. Democratic officials in the District squabble over a newly vacant Council seat. And the mayor of Fairfax City resigns over a sex and drugs scandal.

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How To Cultivate Plants Using Just Water, Nutrients And A Steady Diet Of D.C. Punk

We've all heard that talking to plants helps them grow. But what about blasting them with punk rock? A new art project in D.C. tries it out.
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The Local Legacy Of Theater Legend Zelda Fichandler

Washington's theater legend, Zelda Fichandler died last week at the age of 91. We talk about her life, legacy and the outsized mark she left on regional theater in our region and beyond.

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Down-Ballot Dollars: $50,000 Reported In Super PAC Spending On Ward 8 Race

Newly released campaign finance records show that an out-of-state super PAC supported by organized labor pumped $50,000 into this spring's Democratic primary in Ward 8, backing incumbent LaRuby May. She lost, but experts say it's a sign of more to come.

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Local Bartenders Want To Call The Shots

While demand for bespoke beverages has never been higher, the profitability of craft cocktails has one local bartender wondering why their creators see less of the rewards.

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WikiLeaks Offering $20,000 Reward For Info On Murder Of DNC Staffer

Seth Rich, 27, was shot in the back last month in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington D.C. Now the non-profit open government organization WikiLeaks is asking for help solving the murder.

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