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'Healthy Dialogue' Needed On Race And Law Enforcement, Says FBI Head

The head of the FBI spoke at Georgetown University Thursday about one of the thorniest and pressing issues of the day: the relationship between law enforcement and minority communities.
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Jury Sides With D.C. Police Chief Lanier In Whistleblower Lawsuit

The two-week trial centered around whether a police commander, Hilton Burton, had been demoted for speaking out against Police Chief Cathy Lanier during a D.C. Council hearing on police escorts for celebrities.
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Clips: After Two Decades Growing Roots, Brookland Barber Looking For New Home

We'll debut a new series about long-time barbershops in D.C., by meeting a man who treats his business like the community's living room.
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Ruling Could Make Out-Of-State Handgun Purchases Easier For D.C. Residents

A federal judge in Texas has ruled that a portion of a federal law regulating out-of-state gun purchases is unconstitutional, effectively making it much easier to D.C. residents to buy a handgun beyond the city's borders and bring it back home with them.
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D.C. Shutters First Business For Selling Synthetic Marijuana

For the first time, D.C. is shutting down a convenience store that sold a prohibited form of synthetic marijuana.
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Bowser Reverses Encryption Of D.C. Fire And EMS Radios

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced on Tuesday that she will reverse the decision made by her predecessor to encrypt the radios used by D.C. firefighters and emergency responders.
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Record-Keeping On D.C. Tax Breaks Is Shoddy, Report Says

A report by the nonprofit Good Jobs First says the city isn’t doing a good job of monitoring what it gets in return for giving tax breaks to companies.

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Jurors Weigh Whistleblower Lawsuit Over D.C. Police Escorts Of Celebrities

A former police commander claims he was demoted by the chief after he told the D.C. Council about the questionable use of police escorts for celebrities.
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D.C. Legislator Worries That New School Initiative Violates Gender Equality Law

A new $20 million initiative to help black and Latino boys in D.C. schools may violate gender equality laws, says D.C. Council member Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3).
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Twitter Briefly Blocks D.C.'s Free Condom Campaign From Buying Ad On Service

Millions of people use Twitter for 140-character bursts of news, opinion and insights, but last week there was something they wouldn't see: A local advertising campaign for a D.C. program that distributes millions of free condoms every year.

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