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Spread Love: Making Busking In D.C. Into A Full-Time Job

A group of childhood friends have turned playing music on the street from a passion to a full-on professional that pays their bills.

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Long-Delayed D.C. Streetcar Months From Opening, Says DDOT Chief

The District’s first streetcar line in more than half a century — beset by a bevy of construction and planning problems — is nearing completion but remains “months” from opening to the public.
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Celebrity Chef José Andrés Pulls Out Of Trump Hotel

The restauranteur says it's impossible to open an eatery at Donald Trump's hotel given his disparaging remarks about immigrants.
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Election Official Says Letting Non-Citizens Vote In D.C. Elections Would Face Hurdles

A bill that would allow legal permanent residents to vote in D.C. elections has been favorably received by legislators, though some skeptics worry about the logistics of implementing the measure.
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Keep It Down! Residents Near Reagan National Bring Noise Complaints To FAA

Are airplanes flying into Reagan Washington National Airport really making more noise than they once did? Residents groups met with officials from the FAA Wednesday to lodge their complaints.

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Judge Rules Against Redskins, Says Team Name 'May Disparage' Native Americans

The decision takes the team one step closer to losing its trademark protection over the name, which the judge agreed "may disparage" Native Americans.

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Pope's Speech To Congress To Be Broadcast From Capitol

Jumbotrons, typically used for Memorial Day and July Fourth celebrations as well as for presidential inaugurations, will be set up on the West Front of the Capitol for the speech in September.

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D.C. Ranks High On 'Health' Of Democracy, Though Campaign Finance Laws Lag

According to a new report, D.C. fares well in providing access to the ballot — but falls behind due to the weakness of its campaign finance laws.
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Funding To Help Buy Wheelchair-Accessible Cabs Entirely Unspent In D.C.

D.C. taxicab companies are required by law to increase their fleet of wheelchair-accessible vehicles, but while many companies miss the deadlines, money to help them make the transition has not been allocated.

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Jet Noise From National Airport Pushes D.C. And Virginia Residents To Sound Off

People who live near the airport's flight path say the busy transportation hub's jet noise is becoming intolerable, and they're asking the federal government to do something about it.

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