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How Would A Merger With Exelon Affect Pepco's Reliability?

Pepco has been making strides to improve reliability in D.C. since it's low point in the wake of the derecho storm in 2012. But with a merger with energy giant Exelon in the pipeline, some wonder whether that improvement is at-risk.

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Frustrations Mount With New Doubts About 2014 Streetcar Launch

Businesses and residents along H Street are impatient to see the long-awaited streetcar begin operations, with parking spots disappearing in favor of streetcars that continue safety runs without passengers.

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Landmark D.C. Exhibit Explores Images Of Mary As Woman, Mother

Artistic portrayals of the biblical Mary focus not just on the woman as a religious figure, but a symbol for the trials of young motherhood. That's the theme of a new exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

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Marion Barry Remembered At Service Attended By Thousands

Thousands turned out on Saturday to say goodbye to Marion Barry — D.C.'s so-called 'Mayor For Life' — including Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rev. Louis Farrakhan and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

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Digital Tool RideDC Aims To Help D.C. Residents Get Around

Transportation apps have exploded in popularity in D.C., where so many new residents don't own cars and look for alternatives to get around. Now, the District is offering some high-tech help for businesses and individuals.
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Marion Barry Saluted By Supporters During Last Trip Through D.C.

Marion Barry departed the Wilson Building this morning for a seven-mile processional through portions of wards 6, 7 and 8, where he was saluted by longtime supporters.
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Kennedy Center Breaks Ground On New Expansion

At a ceremony on Thursday, the ground was broken on a new expansion project for the Kennedy Center that will expand spaces both for the arts and for the public.

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On Gay Rights, Barry Remembered For Long History Of Support — And One Vote

For some activists, his long support of the cause is marred by a vote in opposition to same-sex marriage.
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When Hippies Came To 16th Street

In the 1970s, a band of idealists from a hippie commune in Tennessee arrived in Washington, D.C. with the grand idea to help make the world a better place. And in their own way, they did.
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Fate Of D.C.'s Marijuana Legalization Referendum In Congress Remains Hazy

Even Andy Harris, the Congressional Republican who wrote the policy rider that could block implementation of D.C.'s marijuana legalization law, doesn't know where the provision stands in negotiations.