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Council Member Catania Files Petitions To Run For D.C. Mayor

Catania, an independent, dropped the petitions off himself at the city’s board of elections, and used the opportunity to criticize his chief rival, Democratic nominee Muriel Bowser.
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With Assist From Ticket Judge And Impound Lot Owner, Barry Gets Car Back

D.C. Council member Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) has his car back, in part because of the generosity of a ticket adjudicator and sympathetic impound lot owner.
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Police Temporarily Close Nightclub Where 'The Wire' Actor Was Stabbed

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier ordered the downtown nightclub Cafe Asia to be closed for four days. She's also asking that the club's license to sell alcohol be revoked.
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Barry Owes $2,800 In Unpaid Tickets, Car Impounded

D.C. Council member Marion Barry's car is sitting in a city tow yard after being impounded by police — and it's going to cost him to get it back.
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Gun Rights Activists Ask Judge To Deny D.C. Request For Longer Stay Of Ruling

The legal wrangling over D.C.'s gun laws continues, and gun rights activists who are suing the city over its ban on handguns in public say the judge shouldn't postpone his ruling past 90 days.
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Streetcars Run Into Problems As Operator Training Begins On H Street

Streetcars rolled down H Street NE Monday for the first time in decades, but even the test run was marked by delays of the sort that promise to snarl traffic once passenger service begins.
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Fake Cab Driver Pleads Guilty For Robbing Drunk Riders Of $200,000

A man from Maryland has pleaded guilty to offering rides to intoxicated people and then using their ATM cards to withdraw money from their bank accounts.
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With National Championship, D.C. Ultimate Frisbee Grows In Stature

With a national championship-winning pro team and thousands of amateur players taking to the field every weekend, Washington, D.C. has become a hotbed for Ultimate Frisbee.
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Plaintiff In D.C. Gun Ruling Says City Would Be Safer With Concealed Carry

George Lyon, one of the plaintiffs in the recent ruling that tossed out the D.C. ban on carrying handguns outside the home, says that concealed carry rights would make everyone safer, but is willing to compromise on how and where carrying is allowed.
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Free Parking Trumps Transit Benefits, According To Virginia Tech Study

D.C. commuters respond to benefits and amenities for public transportation or biking, but they respond even more strongly to offers for free parking.