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Congress Takes Aim At D.C. In Battle Over Budget Autonomy

House Republicans could move a bill as soon as next week to nullify the 2013 D.C. referendum that limits the role Congress plays in approving the city's annual budget.
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Rockville Pike At A Crossroads

The backbone of western Montgomery County is at a critical point in its history. What changes are coming down the pike for Maryland Route 355?

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D.C.'s Urban Artery: 14th Street In Columbia Heights

From a riot epicenter to the heart of the city, 14th Street's vibrancy was far from an accident.

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Metro's Big Problems Can't Be Dodged, Board Chairman Tells Regional Leaders

At a regional Council of Governments event Wednesday, Jack Evans publicly questioned whether some officials actually understand the dire situation facing the Metro system.

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Clinton Pledges To Be 'Vocal Champion For D.C. Statehood' If Elected President

Presidential contender Hillary Clinton has joined her opponent in the Democratic primaries, Sen. Bernie Sanders, in backing statehood for Washington, D.C. She pledged her support just as city officials plan to petition Congress for admission to the union as the 51st state.
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Chevy Chase Couple Challenges D.C. Chicken Statute

The debate over keeping urban chickens has flown from one area county to another and now, the issue comes home to roost in Washington, D.C.

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Tracking "Superbugs" In D.C. Hospitals

Kojo learns about a recent study that tracked the prevalence of a deadly superbug in D.C. hospitals, and finds out how we can reduce the spread of drug-resistant bacteria in our daily lives.

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So. Much. Rain. The Capital Weather Gang Explains A Super-Wet May

All of the precipitation in the Washington region this month is threatening to break multiple records for consecutive days of rain. Jason Samenow of The Capital Weather Gang talks about the records, what an "omega block" pattern is doing to the local weather, and what we might expect for the summer of 2016.

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Six-Month Sentence Given To Gray Aide For Role In D.C. 'Shadow Campaign'

A former top adviser to Vincent Gray has been sentenced to six months in prison for his role in an illegal, off-the-books effort that supported Gray in D.C.'s 2010 mayoral election.

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Homelessness Ticks Up In Region, Largely Because Of Affordability Crisis In D.C.

Despite decreases in the number of homeless people in seven of the nine jurisdictions that make up the Washington region, the overall homeless population ticked up five percent from 2015 to 2016, driven largely by the District and in Frederick County.

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