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'The People's Fireworks' Leave Some D.C. Residents Fired Up

A lot of District residents assume that the sound of cheap rockets and firecrackers comes with the territory on the Fourth of July, but some say that the annual tradition — which is largely illegal — has gotten out of hand.

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D.C. Elections Board Gives Initial Approval To Public Vote On $15 Minimum Wage

The D.C. Board of Elections on Tuesday approved language for a ballot initiative that would raise the city's minimum wage to $15 and eliminate the lower minimum wage for tipped workers.
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D.C. To Get More Body Cameras, But Only If Public Gets Access To Footage

The press and public will have the right to request footage from the body-worn cameras being deployed by the D.C. police department, a victory for open government advocates who feuded with Mayor Muriel Bowser over access to the footage collected by the cameras.
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D.C. To Penalize Stores That Sell Synthetic Marijuana

Synthetic marijuana is hard to regulate but easy to find. Officials say it's being sold all over D.C., in gas stations, liquor stores and other retail outlets — and the stuff is far from harmless.
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D.C. Again Shows Gains In Fight Against HIV, But Struggles To Reach Youth

The number of people living with HIV/AIDS in the District of Columbia has continued ticking downward, but city officials admit they are struggling to reach young residents.
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As Minimum Wage Inches Up In D.C. And Maryland, Activists Say More Is Needed

As the minimum wage increases this week in D.C. and Maryland, activists in both jurisdictions say that more is needed — and in D.C., residents could soon vote on a $15 minimum wage.
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D.C. Concealed Carry Law Will Remain In Effect Pending Outcome Of Appeal

The U.S. Court of Appeals has stayed a May ruling that tossed out a key provision of the District's concealed carry law, allowing the law to remain in effect pending the outcome of an expected appeal by the city.
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Tax Cuts Coming? D.C. Weighing Options For Bigger-Than-Expected Budget

The D.C. government is taking in more money than it initially estimated in its budget, mainly through a big jump in income tax receipts. But this unexpected bounty has created a new issue: what to do with this increased revenue?
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Peru In The Spotlight During This Year's Folklife Festival

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is underway on the National Mall through July 5, and this year's event features the South American nation of Peru.
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Before It Was Legal Nationally, Here's How Same-Sex Marriage Became Legal Locally

Same-sex marriage is now permitted in all 50 states, but before Friday's Supreme Court ruling, it was already permitted in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

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