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In New Memoir, Marion Barry Defends Legacy While Calling Out Foes

Marion Barry is both introspective and combative in his new autobiography, writing that his legacy should be known for more than the 1990 arrest that brought him worldwide notoriety.
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D.C. One Of Four U.S. Cities In Running For 2024 Olympic Games

A group called DC2024 is trying to bring the Summer Olympics games to the nation's capital.

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Four Lion Cubs Added To National Zoo's Public Pride

You think your Father's Day is busy? Try being African lion Luke, who now has six rambunctious cubs running around his turf in the National Zoo's Great Cats Exhibit.

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When Will D.C. Vote For Attorney General? It's Still Unknown

Candidates for attorney general in D.C. can now pick up the nominating petitions they'll need to get on the ballot. But it's still not clear when the city's first election for the position will be held.
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The Politics Hour - June 20, 2014

Anthony Brown, a Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland and the state's current lieutenant governor, joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.

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Relax, D.C. Yogis: Legislator Moves To Scrap New Tax On Gyms And Yoga Classes

D.C. Council member David Catania will attempt to remove a proposed tax on yoga classes and gym memberships that was included in the city's 2015 budget.

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From Unused To Urban Farm? D.C. Legislator Wants To Put City Land To Use

Should D.C.'s vacant lots be used to make food? A proposal before the D.C. Council would do just that.

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D.C. Prepares For Attorney General Election That May Not Happen

Despite ongoing legal uncertainties around a planned election for D.C.'s attorney general, the city's Board of Elections is preparing for the office to be on the November ballot.
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D.C. Transit Union Wants To Organize Streetcar Workers

The opening of the D.C. streetcar remains elusive, but that isn't stopping the local transit union from working to organize the system's future workers.

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Under Revised D.C. School Boundary Proposal, High Schools Would See Changes

The boundary of one of the city's most popular and sought-out high schools would shrink substantially under a proposal released by the D.C. committee exploring changes to the city's school boundaries and feeder patterns.