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Why Did 70,000 Washingtonians Ignore Their Jury Summons Last Year?

Last year in D.C., less than a quarter of jury summonses worked as they should. The national average is double that. A few reasons why so many D.C. residents don't make it to jury duty.
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Uber Launches Wheelchair-Accessible Service In D.C. After Years Of Criticism

Wheelchair-accessible van service is coming to Uber in D.C. just weeks before the deadline — but the plan is not without critics.

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Environment Back In Spotlight For Hearings On Pepco-Exelon Merger Monday

Much of the debate on a proposed merger between power companies Pepco and Exelon has focused on what a deal might mean for the bottom line, but on Monday the agenda will be the potential impact on the environment.

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D.C. Eyes Major Hikes In Fines For Traffic Violations; AAA Vows To Fight Them

A proposal that would raise the fines for traffic violations hundreds of dollars has prompted a strong response from organizations like AAA Mid-Atlantic, which say they would be both unfair and ineffective.

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Homeless Camps Being Shut Down In D.C. Over Objections From Residents, Advocates

Homeless encampments by the Watergate complex and near the World Bank were shut down in just the last week. But do the displaced have a legal claim?

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Can States Use Special Needs, ELL Students To Manipulate Test Scores?

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has attributed a decline in test scores this year to the inclusion of more students with special needs, but the group that runs the numbers tell a different story.

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Lawyer Says Witness Account Exonerated Gray In 'Shadow Campaign' Probe

The attorney for former D.C. mayor Vincent Gray says he provided federal prosecutors with testimony that he says proved Gray knew nothing of a scheme to illegally funnel money to his 2010 campaign.
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LISTEN: Kojo Nnamdi And Chuck Thies On The Closed Investigation Of Former D.C. Mayor Gray

Federal prosecutors have ended their corruption investigation of former D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray after nearly five years. Gray's former campaign manager, Chuck Thies, speaks with WAMU's Kojo Nnamdi about the end of the probe and its toll on his re-election campaign.
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Marijuana Advocates Push Back Against D.C. Effort to Ban Pot Use In Bars & Clubs

D.C. officials want to permanently prohibit private clubs from letting patrons use marijuana on their premises, but pot advocates say the proposed law is unnecessary and discriminatory.
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D.C. Prosecutor Ends Lengthy Corruption Probe Of Former Mayor Vincent Gray

An investigation by the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia into illegal financing of Vincent Gray's 2010 mayoral campaign has ended without charges against the former mayor.

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