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Long-Troubled D.C. Regulatory Agency Gets Week-Long Review From Mayor

Mayors tend to be big-picture people, but this week Muriel Bowser is getting deep into the weeds over at the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs.
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Jail Time For Man Behind "Shadow Campaign" To Corrupt D.C. Politics

The businessman behind a 2010 shadow campaign campaign for former D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray was sentenced Monday in a federal court. We explore the issues behind the case that had a ripple effect across D.C. politics.

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LISTEN: Jim Graham Talks About Christopher Barry Battling His Demons

Christopher Barry, son of late D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, died over the weekend. We spoke to former D.C. Council member Jim Graham about working with both father and son and his perspective on the young Barry's demons.

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Three Months In Prison For Jeffrey Thompson, 'Shadow Campaign' Funder

A D.C. businessman who poured millions of illegal dollars into city, state and federal elections has been sentenced to three months behind bars.

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Lonnie Bunch On Telling 'The American Story Through An African American Lens'

The latest addition to the Smithsonian arrives Sept. 24 on the National Mall, and Founding Director Lonnie Bunch says it will tell the American story through an African American lens.
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Vincent Orange Departs Early From D.C. Council, Touting 'Service Above Self'

Orange is headed to the D.C. Chamber of Commerce, but it remains to be seen how actively he'll be able to lobby his former colleagues on matter of importance to the city's businesses.
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Where The National Museum of African American History And Culture Meets Local D.C.

This fall, the doors of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture will open to the public more than a century after the idea of such an institution was first discussed.

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District Residents Have The Most Student Debt In The U.S.

A new study ranks Washington as the worst place in America for student debt. But it’s not as bad as it sounds.

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Christopher Barry, Son Of Former Mayor, Dies At Age 36

A spokeperson for the family has confirmed that Christopher Barry, son of the late District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry, died in the early morning hours Sunday.

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LISTEN: What Does It Mean For D.C. To Be 'Restaurant City Of The Year'?

The transformation of the nation's capital into a food capital continues with the city's designation as "Restaurant City Of The Year" by Bon Appétit magazine. We talk to people lined up at Bad Saint in Columbia Heights, and we also delve into D.C.'s restaurant culture with Anna Spiegel, food editor at Washingtonian.

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