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Lawsuit Claims D.C. Underfunded Charter Schools To The Tune Of $770 Million

A charter school advocacy group has filed a federal lawsuit against D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey DeWitt alleging that the city's government funds the two public school systems unequally.
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With Styrofoam Ban, Environmentalists Hope For Cleaner Anacostia

Starting in January 2016, Styrofoam containers will be banned in D.C., a move that environmental advocates say will help clean up the long-polluted Anacostia River.
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Judge Postpones Ruling On D.C. Gun Ban

D.C.'s gun ban is back temporarily: In response to Mayor Gray and D.C. Police's request for a stay, Judge Frederick Scullin has agreed to postpone last weekend's ruling for 90 days.
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D.C. Lawmakers Scramble To Respond To Ruling On Gun Ban

D.C.'s attorney general has asked for a stay on a ruling striking down the city's ban on carrying guns outside the home, and D.C. lawmakers say they will return from summer recess to address the gun laws.

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D.C. Asks Judge To Stay Handgun Ruling, Says Time Needed To Craft Response

D.C. Attorney General Irv Nathan has asked for a stay of a ruling that tossed out the city's ban on the carrying of guns outside the home, saying that time was needed to appeal or craft a legislative response.
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D.C. Gun Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

A U.S. District Court judge has ruled D.C.'s ban on handguns unconstitutional, effective immediately. Kojo explores the status of the right to bear arms in the District.

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What You Need To Know About The Unaccompanied Minors Crisis

Thousands of children have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally and made their way to the D.C. area. But who are they?

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Judge Throws Out D.C. Ban On Carrying Guns Outside The Home

Just over six years after the Supreme Court ruled that the District's ban on handguns was unconstitutional, a federal judge has now tossed out the city's laws prohibiting residents from carrying guns outside of their homes.
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D.C. Drops Proposed 24-Hour Waiting Period For Tattoos And Piercings

The District has formally dropped a controversial proposal for a 24-hour waiting period for anyone who wants to get a piercing or tattoo.
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Judge Strikes Down D.C. Ban On Handguns Outside Home

D.C.'s ban on carrying handguns outside the home was struck down by a federal judge on Saturday as unconstitutional — a ruling that will likely be appealed by the city.

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