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D.C. Rights Activists Protest Budget Deal

Several were arrested at the Capitol Friday protesting the rider in the federal budget deal that would prevent the District from using its own money to provide abortions for low-income women.

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D.C. Hunger Strikers Hit Capitol Hill

The three Occupy DC protesters hunger striking for D.C. autonomy occupied the office of House Speaker John Boehner, while the Congressional chairman of District affairs hits back at Occupy DC's McPherson campsite.

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D.C. Voting Rights Object Of Hunger Strike

Three Occupy DC protesters have promised to drink only water until Congress grants D.C. legislative and budget autonomy.

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Judge Fines Voting Rights Group

A judge fined a group of six voting rights protestors who demonstrated with Mayor Gray in April $200 each.

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Issa Proposes D.C. Budget Autonomy, With A Catch

One member of Congress is looking to provide the District with more budget autonomy, with one exception: abortion.

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D.C. To Push For Statehood

D.C. now has stepped up its push for voting rights in Congress, and now has its eye on becoming the 51st state.

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District Calls On States To Support D.C. Statehood

The D.C. government is appealing to fellow lawmakers in other states to resolutions supporting statehood for the District.

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D.C. Mayor Calls For Voting Rights At MLK Dedication

Amid all the fanfare surrounding the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial dedication in D.C. yesterday, Mayor Vincent Gray provided a rare sobering moment when called for D.C. voting rights. 

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D.C. Residents To Rally For Voting Rights

Shadow Sen. Mike Brown and others sit on a street to protest

D.C. leaders are urging city residents to hit the streets to rally for D.C. voting rights this weekend, to coincide with the Rev. Al Sharpton's "Jobs for Justice" march and the dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial.

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Trial For D.C. Activists Postponed

A judge has postponed the trial for eight D.C. voting rights activists arrested outside the Capitol in April, offering criticism of the government and police.

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