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Senate Panel Looks At D.C. Funding Today

Mayor Vincent Gray being arrested

D.C. voting rights activitists, as well as abortion rights activists, are keeping a close watch on today's markup of the funding bill that includes the District government.

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D.C. Mayor Hosts 'Virtual March' For Voting Rights

As the District welcomes tens of thousands of visitors this week for the upcoming Martin Luther King Memorial dedication, city officials are hoping to use Dr. King's legacy to highlight D.C.'s own struggle for autonomy.

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National Zoo Panda Not Pregnant

The National Zoo says it has ended the round-the-clock pregnancy watch for giant panda Mei Xiang. It turns out she was not pregnant after all, according to the Associated Press.

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At African American Civil War Museum Opening, Gray Makes Pitch For Statehood

This week's re-opening of the African American Civil War Museum in Northwest D.C. presented an opportunity for some local elected officials to highlight one of the city's most nagging issues.

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D.C. Appropriations Bill Heads To House Floor With Restrictions On Funding

The Obama administration is opposing Congress's efforts to restrict funding for needle exchange and abortions for poor women in the District of Columbia.

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Protester Arrested In D.C. Statehood Demontration Goes To Trial

The trial of one of the D.C. protesters arrested for demonstrating for D.C.'s autonomy in April began today at D.C. Superior Court, but was ultimately delayed

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Some Protesters Arrested With Mayor Gray Go To Trial In September

A number of protesters that were arrested with Mayor Vincent Gray and other city officials after Congress passed a budget deal detrimental to the District in April will take their case to trial in September, the Associated Press reports.

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