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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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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.