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Marijuana Legalization Approved By D.C. Voters, Next Heads To Congress

D.C. voters on Tuesday approved a ballot initiative legalizing the possession of marijuana, joining a growing number of other jurisdictions across the country that are loosening once-punitive drug laws.
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Fundraising For Virginia Candidates Likely To Break Records

Candidates for the House and Senate in Virginia raised more than $50 million this election cycle, an amount that is likely to break records when all the numbers have been calculated.
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Opponents Of Pot Legalization Say They're Not Drug Warriors

Opponents of a ballot initiative that would legalize possession of pot in D.C. say that while decriminalization was OK, legalization would be one step too far.
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Officer Appointed To Monitor Integrity Of D.C. Election

U.S. Attorney Ron Machine has appointed an Election Day monitor to keep an eye on allegations of intimidation, ballot stuffing, or any other electoral impropriety.
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Mudslinging Abounds In Eastern Shore State Senate Race

The race for Maryland's Senate District 38 is competitive this year, despite one candidate's 10-to-1 advantage in raising money.

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Why Did Outside Money Stay Out Of Virginia's Senate Race?

The election between Tim Kaine and George Allen was one of the top draws for outside money in 2012, but this year's race between Democrat Mark Warner and Republican Ed Gillespie hasn't drawn nearly the attention or the dollars.

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Virginia's 10th District Turns On Ethics In Final Days Of Campaign

In the race to replace Congressman Frank Wolf in Virginia's 10th Congressional District, Republican Barbara Comstock is being accused of an ethical breach for pushing for state laws on her employer's agenda.

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Walkability Advocates Want To Hold D.C. Mayoral Candidates Accountable

A new pedestrian safety group All Walks DC gives high marks to the District's two leading mayoral candidates, but they also plan to hold the winner accountable.

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Early Ballots Up 50 Percent Over Primary In D.C.

The D.C. Board of Elections says more than 25,000 D.C. residents cast early ballots in the city.

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Are D.C. College Students Voting Absentee Or In The District?

A big decision for many of the thousands of college students who currently reside in the District: do you vote absentee back home or register to vote locally?

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