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Cancer Organizations To Rally At Carnegie Library

Cancer researchers are taking off their lab coats to protest sequestration budget cuts at the Rally for Medical Research at the Carnegie Library today at 11 a.m.

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Blocked Or Breaking Through? Mixed Signals On Gun Bills

As the Senate prepares to take up Democratic-sponsored gun legislation, there's a report of a possible bipartisan deal on background checks for gun buyers. But other reports indicate that the gridlock over guns is likely to continue.
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Early Voting For D.C. Special Election Begins

Voters can begin casting ballots for the at-large D.C. Council seat and budget autonomy amendment starting today and running through April 20.

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Some Gun Control Opponents Cite Fear Of Government Tyranny

Gun-rights advocates are increasingly arguing that they need weapons to protect themselves from the government. They say that's what the Second Amendment is really about. Now some elected officials seem to be playing off those fears.
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Why Politicians Want Children To Be Seen And Heard

Right now, children are central to campaigns on gun control, immigration and same-sex marriage — demonstrating their effectiveness as political messengers. Politicians know that on almost any issue, kids can make an argument more compelling.
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Future Of Immigration Reform In U.S. House Uncertain

Republicans in the region are wrestling with how to proceed on immigration reform.

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