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Hagel's Successor May Face A Tough Nomination Process

There are reasons why Chuck Hagel may have wanted out as Defense Secretary, but even more reasons why the White House may have wanted him out. Who might succeed him? And how will a GOP-controlled Senate handle a nominee?

Hagel Steps Down After Discord On Syria, Iraq

President Obama announced the defense secretary's resignation Monday morning. Chuck Hagel clashed with White House adviser Susan Rice on Syria policy, and he never made it into Obama's inner circle.

Secretary Of Defense Hagel To Resign

Chuck Hagel's resignation comes amid concern over the rise of ISIS, also known as the Islamic State, and a return of U.S. troops to Iraq. President Obama is announcing the move Monday morning.
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'Imitated, But Never Duplicated': Two D.C. Legislators Remember Barry

Two of Marion Barry's colleagues on the D.C. Council remember him as a force of nature who connected with residents like few politicians can — or ever will again.
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What's Next For Marion Barry's Ward 8 Council Seat?

The death of former Mayor Marion Barry not only leaves a hole in the hearts of many D.C. residents, but it leaves a vacancy on the city council.

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D.C. Statehood Activists Soldier On In Face Of Long Odds

With Republicans set to take the reins of both the House and Senate next year, D.C. statehood faces even longer odds than before, but that doesn't stop activists from making their case.

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Ward 8 Remembers Marion Barry As Friend, Champion

The death of former Mayor Marion Barry is a devastating loss for all of D.C., but it perhaps hits hardest in Ward 8, where he maintained the most steadfast support.


Action On Immigration Meets Silence, Skepticism In Silicon Valley

As an organized sector, the tech industry did not applaud President Obama's executive action on immigration; and the future of the joint campaign for a comprehensive bill is unclear.

D.C.'s 'Mayor For Life' Ends His Reign: Marion Barry Dies At 78

Barry was a controversial politician whose political career took a turn when he was convicted of drug possession. Renee Montagne talks with Kevin Merida of The Washington Post about Barry's comebacks.
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How Marion Barry Was Memorialized In A Mural Just Hours After Passing

It only took a few hours after Marion Barry's passing for him to be memorialized on a mural in Petworth.