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D.C. Begins Work On Contingency Plans For Dealing With Federal Default

As the clock ticks down for congress to pass a debt-ceiling plan, city lawmakers in the District are drawing up contingency plans for a potential U.S. government default.

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Debt Ceiling: Va. Governor Urges Lawmakers To Find Common Ground

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) says a federal default will cause the Commonwealth to lose its AAA bond rating for the first time in 75 years.

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Marion Barry's Son Pleads Guilty

The son of former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry has pleaded guilty to drug charges.

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FAA Shutdown Continues: Employees Still Furloughed, Projects Stopped

The furlough continues for thousands of Federal Aviation Administration workers today as they wait for lawmakers to renew their funding.

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D.C. Council Chair Stops Short Of Calling For Harry Thomas' Resignation

D.C. Council Chair Kwame Brown is calling on Council member Harry Thomas Jr. to "seriously consider what's best for his family and constituents," but in comments Monday, he didn't go so far as to ask him to resign Monday.

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DC Water GM Says Ruling Could Affect Water Bills

A judge's ruling requiring federal regulators to come up with tougher pollution standards for the Anacostia River has the head of the DC Water District's water utility concerned.

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The Hill's Alex Bolton: So Many Debt Limit Plans, So Little Time

Talks on the debt limit negotiations are largely stalled, as Democrats and Republicans now work on their own separate plans. Alex Bolton, senior staff writer for The Hill newspaper, talks with WAMU All Things Considered host Pat Brogan about the current status of talks.

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