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Federal Default Would Hit The District Especially Hard

As the debt ceiling crisis escalates on Capitol Hill, concerns are growing about the impact of a possible default on the District government and the thousands of federal employees who live in the area.

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Ministers arrested for protest in Capitol Rotunda

Ahead of a House vote tonight to raise the nation's debt ceiling, a group of faith leaders have been arrested for protesting the legislation.

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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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