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Commentary: Efforts To Boost D.C. Jobs Suffer For Lack Of Information

Unemployment rates in D.C. continue to be well above the national average. While the District government has taken strides to address this problem, they have so far been hampered by incomplete data, according to commentator Marina Streznewksi.

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Federal Workers Rally To Protest Cuts

Federal workers took to the U.S. Capitol today, not in the exercise of their normal jobs, but in protest of the Republicans' push for cuts in the federal workforce.

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Partisan Gridlock Clouds Virginia Budget

Lawmakers in Virginia are at an impasse after the state senate remained split along partisan lines over the passage of a budget for the next fiscal year.

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Prince George's Blaze That Injured Firefighters Was Arson

Officials now confirm arson was the cause of a blaze in Prince George's County on Friday that injured several firefighters and left two in critical condition. They are asking for tips from the public.

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Bartlett Denies Backing So-Called 'Stache Act

Roscoe Bartlett was already facing a tough re-election campaign in Maryland's sixth district, but now he's being wrong accused of backing a tax break for mustache-wearers.

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Protesters Arrested During Attempt To Block Monsanto Offices

Protesters attempted to "occupy" Monsanto's offices in downtown D.C. today, citing the company's economic impacts on farms around the country.
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Transgender Activists Wait For MPD Response After Bias Allegations

The Department of Justice is mediating claims that the Metropolitan Police Department is biased against transgender people. 

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D.C. Council Examines Cancelled Youth Job Training Contract

The D.C. Council is looking into why the city staunchly defended a youth job training contract that was ultimately overturned by a city appeals board.

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Hank The Cat Running For Senate In Virginia

A Northern Virginia cat may just give former governors Tim Kaine and George Allen a run for their money in the race for a Virginia Senate seat.

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Virginia Senate Passes Abortion Ultrasound Bill

Virginia Republicans passed a controversial bill that will require women to have transabdominal ultrasounds prior to an abortion.

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