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After Senate Vote, Celebration For Maryland Same-Sex Couples

While the same-sex marriage legislation passed in Maryland Thursday still faces some hurdles, couples in Maryland have taken the occasion as a cause for celebration.

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Nike Galaxy Sneakers Disappoint Big Crowds

The cancellation of the new limited edition Nike shoes at Prince George's County Plaza left many hopeful consumers unhappy.

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D.C. Streetcars In Question After Contracting Error

D.C.'s H Street NE streetcar line is supposed to open next year, but due to a contracting error, there may not be enough cars to operate the line, DDOT officials told the D.C. Council this week. 

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Battling Homelessness, Crime On The Path To Graduation

The risk factors for dropping out -- poverty, homelessness, juvenile offenses -- run rampant in the District of Columbia. Yet there are students every year who rise above these challenging circumstances to succeed.  Christopher Feaster and Travaris Chambers are two of those on track to graduate this May despite having traveled rough roads.

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A Virginia Family Works To Retain A Nearly-Forgotten Language

A Northern Virginia man and his family are trying to preserve the Native American language, Myaamia, decades after its presumed disappearance.

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The Location: A Long-Forgotten 'Tunnel of Slime' Under Washington

In the latest series of The Location, we find out the significance of a tiny, often-ignored building known as the Lockkeeper's House.

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A Mom-And-Pop Pharmacy Celebrates 100 Years In Georgetown

In an era dominated by CVS, Walgreen's and Rite-Aid, it's increasingly rare to find a locally-owned Mom-and-Pop-style pharmacy. But this year marks the 100th anniversary of Morgan's Pharmacy: an independently-owned Georgetown establishment.

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IPhone Mugging Victim Speaks

D.C. police are out in force battling an uptick in street crime this winter, but one woman whose iPhone was stolen last fall says MPD treated the crime as routine.

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Former D.C. Commander To Sue District For Demotion

A former D.C. police commander whose division provided a police escort to actor Charlie Sheen is planning to file a lawsuit against the city.

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Women's Group Targets Harassment On Metro

Victims of sexual harassment, and in some cases assault, on the Metro took their complaints to the D.C. Council this week, urging the D.C. government and Metro to take harassment more seriously.

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