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Librarian Of Congress To Step Down After Nearly Three Decades

James Billington, 86, will retire on Jan. 1. He's credited with leading the library into the digital age, but he also has faced criticism for not addressing some information technology needs.

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D.C. Council Casts Historic Vote On Budget, But Legal Uncertainty Remains

The D.C. Council on Wednesday cast a historic second vote on its budget, pushing forward under the assumption that the city is now free from some of the usual strictures imposed by Congress when it comes to spending local funds.
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Faced With Rash Of Overdoses, D.C. Mayor Wants To Crack Down On Synthetic Drugs

Mayor Muriel Bowser says she will ask the D.C. Council to grant her broader authority to crack down on the sale and use of synthetic drugs, which are chemically created and are marketed as incense, potpourri or bath products.
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High School Graduation Rates In D.C.: Inside The Numbers With Kavitha Cardoza

WAMU 88.5 special correspondent Kavitha Cardoza talks about D.C. public schools' graduation rates and her participation in NPR's recent project about graduation rates nationwide.

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'Symphony In DC Major' An Experiential Homage To African American Figures

Coming to the Shaw neighborhood this week: a block-long piece of artwork by sculptor Zachary Oxman which has to be seen in person to be truly appreciated.

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D.C. Cab Companies Struggle To Meet Wheelchair-Accessible Deadline

Six percent of D.C.'s taxi fleet is supposed to be wheelchair-accessible by June 29, but many companies are struggling to meet the deadline, leaving disability rights advocates frustrated.

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Impending Stadium Deal Will Keep D.C. United In The District

After flirting with the ideal of moving to Virginia, a deal has reportedly been finalized to build a new soccer stadium for D.C. United at Buzzard Point.

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As Legal Fight Continues, D.C. Sees Spike In Concealed Carry Applications

In the first seven months since D.C. legalized concealed carry, the city got 109 permit applications. Since a mid-May ruling that tossed out a key part of the law, there have been 49 additional applications.
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Whitman Walker, D.C.'s Largest HIV Clinic, Moves Into New Home

Whitman-Walker Health has a large and gleaming new facility, just blocks from its old location.
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D.C. Council Chairman Downplays Possible D.C. United Move To Virginia

"It's possible that D.C. United is trying to see if they can use this to change some terms of the deal. I think that would not necessarily be in good faith," D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson said on WAMU's "The Politics Hour."

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