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Pot Fight Between D.C. Mayor, Congress Could Cost the City

The new mayor of the nation’s capital gave her constituents what they wanted — the ability to legally grow and share marijuana in private.

02/27/2015

IRS Director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner testifies before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on May 22, 2013. (Photo by KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Investigators Find 32,000 Emails in IRS Probe

Investigators said Thursday they have recovered 32,000 emails related to a former IRS official at the heart of the agency’s tea party scandal.

02/27/2015

A Nebraska federal judge says the Hobby Lobby decision has eroded confidence in the judicial system and divided the American public along partisan lines. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

New Charges for Group That Disrupted Supreme Court

Prosecutors took a hard line Thursday with demonstrators who participated in a rare disruption inside the U.S. Supreme Court, adding additional charges against them and saying disrupting the high court is different from other protests in the nation’s capital.

02/26/2015

Chef Spike Mendelsohn. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Airbnb)

D.C. Mayor Appoints Restaurateur as City’s Food Council Chair

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has appointed local chef and restaurateur Spike Mendelsohn, owner of a chain of hamburger restaurants, to chair the city’s food policy council.

02/26/2015

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Facebook Rolling Out Suicide Prevention Tool

Social media has become a platform where users express their feelings, and often their intention to kill themselves.

02/26/2015

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Obama Celebrates Black History Month, Ahead of Selma Visit

President Barack Obama is celebrating what he calls “the central role that African Americans have played in every aspect of American life.”

02/26/2015

Black congressional staffers hold their hands up as they pose for a group photo during a walkout December 11, 2014 on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. The staffers staged a walkout to protest over the recent Mike Brown and Eric Garner grand jury decisions.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senate Votes to Award Congressional Medal to Selma Marchers

The Senate has voted to award the Congressional Gold Medal to honor those who participated in the historic Selma civil rights protest 50 years ago, enduring police violence as they peacefully marched for the right to vote.

02/26/2015

President Barack Obama speaks during a rally at Chicago State University on Oct. 19, 2014 in Chicago, Ill. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

With Poll, Obama Foundation Hints at Library’s Likely Site

The foundation developing Barack Obama’s future presidential library has commissioned polling in Chicago to determine whether residents support building it on the South Side, people close to the foundation said, in the clearest sign to date that the library likely will go to the University of Chicago.

02/26/2015

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Pot Fight Between D.C. Mayor, Congress Could Cost the City

The new mayor of the nation’s capital was hoping to get along fine with Republicans on Capitol Hill.

02/26/2015

"House of Cards" star Kevin Spacey is pictured. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Weekend Guide: What’s Happening in Your Area Feb. 27 – March 1

From watching new episodes of “House of Cards” alongside President Underwood himself, to dancing and painting your face 70s style, there’s something fun (and free) going on in your neighborhood this weekend.

02/26/2015

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