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Washington D.C. is among the finalist cities in the U.S. being considered to host the 2024 Olympic Games. (credit: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

D.C. Mayor-Elect Addresses U.S. Olympic Committee for 2024 Bid

D.C.’s incoming mayor, Muriel Bowser, will address the U.S. Olympic Committee in California Tuesday.

12/16/2014

Marion Barry. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for HBO)

Marion Barry’s Son Says He May Run For Open Council Seat

A dozen people have already picked up petitions to run in the Ward 8 special election set for April 28. The seat became vacant when “Mayor for Life” Marion Barry died Nov. 23. Barry’s son, Christopher Barry, says he is considering running, as well.

12/16/2014

It's easy for Congress to meddle with the District of Columbia's decision to legalize recreational use of marijuana, but taking on the states is a different matter. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Marijuana Fight Riskier For Congress In States

It’s easy for Congress to meddle with the District of Columbia’s decision to legalize recreational use of marijuana, but taking on the states is a different matter.

12/16/2014

The White House is seen during the annual national Hanukkah menorah lighting ceremony on the White House Ellipse. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

National Menorah to be Lit on White House Ellipse

The annual lighting of the National Menorah is set to take place Tuesday night in D.C.

12/16/2014

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Wax Museum Adds New Figure of Miley Cyrus in D.C.

Miley Cyrus is joining the likenesses of President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Oprah Winfrey in Washington’s wax museum.

12/16/2014

The popularity of e- cigarettes continue to grow.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Survey: E-cigs Surpass Regular Cigs in Teen Use

Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government’s annual drug use survey finds.

12/16/2014

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Metro Restores Train Service on 3 Lines in D.C.

Metro says train service is being restored between L’Enfant Plaza and Farragut West stations on the blue, orange and silver lines after a water main break at 12th and F streets near Metro Center suspended service earlier in the morning.

12/16/2014

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One-Night-Only Play Honors the Late Marion Barry

Nearly a month after his death, tributes continue to pour in for former D.C. mayor Marion Barry and the latest was a one-night-only theatrical salute in his beloved Ward 8.

12/15/2014

The US Senate side of the US Capitol is seen in Washington, DC, November 5, 2014. Republicans captured a majority in the US Senate on Tuesday. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate Approves Obama Surgeon General Nominee

The Senate has approved President Barack Obama’s nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to serve as U.S. surgeon general. The 51-43 vote late Monday came despite opposition from some lawmakers over Murthy’s support for gun control and past statements calling gun violence a public health concern.

12/15/2014

Wilson High School in D.C. (credit: Jim MacKay/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

D.C. Public Schools: Principal Not Fired for Being Gay

The head of D.C.’s public schools says the firing of a well-known principal had nothing to do with his coming out at a Pride Day event earlier this year.

12/15/2014

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