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D.C. Officials Drop Proposed Tattoo Waiting Period

District of Columbia officials have dropped a proposed 24-hour waiting period for people who want to get a tattoo or a body piercing.

04/27/2014

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Logan Circle ‘Rat Summit’ Stirs Up Ideas For Battling Infestation

New construction rustles up the rat population. Improper trash disposal feeds them. And by default, nearby businesses become their homes.

10/18/2013

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Dean & DeLuca Reopened After Food Code Violations

The Dean & DeLuca cafe and retail store in Georgetown has reopened after it was ordered closed by the city Wednesday because of a number of food code violations.

02/07/2013

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City Orders Dean & DeLuca Closed Due To Multiple Infestations

The Dean & DeLuca cafe and retail store in Georgetown has been ordered closed by the District’s Department of Health because of food code violations, according to a sign on the shop’s door.

02/06/2013

The Department of Health is warning consumers about illegally labeled supplements claiming false treatment usage. (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)

False, Illegal Supplement Labels Claim Treatment For HIV

Dozens of weight loss and immune system supplements on the market are illegally labeled and lack the recommended type of scientific evidence to back up their purported health claims, government investigators warn in a new review of the $20 billion supplement industry.

10/03/2012

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D.C. Health Officials Attempt To Remove Animals From Classrooms

An elementary school in Washington was reprimanded by the Department of Health for teaching with animals in the classroom that are illegal to own in the District.

09/17/2012

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Uranium Mining Focus Of August Meetings In Virginia

The contentious subject of uranium mining is the focus of a raft of meetings in Virginia in August.

07/30/2012