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The scores of losing players in last week's $425 million Powerball jackpot did more than take an extremely long shot at getting rich. Their ticket purchases also helped fund a small but increasingly important part of their states' budgets. (Credit: THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

D.C. Council Set to Vote on Lottery Contract

The D.C. Council is set to consider a contract to provide scratch-off lottery tickets in the city that does not meet a requirement that local businesses get 35 percent of the deal.


Reta Jo Lewis, U.S. Special Representative for Global Intergovernmental Affairs, speaks during a conference within the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) Summit, in Mexico City in 2010. (Photo credit: LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Obama, Clinton Staffer Announces Candidacy for D.C. Mayor

An attorney who has worked in the Obama and Clinton administrations is running for mayor of the District of Columbia.


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Jack Evans Announces Bid for D.C. Mayor in 2014

D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans officially announced his bid for mayor of D.C. in 2014, formally launching his campaign in front of Le Diplomate on the corner of 14th and Q streets on Saturday.


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D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans Running for Mayor

D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans is joining the race for mayor, becoming the third candidate to enter the race.


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D.C. Weighs Whether to Save $400M Budget Surplus

District of Columbia officials are weighing how to handle an expected $400 million budget surplus from the 2012 fiscal year.


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D.C. CFO Declines To Testify About Lottery Probe

The District of Columbia’s embattled chief financial officer is refusing to answer questions about a federal investigation of the district’s lottery contract, the firing of his former chief procurement officer and changes made to a report that was highly critical of a councilmember.


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City Employees’ Retirement Plans May Have Funded Gray Campaign

Just when you thought there couldn’t be any more suspicious activity hovering over Vincent Gray’s 2010 mayoral campaign, allegations arise over malpractice with city employees’ retirement funds.


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Online Gambling In DC Hits Major Hurdle, Council Pulls Support Of Bill

Fans of online gambling rejoiced when the District became the first jurisdiction in the nation to legalize online gambling within its borders. Now, the D.C. Council is poised to repeal the program before it launches.