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Vincent Gray is the latest D.C. mayor to be dogged by scandalupdated: Thu Jul 12 2012 18:53:00

Mayor Vincent Gray knew in January 2012 that members of his staff had not properly reported funds raised for his 2010 campaign, according to a source close to a federal investigation into his campaign funding.

Christine O'Donnell: Exhibit A for getting rid of closed primariesupdated: Sun Sep 18 2011 11:26:00

One year ago this week, America got a wake-up call about a core problem in our politics that empowers ideological extremists and special interests.

D.C. schools chancellor steps downupdated: Wed Oct 13 2010 13:07:00

The chancellor of the District of Columbia's Public Schools announced she was stepping down Wednesday, after three-and-a-half years as head of the troubled school system.

Washington mayor loses re-election bidupdated: Wed Sep 15 2010 05:01:00

Mayor Adrian Fenty lost his re-election bid Tuesday, falling to City Council Chairman Vincent Gray in the District of Columbia's Democratic primary, the AP projected.

D.C.'s mayoral primary about educationupdated: Tue Sep 14 2010 20:29:00

D.C.'s mayoral primary is being watched far beyond the city, as education is playing a significant role in the race.

D.C. mayoral primary may be felt far beyond the Districtupdated: Tue Sep 14 2010 20:29:00

Mayor Adrian Fenty swept into office in 2006 promising to fix the District of Columbia's struggling schools. Now, Fenty is in the fight of his career in part because of how he's tried to reform the district's schools.

Five things to know about Tuesday's primariesupdated: Tue Sep 14 2010 11:21:00

Tuesday's round of primaries in seven states and Washington, D.C., is the last big event in the run-up to November's midterm elections. Hawaii holds the last nominating contest of this election cycle on Saturday.

Can centrists prevail against ideologues?updated: Mon Sep 13 2010 16:00:00

Tuesday marks the final round of the primaries before November's general election. Seven states will be voting. But two contests in particular symbolize the struggle we've seen all year between the centrists and ideological activists.

D.C. same-sex marriage law takes effect this weekupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 17:46:00

The District of Columbia's same-sex marriage law will go into effect as scheduled this week, after the Supreme Court refused to stop its enforcement.

Stuck passengers endure misery at airportsupdated: Mon Dec 21 2009 13:13:00

Monday, the official first day of winter, airlines were scrambling to accommodate passengers affected by the cancellation of hundreds of flights after a monster weekend winter storm blanketed a swath of the East Coast.

Airlines scramble after winter storm delays flightsupdated: Mon Dec 21 2009 03:26:00

Airlines were scrambling to accommodate passengers affected by the cancellation of hundreds of flights after a monster weekend winter storm that blanketed a swath of the East Coast.

Wintry storm causing havoc, churning toward Northeastupdated: Sat Dec 19 2009 05:43:00

Virginia's governor declared a state of emergency Friday as a winter storm expected to pummel the East Coast this weekend began dumping snow in Virginia and North Carolina.

D.C. mayor signs same-sex marriage billupdated: Fri Dec 18 2009 15:45:00

The nation's capital city took a major step Friday toward legalizing same-sex marriage.

DC council votes to legalize same-sex marriageupdated: Wed Dec 16 2009 01:19:00

The Washington City Council voted Tuesday to legalize same-sex marriage in the nation's capital.

Same-sex marriage bill advances in New Jerseyupdated: Tue Dec 08 2009 11:11:00

The New Jersey Senate is expected to vote Thursday on a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in the state.

Man killed in D.C. Metro crash ordered jets above Capitol on 9/11updated: Tue Jun 23 2009 23:12:00

A former commanding general of the District of Columbia National Guard -- who ordered jets over the Capitol amid the September 11, 2001, terror attacks -- was among those killed in a transit train crash in Washington this week, authorities said Tuesday.

Investigator: D.C. Metro crash 'a scene of real devastation'updated: Tue Jun 23 2009 22:07:00

After touring the wreckage Tuesday of two Metro transit trains that crashed the day before, killing nine, Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty said it was a sight that "no one should have to see."

Six killed in Washington-area Metro train collisionupdated: Mon Jun 22 2009 23:01:00

A rush-hour collision Monday between two Metro trains north of downtown Washington, D.C., killed at least six people and injured scores, Mayor Adrian Fenty said.

Guard killed during shooting at Holocaust museumupdated: Thu Jun 11 2009 02:26:00

A rifle-wielding white supremacist entered Washington's Holocaust museum on Wednesday afternoon, fatally shooting a security guard before being wounded himself by return fire from other guards, authorities said.

U.S. Holocaust Museum shootingupdated: Thu Jun 11 2009 02:26:00

A security guard shot by a lone gunman at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has died.

Same-sex marriage rights a step closer in District of Columbiaupdated: Thu Apr 09 2009 12:40:00

On the same day that Vermont's House and Senate voted to override GOP Gov. Jim Douglas' veto of a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in the state, the Washington City Council voted 12-0 Tuesday in favor of allowing same-sex marriages performed in other states to be recognized in the nation's capital.

Snowstorm targets East Coast; New England braces for 15 inchesupdated: Mon Mar 02 2009 16:19:00

A snowstorm that could last up to 18 hours was on its way to southern New England, and Boston, Massachusetts, could be snowed under with up to 15 inches, the National Weather Service said Sunday afternoon.

One pricey inaugurationupdated: Fri Jan 16 2009 16:49:00

Hosting history comes with a price, as CNN's Kate Bolduan reports.

Big inauguration comes with a big price tagupdated: Fri Jan 16 2009 16:49:00

When President-elect Barack Obama takes the oath of office next month, the nation's capital will be the site of a massive celebration. But local officials are worried they might get stuck with the check.

Officials shoring up inaugural traffic, security plansupdated: Fri Jan 16 2009 13:55:00

With all the bridges and road closings on Inaugural Day, the problem isn't just about getting people into Washington but getting them back out after Barack Obama is sworn in January 20.

CNNMoney: Big inauguration equals big price tagupdated: Sat Dec 20 2008 21:39:00

When President-elect Barack Obama takes the oath of office next month, the nation's capital will be the site of a massive celebration. But local officials are worried they might get stuck with the check.

'We respect' gun rulingupdated: Thu Jun 26 2008 19:24:00

Mayor Adrian Fenty says Washington D.C. is re-working its handgun policy.

FSB: D.C. mandates sick leave, exempts waiters and new hiresupdated: Fri Mar 14 2008 14:03:00

Details of Washington, D.C's. new law requiring all city businesses to provide paid sick leave to their employees were finally released this week, clarifying the last-minute amendments to the legislation that will exempt recent hires and certain classes of workers, as well as allowing hardship exceptions for employers.

Girls 'hostages at home'updated: Mon Jan 14 2008 22:06:00

Washington's mayor plays a recording of a social worker's call after visiting a house where four girls were found dead.

Washington mayor: City failed 4 slain childrenupdated: Sat Jan 12 2008 11:32:00

The mayor of Washington and other officials said Friday that city government failed four children whose decomposing bodies were found this week in their mother's home.

Marshals serving eviction notice find 4 bodiesupdated: Wed Jan 09 2008 21:25:00

The deaths of four children whose bodies were discovered Wednesday in a Washington home are being treated as suspected homicides, but the remains are so badly decomposed, investigators can't determine how the victims died, authorities said.

Washington to end confusing taxi fare systemupdated: Wed Oct 17 2007 16:52:00

Washington taxis will switch to using a meter system, much to the relief of tourists confused by the seemingly arbitrary zone system of cab charges in the nation's capital. D.C. Asks For Overturn in Gun Lawupdated: Tue Sep 04 2007 14:00:00

The District of Columbia on Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that struck down the city's 30-year-old ban on private handgun ownership

Court strikes down D.C. handgun lawupdated: Fri Mar 09 2007 22:10:00

In a landmark legal victory for opponents of gun control, a federal appeals court Friday struck down a District of Columbia ban on keeping handguns in homes as a violation of the Second Amendment's right to keep and bear arms.

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