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Maryland's Assault Weapons Ban Cast In Doubt By Court Ruling

A federal appeals court Thursday sent a lower court decision on Maryland's gun control law back for review, a potential blow to the assault weapons ban in the state.

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Hoping to Mount Political Comeback, Gray Confirms Run For D.C. Council

Former D.C. mayor Vincent Gray announced Thursday that he will run for the Ward 7 seat on the D.C. Council, the first step towards what he hopes is a political comeback after losing his re-election bid in 2014 to Mayor Muriel Bowser.

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Hogan Looks For Middle Ground In Speech, But Democrats Remain Skeptical

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan titled his second State of the State speech "A Middle Temperament," and the Republican stuck mostly to that mantle.

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D.C. Composer And Neighbors Fight Unwanted Symphony — Leaf-Blowers

They move leave and inflame passions: Gas-powered leaf-blowers are a nuisance worthy of being banned, say some D.C. residents.

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To Combat 'Summer Slide,' 10 DCPS Schools Move To Extended School Year

School's out for... never? Ten D.C. public schools — mostly in Wards 7 and 8 — are adding 20 days of instruction to the coming school year.

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Metro's Plans For Modern Fare Payment System Delayed — No Word On How Long

A new fare gate system allowing Metro riders to use their chip-enabled credit cards, government IDs, or smartphones to pay their way has been delayed — with no word on when riders can expect to see the technology in place.

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Democrats Look For A Different Hogan In Governor's State Of The State Speech

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will deliver his State of the State address Wednesday afternoon to the General Assembly in Annapolis, and the state's Democratic lawmakers say they're hoping this speech is not a repeat of last year's.

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Helen Hayes Awards, The Tonys Of D.C. Theater, Announce Nominations

The small troupe Constellation Theatre Company racked up more than two dozen nominations for its popular production of the raunchy "Avenue Q."

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Could Uber Be MetroAccess Alternative? Montgomery Co. Coalition Opposes Idea

Metro is looking for cheaper alternatives to MetroAccess service in Montgomery County, but many, including disability rights activists, want to avoid ride-hailing apps like Uber because of their poor track record serving people with disabilities.

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D.C. Shadow Senator On How Iowa Could Help With D.C. Statehood

The delegation is hoping to convince local caucuses to make D.C. statehood part of the parties platforms at their national conventions in summer.

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