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People arrive to pick out their frozen turkeys that sit piled high on the ground at Marion Barry's annual turkey giveaway held at Union Temple Baptist Church in Anacostia, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Barry, the former 4-term Mayor of D.C. and former Councilmember, died Sunday morning at age 78. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Marion Barry’s turkey giveaway goes on

- The Washington Times

D.C. residents lined up around the block Tuesday morning in Anacostia for the traditional Ward 8 turkey giveaway and to pay tribute to the council member who started the tradition — Marion Barry.

The 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree arrives by flatbed truck from Chippewa National Forest in Cass Lake, Minnesota and is set down in the ground on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., Friday, November 21, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Photos: A Christmas tree comes to the Capitol

- The Washington Times

The 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas tree arrived by flatbed truck from Chippewa National Forest in Cass Lake, Minnesota, on Friday and was set in the ground on the West Lawn.

As a D.C. Council member representing Ward 8, Marion Barry represented the city's most downtrodden and least-educated residents. (The Washington Times)

Marion Barry: A deal-maker who championed home rule

- The Washington Times

Marion Barry, 78, collapsed shortly after midnight Sunday, and before the clock struck 2 a.m., he was pronounced dead. Some might say that heaven and hell prepared a place for him, as he often was at odds with other Democrats and liberals and the D.C. business community that was used to running the city.

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The Architect of the Capitol Stephen Ayers gives an update on the completion of the scaffolding and the start of repairs for the U.S. Capitol Dome Restoration Project at the roof of the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 18, 2014. The Dome of the U.S. Capitol Building, one of America’s great symbols of freedom, needs additional restoration as part of an on-going multi-phased program. This project is a critical step for stopping the current level of deterioration in the Dome’s cast iron as well as ensuring the protection of the interior of the Dome and Rotunda. The restoration project includes removal of old paint, repairs to the cast iron and stone, and repainting.(Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Photos: Capitol under construction

The Washington Times

Workers are beginning to fill the more than 1,300 cracks in the Capitol dome as the next phase of restoration on the 150-year-old American icon begins. The $60 million repair is expected to be completed and the scaffolding removed in time for the 2017 presidential inauguration.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe. (AP Photo/Skip Rowland) ** FILE **

Terry McAuliffe says Virginia economy 'perilous'

- Associated Press

Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Monday that Virginia's economy is in a "very perilous" situation with potential federal defense cuts looming and that he's open to eliminating tax relief programs — including one that partially offsets the state's much maligned car tax — to fill a state budget gap.

Obama pays tribute to the late Marion Barry

- The Washington Times

President Obama on Sunday paid tribute to the late Marion Barry, saying the former Washington, D.C., mayor and councilman made a mark fighting against poverty and spearheading other initiatives that earned him the respect of his city.