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  • Work could start this year on East Chicago bridge

    An executive with one of the companies working to replace a demolished major bridge in northwestern Indiana says construction of a replacement is expected to begin later this year, even though work on raising up to $250 million for the project is incomplete.

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    NRA says no way its members back limits on guns

    Gun-control and gun-rights advocates are locked in a fierce dispute over what rank-and-file National Rifle Association members and average gun owners think about President Obama's gun-control proposals, with the NRA sharply rebutting numbers purporting to show that its members and gun owners are largely receptive to new laws.

  • D.C. officials consulted crisis expert

    Staffers for the District's embattled mayor have sought the advice of a crisis-management expert who advised Monica Lewinsky and inspired the television drama "Scandal," according to emails obtained by the Associated Press.

  • D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    Mayor strengthens nominee process to avoid surprises

    D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray says his administration will alter its policy for reviewing nominees for city oversight bodies by sending them through the city's Office of the Attorney General before they are announced to the public.

  • D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Gray withdraws Mallett nomination

    D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray has withdrawn the nomination of Robert L. Mallett to be chairman of the Board of Elections and Ethics because he does not meet a residency requirement — an embarrassing conclusion to an incident that mirrored a string of missteps by the administration.


    Gray staffer quits amid uproar over vote in D.C.

    Mayor Vincent C. Gray's deputy chief of staff resigned from her post barely a week after she arrived at city hall, citing the "distraction" created by revelations she voted in September's D.C. primary despite living in Maryland.

  • D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

    Gray appoints Obama official as new chief of staff

    Mayor Vincent C. Gray on Monday introduced his new chief of staff and a deputy to handle community outreach, frankly accepting that early "hits" to his administration besmirched his office ahead of more recent, positive strides.

  • Canadian singer Justin Bieber attends at the Premiere of his film 'Justin Bieber: Never Say Never'  Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011,  in Paris. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

    Congressman's brief bout of 'Bieber fever' cured

    For a short time, they seemed so simpatico: the idealistic congressman, the teenage singing sensation, their shared disappointment in the U.S. health care system.

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