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** FILE ** Protester China Starshine demonstrates outside City Hall in Portland, Ore., on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, as the City Council opened public testimony on a plan to fluoridate the city's drinking water. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Ross William Hamilton)

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The Stockton, Calif., City Council listens to statements from citizens on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, as officials grapple with the city's financial plight. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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The Stockton, Calif., City Council listens to statements from citizens on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, as officials grapple with the city's financial plight. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has presented a budget to the City Council that would cut more than 2,500 of Detroit's 10,800 jobs and shave $250 million in annual expenses. The proposals have riled city workers, but they cannot legally strike. (Associated Press)

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Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has presented a budget to the City Council that would cut more than 2,500 of Detroit's 10,800 jobs and shave $250 million in annual expenses. The proposals have riled city workers, but they cannot legally strike. (Associated Press)

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Associated Press Among those marching in the 42nd annual New York gay pride parade on Sunday were (from left) New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, state Sen. Tom Duane, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mr. Cuomo's girlfriend, Sandra Lee. The parade became a victory celebration for gays after the state Legislature's historic decision to legalize same-sex marriage on Friday. Opponents of gay marriage vowed, however, to continue the fight on a different front.

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D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (left) and City Council Chairman Kwame Brown are sworn in May 12 on Capitol Hill as they prepare to testify at a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee hearing on the city's budget. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif ., right, talks with Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, left, and City Council Chairman Kwame Brown, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 12, 2011, prior to the start of a House Health Care, DC, Census, and the National Archives subcommittee hearing on the city's budget. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

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D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee (right) accompanied by City Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray and Deputy Chancellor Kaya Henderson, announced Wednesday that she is resigning. (Associated Press)

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Bellevue, Wash., City Council member John Chelminiak and his wife, Lynn Semler, share a light moment Wednesday during an otherwise harrowing news conference about surviving a bear attack. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Bell, Calif., resident Marcelino Ceja yells at City Council members during a meeting addressing city leaders' pay on Monday, July 26, 2010, in Bell, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

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** FILE ** Bell, Calif., resident Byron Vides holds up a sign as he waits to enter a City Council meeting addressing city leaders' pay on Monday, July 26, 2010, in Bell, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

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** FILE ** Bell, Calif., Mayor Oscar Hernandez listens to public comments during a City Council meeting addressing city leaders' pay on July 26, 2010. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

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** FILE ** In this Oct. 6, 2009, file photo, Ed Grandis, left, and Juan D. Rondon, hold hands after a bill allowing same-sex marriage in the District of Columbia was introduced at a City Council meeting in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)