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D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson said the council should be in the clear to hold public meetings on the proposed legislation which would codify regulations regarding marijuana that were not included in a voter-approved ballot initiative. (Associated Press)

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Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser will take her oath of office as the seventh elected mayor of the District shortly before noon, along with D.C. Council members and the city's first elected attorney general. (Associated Press)

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D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times) ** FILE **

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A.J. Cooper III, a candidate for D.C. Council, died suddenly early Wednesday. (Facebook photo)

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

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D.C. Council member Marion Barry celebrates with supporters at Players Lounge in Southeast after winning on primary night, Sept. 9, 2008. (Allison Shelley/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council member Marion Barry, with his lawyer Frederick D. Cooke Jr., left, and his son, Christopher, right, speaking with reporters on June 21, 2007, after a federal judge ruled that did not violate his probation stemming from his tax problems and would not be going to jail. (Bert V. Goulait / The Washington Times)

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D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, with Marion Barry at left and D.C. Council member Harry Thomas at right, casts the city delegations votes for President Clinton on Aug. 28, 1996 at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. (Cliff Owen/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council member Marion Barry shakes hands with newly announced Washington Nationals Owner Theodore Lerner of the Lerner Group, after the announcement that the Lerners had been selected as owners of the Washington Nationals on May 3, 2006. (Saul McSween/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council member Marion Barry embraces Mayor Vincent C. Gray during a media availability to announce Mr. Barry's endorsement of Mr. Gray's bid for re-election on March 19, 2014. (Associated Press/Alex Brandon)

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The D.C. Council's proposal, introduced in January 2013 by council member Mary M. Cheh, Ward 3 Democrat, would create a timeline for the asset forfeiture process and would require the District to inform owners within 10 business days of a seizure that the city was seeking forfeiture of property. (The Washington Times)

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Seen here at a D.C. mayoral candidates debate in September, (from left) D.C. Council members Muriel Bowser, Ward 4 Democrat; and David A. Catania, at-large independent; and Carol Schwartz, a former council member running as an independent, now await the voters' verdict on Tuesday. (Associated Press)

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D.C. Council members Muriel Bowser (left) and David A. Catania, and former council member Carol Schwartz, candidates for mayor of the District, were still vying for votes over the weekend heading into the final 48 hours of the campaign. (Associated Press)

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D.C. Council member David Grosso, at-large independent (The Washington Times) **FILE**

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The D.C. Council has stripped religious schools of legal protection against certain discrimination lawsuits, voting unanimously to repeal an exemption that had been in place for decades. (AP Photo/Conroe Courier, Jason Fochtman)

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Members of the D.C. Council have exempted themselves from most parking tickets, but that hasn't stopped one local paper from publicly shaming the members who park illegally. (Instagram/Councilgram)

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"I've seen weekends when we've had as many as 40 officers held out of service on hospital details guarding prisoners," Chief Cathy L. Lanier said Monday at a D.C. Council hearing. (The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council member and mayoral candidate David Catania, at large independent, said that although he had some concerns with the city's fiscal 2015 budget, namely the 'yoga tax,' he said issues could be addressed in next year's budget discussions. (Associated Press)

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D.C. Council member and mayoral candidate David Catania, at large independent, said that although he had some concerns with the city's fiscal 2015 budget, namely the 'yoga tax,' he said issues could be addressed in next year's budget discussions. (Associated Press)

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the washington times D.C. Council member David Catania calls the contract to be voted on Tuesday a “sideshow, a distraction” from the real issues facing United Medical Center.