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- Islamic State orders female genital mutilation for Mosul girls, U.N. says
- Israeli fire hits U.N. facility in Gaza, killing 15
- Obama encourages ICE to stand down, say former border agents
- Pro-Palestinian protesters attack Israeli soccer team in Austria match
- Virginia police: 2 dead after storm at campground
- Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation
- House members question $17 billion VA request
- N.Y. Gov. Cuomo launches statewide task force to collect LGBT data
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The D.C. Council on Tuesday passed the Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Equality Act of 2009, which would allow gay marriage. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty has promised to sign the bill into law, which then would place the measure in the hands of Congress and President Obama.
D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray was met with thunderous applause before a group of more than 150 Ward 3 political activists when he announced recently that he is considering challenging Mayor Adrian M. Fenty in next year's Democratic primary.
Some D.C. residents are taking their cue on gay marriage from their counterparts in California and Maine and demanding that voters decide via a 2010 ballot measure whether marriage should be redefined. They also are preparing for a court battle and one against Congress, if necessary.
Religious leaders and faith-based opponents are mounting strong challenges against same-sex marriage legislation in the nation's capital,
Washington is hardly a one-newspaper town. Yet while its major news organs compete by devoting considerable resources to national and foreign affairs, its other papers and blogs are shining bright lights inside City Hall.
Statehood, yes. Voting rights, nah. That's the sentiment of D.C. voters who have been trying to gin up support for statehood. These supporters don't oppose the push for congressional voting rights. However, they say statehood is what residents of the nation's capital want and what they are due.
Higher sales tax. Higher gasoline tax. Higher tobacco tax. That's what D.C. residents and consumers who shop in the nation's capital can expect.
Tina Frundt was 14 years old when she was forced into prostitution by "Daddy," a pimp who lured her away from her Chicago home and pushed her onto the streets of Cleveland in 1987.
The scores of city officials, construction workers and architects working on the Washington National
The scores of city officials, construction workers and architects working on the Washington Nationals' new ballpark grew accustomed to one thing over the last two years: pressure.