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A coalition of union leaders on Tuesday rejected Mayor Vincent C. Gray's pick to head the District's troubled Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services and criticized the mayor for abandoning campaign promises to give labor a voice in his administration.
The D.C. Office of Campaign Finance has initiated a preliminary investigation of D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. over charges of financial misconduct related to his Team Thomas charity.
A 15-year-old girl charged in the shooting death of another teen in Southeast made her first appearance in court, where a detective testified the shooting appeared to be an accident but that someone tried to cover up the crime.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced Friday that he had trimmed the salaries of the D.C. attorney general and seven other executive staffers to bring the annual pay for their positions under caps previously set by the D.C. Council.
With Congress probing D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray's newly elected administration about accusations it paid cash and promised a job to a mayoral candidate who bashed incumbent Adrian M. Fenty, and with the U.S. Attorney's Office and the FBI evaluating similar complaints, one District employee who also campaigned for Mr. Gray and received a city job has become somewhat of a mystery.