- Associated Press - Sunday, November 23, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) - Flags in Washington are flying at half-staff in honor of former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry.

The former four-term mayor, a member of the D.C. Council since 2004, died early Sunday. Doxie McCoy, a spokeswoman for current Mayor Vincent Gray, said the mayor ordered the flags at District of Columbia government buildings lowered in Barry’s honor.

Both the American and District of Columbia flags were flying at half-staff Sunday at the John A. Wilson Building, the city’s main government building, on Pennsylvania Avenue. Barry, who represented the city’s Ward 8, had an office in the building.

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