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Christy Zink, of the District, who had an abortion after it was determined there were "severe brain abnormalities" in her fetus, speaks at a Thursday news conference on Capitol Hill as D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton look on. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Christy Zink, of the District, who had an abortion after it was determined there were "severe brain abnormalities" in her fetus, speaks at a Thursday news conference on Capitol Hill as D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton look on. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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"All I was after was making sure the District had its own Hatch Act," Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C. Democrat, said Wednesday. "There's confusion as to how the law applies to D.C." (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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"All I was after was making sure the District had its own Hatch Act," Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C. Democrat, said Wednesday. "There's confusion as to how the law applies to D.C." (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, the District's nonvoting member of Congress, is joined by Mayor Vincent C. Gray as they march in the city's Emancipation Day parade Monday. The celebrated day in 1862 was about nine months before the historic Emanicpation Proclamation. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Dignitaries including Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (fifth from right), D.C. Democrat; Christine Chavez (sixth from right,), the granddaughter of Cesar Chavez; Arun Gandhi (fifth from right), the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi; Harry Johnson (right), president and CEO of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Project; and Marc Morial (second from right), president of the National Urban League, lead a candlelight vigil at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Occupy D.C. protesters Drew Veysey and Sam Jewler (from left) hold a D.C. flag behind Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton as she speaks to reporters following a hearing Tuesday about the occupation of McPherson Square.

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In a letter dated Dec. 22 to Transportation Department Inspector General Calvin L. Scovell III, D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, a Democrat, requested the audit because there is no master plan to oversee the major changes at Union Station. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton was among three D.C. officials Wednesday to turn down a budget-autonomy deal Tuesday offered by a Republican lawmaker. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton addresses a crowd of iron workers and painters regarding the American Jobs Act under the Frederick Douglas Memorial Bridge in Southeast Washington on Nov. 16, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Alyce Dixon, who served at a military post office in France during World War II, speaks with Kwame R. Brown (left), chairman of the D.C. Council, and Eleanor Holmes Norton (right), the city's delegate to Congress, during a rededication ceremony Thursday at the District of Columbia War Memorial. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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Alyce Dixon, center, a 104-year-old District resident who served in a military post office in France during WWII, speaks to the press with Kwame Brown, left, chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia, and Eleanor Holmes Norton, right, the District's delegate to Congress, during a rededication ceremony following renovations of the District of Columbia WWI Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 10, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/ The Washington Times)

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District Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton speaks during a rededication ceremony following renovations of the District of Columbia WWI Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 10, 2011. Norton advocated keeping D.C.'s memorial dedicated strictly to the District, since each state has it's own WWI memorial. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/ The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (The Washington Times)

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D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton walks with Harry E. Johnson, president/CEO of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Foundation (center), and D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, at the King memorial on the Mall. (Associated Press)

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At right in the blue suit, President/CEO of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation Harry E. Johnson gives D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton a tour at the site of the new Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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President and CEO of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation Harry E. Johnson gestures while giving D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton a tour at the site of the new Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial, in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Harry E. Johnson (center), president and CEO of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, gives D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton a tour of the memorial Wednesday in anticipation of its dedication at the end of August. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, with D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray at her side, unleashes another barrage at Republicans and fellow Democrats for tacking on the anti-abortion rider to the federal budget bill. She spoke outside Planned Parenthood's D.C. headquarters. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray listens as Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton talks Wednesday about her attempts to get Congress to allow the District to spend its own funds for the remainder of the fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30. Her attempt failed an a federal shutdown would affect many facets of life in the city. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)