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Barry’s son to run for father’s seat

(AP) The only son of former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry is seeking his late father’s seat on the D.C. Council. Marion Christopher Barry, 34, picked up nominating petitions at the D.C. Board of Elections on Monday. Marion Barry ...

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Mendelson to lead scandal-plagued D.C. Council

WASHINGTON — Phil Mendelson was selected Wednesday as interim chairman of the scandal-plagued D.C. Council, pledging to restore trust in a legislative body that’s lost two members this year to criminal convictions. Mendelson replaces Kwame Brown, who resigned last week ...

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D.C. Council to vote on Mendelson as interim chair

WASHINGTON — The acting chairman of the D.C. Council has circulated a resolution that would make Councilmember Phil Mendelson the interim chairman. Mendelson would ascend to the district’s second-highest local elected office following last week’s resignation of Kwame Brown, who ...

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Lawyers accuse federal prosecutors of demeaning ex-D.C. councilman

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for an ex-D.C. councilman awaiting sentencing for corruption are accusing federal prosecutors of “stretching the facts” and making light of his positive contributions. Harry Thomas Jr. is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday in federal court in Washington ...

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