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House GOP to slash environmental, arts funding

WASHINGTON — House Republicans Monday proposed slashing cuts to environmental programs and funding for the Smithsonian Institution and the arts as they unveiled the latest legislation to implement the second year of budget cuts required under so-called sequestration. The $24 ...

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Key arts panel approves Eisenhower Memorial design

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts has voted to grant general approval to architect Frank Gehry’s design for a planned national memorial honoring Dwight D. Eisenhower in Washington. The commission overseeing civic art and architecture in the capital ...

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Sharpton addresses NAACP; will fight stand-your-ground law

ORLANDO, Fla. — Civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton said Wednesday that he is planning to lobby against Florida’s self-defense law prior to next month’s 50th anniversary of the 1963 march on Washington, D.C. Sharpton made his comments during a ...

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Md. communities stock up on water for pipe repair

OXON HILL — Several southern Prince George’s County communities — including Joint Base Andrews and National Harbor — are being urged to stock up on water ahead of a pipeline repair will leave them without water for days just as ...

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Suit details D.C. police use of Navy equipment

WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia police department arranged to use U.S. Navy satellite communications and video equipment as it prepared for a large 2002 demonstration that resulted in about 400 arrests and multi-million-dollar legal settlements, according to emails, invoices ...

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D.C. circuit reviewing judge’s alleged misconduct

WASHINGTON — A council of federal judges in Washington will look into a misconduct complaint against a conservative judge who is alleged to have made racially discriminatory comments. Judge Edith Jones of the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of ...

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