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Wage bill affecting Wal-Mart dies in D.C.

WASHINGTON — An effort to require Wal-Mart and other large retailers to pay their employees a “living wage” of at least $12.50 an hour met its end Tuesday when the D.C. Council failed to override Mayor Vincent Gray’s veto. The ...

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D.C. mayor vetoes wage bill affecting Wal-Mart

WASHINGTON — Mayor Vincent Gray vetoed a bill Thursday that would force Wal-Mart and other large retailers to pay their employees at least $12.50 an hour, calling it a “job killer” that would not advance the goal of a living ...

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Aide to 2010 Gray mayoral bid admits to ‘shadow campaign’

WASHINGTON — District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray was elected in 2010 with the aid of $650,000 in illicit funds from a district businessman, a Gray campaign consultant acknowledged in federal court Tuesday. Eugenia “Jeanne” Clarke Harris’s guilty plea confirmed ...

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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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Former D.C. Council chairman pleads guilty to 2 charges

WASHINGTON — The former chairman of the District of Columbia Council pleaded guilty Friday to lying about his income on bank loan applications, the latest blow to a city government rocked by scandal. Kwame Brown also admitted to a misdemeanor ...

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