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Aug 20, 2014

Metro pays $4.2 million to settle lawsuit

The Washington area's Metro transit authority has paid $4.2 million to settle a lawsuit that accused it of awarding a no-bid technology contract.

Aug 18, 2014

Judge approves merger of Corcoran Gallery of Art

One of the nation's oldest museums and its art college will be allowed to merge with two larger institutions, effectively dissolving one of the few independent art galleries in the nation's capital, a judge ruled Monday.

Aug 6, 2014

Judge hears arguments on Corcoran Gallery merger

After years of financial and management trouble, the fate of one of the nation's oldest museums and one of the few independent art galleries in Washington is now in the hands of a judge.

Aug 6, 2014

D.C. residents to vote on whether to legalize pot

District of Columbia residents will vote in November on whether to legalize marijuana, setting up another possible fight with Congress over drug laws in the nation's capital.

Jul 21, 2014

Judge: Students, staff can oppose Corcoran merger

Nine current students, faculty and staff members can argue against the proposed merger of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, one of the nation's oldest museums, and its college with two larger institutions in Washington, a judge ruled Monday.

Jul 18, 2014

Corcoran Gallery’s proposed merger goes to court

A District of Columbia judge is considering whether to allow a group representing some students, alumni, donors and faculty to intervene in a proposed merger of the Corcoran Gallery of Art with two larger institutions.

Jul 17, 2014

Holocaust Memorial Museum opens UN archive on World War II crimes

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington has obtained a full copy of the U.N. War Crimes Commission archive that has largely been locked away for the past 70 years.

Jul 2, 2014

Woman wins $110K in trip-and-fall suit

A Washington, D.C., woman has been awarded more than $110,000 after falling and breaking her ankle at J. Paul’s Harborplace restaurant in Baltimore.

Jun 23, 2014

Obama encouraging family-friendly work policies

President Barack Obama is encouraging more employers to adopt family-friendly policies by hosting a daylong summit Monday, even though the U.S. government doesn't always set the best example.

Jun 18, 2014

Senators propose 12-cent gas tax increase

Two senators unveiled a bipartisan plan Wednesday to raise federal gasoline and diesel taxes for the first time in more than two decades, pitching the proposal as a solution to Congress' struggle to pay for highway and transit programs.

May 15, 2014

Judge in D.C. upholds post-Heller gun registration requirements

A federal judge Thursday upheld registration requirements that are part of the gun laws in the nation’s capital, approving of measures that make owners take a gun safety class, be photographed and fingerprinted and re-register their weapons every three years.

Apr 22, 2014

Gansler: Md. should study high-speed rail options

Attorney General Doug Gansler wants a task force to study options for high-speed rail service between Baltimore and Washington.

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