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Vote like Jan. 6 could happen again — because it can

24.05.2024 7

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D.C. has a CFO for a reason. The council would be wise to remember it.

Since the days of the control board, the fiscal watchdog has helped keep city finances sound. D.C. Chief Financial Officer Glen Lee in April....

17.05.2024 20

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Thinking of not voting? It’s music to Trump’s ears.

Sometimes it’s the people who stay home in an election who matter the most. Protesters in Washington during President Biden’s State of the...

10.05.2024 50

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No one is going to save us and our children but us

Positive Black role models for youths are needed in schools, neighborhoods and, yes, jails. The D.C. Central Detention Facility. (Michael S....

03.05.2024 10

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As youth crime persists, one question looms large (continued)

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26.04.2024 10

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As youth crime persists, one question looms large

Police tape at the Shaw-Howard University Metro stop in D.C. (Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post) Listen 5 min Share ...

20.04.2024 20

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Many D.C. renters need help. But can the city just take their word for it?

D.C. Council member Robert C. White Jr. (D-At Large) speaks as Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) testifies outlining the mayor's fiscal 2025 budget proposal....

12.04.2024 20

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D.C. has a truancy problem. The solutions have to include the home.

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06.04.2024 10

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Holy Week’s promise: Hope for a world that sorely needs it

Members of the clergy pray during the Catholic Washing of the Feet ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City on Thursday....

30.03.2024 50

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Rough budgetary waters lie ahead for D.C.

Mayor Muriel E. Bowser and D.C. Chief Financial Officer Glen Lee. (Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post) Listen 4 min Share ...

23.03.2024 40

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U.S. religious freedom effort gets an unwelcome message in Saudi Arabia

Visitors view the 18th-century Diriyah palaces in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in March 2018. (Amr Nabil/AP) Listen 4 min Share ...

18.03.2024 7

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Has the U.S. learned how to help Haiti?

People line up to receive food at a shelter for families displaced by gang violence in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Thursday. (Odelyn Joseph/AP) ...

15.03.2024 10

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The United States cannot afford to be complicit in Gaza’s tragedy

Vice President Harris speaks at the 59th commemoration of the Bloody Sunday bridge crossing in Selma, Ala., on Sunday. (Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)...

09.03.2024 30

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The blank spaces in Relisha Rudd’s story are the most horrifying

Melissa Young holds flyers of her granddaughter Relisha Rudd, the 8-year-old who disappeared 10 years ago from the D.C. General homeless shelter....

05.03.2024 20

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Does D.C. want a Commanders homecoming?

RFK Stadium seen from the Kingman Park neighborhood in September. (Craig Hudson for The Washington Post) Listen 4 min Share...

02.03.2024 4

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Does the D.C. Council deserve the blame for crime?

D.C. Council member Charles Allen after moderating a panel discussion on youth carjackings in the District on Jan. 30. (Craig Hudson for The...

24.02.2024 10

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Bigtime sports has hardly been a sure bet for D.C.

Fans leave Capital One Arena after a Capitals game in Washington on Feb. 11. (Craig Hudson for The Washington Post) Listen 5 min ...

17.02.2024 6

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Does D.C. know what it’s getting for its anti-poverty millions?

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10.02.2024 10

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What it means when a 9-year-old is charged with attempted robbery

Yellow police tape hangs on a pole at the Shaw-Howard University Metro station in D.C. in August. (Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post) ...

03.02.2024 20

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The D.C. court system is breaking. Biden and the Senate must fix it.

The D.C. Superior Court building. (Keith L. Alexander/Keith L. Alexander/The Washington Post) Listen 4 min Share ...

31.01.2024 30

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Two miscreants, Evans and Brown, return to D.C.’s public arena

Former D.C. council members Michael A. Brown, left, and Jack Evans. (Molly Riley/AP; Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post) Listen 5 min ...

27.01.2024 4

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D.C. shoved Black neighborhoods aside. It’s still paying the price.

19.01.2024 20

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To bend toward justice, the arc of history has to bend toward family, too

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post) Listen 5 min Share Comment...

13.01.2024 10

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Can today’s D.C. leaders govern this city?

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06.01.2024 10

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We can’t hit the snooze button on 2024. The country is on the line.

Former president Donald Trump leaves a Nov. 8 campaign rally in Hialeah, Fla. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) Listen 5 min ...

29.12.2023 4

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What I’ll be praying for this Christmas

Palestinians walk in the empty square outside the Nativity Church in the biblical city of Bethlehem on Wednesday. (Hazem Bader/AFP via Getty Images) ...

23.12.2023 30

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What makes D.C. special? Hint: It’s not sports teams.

Ted Leonsis, owner of the Wizards and Capitals, stands behind Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) on Wednesday. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post) ...

16.12.2023 20

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On D.C.’s truancy crisis, school officials prescribe alphabet soup

A classroom at the Columbia Heights Education Campus in Washington in 2021. (Amanda Andrade-Rhoades for The Washington Post) Listen 5...

09.12.2023 10

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Juvenile justice in D.C: The decades pass and the hard work remains undone

A D.C. police officer sits in his patrol car at the corner of Lebaum Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Southeast Washington after shootings...

01.12.2023 10

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Trump won’t need more Black votes. He just needs Black voters to stay home again.

President Donald Trump speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in 2020. (Carolyn Kaster/AP) ...

25.11.2023 60

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The way to answer extreme speech? It’s education, not censorship.

Protesters participate in a candlelight vigil against the war between Israel and Hamas on Wednesday on Capitol Hill. (Alex Wong/Getty Images) ...

18.11.2023 3

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The gunfire in Gaza might abate. Alas, not so the horror of global hatred.

A rally in solidarity with Israel in Berlin on Oct. 22. (Clemens Bilan/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) Listen 5 min Share ...

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How can so many D.C. youths die while under court supervision?

D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser, second from left, and acting police chief Pamela A. Smith, third from left, appear at an event to announce new...

03.11.2023 4

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An alleged offender on policing in D.C.? ‘Call them — they won’t do anything.’

D.C. police investigate a shooting at the 400 block of 11th Street SE on March 12. (Al Drago for The Washington Post) Listen 5 min ...

27.10.2023 9

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Where are the leaders needed to reach a lasting Middle East peace?

Candles are lit by members of the Jewish community in the Chicago area on Oct. 12 to mourn Palestinians and Israelis killed. (Scott Olson/Getty...

20.10.2023 6

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D.C. officials should weigh in on Republican proposals on crime

Suzette Stevenson, director of asset protection for Giant Foods, center right, talks with Lindsey Appiah, left, deputy mayor for public safety and...

14.10.2023 5

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There’s turmoil in Congress — and in D.C.’s communities

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Tex.) in 2022. (Eric Gay/AP) Listen 4 min Share Comment on this story Comment ...

06.10.2023 6

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Serial offenders drive the spike in gun violence in D.C.

Acting police chief Pamela A. Smith departs D.C.'s Fairlawn neighborhood in July. (Craig Hudson for The Washington Post) Listen 5 min ...

29.09.2023 3

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Pinto’s big D.C. public safety plan is going to touch off a grand fight

D.C. Council member Brooke Pinto (D-Ward 2) at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on July 17. (Amanda Andrade-Rhoades for The Washington...

22.09.2023 7

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Biden earned another term despite ageist calls for him to step aside

President Biden at the White House on Sept. 13. (Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post) Listen 5 min Share Comment...

15.09.2023 10

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The ‘educational crisis’ in D.C. demands more than promises

D.C. State Superintendent of Education Christina Grant at a news conference in June 2022. (Craig Hudson for The Washington Post) ...

09.09.2023 10

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