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Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

FILE - This file frame from a black-and-white FBI videotape shows FBI agents standing over a handcuffed District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry, sitting on bed on Jan. 18, 1990. Barry, who staged a comeback after a 1990 crack cocaine arrest, died early Sunday morning Nov. 23, 2014. He was 78…

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Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

FILE - Former Washington D.C. Mayor Marion Barry listens to speeches at the awards luncheon of the National Conference of Black Mayors, in this April 26, 2002 file photo taken in Jackson, Miss. Barry, whose four terms were overshadowed by his 1990 arrest after being caught on videotape smoki…

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Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

FILE - Former Mayor and current DC City Council member Marion Barry arrives at a media availability to endorse Mayor Vincent Gray's bid for re-election, in this, March 19, 2014 file photo taken in Washington. Barry, who staged a comeback after a 1990 crack cocaine arrest, died early Sunday m…

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Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

WASHINGTON — A controversial and tireless advocate for the nation's capital who created jobs for generations of black families, Marion Barry was the ultimate District of Columbia politician, though his arrest for drug use in the midst of a crack cocaine epidemic often overshadows his accompl…

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Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

FILE - This Oct. 16, 2011 file photo shows current D.C. councilmember and former Washington Mayor Marion Barry in Washington. Barry, who staged comeback after a 1990 crack cocaine arrest, died early Sunday morning Nov. 23, 2014. He was 78. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

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Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

FILE - This file frame from a black-and-white FBI videotape shows Washington Mayor Marion Barry allegedly lighting a crack cocaine pipe in a Washington hotel room in January 18, 1990 as Rasheeda Moore stands behind him. Barry, who staged a comeback after a 1990 crack cocaine arrest, died ear…

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Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

FILE - In this July 6, 2009 file photo, former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry attends a news conference in Washington. Barry, who staged comeback after a 1990 crack cocaine arrest, died early Sunday morning Nov. 23, 2014. He was 78. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

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Church members each get $500 to do good for world

CHICAGO — On a very memorable Sunday, Pastor Laura Truax surprised her congregation with a bold announcement: She was about to hand out money to everyone.

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A way for GOP to defuse immigration issue?

A way for GOP to defuse immigration issue?

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2014 file photo, supporters of immigration reform attend a rally in front of the White House in Washington, thanking President Obama for his executive action on immigration. Republicans in search of a way to oppose President Barack Obama’s moves on immigration without…

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A way for GOP to defuse immigration issue?

A way for GOP to defuse immigration issue?

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2014 file photo, Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., speaks to the crowd at a GOP election night gathering in Denver. Republicans in search of a way to oppose President Barack Obama’s moves on immigration without alienating the nation’s fast-growing population of Hispanic vote…

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A way for GOP to defuse immigration issue?

A way for GOP to defuse immigration issue?

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2014 file photo, Sen.-elect, U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., delivers his victory speech to supporters during a GOP election night gathering in Denver, Colo. Republicans in search of a way to oppose President Barack Obama’s moves on immigration without alienating the …

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A way for GOP to defuse immigration issue?

A way for GOP to defuse immigration issue?

DENVER — Republicans in search of a way to oppose President Barack Obama's moves on immigration without alienating the nation's fast-growing population of Hispanic voters can find a playbook in Colorado.

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Thinking too highly of higher education

What if higher education is really just the final stage of a competitive tournament?

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Marcus: Is Obama's transparency dawn of new era?

Marcus: Is Obama's transparency dawn of new era?

Releasing OLC memorandum outlining legal justification on immigration is good start.

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'Right to be forgotten' online is really a right to be forgiven

A person convicted of a crime deserves a chance at rehabilitation: to get a job or a loan.

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Washington museum won't give up guns after all

LYNDEN, Wash. — A small museum in northwestern Washington says it won’t be removing all of the weapons from its World War II exhibit after all.

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Cleanup on, flood threat looms after huge NY snow

Cleanup on, flood threat looms after huge NY snow

Mark Petrik and Dennis Smith dig out their south Buffalo driveway on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Buffalo, N.Y. Western New York continues to dig out from the heavy snow dropped by this week by lake-effect snowstorms. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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Cleanup begins, flood threat looms after NY storm

Cleanup begins, flood threat looms after NY storm

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Beth Bragg’s home was spared the worst of a lake-effect storm that buried parts of the Buffalo area under more than 7 feet of snow. But she was still out first-thing Saturday with her shovel — along with hundreds of other volunteers.

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Oy vey, holidays! Hanukkah gets a Christmaslike makeover

Oy vey, holidays! Hanukkah gets a Christmaslike makeover

There are an increasing number of Hanukkah-themed products inspired by Christmas traditions and toys.

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Bahrain holds its first major vote since unrest

Bahrain holds its first major vote since unrest

Bahrainis vote at a polling station in a pro-government area in Riffa, Bahrain, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. Voters in Bahrain cast ballots Saturday in the island kingdom's first full parliamentary election since Arab Spring-inspired protests erupted four years ago, but a boycott called by the c…

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