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by Amy Scott Feb 14, 2020
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Landing a home on a teacher's salary

by Amy Scott Feb 12, 2020
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President Trump’s July 4 events in Washington, D.C. come at a cost

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Jul 4, 2019
Tanks, flyovers and extra policing all add to the tab for a military-themed “Salute to America."
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Departing members of Congress lobby for new jobs

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Dec 12, 2018
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Amazon splits HQ between New York and northern Virginia

by Associated Press Nov 13, 2018
The decision ends intense competition between North American cities to win Amazon and its promise of 50,000 new jobs.
A visitor checks in at the Amazon corporate headquarters in Seattle, Washington. On Oct. 2, 2018, Amazon announced U.S. workers would receive  a minimum of $15 per hour.
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March against gun violence gains philanthropic help

by Andy Uhler Mar 23, 2018
Tomorrow, hundreds of thousands of people will march in Washington, D.C., in support of stricter gun control laws. Survivors of last month’s deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, helped organize the March for Our Lives … and they’ve raised a…

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City workers in D.C. have two months to complete sexual harassment training

by Aaron Schrank Dec 20, 2017
As prominent men across media, entertainment and politics face a flood sexual harassment allegations, Washington, D.C., is committing to addressing the problem. No, not Congress, but the District of Columbia. Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser signed an order mandating that all…

Expat tax burden could shift

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Americans overseas pay income taxes both in the U.S. and in the countries where they work. Now lawmakers could lighten the burden for individuals. As the tax overhaul is drafted in Washington, a range of complaints about expat taxes will…

If your neighborhood's name changes, it's probably being gentrified

by Adam Allington Jul 18, 2017
Creative neighborhood renaming is common in real estate, but not all residents are on board with the trend.
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