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Md. Lawmakers Champion P.G. County Sites for Proposed FBI HQ

Two sites in Prince George's County have made the final list of proposed locations for the new FBI headquarters, and a group of Maryland lawmakers have begun a full-court press to bring the agency to the state.

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Booker, Edwards Make Capitol Hill's 'Most Beautiful' List

A U.S. senator and two members of the House were among several African Americans on The Hill's annual "50 Most Beautiful" list.

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Metro Sued over Background Check Policy

Two civil rights organizations supported by a D.C. law firm recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of nine plaintiffs against the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and three of its contractors, charging an unfair usage of criminal background checks.

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D.C. Political Roundup: McDuffie Endorses White

D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie, one of the District's most popular politicians, hopes residents elect Robert White as the non-Democratic at-large council member in the upcoming Nov. 4 general election.

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Michele Roberts Elected as Head of NBA Players' Union

Noted D.C. criminal defense attorney Michele Roberts has been elected as the new executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, marking the the first time a woman will lead a major North American sports union.

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Dem Lawmakers Call for Universal Internet Access

Two House members were among group of lawmakers Monday calling on Congress and the Federal Communications Commission to ensure that every American has access to the Internet, regardless of economic status.

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Obama Renames Fellowship after Nelson Mandela

President Obama has renamed a fellowship program that educates young African leaders after former South African President Nelson Mandela.

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D.C. Political Roundup: Three Blacks Vie for Attorney General

The voters of the District will go to the polls on Nov. 4, to elect a mayor, members of the D.C. Council, D.C. State Board of Education members and their advisory neighborhood commissioners. However, there's a new category on the ballot, District attorney general, and voters may have three African-Americans to choose from for the office.

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D.C. Celebrates the Life of Robert Moore, 'Mr. Columbia Heights'

Hundreds of people, including the mayor of the District and two D.C. Council members, commemorated the life and accomplishments of the late Robert Moore, known affectionately to many as "Mr. Columbia Heights" on Saturday, July 19 at Shiloh Baptist Church in Northwest.

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NAACP, Dunkin' Donuts Pair for Diversity Initiative

The NAACP announced Wednesday it has teamed with the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins to create a diversity initiative to increase the number of black-owned franchise businesses nationwide.

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