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D.C. Political Roundup: 
Ward 8 Democrats Organize GOTV Effort

One of the District's most active Democratic clubs kicked off its efforts to have a strong voter turnout in the Nov. 4 general election on Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Southeast home of former D.C. Council Chairman and current D.C. Democratic National Committeeman Arrington Dixon.

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Jesse Jackson Praises Apple for Releasing Employment Data

The Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Apple Inc., for being the latest Silicon Valley company to release its employment data amid complaints of few minorities holding executive positions in major corporations.

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D.C. Political Roundup: ANC Races to be on Nov. 4 Ballot

While District residents will focus on the mayor, council and board of education races in the Nov. 4 general election, there are 209 advisory neighborhood commissioner positions that also merit attention.

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CBC Commends Hagel's Ruling on Hairstyles

Rep. Marcia Fudge, chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, praised Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel for changing a policy that basically demeaned African-American women's hairstyles.

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Bowser Wins Backing of AFL-CIO Labor Council

The executive board of the Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO announced Monday their support of D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser's mayoral bid.

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Civil Rights Leaders Excoriate Police Shooting of Missouri Teen

A Missouri teen's death at the hands of a police officer sparked a riot in the St. Louis area and has drawn the ire of civil rights leaders.

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Marion Barry Selects Lindsay as New Chief of Staff

D.C. Council member Marion Barry (D) announced recently that Charles L. Lindsay will replace Joyce Clements-Smith as his chief of staff.

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D.C. Political Roundup: Bowser Celebrates Birthday with Supporters

Hundreds of people showed up at the birthday party for D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser on Thursday at the home of Daniel and Loretta Neumann Smith in Northwest.

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Schwartz, Catania Submit Ballot Signatures

D.C. mayoral candidates David Catania and Carol Schwartz have both submitted their lists of signatures to get on the November ballot this week.

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D.C. 'Coolest City' in Nation, Forbes Says

D.C. is the coolest city in the United States, or so says a Forbes survey released Wednesday.

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