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Fattah Resigns Amid Racketeering Conviction

Embattled Lawmaker Faces Up to 30 Years in Prison

With the likelihood of a lengthy prison sentence looming, longtime Pennsylvania Democratic Rep. Chaka Fattah resigned from his position just days after a federal jury convicted the embattled congressman of corruption charges.

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Gray Looking Forward to Return to D.C. Council

Former Mayor Already Crafting Agenda

After more than a year of scrutiny and an attorney general's office that dug deep to find evidence of corruption, Vincent Gray isn't taking anything else for granted.

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D.C. Officials Aim to Reduce Lead in Drinking Water

Two D.C. Council members recently held joint public oversight hearings on the testing of lead levels in public facilities to alert residents and others of concerns about water safety.

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Will D.C. Schools Honor Muslim Holidays?

With numerous school districts across the country already implementing Muslim holidays into their schedules, some in the D.C. region are considering adding days of observance for several Muslim holy days.

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Volkswagen Settles Emissions Lawsuit for $14.7B

Volkswagen will spend $14.7 billion to settle consumer lawsuits and government allegations that it cheated on emissions tests in what lawyers are calling the largest auto-related class-action settlement in U.S. history.

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Diabetes: A Major Health Issue for Blacks

HHS Deputy Secretary Addresses NNPA

The Obama administration delivered good news Friday about the state of the president's signature health care law Friday at the National Newspaper Publishers Association's annual convention in Houston.

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St. Louis American Wins Big at NNPA Merit Awards

The St. Louis American was the big winner at the National Newspaper Publishers Association 2016 Merit Awards on Thursday.

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Fitbit, Health-Tracking Devices Rise in Popularity, Misuse

Fitness tracking devices have been gaining in popularity, and new ones seem to emerge regularly.

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Morgan State Reopens Civil Rights Museum

To some, it was a long time coming. But for others, the reopening of the Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum in Baltimore this month happened at just the right time.

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Henry Jones Still 'Discombobulating' After 28 Years, Too Loud to Be Silenced

Henry "Discombobulating" Jones is like many of the fighters that he introduces as ring announcer for boxing cards in the District of Columbia — he pulls no punches.

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