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Washington Mayor Vincent C. Gray (center) arrives with D.C. Council members and D.C. citizens at the New Hampshire Statehouse in Concord, N.H., on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, to try to gain support for D.C. statehood. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown, Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown, D.C. Shadow Senator Michael D. Brown and Council member Vincent B. Orange look at portraits of New Hampshire revolutionaries that hang in the main hall of the New Hampshire State House, Concord, N.H., Friday, Jan. 27, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Chief Financial Officer Natwar M. Gandhi told the D.C. Council on Thursday that no laws were broken during the process to receive bids on a gaming contract with the city. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Chief Financial Officer Natwar Gandhi told the D.C. Council Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, that no laws were broken during the RFP process to get bids for online gaming. The council held a public oversight hearing on the matter of i-Gaming on Thursday. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council member Marion Barry arrives near the scene of the shootings of three male teens in Southeast Washington on Jan. 12. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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INVOLVED: D.C. Council member Phil Mendelson wrote a letter to Chancellor Kaya Henderson. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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Chancellor Kaya Henderson has received a letter from D.C. Council member Phil Mendelson about the DCPS and an allegation of child sexual abuse. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Ward 5 resident Zachary Sims, outside the U.S. District Courthouse on Friday where former D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. pleaded guilty to tax fraud and stealing city funds (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)

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AIMING HIGHER: D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown will introduce a bill that requires all students to apply to at least one college as a way "to do better for themselves." (The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown (The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council member Jack Evans, Ward 2 Democrat, has scheduled a committee mark-up of a bill that would repeal authority for iGaming.

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D.C. Council member Marion Barry, who owes the federal government more than $277,000 in back taxes, interest and penalties, answers questions of reporters after leaving the federal court house where he testified in Washington, D.C., Thursday, April 16, 2009. (Astrid Riecken/The Washington Times)

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DEVELOPER TIES: D.C. Council member Yvette M. Alexander will benefit from a fundraiser hosted by lobbyist-developer David W. Wilmot. (The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown (left) chats with council member Mary Cheh, as members of the council arrive for a closed meeting to discuss personnel matters in the wake of the FBI-IRS raid at the home of council member Harry Thomas, Jr. at the Wilson Building (Rod Lamkey Jr/ The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown (center) is seated between Committee on Government Operations Chairman Muriel Bowser (left) and council member David A. Catania (right) during a committee hearing in which a wide-ranging ethics-reform bill was advanced to the full council.

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FBI and IRS Criminal Investigative Division agents serve a search warrant on the home of D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. on 17th Street NE in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011. (Pratik Shah/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council chairman Kwame Brown speaks Sept. 12, 2011, with staff members of The Washington Times in Washington, D.C. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/ The Washington Times)

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Alyce Dixon, who served at a military post office in France during World War II, speaks with Kwame R. Brown (left), chairman of the D.C. Council, and Eleanor Holmes Norton (right), the city's delegate to Congress, during a rededication ceremony Thursday at the District of Columbia War Memorial. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council member Jack Evans (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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