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District leaders are considering defying Congress to keep the city government running even if the federal government shuts down due to a budget impasse.
Wal-Mart and other large retailers won't be required to pay their employees a "living wage" of at least $12.50 an hour in the District of Columbia.
Councilmember David Grosso says someone pried open a kitchen window in the back of his Northeast home and stole two computers and a camera.
As yet another aide to Mayor Vincent Gray's campaign is charged in connection with a corruption investigation, Councilwoman Mary Cheh says any candidates who benefited from the so-called "shadow campaign" should come forward.
A D.C. businessman under investigation for allegedly financing a secret $653,000 funding campaign for D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray in 2010 allegedly also spent money on secret campaigns for seven other candidates for mayor and the D.C. Council.
A half-dozen major retailers have signed a letter to D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray urging him to veto the large retailer living wage bill, threatening to "revisit" expansion plans if the legislation is enacted.
The D.C. Council has passed a bill that would require large retailers like Wal-Mart to pay workers at least $12.50. The bill is now before the mayor.