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Congress sticks with budget deal that blocks marijuana legalization. [Times, Politico, WAMUWBJ]

D.C. Council freshmen prepare to take the dais. [LL]

How District developers get around rent control laws. [WCP]

Vince Gray sets up a committee to handle Marion Barry renaming requests. [LL]

Marijuana backers march on Congress. [Post]

Olympic bid wants Muriel Bowser to come to final pitch, but a D.C. Council meeting has to be moved first. [Post]

Eleanor Holmes Norton thinks Congress may have accidentally kept legalization in place. [WAMU]

Post ed board on marijuana deal: “The hypocrisy is stunning even by the standards of Capitol Hill.” [Post]

Solar activists are wary of the Pepco merger. [WAMU]

Chinatown program will test performance parking rates. [WAMU]

No commitments on when the streetcar will start up. [WAMU]

Photo by Hupu2 via Wikimedia Commons