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A look at Washington D.C. and home rule, 50 years later

Washington D.C. was granted home rule 50 years ago, meaning district residents gained the right to vote for their mayor and city council members. But residents don’t have a vote on Capitol Hill, and Congress can overturn local D.C. laws.

Jacob Fenston of WAMU reports on the history of Washington D.C.’s struggle for self-governance.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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