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50 years of Washington, D.C.'s home rule

Fifty years ago, Washington, D.C. was granted “home rule,” where 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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