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Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 10/07/2011

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One of Maryland’s two Capitol statues, of Revolutionary War hero John Hanson. (Sarah L. Voisin - THE WASHINGTON POST)
The District’s long-running struggle for equal recognition in a key corner of the federal government — the Capitol’s Statuary Hall — is nearing a climax. As Ben Pershing reports at D.C. Wire, Rep. Daniel Lungren (R-Calif.) has introduced a bipartisan bill that would allow D.C. and U.S. territories to each place one statue in the hall where states gets two statues apiece. Problem is, the District has two statues in waiting — of Frederick Douglass and Pierre L’Enfant. Now we’ve got to pick one.

In other news:

What to do about nonresident D.C. Public Schools students? (WaTimes, Examiner, WAMU-FM)

Was man deliberately struck and killed on 14th Street? (Crime Scene)

Shaw, U Street and Columbia Heights stations will close this weekend (Dr. Gridlock)

Pics from Adrian Fenty’s fundraiser for Jack Evans — said Evans to Fenty, “the only election you lost was the one I supported you in.” (Georgetown Dish)

Della Reese, Al Sharpton, Omarosa (?!) tape pro-voting-rights spots for Channel 16 (WaTimes)

Man says he was randomly assaulted on Connecticut Avenue, and police ignored him (WUSA-TV)

Dispatches from Occupy D.C. (Post, Examiner)

CFSA sued over parent probes (Post)

D.C. unemployment is getting worse (DCFPI)

A WaTimeser’s struggle toward gun ownership (WaTimes)

Airports Authority is spending $80,000 to prepare DCA site for Ronald Reagan statue (WTOP)

U.S. District Senior Judge Thomas Hogan tapped to oversee federal court operations (Legal Times)

“[Natwar Gandhi] said he would overhaul a system that allowed his own employees to steal millions of dollars right under his nose. But that promise has not been kept.” (Examiner editorial)

Mall evictions decimate Georgetown’s small businesses (G’town Metropolitan)

Sears will not be coming to D.C. (Cap Biz)

25,000 to get free rides on new Circulator route (Examiner)

What to eat at Taste of D.C. (All We Can Eat)

David Catania bill would require HIV/AIDS classes for doctors and nurses (Blade)

Project Empowerment graduates transgender job-seekers (Blade)

D.C. native boxer Lamont Peterson will fight in December for super lightweight belts (City Desk)

Tony and Joe’s isn’t much of a seafood joint since it flooded (Yong & Hungry)

Cathy Lanier called for jury duty (Crime Scene)

Jim Webb demands action on head-scratching Fox News report (news release, WTOP)

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