Politics & Government

July 13, 2012 12:00 AM

Nation’s capital beset by scandal, bad news

Residents of the nation’s capital may have thought they’d outgrown the scourge of a crack-using mayor and high murder rates, of exploding manhole covers and crumbling schools. But an embarrassing corruption scandal further threatens to tarnish the city’s burnished image and could topple its new leadership.

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