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D.C. Council chair bests Marion Barry on criminal offenders bill

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Ward 8 Councilman Marion Barry lectured plenty, but he ultimately decided late Tuesday night not to contest a key parliamentary ruling by D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson that left a prized legislative proposal of the former mayor's dead. Mendelson, who became chairman in June after Kwame Brown’s resignation, determined Tuesday that an effort by Barry to offer greater legal protections...