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D.C. Council denies mayor funding for cop hires

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The D.C. Council spurned Mayor Vincent Gray on Tuesday and voted down a pair of plans that would have provided funding to hire 100 new police officers, prompting a wave of criticism from Gray and the city's police union. "Violent crime is up citywide, and the council is not only doing nothing, they are actively thwarting efforts to make the city safer," union leader Kristopher Baumann...