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Marion Barry won't let D.C. council chairman vote

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Ward 8 Councilman Marion Barry stripped D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson of his vote on a controversial bill Thursday, prompting a furor among the measure's opponents and instigating doubt about the vote's legitimacy. Facing a close vote during a committee hearing on the proposal to protect ex-convicts from discrimination, Barry abruptly called a recess, and the leading dissenting...