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Head of DC National Guard to step down during inauguration

The head of the District of Columbia National Guard has been ordered to step down immediately after President-elect Donald Trump takes office. Maj. Gen. Errol Schwartz will be stepping down at 12:01 p.m. on Jan. 20, just after Trump is sworn in, Maj. Byron Coward, a guard spokesman said. Schwartz, who was appointed by President

DC to vote on nation’s most generous family leave benefits

Beltway insiders with babies on the way could soon benefit from the most generous family leave requirements in the nation. City lawmakers in Washington, D.C. are expected to vote on a bill next week that would give everyone who works in the nation’s capital up to 11 weeks’ paid leave for the birth or adoption