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Hour. A new development in the battle between D.C. and Congress over that controversial crime bill, the head of the D.C. council is trying to pull the new bill. So the U.S. Senate won't vote to block it this week. WTO P is Mitchell Miller has more from today on the hill. Our criminal code is one of the worst in the country. We have to revise it. But council chair of Phil mendelson says he doesn't want to have the criminal code approved by the council, nullified, and a vote by the Senate. Our options are better by pulling the bill. The Senate had scheduled to vote this week on a disapproval resolution due largely to Republican opposition to changes in the D.C. code that would lighten some criminal penalties. Mendelsohn has written Senate leadership to withdraw the D.C. measure. And he says it for Republicans want to vote on what he calls a hollow bill that will be their decision. On Capitol Hill, Mitchell Miller WTO news. I'm Megan cloherty, mayor muriel Bowser vetoed the city's revised criminal code before the council overrode that veto and sent the bill to Congress for approval. The bill also included two superfluous policies that did not have the proper hearing or vote in the council. One letting rapists out of prison early and the second allowing people charged with misdemeanors to request a trial. Those things are wrong. And so I believe that there are ways to affix that Bill. I advanced my recommendations to the council, I spoke to the council at nauseum about my objections. But Bowser says, as long as Congress has final approval of D.C. bills, we all have to recognize the context that we're working in and be smart about it. In Adams Morgan, Megan cloher, a WTO news. The search is on for the man police say sexually assaulted a young girl and knife point in Arlington last night, Arlington county police say the girl was attacked in a wooded area at around 9 o'clock along south south four mile run drive. The girl told police she first noticed the man was following her on Columbia pike after the attack, the man ran off the girl was able to walk home and get help. Please say at the time of the attack the man was wearing a black jacket and black or gray sweatpants. Federal aviation investigators say stability issues may have led to the turbulence on corporate jet, which left a cabin John woman dead. 55 year old Dana Hyde was headed to Leesburg airport from New Hampshire. When the plane experienced severe turbulence has happened on Friday, she held prominent posts in two administrations in Washington. Last year, the federal aviation administration issued an ear worthiness directive for the same model of aircraft, following stability problems in certain circumstances. It's the time of year people are getting outdoors and the National Park Service has some pretty useful advice about staying safe around beers. It's a thrill to see a bear in the wild from a safe distance, but what if the bear sees you and seems interested? There are black bears throughout the forested areas of Virginia, and there are bears and Frederick county, Maryland, the National Park Service advises that if a bear surprises you, stay calm. Stand your ground remain still and talk calmly to the bear. So it knows you're human and not a prey animal. Don't run, don't climb a tree, and don't scream. And be assured, bear attacks are rare. Ridiculous news. Tonight, the Jewish holiday of purim begins, it's a holiday full of joy and giving and miracles. It tells the story or it just listened to the McGill, which tells the story of Queen Esther, who helped save the Jewish community in Persia from an evil plot sometime in the 5th century, BCE. The ancient kingdom of Persia was ruled by a powerful capricious, often drunk king named Akash beros. He had this evil adviser named haman who plotted to kill all the Jews of the kingdom, but what he didn't know is that the king's wife was secretly Jewish. And the Nick of time some in the bravery to foil this evil adviser's plot. That is rabbi Aaron Miller with the Washington Hebrew congregation. Some holiday traditions include getting dressed up in costumes, giving out baskets of goodies to loved ones and neighbors, as well as giving charity. It's definitely one of my favorite holidays. Okay, coming up after traffic

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