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Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78
Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and long service on the D.C. Council. Instead, Barry will be remembered for a single night in a downtown Washington hotel room and the grainy video that showed him lighting a crack pipe in the company of a much-younger woman. Barry died Sunday at 78. His family said in statement that Barry died early Sunday at the United Medical Center, after having been released from Howard University Hospital on Saturday. No cause of death was given, but his...

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