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A Washington, D.C., license plate bore a message of frustration felt by many of the city's residents. A Washington, D.C., license plate bore a message of frustration felt by many of the city's residents.
By Michael Kranish
Globe Staff / December 31, 2008

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WASHINGTON - In recent years, residents of this city - the "last colony," some call it - have resorted to political theater in their fight for representation in Congress. They dumped tea into the Potomac River. They sarcastically petitioned for reunification with Britain. They produced license plates that proclaimed they lived in a place of "Taxation Without Representation," which President ... (Full article: 1148 words)

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