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D.C. self-rule fight goes into the toilet

Congress takes aim at city ordinance restricting the flushing of wet wipes

By Lauren Rosenblatt Tribune News Service

This article was published August 13, 2017 at 3:31 a.m.

When local officials in Washington declared war on "fatbergs" -- floating white clumps of flushed wet wipes that were clogging the district's sewage system -- they ran into a familiar obstacle: Congress.

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dinky1 says... August 13, 2017 at 5:23 a.m.

Actually, just what is the population of Washington, D.C.? Don't most of the people there commute to work?

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