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Former D.C. mayor Marion Barry dies

By  Matthew Cella  and  Deborah Simmons  - The Washington Times -  Updated:  9:24 p.m. on Sunday, November 23, 2014 Former D.C. Mayor  Marion Barry , who rose from the sharecroppers’ shacks of Itta Bena, Mississippi, to the executive suite of the District’s City Hall and overcame an embarrassing public drug arrest while in office to return as D.C. mayor and council member, died early Sunday. He was 78.  CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE