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Former DC Mayor Marion Barry Dies: Divisive, Flamboyant, Maddening, Beloved

Former Washington D.C. Mayor Marion Barry listens to speeches at the awards luncheon of the National Conference of Black Mayors in Jackson, Miss., April 26, 2002. Barry, whose four terms were overshadowed by his 1990 arrest after being caught on videotape smoking crack cocaine, died Sunday morning Nov. 23, 2014. He was 78. (AP Photo/Rogelio Solis)
Former Washington D.C. Mayor Marion Barry listens to speeches at the awards luncheon of the National Conference of Black Mayors in Jackson, Miss., April 26, 2002. Barry, whose four terms were overshadowed by his 1990 arrest after being caught on videotape smoking crack cocaine, died Sunday morning Nov. 23, 2014. He was 78. (AP Photo/Rogelio Solis)

WASHINGTON—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...




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