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(Washington Post) — The D.C. Council is preparing some of the nation’s strictest regulations against bullying in city schools or public buildings in an effort to curtail behaviors they say can at times terrorize youths.  At a council hearing Monday that featured testimony from teenagers who said they have been mocked over their religion, looks or sexual orientation, Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray (D) said that the city should make it a top priority to take on schoolyard bullies. “In recent months, there have been a number of nationally publicized incidents of bullying, some of them ending tragically,” said Gray, who, as council chairman, oversaw the four-hour hearing. “As a government, we must use these incidents as teachable moments and take action.”

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