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    A North Korean flag flies in the propaganda village of Gijungdong as a U.S. Army soldier stands guard at Taesungdong freedom village near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016.

    It would be “ill-advised” for District voters to sign a petition seeking to recall D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray from office, the mayor said.

    Political activist Frederick Butler filed a notice of intent to recall Gray and D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown earlier this month.

    Gray said in his response that Butler did not make a strong case for a recall and notes the cost of a citywide special election. He also said his administration is making progress in a number of critical areas.

    Brown's response lists his accomplishments in office and goals for his term as Council chairman.

    Butler has 180 days to collect more than 45,000 signatures. No one has ever gathered enough signatures to trigger a recall election against a District mayor or councilmember.