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D.C. Special Education Advocates Optimistic About Extra Funds For Students

Special education advocates for D.C.’s public school children say they are “cautiously optimistic” that more money proposed in the budget for students will disabilities will translate into better care.
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D.C. Has Relatively Safe Streets, But Still Needs Improvements, Report Finds

A new report concludes that D.C. has some of the safest roads in the nation, but bicyclist and pedestrian fatalities are still rising.
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Park Police Seek Man Accused Of Sexual Assault In D.C. Park

Police have released a sketch of a man suspected of sexually assaulting a woman in a park in Northwest D.C. earlier this month.
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McAuliffe Announces Policy To Make It Easier For Felons To Have Rights Restored

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced a new policy that will make it easier for former felons to regain their voting rights, including removing drug crimes and decreasing a wait time from five years to three.
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Warner Leads In Fundraising, But Gillespie Posts Surprising Haul

The Virginia U.S. Senate race is heating up as both candidates are proving to be formidable fundraisers.
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D.C. Council Sues Gray Over Budget Autonomy Referendum

A conflict between the D.C. Council and Mayor Vincent Gray over whether or not the city now enjoys budget autonomy is heading to court, and a ruling could have an impact on how this year's budget process plays out.
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Judge Says Ex-Governor McDonnell Can't Withhold Documents From Prosecutors

McDonnell asked to keep the information from prosecutors, saying it would expose his trial strategy, but a judge says prosecutors can't be excluded.
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Is Obamacare A Success? We Might Not Know For A While

Fans and foes want to know whether the Affordable Care Act is meeting its goals. But, for good reasons, there are no clear answers yet.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 18

See a classic ballet performed by a world-renowned company or check out a sculpture exhibition at a local university.
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Customers Bid Farewell To One Of The D.C. Region's Last Video Stores

Longtime movie lovers say they'll miss the shop, but they'll especially mourn the gradual death of an American tradition.
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Climate Change Adjustments Must Be Fast And Major, U.N. Panel Says

Greenhouse gas emissions will have to drop 40 to 70 percent by 2050 — and then drop even more, to nearly zero by the end of this century — a new U.N. report says.
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Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.