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With Immigration Reform Stalled, Families Wait For Change

As Democrats and Republicans in Congress argue over how to address immigration reform, thousands of local families wait for answers.
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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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Parents At High-Performing D.C. High School Criticize Merger With Other School

Many parents whose children attend the high-achieving School Without Walls High School in Northwest D.C. say the merger with another neighborhood school is not working.
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With Work Still Left To Be Done, Silver Line Director Leaves Post

Silver Line project director Pat Nowakowski is leaving for another transit agency, though he didn't say which one.
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Analysis: U.S. Capitol Renovations And The D.C. Council's Lawsuit Against Mayor Gray

Roll Call's David Hawkings joins Matt Bush to discuss the D.C. council's suit against Mayor Gray and the expensive process of rehabilitating the U.S. Capitol Dome.
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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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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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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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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.
NPR

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.