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Are Schools For English Language Learners In Prince George's County Fair?

Prince George's County is opening two new schools this year for the burgeoning population of immigrant students with limited English skills. But some critics question whether these schools are either legal or fair.

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Fairfax County Sheriff's Office Refuses To Turn Over Video Of Tasing Incident

Why is the Fairfax County Sheriff's office withholding video footage of a fatal incident involving a Fairfax County Sheriff's deputy Tasing an inmate?
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A Year After Relisha Rudd Went Missing, D.C. Police Again Ask Public For Help

D.C. officials are again asking the public for help in finding Relisha Rudd, the nine-year-old D.C. girl who was taken from a homeless shelter last year.
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New Escalator At Dupont Circle South Already Undergoing Major Repair

Metro spent nine months and $12 million rebuilding the escalators at Dupont Circle South. So riders are asking themselves: why is one of those escalators broken already?

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Virginia Lawmakers Brace For Possibility Affordable Care Act Could Be Jettisoned

The Supreme Court is preparing to hear a challenge to the Affordable Care Act, potentially threatening the federal subsidies that pay for health care for millions of Americans.

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Controverisal Netanyahu Speech Is Latest Glitch In U.S.-Israel Relations

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to a joint meeting of Congress on Tuesday. The speech highlights differences between the U.S. and Israel on how to stop Iran from going nuclear.
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Clinton's Portrait Has Hint Of Lewinsky's Blue Dress, Artist Says

Nelson Shanks tells the Philadelphia Daily News a shadow on the left side of the painting represents not only the infamous dress, but also "a shadow on the office he held, or on" President Clinton.

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Supreme Court To Weigh Power Of Redistricting Commissions

Although the court has viewed gerrymandering of legislative districts as a practice that deprives citizens of fair representation, it's also thrown up its hands when it comes to policing the practice.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, March 3, 2015

You can see paintings that speak to an ongoing overseas conflict or see a comedy about mistaken identity and love.

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Chris Offutt Reveals A Family Secret In 'My Father, The Pornographer'

Offutt's late father went from running a small insurance agency to writing more than 400 books, mostly pornography. The writer tells Fresh Air his dad believed he would be "extremely famous" for it.
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U.S. Biologists Keen To Explore, Help Protect Cuba's Wild Places

Birders especially know that Cuba harbors hundreds of rarely seen, little-studied species. As the island nation opens to more U.S. visitors, scientists hope "green Cuba" can survive increased tourism.
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Silly, Saucy, Scary: Photos Show The Many Faces Of Ugly Fruit

Wonky produce can take on absurdly entertaining shapes. But one food activist says learning to love these crazy contours is key to stopping mounds of food waste.