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Volunteers Needed to Help Northern Virginia Adults Learn to Read and Write

The mission of the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia (LCNV) is to teach adults the basic skills of reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English to empower them to participate more fully and confidently in their communities. Each year, LCNV holds eight tutor training workshops to prepare volunteer tutors to provide individualized instruction to adult students.The next two-day Basic Literacy tutor training workshop will begin April 20.

  • What: Basic Literacy Tutor Training Workshop
  • When: Two Saturdays (both required): April 20 and 27 from 9:30 am-2:00 pm
  • Where: James Lee Community Center, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church, VA 22042
  • Fee: $50 for books, materials, and other LCNV trainings
  • Contact: For more information, e-mail volunteers@lcnv.org or call 703-237-0866 x111.
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Auction Of Artifacts In Paris Stirs Protest At American Indian Museum In D.C.

"It's almost like seeing one of our own tribal members being auctioned off," says a member of California's Hoopa tribe who denounced the auction during an event at the National Museum of the American Indian.

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We Don't Know How Many Workers Are Injured At Slaughterhouses. Here's Why

Injuries in the meat industry are likely to be under-reported, a new GAO report finds. Workers may be sent back to the line without seeing a doctor, or may not report out of fear of losing their jobs.
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D.C., Maryland, Virginia Take Serious Step Toward Creating Metro Safety Panel

Leaders in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia have agreed on a proposal to create a Metro Safety Commission that is supposed to supplant the Federal Transit Administration’s temporary oversight role. It's a key step in a process that will rely on action in all three jurisdictions' legislatures.

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Reports Peg Tech Billionaire As Funder Of Hulk Hogan's Case Against Gawker

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Peter Thiel is said to be bankrolling the ex-wrestler's lawsuit. Gawker is appealing a jury verdict that awarded Hogan $140 million over the 2012 publication of a sex tape.

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