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After the snow stops falling, its up to a dizzying number of agencies and institutions — both local and federal — to shovel and clear the snow off of D.C. roads and sidewalks.
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Why Is Arlington Considering Slashing Its Budget For Alternative Transit?

Arlington County is known for its commitment to transit, biking and walking to minimize traffic congestion over the past several decades. That is why some are puzzled as to why the county is considering cutting funding for those initiatives.
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Fairfax County Sheriff Asks For Patience As Taser Death Investigation Continues

Fairfax County Sheriff Stacey Kincaid says she's in a frustrating position with regards to the probe into the death of 37-year-old Natasha McKenna in early February.

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Transportation App Bridj Has Bus-Sized Ambitions For D.C.

It works similar to other ride-sharing apps, in that you establish a location and destination, and order a ride. But you'll be shown where to catch a Bridj bus, instead of getting a vehicle at your door.

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Prince George's County Opening Special Schools For English Language Learners

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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Norton Calls To Lift Ban On Sledding At U.S. Capitol

Hours before a snowstorm is expected to hit the region, there's a push in the District to lift a ban on sledding on what D.C.'s congresswoman calls "a perfect sledding venue."
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Going After The Dealers: Maryland Bill Would Prosecute Sellers In Heroin Deaths

Under a measure offered in the General Assembly, prosecutors could charge dealers for selling heroin to someone who then dies from overdosing on it, and the penalty would be up to 30 years in prison.

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D.C. Lottery Fights To Win Back Customers And Cash After Instant Ticket Drought

After a year-long contract dispute almost dried up the supply of instant lottery tickets in D.C., the tickets are back on sale — but it will take time for the lottery to win back the customers and cash it lost.
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Spring Break With A Purpose (And A Waitlist)

At schools like Georgetown, American, Maryland and George Washington, the idea of a service-oriented spring break has caught on over the past decade.

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Dump The Lumps: The World Health Organization Says Eat Less Sugar

WHO says there's strong evidence that excessive sugar is bad for us. So it's recommending that we cut back significantly.
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Jawbone Fossil Fills Big Gap In Human Evolution, Scientists Say

Writing in Science, scientists say the 2.8 million-year-old fossil appears to belong to an individual from the beginning of the ancestral line that led to humans.
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Boston Marathon Bombing Trial Opens With Admission Of Guilt

Opening statements began Wednesday in the trial of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Both the defense and prosecution agree Tsarnaev is guilty, but they differ on why he did it.
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Programs Help Students Cut Back On Booze, But Not For Long

Most colleges have some sort of alcohol education program. One-time interventions do cut drinking, but only short term. They tend to work better for women, with no benefit for men in frats.
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Is Fighting Racism In Soccer 'A Lost Cause'? FIFA President Says No

Racism in soccer has been making headlines again, and FIFA President Sepp Blatter is now talking about relegating teams.
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India Bans Film About Infamous 2012 Gang Rape

The government also says it will investigate how the makers of India's Daughter got permission to interview one of the men convicted of the brutal rape and killing of a 23-year-old woman in New Delhi.
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How To Help Children Orphaned By Ebola

More than 16,000 children have lost a parent to Ebola. Almost all of these children have found a home with a relative, but they still have basic needs such as food and clothes for school.
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The British Group With A Very Different Take On 'Jihadi John'

Cage is a controversial group founded by a former detainee at Guantanamo Bay. It has presented a sympathetic portrait of "Jihadi John," drawing criticism that it defends terror.