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Save the 216 Campaign To Keep D.C. Vouchers Program

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Students who were offered scholarships to attend private and parochial schools, before the program was canceled, are planning what they call "a full scale escalation of peaceful protests." 216 low income students from failing public schools were offered scholarships through the DC Vouchers program. But the program was canceled and those students will have to choose between attending public and public charter schools. Now the advocacy organization DC Parents for School Choice are planning a series of media advertisements. They also plan a vigil outside the U.S. Department of Education on Thursday. An independent study recently released which showed after three years, students in the program showed slightly higher reading test scores. There were no gains, however, shown in math. Bipartisan legislation has been introduced recently to try and reauthorize the program for five years. Kavitha Cardoza reports...

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Aug. 3, 2015

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Farms, Coasts And Air Conditioning: What Climate Change Means For Virginia

Climate change presents obstacles for just about everywhere in the United States — but rising temperatures are expected to be felt keenly in a number of Virginia's important economic areas.

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Obama To Detail Tougher Plan To Fight Climate Change

President Obama will unveil climate change regulations Monday, expected to set tougher limits on coal than previously proposed. NPR's Scott Horsley previews the announcement with host Rachel Martin.
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Despite Host Controversy, Amazon Takes A Chance On 'Top Gear'

The trio that made Top Gear the world's biggest car show will return to the small screen in a new show for Amazon Prime. The BBC canned one of its hosts last year after a fight with a producer.

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