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WASHINGTON (AP) Teachers are protesting the firing of nearly 400 D.C. public school employees. Union officials yesterday filed a lawsuit to contest the layoffs announced last week, which includes 229 teachers because of budget cuts.

WASHINGTON (AP) In its legislative agenda to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the Natural Resources Defense Council is encouragint the District of Columbia to develop state and local funding sources to complement federal funding. It says cutting stormwater and sewage pollution will mean safer swimming at bay area beaches.

WASHINGTON (AP) Ben Ali, the founder of Washington's famous Ben's Chili Bowl restaurant, has died. He was 82. Restaurant manager Maurice Harcum says Ali died of natural causes last night at his home.

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