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WASHINGTON (AP) Snow plow crews are bracing for more snow that's expected to fall in the region this Presidents Day. The National Weather Service says rain and snow is expected into the evening. Less than four inches could pile on top of existing snow from recent storms.

WASHINGTON (AP) Some northern Virginia school districts are asking residents to help remove snow as they look to reopen schools tomorrow. Though crews work to clear snow, school leaders say extra effort from the community is needed.

WASHINGTON (AP) A new exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery is showcasing figures who played major roles in advancing civil rights. Photographs, paintings, sculptures and other items from the gallery's permanent collection are featured in "The Struggle for Justice."

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