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D.C. Neighborhood "Overrun" By Charter Schools

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With an emphasis on independence and innovation, charter schools have sprouted up across the District. Now, 57 schools educate more than 27,000 students, and the number is climbing. To meet the demand, charters take root wherever they can - and a lot of their locations don’t look like your traditional schoolhouse. Jessica Gould reports that neighbors in one Northeast D.C. community say they’ve had enough with the quality - and quantity - of the charter schools nearby.


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Gulf Of Mexico Open For Fish-Farming Business

For the first time, companies can apply to set up fish farms in U.S. federal waters. The government says the move will help reduce American dependence on foreign seafood and improve security.
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What's Behind Trends In U.S. Violent Crime Rates

Violent crime rates in the U.S. have dropped dramatically over the last twenty years, but FBI data suggest there was a slight uptick in the first half of last year: What led to the remarkable long-term decline in violent crime in the last two decades in U.S. and prospects the trajectory can continue.

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Blocked: Twitter's Role In Combating Violent Extremism

Over the course of seven months, Twitter has suspended over 125,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts.

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