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WASHINGTON (AP) — D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray says an independent report on the city's school reforms is expected to come out soon. He told reporters during a news conference yesterday that the National Academy of Sciences is wrapping up an evaluation of the implementation of the 2007 school reform law passed by the council.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tour guides who welcome visitors to the Capitol Visitor Center are planning to join a union. The workers voted last week to join the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oprah Winfrey is calling D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee a "warrior woman" who has taken on the worst-performing school district in the country. Rhee appeared on Winfrey's show that aired yesterday, along with Bill Gates and Davis Guggenheim, director of "Waiting for Superman," a new documentary about public education.

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