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    WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama says his daughters couldn't get the same quality education at a Washington, D.C., public school that they get at their private school. Obama says the schools in the District of Columbia are ``struggling,'' though he said there have been some important steps made in the direction of reform.

    WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama says teachers' unions can be part of the solution to problem schools. He said during an interview with NBC's ``Today'' show that unions often have been resistant to change as they try to protect their members but that many of them are now working with states on reforms including charter schools.

    WASHINGTON (AP) The D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services is using global positioning system devices to keep track of young offenders released into the community. The agency says it has contracted with Satellite Tracking of People for the pilot program in which youth wear GPS devices on their ankles.

    WASHINGTON (AP) The vice president's official residence is getting a security upgrade. The Navy will install a 10-foot security fence and additional security checkpoints around Vice President Joe Biden's residential compound at the Naval Observatory.

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    Gay Talese Disavows His Disavowal Of His New Book

    Talese had told The Washington Post he wouldn't promote his new nonfiction book, The Voyeur's Motel, after the paper found flaws in its story. But now he says the book will go ahead as planned.
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    Amid Craft Brewery Boom, Some Worry About A Bubble — But Most Just Fear Foam

    Fueled by customers' unquenchable thirst for the next great flavor note, the craft beer industry has exploded like a poorly fermented bottle of home brew.
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    The Politics Hour - July 1, 2016

    Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with D.C. Transportation Director Leif Dormsjo and Virginia Del. Marcus Simon (D-Fairfax).

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    After Deadly Crash, Safety Officials Will Examine Tesla's Autopilot Mode

    The fatal crash of a Model S that was in autopilot when it collided with a truck in Florida is prompting a preliminary evaluation of the feature by the National Highway Transportation Safety Board.

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