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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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    Cult Survivor Documents 2 Decades Inside 'Holy Hell'

    Will Allen directed the documentary Holy Hell, which depicts his experience as a videographer and member of The Buddhafield cult. Allen used his own footage, as well as his interviews with other former members, to make this documentary.
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    Evaporated Cane Juice? Puh-leeze. Just Call It Sugar, FDA Says

    Companies cultivating a healthful image often list "evaporated cane juice" in their products' ingredients. But the FDA says it's really just sugar, and that's what food labels should call it.
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    The Politics Hour - May 27, 2016

    Congress votes to override DC's 2013 ballot initiative on budget autonomy. Virginia governor faces a federal investigation over international finance and lobbying rules. And DC, Maryland and Virginia move to create a Metro safety oversight panel.

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    After Departure Of Uber, Lyft In Austin, New Companies Enter The Void

    Earlier this month, voters in Austin, Texas, rejected an effort to overturn the city's rules for ride-hailing companies. Uber and Lyft tried to prevent fingerprinting of their drivers, and now both have left town. A few other ride-share companies have popped up to help fill the void. NPR explores how people are getting around town without Uber and Lyft.

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