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Three-Day Walk For Breast Cancer Research Begins

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By Jonathan Wilson

Thousands have been gathering this morning at Nationals Park for the start of the Susan G. Komen three-day walk to raise money for breast cancer research.

Participants in the fundraiser for breast cancer research plan to walk 60 miles over the next three days. They'll trek from Washington to Germantown, Md., and back. Each participant has raised an average of $3,000 for the cause.

The walk will wrap-up at 5 p.m. Sunday on the National Mall.

Cheering stations are being set up along the route.

Several streets around Nationals Park are closed until 1 p.m. today for the opening ceremony. On Sunday, streets around the National Mall will be closed from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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In An Alternate 19th Century London, Sins Are Marked With 'Smoke'

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D.C.'s Public Schools Select New Lunch Providers

D.C. Public Schools is abandoning longtime school food provider Chartwells in the wake of allegations of poor food quality and fraud and moving forward with new vendors for 2016. But, questions remain about the selection process and future oversight.

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Creating A D.C. State Constitution

We explore the historic process of crafting a constitution for D.C. statehood nearly three decades after the last attempt, and find out how drafters are preparing for the June constitutional convention.

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$81 Million Bangladesh Bank Heist Sparks Push For Stepped-Up Cybersecurity

The head of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication acknowledged at least two security breaches in addition to February's spectacular theft involving Bangladesh's central bank.

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