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No Charges Will Be Filed In DC9 Death

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Ali Ahmed Mohammed allegedly tossed a brick through a window of the club, starting the altercation.

The D.C. medical examiner's office originally ruled the death a homicide. The club's owner and four employees were initially charged with murder. Those charges were later reduced to aggravated assault and eventually dismissed when the medical examiner's office could not determine the cause and manner of Mohammed's death.

The story of Ali Ahmed Mohammed's death seemed to polarize parts of the city, with fans of the nightclub expressing support for DC9 and its employees while the city's prominent Ethiopian community decried the attack on one of their own. DCentric spoke with members of the city's Ethiopian community in March to hear their response to Mohammed's death.

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A Compelling Plot Gives Way To Farce In Franzen's Purity

The new novel reveals sharp observations and a great, sprawling story. But critic Roxane Gay says the book gets bogged down with absurdly-drawn characters and misfired critiques of modern life.
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Huge Fish Farm Planned Near San Diego Aims To Fix Seafood Imbalance

The aquaculture project would be the same size as New York's Central Park and produce 11 million pounds of yellowtail and sea bass each year. But some people see it as an aquatic "factory farm."
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Europe's Ongoing Migrant And Refugee Crisis And The Future Of Open Borders

The Austria-Hungary border has become the latest pressure point in Europe's ongoing migrant crisis. An update on the huge influx of migrants and refugees from the Middle East and Africa and the future of open borders within the E.U.

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Environmental Outlook: How to Build Smarter Transportation And More Livable Cities

A new report says the traffic in the U.S. is the worst it has been in years. Yet, some urban transportation experts say there's reason to be optimistic. They point to revitalized city centers, emerging technology and the investment in alternative methods of transportation. A conversation about how we get around today, and might get around tomorrow.

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