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Jefferson Statue Goes Up At State Capitol

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A D.C. Council committee has approved a plan to charge higher rates at parking meters during peak periods. The plan, called the performance-parking program, has been tested on H Street in Northeast, D.C. on Capitol Hill and in Columbia Heights in recent years.

Mayor Vincent Gray is hoping it will raise more than $3 million next year, and he wants to use the money to improve bus service and alternative transportation options.

Councilmember Mary Cheh is also a fan, and says parking rates ought to reflect market demand. She says it will help more people find parking spaces to run errands to local businesses.

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Taking Great Photos On Vacation Or "Staycation"

Professional photographers give us the latest on cameras, smart phones and shooting tips for great vacation photos this summer -- and every day.

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Squeezed By Drought, California Farmers Switch To Less Thirsty Crops

Water scarcity is leading farmers away from planting staples and towards planting higher-value, lower-water specialty crops. Think wine grapes and pomegranates instead of citrus and avocados.
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Obama's Trip to Africa & Foreign Aid

By visiting Africa this month, President Obama is drawing attention to one of the diplomatic tools that most directly shapes America's relationships with other countries: foreign aid and assistance. But now all policy makers at home feel the United States is pursuing the soundest strategy when it comes to providing aid abroad. We explore the issue with the official in charge of the Africa portfolio for the United States Agency for International Development.

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Taking Great Photos On Vacation Or "Staycation"

Professional photographers give us the latest on cameras, smart phones and shooting tips for great vacation photos this summer -- and every day.

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