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D.C. Council Moves Forward On Child Sexual Abuse Bill

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The D.C. Council is moving forward with legislation that would hold many more adults liable for failing to report the sexual abuse of a child.

Council members have given preliminary approval to the bill. It would require anyone older than 18 to immediately alert the police or Child and Family Services if they know or have reason to suspect that a child is being abused. Those who don't would face a fine of up to $300.

The bill also expands existing automatic reporting requirements for teachers, government workers and counselors who work with children. They would face a higher penalty for failing to report abuse.

The bill must be voted on a second time before it can be signed by Mayor Vincent Gray.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Aug. 3, 2015

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Climate change presents obstacles for just about everywhere in the United States — but rising temperatures are expected to be felt keenly in a number of Virginia's important economic areas.

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Obama To Detail Tougher Plan To Fight Climate Change

President Obama will unveil climate change regulations Monday, expected to set tougher limits on coal than previously proposed. NPR's Scott Horsley previews the announcement with host Rachel Martin.
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A new app uses geolocation to bring to life a lesser-known section of Thomas Jefferson's Virginia estate — Mulberry Row, which was the bustling enclave of skilled slaves who worked at Monticello.

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