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Two Funds Created For Victims Of Navy Yard Shootings

The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region announced today that it has created two funds in the wake of Monday's Navy Yard massacre that left 12 people and the gunman dead.

The first fund, The Navy Yard Relief Fund, will support victims' families and those injured in the attack, while the second, The Safer Communities Fund, will more broadly offer support to nonprofit organizations that offer mental health services and reduce gun violence in the region.

The Community Foundation established a similar fund after the September 11, 2001 attacks, raising $25 million for those affected by the incident at the Pentagon.

In a statement, Community Foundation President Terri Lee Freeman said, “We believe that as a community, we have the power and responsibility to address both the immediacy of the impact of Monday’s tragedy, and make an effort to prevent anything like this from plaguing us in the future.”


Making Art Off The Grid: A Month-Long Residency At A Remote National Park

Filmmakers Carter McCormick and Paula Sprenger recently wrapped up a month as artists-in-residence at Dry Tortugas National Park, 70 miles west of Key West. No phone, TV, Internet or other people.

After A Long Day Of Fighting Climate Change, This Grain Is Ready For A Beer

Kernza is a kind of grassy wheat that traps more carbon in the soil than crops like wheat and rice. Now, a West Coast brewery is using the grain in its new beer called Long Root Ale.
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Why Millions Of American Men Have Left The Workforce, And How To Bring Them Back

Today’s unemployment rate is down sharply from the height of the Great Recession. But more than a fifth of American men had no paid employment last year, and seven million of them have stopped looking altogether. Why men are leaving the workforce – and how to bring them back.


Tesla Surprise: It's A Profit

The company posted a profit of nearly $22 million for the third quarter, the first quarterly profit since 2013. Tesla attributes the good results in part to new stores.

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