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Two D.C. Schools Receive Blue Ribbon Awards

A charter school and a Catholic school in D.C. have received 2013 Blue Ribbon awards. The program recognizes schools where students perform at very high levels or those that have made significant improvement academically.

D.C. Prep’s Edgewood Elementary Campus and St. Peter School in the District are among 286 in the country that received the U.S. Department of Education “Blue Ribbon School” award this year. (The full list is here.)

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called the schools chosen “truly remarkable" and said that other schools could learn from them. "Please share what you know and have learned with others," he said. "You will serve as models in your communities and states and frankly across the country."

In Maryland, 11 schools received the award, including Chadwick Elementary School, Robert Frost Middle School and St. John the Evangelist School. In Virginia, 10 schools were named Blue Ribbon schools, including Westbriar Elementary School, St. Veronica Catholic School and Garrisonville Elementary School.

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Nina McLemore's Clothes Are A 'Weapon' Of Powerful Women

Nina McLemore designs clothes for powerful women: Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, Janet Yellen, Elena Kagan and others. She talks about how fashion can help women stand out in political office.
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After Italy Quakes, Food World Delivers Support To Home Of Famous Pasta Dish

Amatrice was set to host the 50th celebration of pasta all'Amatriciana famously made there, but this week's earthquake devastated the town. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with food blogger Jeremy Cherfas.
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What Should We Call This Kind of Presidential Campaign, Anyway?

One can easily imagine Hillary Clinton having some affinity with the "front porch" style campaign of the late 19th century, while Donald Trump personifies the "whistle stopping" style that came next.
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Want To Play Video Games Made In D.C.? Here's Your Chance.

An event called District Arcade brings together 23 locally made video games.

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