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Catania Pushes For Stricter Safety Standards In D.C. Schools

D.C. Council member David Catania say the city needs to step up its school safety training.

Catania says the D.C. school system needs to identify the biggest threats to student safety and to standardize its training for these potential problems, from everyday challenges like bullying, to unthinkable acts such as an active shooter.

"These things are not to be taken lightly," Catania says. "We can't prevent everything, but we can do better."

Catania says there should be one place where teachers, students and parents can go to find out about what these issues are and what schools are doing to address them.

And one of the councilmember's big concerns is with the public charter school system, which is where more than 40 percent of D.C. students are enrolled.

Because the charters do not follow uniform regulations, Catania says there are "huge holes" in how these schools prepare and train for security issues.

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Collards And Canoodling: How Helen Gurley Brown Promoted Premarital Cooking

The legendary Cosmo editor, subject of two new biographies, knew sex sells – and food brings in ad money. She cannily combined them with features like "After Bed, What? (a light snack for an encore)."
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Collards And Canoodling: How Helen Gurley Brown Promoted Premarital Cooking

The legendary Cosmo editor, subject of two new biographies, knew sex sells – and food brings in ad money. She cannily combined them with features like "After Bed, What? (a light snack for an encore)."
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The Legality Of Restoring Virginia Voting Rights

Virginia's governor is bypassing the commonwealth's Supreme Court ruling and restoring felon voting rights individually. Kojo examines Terry McAuliffe's move with a legal expert.

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Sun-Powered Airplane Completes Historic Trip Around The World

"This is not only a first in the history of aviation; it's before all a first in the history of energy," Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard says. His plane flew more than 26,700 miles without using fuel.

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