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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Escalators Remain Broken At Du Pont Circle Metro Station

There was a lot of huffing and puffing from riders for a second day at Metro's DuPont Circle station. It was because for a second day, the escalators at the station's south exit were broken, forcing riders to hike the stairs.

Veterinarians From The National Zoo Are Helping Out In The Gulf Coast

Veterinarians from the Smithsonian's National Zoo are heading to the Gulf Coast to oversee the release of wildlife recovering from the oil spill into safer areas.

Escalator Problems Continue To Bedevil Dupont Circle Station

There have been three major escalator meltdowns at the Dupont Circle Metro Station in the past two days. And the problems at Dupont haven't been fully worked out.

Escalators Remain Broken At Du Pont Circle Metro Station

There was a lot of huffing and puffing from riders for a second day at Metro's DuPont Circle station. It was because for a second day, the escalators at the station's south exit were broken, forcing riders to hike the stairs.

President Ready To Unveil HIV-AIDS Plan

Later today, President Obama will unveil his administration's plan to combat new cases of HIV-AIDS.

Passport Fee Hike Sparks Travel Worries

Now that a record 15-million people are applying for passports each year, the State Department is increasing passport fees to help cover production and processing costs. But some fear the hike could hurt families' travel budgets.

Test Scores Drop For D.C. Elementary School Students

After two years of gains under D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee, in the latest round of standardized tests, elementary scores have fallen.

President Ready To Unveil HIV-AIDS Plan

Later today, President Obama will unveil his administration's plan to combat new cases of HIV-AIDS.

Passport Fee Hike Sparks Travel Worries

Now that a record 15-million people are applying for passports each year, the State Department is increasing passport fees to help cover production and processing costs. But some fear the hike could hurt families' travel budgets.

Test Scores Drop For D.C. Elementary School Students

After two years of gains under D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee, in the latest round of standardized tests, elementary scores have fallen.

Power Breakfast For July 13, 2010

This afternoon, House Education and Labor Committee Chairman George Miller holds a hearing on mine safety.

Commentary...London...A Bright Future For D.C. Children

With the right opportunities, tools and support, commentator Ellen London says even our most vulnerable youngsters can enjoy successful futures.

W. VA Priest Arrested Fairfax On Sex Charge

A West Virginia priest is in custody today in Fairfax after police allege that he had inappropriate contact with an 11-year-old girl. Felix Owino is being charged with one count of aggravated sexual battery and is still being held by Fairfax County authorities without bond.

Power Breakfast For July 13, 2010

This afternoon, House Education and Labor Committee Chairman George Miller holds a hearing on mine safety.

Commentary...London...A Bright Future For D.C. Children

With the right opportunities, tools and support, commentator Ellen London says even our most vulnerable youngsters can enjoy successful futures.

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