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Friday, May 3, 2013

Chinatown Documentary Explores Past, Future Of Changing Neighborhood

We visit D.C.'s Chinatown with a Washington-based filmmaker and Chinese immigrant who has made a documentary film about the rapidly-changing neighborhood.

Yesterday's Dropouts: English, A Step Toward The 'American Dream'

In the fourth part of our series, Yesterday's Dropouts, we'll see how one D.C. school teaches English to adults, and why achieving this piece of the American Dream can be challenging for newcomers.

La Clinica Del Pueblo Marks Thirty Years In D.C.

We visit one of the first organizations to help Salvadoran refugees who fled to D.C. in the early 1980s.

National Zoo Vet On Front Line Of Fight Against Pandemics

Visitors to the National Zoo see animals from around the world, but behind the scenes, zoo veterinarians are dealing with diseases from around the world.

Military Brings Foreign Counterparts To Fort Meade for Training

Members of militaries from across the globe come to Maryland's Fort Meade to learn how their U.S. counterparts work with the media.

'World Peace Game' Teaches Kids Cooperation, Compassion

For three decades, Virginia-based teacher John Hunter has been using his World Peace Game to help students tackle global problems... and win.

This Week On Metro Connection: Global D.C.

We'll grab our passports and take a tour of our very international region.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

D.C. Ranks As Third Happiest City For Young Professionals

Sure, people in D.C. might be stressed, but a recent survey found that D.C. had the third happiest young professionals in the country — the highest this side of California.

Park Service Donates 600 Pounds of Rock Creek Venison To D.C. Central Kitchen

The National Park Service announced today that it donated 600 pounds of deer meat gathered during efforts to reduce populations in Rock Creek Park.

Allegations Of Human Trafficking At Saudi Compound In Fairfax

A diplomatic compound in McLean, Va., owned by the King of Saudi Arabia was visited by federal authorities following allegations that there were possible victims of human trafficking there.

Hawaii State Senate Backs D.C. Voting Rights

The Aloha State backs D.C.'s quest for full voting rights.

Hearing In Richmond Today On McDonnell Chef Case

A former chef who worked in Virgina's Executive Mansion through last year will be in court today, in a complex case that calls Gov. Bob McDonnell's ties with a political donor into question.

Man Found Guilty Of Brutal Beating On Capitol Hill

A jury has convicted a man accused of a vicious beating on Capitol Hill last August.

Maryland Oyster Shell Recycling Bill To Be Signed Into Law

A bill to offer incentives for the recycling of oyster shells may go a long way towards helping recovering oyster populations in the Chesapeake Bay.

D.C. Unveils New Taxicab Color Scheme

The D.C. Taxicab Commission has unveiled renderings of its proposed red-and-grey color scheme that all cabs will eventually have to adopt.