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Friday, November 16, 2012

Baltimore Clinic Develops E-Records for Homeless Patients

A group of medical students have created a medical records system for a free clinic that serves homeless residents in East Baltimore.

On the Coast: Homeless In Ocean City

We'll head into the woods with a man named Kenny, who lived in a tent during Super Storm Sandy.

Central Union Mission Returns To Downtown D.C.

Central Union Mission has been sheltering the homeless in Washington since 1884 — and is about to move back downtown.

Homeless College Students Cope With Needing A Home Over Winter Break

Across the country, thousands of college students find themselves without a place to call home during school vacations. We'll meet several such students here in our region.

Homeless Mother Waits In The Cold For Spot In Shelter

Ebony Shelley is a mother of four, and spends her nights wandering the streets of D.C. with her infant son.

This Week On Metro Connection: House And Home

We bring you stories from the home front, and talk with people who are lacking shelter as winter approaches.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

House Intelligence Committee To Grill CIA Official On Benghazi

A top CIA official appears before the House Intelligence Committee today in a closed hearing to discuss the attack that killed four Americans in Benghazi, but one Maryland member of the committee expects the David Petraeus scandal to come up.

Poll: Majority Of Virginia Voters Against Year-Round Schooling

A new poll released today shows that a majority of voters polled in Virginia are against year-round schooling.

Gov. Bob McDonnell Maintains High Approval Rating

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's popularity remains high, as he enters the final year of his term.

Brian Moran Steps Down As Chair Of Virginia Democrats

The head of Virginia's Democratic party is stepping down, and the shift may pave the way for the party's first African-American woman as chair.

What To Do With DCPS' Closed School Buildings?

D.C. will close 20 schools this year if a plan outlined by D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson goes forward, but many are wondering what the District will do with all that empty space.

D.C. Teachers Union President Wants Charter Teachers To Organize

The Washington Teachers Union wants the city's charter school teachers to unionize, although it would take a new law and the approval of Congress to do so.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

George Washington University Stripped Of U.S. News Ranking

Students at George Washington University are in an uproar after finding out that position in U.S. News and World Report's college rankings has been stripped.

Contractor Bounces Paychecks For Walter Reed Janitors

The cleaning staff at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center have been on lean times in recent weeks, after the contractor who hired them sent out paychecks that bounced.

Homeless Mother Waits In The Cold For Spot In Shelter

Complicated rules force D.C. shelters to turn away families, so they can keep beds empty before the start of "hypothermia season." One mother was left to walk the streets at night with her two-month-old son, hoping for cold.

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