Ballet superstar Julie Kent was a Bethesda teenager studying at the Maryland Youth Ballet before moving to New York decades ago. Now she's coming home, but her job isn't to perform.

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Terrence Sterling's Family Questions Timing Of Union Official's Arrival At Scene Of Shooting

The attorney for motorcyclist Terrence Sterling's family says they have more questions for officials after seeing additional police body camera footage from the night Sterling was fatally shot by a D.C. officer.

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Washington's Latino Children Fare Better Than Peers Nationwide, Says Report

Latino children living in Maryland, Virginia and the District are doing better on some socioeconomic indicators when compared to most of their peers nationally, according to a study by the National Council of La Raza, the largest Hispanic advocacy group in the United States.

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D.C. Council Considers Joining Several States In Eliminating The 'Tampon Tax'

The Council's Committee on Finance and Revenue hears testimony Wednesday on whether the District should continue collecting taxes from the sale of feminine hygiene products and diapers.
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Debris, Third Rail Power Cables Involved In Friday Track Fire At Metro Center

Last Friday's Metro commute was snarled by delays stemming from a track fire at Metro Center. A preliminary report and photos and video from passengers suggestthe cause was debris that caught fire on the tracks.

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D.C. Court Backs Low-Income Renters In Fight With Developer Over Building

The low-income residents of the Museum Square building in Mt. Vernon Square have won a legal victory in their fight to buy the 302-unit building from its Virginia-based owner.
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DCPS Graduation Rates Rise Again, As Chancellor Kaya Henderson Steps Down

The share of D.C. public school students who are graduating in four years increased to 69 percent, up 16 percentage points in five years.

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Renewed Surge Of Central American Migrants Heads For Places Like D.C.

After a dip in 2015, the number of undocumented immigrants apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border is surging. A Gaithersburg teenager who dodged apprehension in 2014 reflects on what drove her to flee El Salvador, and a man who helps migrants at the Guatemala-Mexico border says the crisis shows no sign of abating.

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Developer-In-Chief: Obama Wants D.C. (And Other Cities) To Build More Housing

Is enough housing being built in Washington and other U.S. cities? President Obama doesn't seem to think so.
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D.C. Universities And Businesses Propose Bill Requiring 8 Weeks Of Paid Leave

With the business community and universities on board, it's looking more likely that D.C. workers will soon have paid family leave. But how much leave they get — and who pays for it — have not been decided.
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Renovation At National Gallery Of Art Brings Subtle But Important Changes

The East Building of the National Gallery of Art reopens this week after a three-year renovation. But even significant changes might go unnoticed.
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Ala. Chief Justice Roy Moore Suspended For Rest Of Term Over Gay Marriage Stance

The head of the state's Supreme Court loses his judicial ethics case and is ordered to pay the costs of the proceedings against him.
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Texas Pulls Out Of Federal Refugee Resettlement Program

Gov. Greg Abbott's announcement means that aid agencies will have to deal directly with the federal government. State services and benefits for refugees in Texas are expected to end in January.
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Rats That Reminisce May Lead To Better Tests For Alzheimer's Drugs

Most potential Alzheimer's drugs are tested on mice. But rats may be a better choice because they seem to have a type of memory that's more like ours, and also are highly vulnerable to Alzheimer's.
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CDC Urges Americans To Get A Flu Shot As Soon As Possible

There's plenty of vaccine available this year, and the sooner people get vaccinated the better, federal health officials say. A recent drop in vaccination, especially among the elderly, concerns them.
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2 Stolen Van Goghs Recovered By Anti-Mafia Police In Italy

The two paintings — of a seascape and of a congregation at a churchwere stolen from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in 2002. "They are the real paintings!" a curator said in a statement.
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Turkey's President Recommends Extending State Of Emergency

Thousands of people have been arrested or dismissed under the current state of emergency after a failed coup attempt July 15. The date has been declared a national holiday for "democracy and freedom."
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U.S.-Saudi Relations Appear To Enter A New Phase

The vote to override Obama's veto of a Sept. 11 lawsuit bill pits lawmakers from both parties against Saudi Arabia. On the other hand, the Senate has cleared the way for arms sales to the kingdom.
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Why Is No One Punished For Attacks On Aid Workers?

The attack on the trucks delivering humanitarian aid in Aleppo was potentially a war crime. But it's not likely anyone will go to jail for it. Is this the new normal?