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After 20 Years, Are Charters And DCPS Learning To Get Along?

When charter schools first opened in D.C. 20 years ago, the idea was that the competition would force the city's public school system to improve. But that competition is slowly being replaced by a spirit of cooperation with D.C. Public Schools.
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Coming Soon To D.C. Streetcar: Sunday Service And Shorter Wait Times

For those who live or work on H Street, the D.C. Streetcar may soon become a more viable alternative to the bus — with a long-anticipated increase in service.

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D.C. Is Full Of Tiny, Obscure Parks. Can The NPS Keep Up With Them?

In D.C., the National Park Service manages nearly 7,000 acres of public land — and some say the agency struggles to get the job done.
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D.C.'s Concealed-Carry Law To Face Big Test In Federal Court Next Month

Two legal challenges to D.C.'s restrictive concealed-carry law will be heard by a federal three-judge panel next month, pushing the fight over how far the city can go in restricting who can carry a concealed handgun further up the judicial process.
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Put A Bridge On It: Building New Connections In D.C.

A 2.2 million-square-foot, mixed-use project is being built over six lanes of I-395 in D.C.

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As National Park Service Turns 100, Financial Straits Hit Close To Home In D.C.

The agency is facing $12 billion in deferred maintenance costs. In the Washington region, the National Mall may be the most noticeable sign of those troubles.
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Longtime Assistant D.C. Police Chief To Be Lanier's Interim Replacment

Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Tuesday that Peter Newsham will serve as interim chief while she searches for someone to fill the position permanently.

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Howard University's Newest Freshman: Actor Nick Cannon

Actor Nick Cannon — famous for college-themed films like Drumline — has started his first year at Howard University, according to posts on his social media accounts.

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D.C. Celebrates Opening Of First All-Boys Public High School

Mayor Muriel Bowser addressed concerns about the new Ron Brown College Preparatory High School — a school for young men of color — at its opening ceremony Monday.

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Beltway Series Time: Does A Washington-Baltimore Baseball Rivalry Really Exist?

As the Orioles and Nationals kick off a four-game interleague series, we take a look into the competitive (or not?) dynamic between two successful regional teams.

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