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Dr. Wayne Frederick Named Howard University President

The Howard University Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Monday night to name Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick the school's 17th president.

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Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Closure Of 15 D.C. Schools

A federal judge has ruled that the closure of 15 D.C. public schools over the last two years did not violate federal non-discrimination laws.
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DNA Evidence Exonerates D.C. Man After 25 Years Behind Bars

Kevin Martin, 50, of D.C. has been cleared of rape and murder charges after DNA evidence was unearthed in police archives that connected the crime with another man.

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Judge Says Students, Staff Can Block Corcoran Partition

A judge ruled on Monday that seven current students and one faculty member have standing to challenge the partition of the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

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Obama On D.C. Statehood: 'I'm For It'

For the first time since he took office, President Barack Obama has come out in favor of making Washington, D.C. the nation's 51st state.
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Changes To Metro's Blue Line Schedule Leaves Some Commuters Seeing Red

Starting today, fewer Blue Line trains will be making the trip into D.C. during the morning rush — and some commuters aren't happy about it.
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Policy Riders Undercut D.C. Residents, Say City Officials

Proposed D.C. policies on marijuana and gun laws are finding opponents in the Republican-controlled House, and D.C. officials are fed up.
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Employees To Return To Site Of Navy Yard Shooting

A Navy admiral says 2,700 employees are going to head back to work at the Navy Yard building where 12 people were fatally shot in 2013.
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War Crimes Archive Goes On View At Holocaust Museum

Beginning Thursday, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is making the entire U.N. War Crimes Commission archive available to visitors in its research room. The digital archive names thousands of perpetrators of World War II war crimes.
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D.C. Officials Lambast Republican Effort To Gut City's Gun Laws

Mayor Vincent Gray and D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton today criticized a House measure passed yesterday that would stop the city from enforcing any of its restrictive gun laws.