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For Latinas, Seeking Help For Domestic Abuse Is Often A Matter Of Friends First

Distrust of legal systems often prompts Latina victims of domestic violence to start with friends when trying to address abuse at the hands of a partner, a new study finds.

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Former Bowser Staffer Wins Seat On D.C. Council, While Ward 8 Race Undecided

Brandon Todd won the special election for the Ward 4 seat on the D.C. Council, while in Ward 8 LaRuby May holds a narrow lead over Trayon White.
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Mayoral Legacies At Play In Special Elections In D.C. Wards 4 And 8

Special elections to fill two open slots on the D.C. Council will take place Tuesday, and the influence of current and former mayors in the races is one of the big questions before voters head to the ballot box.

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'Historic Landmark' Status Complicates Corcoran Renovations

Plans by George Washington University to renovate the Corcoran Gallery of Art may be thrown for a loop after D.C.'s historic preservation board designated much of the interior of the building as a historic landmark.

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Deaths Of Unarmed Black Men Prompt Smithsonian Symposium This Weekend

In Baltimore, the man who died in police custody, sparking protests across the city, will be laid to rest on Monday. Meanwhile, in D.C. this weekend, activists, academics and artists are gathering to discuss the recent cases of unarmed black men dying at the hands of police.
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For D.C. Food Trucks, Parking-Spot Lottery Is Now Baked Into The Industry

If you have any doubt that D.C.'s food truck industry has become one of the most competitive parts of the city's dining scene, take a look at the numbers for the monthly process for assigning downtown parking spots.

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In D.C., You Can Now Plant A Tree With Little More Than A Click

Have a place where you'd like D.C. to plant a tree? A new website makes the whole process no more complicated than a point and click.
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Beating The Odds: Coping With An Incarcerated Parent

On top of the challenges of being a first generation immigrant, Blossom Ojukwu struggled to cope with the incarceration of her father. Despite her obstacles, she graduated high school with a 3.9 and is pursuing a career in the arts.
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Dinner Party Movement Offers Grieving Washingtonians A Gathering Place

A new movement is inviting people across the D.C. region to eat, drink and talk about the loss of loved ones.
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Union Station Restoration Uncovers Hidden History

We'll tour Union Station's lesser-known spots and hear about the restoration that's uncovering artifacts from the train terminal's past.

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