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3-Year-Old D.C. Girl Killed By Stray Bullet In Prince George's County

Police in Prince George's County say a 3-year-old girl is dead after being struck by gunfire.
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D.C. Mayoral Candidates Ready To Show Off Size Of War Chests

Fundraising reports for candidates vying to be D.C.'s next mayor are due in today, and the the size of their war chests could offer hints as to how the competitive election will turn out.
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D.C. Moves Families Out Of D.C. General, But Date For Closing Shelter Unclear

In this two-way discussion between Rebecca Sheir and WAMU 88.5 reporter Martin Austermuhle, we get an update on just how close — or not — D.C. General is to being closed.
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How Sketchy Is That D.C. Street? There's An App For That

Judging how safe a neighborhood is can be scientific as much as it can be subjective, but a new app born in D.C. lets users rate streets, corners and blocks based on how "sketchy" they are.
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'House Of Cards' To Film In D.C. This Weekend

A faux presidential motorcade will be filmed this weekend in D.C., but neither President Obama nor a certain fictitious commander-in-chief will actually be there.
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When D.C. General Is Your Last, Best Option

Tamika Smalls may not have good memories of her time at D.C. General, but now she's desperate to return.

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Increasing Number Of Homeless Students Puts Pressure On D.C. Public Schools

Nearly 30 percent of the students who attend Ketcham Elementary School in Southeast D.C. are homeless, and many stay at D.C. General.

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A Resident's Perspective On Life In D.C. General

Sherell McGee is many things: a cook, a mother, a high school graduate. She's also homeless. And her homelessness is related to one of McGee's other qualifiers — product of D.C.'s foster care system.

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From Public Hospital To Homeless Shelter: The Long History Of D.C. General

Washington's public hospital saw 200 years of shortages, overcrowding and waves of public outcry, but the 2001 decision to close the hospital was anything but popular.

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Growing Up At D.C. General: How Kids Cope With Shelter Life

For many kids, D.C. General is a home that feels increasingly unsafe following the disappearance of eight-year-old Relisha Rudd.