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Three Unions Approve Contracts With DCPS

Unions representing principals, classroom aides and custodians at DCPS have given the thumbs up to new contracts, sending them to the D.C. Council for approval.

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D.C. Area Sees Surge Of Underage Undocumented Immigrants

Tens of thousands of children are being caught trying to cross the southern U.S. border by themselves. Many of them have made their way to the D.C. area, with its large Central American community, and schools and support organizations are adapting.

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D.C. Tuition Assistance Program Cut In House Budget

Funding for a D.C. college tuition program has been slashed by a third in a new budget, though Eleanor Holmes Norton is confident the Senate will reverse that.

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DDOT Report Ambiguous On Arkansas Avenue Rush Hour Travel Lane

DDOT has released a safety report for a stretch of Arkansas Avenue that locals say is dangerous. But it doesn't address the key recommendation of reducing the road's northbound side to one lane.
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D.C. Could Rename Two Streets After Pro-Democracy Causes

The D.C. Council is considering two bills that would symbolically rename two streets — one for a Chinese dissident and the other for the city's fight for voting representation in Congress.
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Bowser Talks Education, Transportation, Ethics Reform In Bid For Mayor

D.C. Democratic mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser lays out her case for which she should take the mantle from D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray — and not challengers David Catania or Carol Schwartz.

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Stuck In The Middle: Will D.C. Get The New Middle Schools That Some Want?

A D.C. committee exploring changes to the city's school boundaries and feeder patterns has proposed up to four new middle schools, but will D.C. ever get around to fulfilling the ambitious plan?
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In New Memoir, Marion Barry Defends Legacy While Calling Out Foes

Marion Barry is both introspective and combative in his new autobiography, writing that his legacy should be known for more than the 1990 arrest that brought him worldwide notoriety.
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D.C. One Of Four U.S. Cities In Running For 2024 Olympic Games

A group called DC2024 is trying to bring the Summer Olympics games to the nation's capital.

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Four Lion Cubs Added To National Zoo's Public Pride

You think your Father's Day is busy? Try being African lion Luke, who now has six rambunctious cubs running around his turf in the National Zoo's Great Cats Exhibit.

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