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Beating The Odds: A Teen Mom Who Refused To Be A Statistic

A stranger on the Metro told Tanazia Matthews that, as another teen mother, she was destined to be a statistic. She explains how, through regimenting her time, she is able to both raise her son and make it through to college.

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Why Are D.C.'s Official Weather Readings Measured in Virginia?

We dive in to the debate that's gone on for years: should Washington's temperature be taken across the river at Reagan National Airport?
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Just How Bad Is Metro's Blue Line?

The start of the Silver Line has meant fewer Blue Line trains during Metro's rush hour — but is riding the Blue Line now really as bad as its been made out to be?

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Lawsuit Claims D.C. Underfunded Charter Schools To The Tune Of $770 Million

A charter school advocacy group has filed a federal lawsuit against D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey DeWitt alleging that the city's government funds the two public school systems unequally.
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With Styrofoam Ban, Environmentalists Hope For Cleaner Anacostia

Starting in January 2016, Styrofoam containers will be banned in D.C., a move that environmental advocates say will help clean up the long-polluted Anacostia River.
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Judge Postpones Ruling On D.C. Gun Ban

D.C.'s gun ban is back temporarily: In response to Mayor Gray and D.C. Police's request for a stay, Judge Frederick Scullin has agreed to postpone last weekend's ruling for 90 days.
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D.C. Lawmakers Scramble To Respond To Ruling On Gun Ban

D.C.'s attorney general has asked for a stay on a ruling striking down the city's ban on carrying guns outside the home, and D.C. lawmakers say they will return from summer recess to address the gun laws.

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D.C. Asks Judge To Stay Handgun Ruling, Says Time Needed To Craft Response

D.C. Attorney General Irv Nathan has asked for a stay of a ruling that tossed out the city's ban on the carrying of guns outside the home, saying that time was needed to appeal or craft a legislative response.
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D.C. Gun Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

A U.S. District Court judge has ruled D.C.'s ban on handguns unconstitutional, effective immediately. Kojo explores the status of the right to bear arms in the District.

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What You Need To Know About The Unaccompanied Minors Crisis

Thousands of children have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally and made their way to the D.C. area. But who are they?