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On Independence Day, Celebrate Your Patriotism At These Parades

Today is Independence Day, and along with barbecues and fireworks, there's little more patriotic than parades. Here are some of your favorite local parades.
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Two D.C.Universities Go Solar

Two local universities will get half their energy next year from solar power. The deal could encourage more schools and businesses to move away from fossil fuels, but raises questions about cost and efficiency.

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Fewer D.C. Residents Affected By HIV/AIDS, Though Epidemic Remains

A new report finds that while the number of D.C. residents affected by HIV/AIDS continues to decline, it remains an epidemic that disproportionately affects African Americans.
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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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Obama To Use Key Bridge As Backdrop For Plea On Infrastructure Funding

President Barack Obama is mixing a little Fourth of July patriotism with a pitch to fix the nation's bridges and highways.
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Minimum Wage In D.C. Increases To $9.50

The minimum wage in D.C. rises from $8.25 to $9.50 today, on its way to $11.50 in 2016.

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Sidewalk Closed: Group Says D.C. Not Focused Enough On Pedestrian Safety

Members of the pedestrian rights group All Walks D.C. is trying to get the District to place greater emphasis on the safety of those who rely on foot power over pedal power.

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Where To Watch The U.S. Men's World Cup Knockout Game In D.C.

The big outdoor showing of the last U.S. World Cup game in Dupont Circle won't get a repeat thanks to a lack of funding, but there are other places to watch the big knockout game againts Belgium today.

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Beating The Odds: Finding Strength In Heartbreaking Loss

Having lost both his parents at a young age, 17-year-old Donavan Blagmon has learned how to stay strong and succeed without the outside support enjoyed by most other kids his age.

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Fort Reno Summer Concerts Back On

Organizers of the popular summer concert series met with federal entities and emerged with a compromise.

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