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Demand For Dual-Language Programs In D.C. Public Schools Skyrockets

Imagine learning chemistry in English and Chinese. More students are doing just that at D.C.'s growing number of language-immersion schools.
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With Agreement On Financing, D.C. United Stadium One Step Closer To Reality

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and Council Chairman Phil Mendelson have reached an agreement on funding for the D.C. United stadium, removing one of the last hurdles that may have tripped up the $300 million deal.
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Sexual Assault Reported In Dorm At American University

Public safety officers at American University are asking anyone with information to come forward after reports that a student was sexually assaulted in her residence hall early Wednesday morning.

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D.C. Leaders Angry With Move To Derail Pot Legalization, But Have Few Options

District leaders on Wednesday expressed a mix of outrage and resignation over a move by Congress to block the marijuana legalization initiative approved by the city's voters on Nov. 4.
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Norton Says Congressional Bill May Not Doom D.C. Marijuana Legalization

Some say that the wording of a provision in a federal spending bill that seems to block a marijuana legalization ballot initiative will actually spare it.
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Closure Of I-395 A 'Non-Starter' Says Gray

A New York-based developer will not get their wish to close a stretch of I-395 in D.C. to expedite a development project, with both the mayor and transportation officials opposing the idea.

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DDOT Director: Streetcar 'Really Close' To Opening, But No Promises

With the pressure on to meet their commitment to starting streetcar service in 2014, the District Department of Transportation says the start of service has just a few minor hurdles left.
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Pilot Program Will Charge Drivers More To Park In Chinatown During Busy Periods

The District Department of Transportation is going to try something new later next year: a variable pricing system that will charge more to park in busy places and at busy times.

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Why D.C. Solar Advocates Are Opposed To Pepco Merger With Exelon

One of Pepco's biggest cheerleaders these days is DC SUN — a group that advocates for community solar power. They say a proposed merger with Exelon could compromise the District's progress with distributed renewables.

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Congress Moves To Block D.C. Marijuana Legalization Approved By D.C. Voters

As part of a massive $1.1 trillion, 1,600-page spending bill unveiled on Tuesday night, Congress is likely to block the implementation of a marijuana legalization ballot initiative that was overwhelmingly endorsed by D.C. voters in November.

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