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102-Year-Old D.C. Artist Embraces A Century Of 'Dancing In The Wonder'

At 102, D.C. resident Marilee Shapiro Asher is still a working artist and shares her life story in a new autobiography.

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Uncovering The Tale Of Yarrow Mamout, Former Slave, Muslim Man About Town

An effort is underway in Georgetown to solve a mystery: whether a Muslim slave from West Africa is buried on the property he owned after gaining freedom in 1796.

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New Wildlife Action Plan Takes Data-Based Approach To Protecting D.C. Ecosystems

It's easy to forget it sometimes, but the ecosystem in the D.C. region is among the most biologically diverse in the United States. New data will give conservationists a better idea of how to preserve that diversity in the years and decades ahead.

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Micro-Segregation: Creating Cohesion In Gentrified Communities

Kojo explores "micro-segregation" and other challenges that come when once-homogenous neighborhoods become racially and economically mixed.

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The 'Prince Of Petworth' Moves Across D.C. For Better Schools

For the past decade, Dan Silverman has blogged about D.C. from his home in Petworth. Now, he's moving for a reason familiar to many of his readers: better schools.
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D.C. Swim League Busting The Myth That Black People Don't Swim

In the second part of our series on District pools, we'll look at the D.C. Swim League's efforts to get more African-American youth swimming.

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How Maryland Officials Hope To Cut D.C. To Baltimore Commute To Just 15 Minutes

Taking a plane-free trip from D.C. to Baltimore in 15 minutes — or D.C. to New York in an hour — could soon become a reality.

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In Petworth, Residents Fight A Developer — And The Developer Fights Back

A fight between a developer and a group of residents in the Grant Circle area of Petworth has prompted a $25 million lawsuit and allegations that the residents used the city's historic designation process to stop the renovation of three rowhouses.
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Escape Rooms Playing To D.C.'s Nerdy, Competitive Crowds

Tired of meeting friends at a bar? A growing trend in the District is to spend the evening in an "escape room" — solving puzzles as a team before the clock expires.

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Red-Light Tickets In D.C. Are Dropping. Does That Mean Drivers Are Behaving Better?

For years there was a steady increase in red-light camera tickets in D.C. — tens of thousands each year. But in 2014, D.C. police issued close to 80,000 tickets, the lowest level since 2008.

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