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Schools Chief: Expanded Opportunities Will Greet D.C. Students This Year

By offering more engaging courses  — and expanding programs for internships and leadership opportunities — DCPS hopes to boost overall achievement and give students less "time to be on the streets," Chancellor Kaya Henderson says.

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D.C. Memorial Event Planned For Julian Bond Near MLK Statue

The gathering will occur at the same time the civil rights leader's family scatters his ashes in the Gulf of Mexico.

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As Killings Spike, D.C. Officials Blame Influx of Illegal Guns From South

D.C. officials say they have seized hundreds of illegal guns this year alone, but admit that stopping the flow of weapons from Southern states will be difficult.
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D.C. Group Takes Statehood Message To Maryland Boardwalk

 DC Disruptors is trying to get more young people involved in the push for statehood.

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Tips On Illegal Guns And Shootings Now Bring Bigger Rewards In D.C.

Information leading to arrests and convictions in illegal gun cases now can earn tipsters a reward of $2,500. The mayor and police chief are bringing back the program because of D.C.'s spike in deadly gun violence.

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With App Called Split, Rides Are Cheap, And You Might Not Have To Share (Yet)

The app, which launched in D.C. in May, is supposed to put multiple passengers in each vehicle's back seat, with the goal of making car travel more efficient and sustainable. So how is it doing so far?

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Concert On National Mall To Raise Awareness Of Addiction

Steven Tyler, Sheryl Crow and Joe Walsh from the Eagles will perform in a concert being planned for the National Mall in October to draw attention to the problem of addiction.
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To Spread Message Of Nonviolence, Men Walk From Baltimore To D.C.

A group of men walked from Baltimore to Washington, D.C. to spread a message of non-violence.
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D.C.'s Salvadoran Foodies Elevating Their Country's Tasty Fare

Tens of thousands of Salvadoran immigrants have made their way to the D.C. area since their country's bloody civil war decades ago, and many are now applying classical techniques to elevate their native cuisine.

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Uber Does Not Serve Disabled People, Say D.C. Advocates

Disability rights advocates say companies like Uber and Lyft are not doing enough to provide wheelchair-accessible vehicles in D.C., and it may take a federal court ruling or new legislation to clear the air.

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