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On Professional Development Days, D.C. Teachers Become Students

Today is the first of 10 professional development days for teachers at D.C. public schools, an opportunity for them to sharpen their skills as educators.
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MPD's Stop-And-Frisk Tactics Undermines Relations With City, Residents Say

At a D.C. Council hearing earlier this week on police tactics, residents and civil libertarians complained that MPD's use of stop-and-frisk tactics has undermined relationships with the community it is charged with policing.
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Judge Says Photos Of Women's Underwear Did Not Violate Privacy

A D.C. judge has dismissed charges against a Virginia man for taking photos of women's underwear while they sat on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, saying that he did not violate their privacy.
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The Politics Hour - Oct. 10, 2014

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Daniel Bongino, a Republican congressional candidate in Maryland, and Khalid Pitts, an independent seeking an at-large seat on the D.C Council.

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Was Your Ancestor Part Of 'The Contrabands?' Scholars Would Like A Word

A new effort is in place to find the African American descendants of slaves who sought refuge at forts around the capital during the Civil War — known then as "the contrabands."

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Heurich Granddaughter Remembers the One-Time King of D.C. Beer

From the turn of the 20th century into the early 1940s, Christian Heurich was the king of Washington beer.
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Bookend: Author Erica Perl On The Challenges Of Writing For Kids

Author Erica Perl says writing a children's book is much harder than you might think.

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Enrollment Ticks Up 2.7 Percent At D.C. Public Schools

The number of students attending D.C. Public Schools continues the upward trend that began in 2008.

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Changes Could Come To How D.C. Runs Elections, Says McDuffie

The D.C. legislator charged with overseeing the city's elections board says that the way elections are conducted could be in for some changes in the future.
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Enrollment Up Again In D.C.'s Traditional And Charter Schools

Enrollment in the District's traditional public and public charter schools has increased again this year, according to initial tallies released by D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson and the D.C. Public Charter School Board.