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Census Bureau Guard Dies After Shooting That Ended With Dramatic Car Chase

An armed man kidnapped a woman, shot a Census Bureau guard and led police on a car chase through Maryland and Washington, D.C., on Thursday before authorities cornered him in an exchange of gunfire.
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A Student's Perspective On The Future Of Ward 8

Whatever the perceptions of Ward 8 may be, we talk with a star student at Ballou who says Ward 8 is a flower ready to bloom.

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Proposal For Military Charter School Moves Forward In Ward 8

A new charter middle school may be coming to the Joint Base Anacostia Bolling military installation.

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Who Watches The Watchers? Recording The Police In D.C., Maryland & Virginia

The recent shooting of a black man by a police officer in South Carolina has renewed the debate over cameras — should police have to wear them, and can citizens use them to keep police in check?
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Is Crime On The Downswing In Ward 8?

The Metropolitan Police Department says some types of crime have decreased in Ward 8, but activists say that doesn't mean the problem is solved.

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Some D.C. High-Schoolers To Get Access to Free Howard University Classes

Starting this fall, the program will open to students at two selective high schools, Benjamin Banneker and McKinley Technology.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Ward 8

As residents in D.C.'s Ward 8 head to the polls this month, we'll look at life in the neighborhoods once represented by mayor-for-life and D.C. Council member Marion Barry.
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'Cooking With Love' For Anacostia Residents At Mama's Pizza Kitchen

When Mama's Pizza Kitchen opened in Anacostia in 2012, the first thing the owners did was remove the security grates and protective glass that separated them from their customers.
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Storytellers Weave Tales Of Ward 8, Past And Present

We'll visit a storytelling workshop that's helping new and old residents of Ward 8 explore the themes of home.
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Keeping The Faith: Black Catholic Church Looks Back On 95 Years In Ward 8

The history of Catholic church in Anacostia built by black parishioners who faced discrimination by a local white congregation.

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