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Are 100-Pound Catfish Coming To The Potomac Or Are They Already Here?

Decades after the U.S. government introduced non-native Blue Catfish to local waterways, scientists worry these hefty creatures may be harming the ecosystem.

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Five D.C. Taxicab Companies Suspended For Not Meeting Accessibility Deadline

Five D.C. taxicab companies will be told to cease and desist operations on Thursday for having failed to meet new rules requiring wheelchair-accessible vehicles in their fleets.
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Advocates Say That Ending Homelessness Among Veterans Is Achievable

More than 1,500 homelessness advocates convened in Washington on Wednesday for the National Conference to End Homelessness, where they discussed a goal they say is reachable — ending homelessness among veterans.
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Under D.C. Bill, Students Guilty Of Sexual Assault Could Get 'Scarlet Letter'

A D.C. legislator wants to combat sexual violence on college campuses by sharing more information on students’ transcripts — including placing a prominent mark on those students found guilty of sexual assault.
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George Lucas, Cicely Tyson, Eagles Win Kennedy Center Honors

The Kennedy Center bucked tradition today, announces six honorees for the Kennedy Center Honors this year, instead of the usual five.

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Wind Power Deal To Supply More Than A Third of D.C. Government's Electricity

Under the deal, the city's Department of General Services will purchase all the energy produced by a 46 megawatt wind farm in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

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'Dance Of The Cranes' To Enliven D.C. Sky During Fringe Festival

"Wow that's something that's really quite sublime," Brandon Vickerd says about the moment he was inspired to choreograph giant construction cranes and set the performance to music. The show is Wednesday at 8 p.m.

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Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Gets Approval To Start Construction

The memorial will sit on a four-acre urban park near Capitol Hill, across from the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.
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In Surprise Move, D.C. Schools Food Vendor Pulls Out Of Contract

The company responsible for providing meals in D.C. public schools surprised city officials on Tuesday by pulling out of its contract, leaving city officials scrambling to find a new provider for meals that will be served to tens of thousands of students across the city in the coming school year.
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Regional Officials Urge Metro To Hire General Manager To Address Safety, Finances

Elected leaders in the D.C. region say Metro must hire a general manager as soon as possible.

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