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As D.C. Heats Up, Advocates Urge Residents Not To Forget The Homeless

Homeless issues tend to be more in the forefront of people's minds in the winter, but that population is also particularly vulnerable on sweltering summer days. Here is how the public can help.
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Beating The Odds: Besting Food Allergies, Homelessness, On Path To Graduation

As part of our Beating the Odds series, we'll meet high school senior Coumba Gueye, who has struggled with homelessness and severe allergies, but is now heading to college on a full scholarship.

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Door To Door: Old Town Fairfax City, Va. And River Terrace, D.C.

It's our ongoing journey around the region. This week we'll visit Old Town Fairfax and the River Terrace neighborhood of Northeast D.C.
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Should D.C. Expand Its Summer Jobs Program To More 20-Somethings?

Mayor Muriel Bowser has proposed expanding the District's summer jobs program to include participants up to 24 years old. But the D.C. Council is skeptical of the idea.
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Joseph's House: Where Homeless D.C. Residents Find Comfort In Their Final Days

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Joseph's House, a hospice facility in D.C. that was founded to care for dying homeless people, particularly those living with HIV.

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The Long, Hot Summer Ahead For D.C.'s Homeless Children

Summer is a milestone eagerly anticipated by many children. Not necessarily so for the children at D.C.'s Ketcham Elementary, many of whom are homeless and often struggle just to eat.

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Report: Condition Of D.C. Jail 'Alarming,' Improvements Needed For Inmates

Inmates housed in the District's two detention facilities face "crumbling" infrastructure, a suicide rate that exceeds national standards and facilities for youth that are considered inadequate.
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Congress Again Tells D.C.: Don't Even Think About Legalizing Pot

A draft congressional spending bill would again forbid the District from legalizing the sale of marijuana, likely frustrating local efforts to create a regulated system of pot sales for a second year in a row.
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Librarian Of Congress To Step Down After Nearly Three Decades

James Billington, 86, will retire on Jan. 1. He's credited with leading the library into the digital age, but he also has faced criticism for not addressing some information technology needs.

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D.C. Council Casts Historic Vote On Budget, But Legal Uncertainty Remains

The D.C. Council on Wednesday cast a historic second vote on its budget, pushing forward under the assumption that the city is now free from some of the usual strictures imposed by Congress when it comes to spending local funds.