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How Do D.C., Maryland And Virginia Compare On Family-Friendly Laws?

In the region, D.C. offers the most expansive protections for pregnant women and young families, while Maryland and Virginia fall far behind.
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National Zoo To Unveil Three New Asian Elephants This Week

The National Zoo is adding three new Asian elephants to its herd, and they will make their public debut this week.
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D.C. Taxicab Drivers Organize Against Ridesharing Services

Local labor groups are focusing on pressuring the D.C. Council to help cabbies stave off competition from the unregulated, on-demand “ridesharing” services UberX, Lyft, and Sidecar.
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D.C. Breaks Ground On Memorial Park For Nine Killed In 2009 Metro Crash

It's been five years since a deadly crash on Metro's red line killed nine people and injured dozens of others. To honor those killed, the city is building a memorial in Northeast D.C.
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Transgender Priest Makes History With Service At National Cathedral

On Sunday, services at the Washington National Cathedral were conducted by a transgender priest — a first for the cathedral.

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Catania, Schwartz Express Opposition To School Boundary Change Proposal

Two D.C. mayoral candidates have expressed concern with possible changes to the city's four-decade-old school boundaries and feeder patterns, saying that the process should be put on hold.
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Asthma, Poverty and Public Health

When President Barack Obama unveiled new environmental regulations to cut carbon emissions, he claimed it could prevent 100,000 asthma attacks per year. Kojo explores the far-reaching affects of a disease that affects 25 million Americans.

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Bill Would Require D.C. To Evaluate Special Education Students More Quickly

D.C. currently requires that children suspected of having learning disabilities be evaluated by the school system within 120 days, but this week the D.C. Council debated a bill that would cut that time in half.
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Proposed Tax Cuts For D.C. Residents And Businesses May Be Delayed

The D.C. Council plan to cut taxes has hit a snag after the city's chief financial officer says he can't sign off on the proposed budget.
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DCPS Hits Pause On Using Test Scores For Teacher Evaluations

For one year, D.C. Public Schools won't factor student test scores into teacher evaluations.