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A Resident's Perspective On Life In D.C. General

Sherell McGee is many things: a cook, a mother, a high school graduate. She's also homeless. And her homelessness is related to one of McGee's other qualifiers — product of D.C.'s foster care system.

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From Public Hospital To Homeless Shelter: The Long History Of D.C. General

Washington's public hospital saw 200 years of shortages, overcrowding and waves of public outcry, but the 2001 decision to close the hospital was anything but popular.

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Growing Up At D.C. General: How Kids Cope With Shelter Life

For many kids, D.C. General is a home that feels increasingly unsafe following the disappearance of eight-year-old Relisha Rudd.

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Just Like 16 Years Ago, Marijuana Vote In D.C. Faces Congressional Obstacles

Congress blocked a 1998 D.C. vote legalizing medical marijuana for close to a decade, and advocates for a new ballot initiative that would legalize possession of less than two ounces of pot worry they could suffer the same fate.
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Single Mothers Join Wave Of Central American Immigrants Arriving In D.C. Area

The crisis in unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has been well-documented, but large numbers of single mothers and their young children have been making their way to D.C. from Central America as well.

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Carol Schwartz Files Signatures To Run For D.C. Mayor

The former D.C. council member is submitting more than 6,500 signatures to put her name on the mayoral ballot for the fifth time.
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With Dry Land Covered, Entrepreneurs Look To Water With D.C. Food Boat

Food truck competition in D.C. is fierce, but the waters of the Potomac River are uncharted territory for mobile vending — until now.
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DCTC Proposes Compromise On Rideshare Hour Limits

The D.C. Council won't be able to weigh in on possible restrictions for ridesharing services until September, but already the D.C. Taxicab Commission is tweaking their proposals to limit drivers of services like Uber in a couple ways.

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European 'Love Lock' Tradition Finds Way To Key Bridge

A European tradition where lovers attach locks to a bridge to symbolize their everlasting love has made its way to the Potomac.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Aug. 6

West African artifacts from a curator’s personal collection are on view, but not for much longer. Additionally, you can attend a free blues performance at a local venue.