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Tea, Golf And Somewhere To Cool Off: The History Of Hains Point

D.C.'s Hains Point is beloved by many local residents. But it wasn't always that way, because 150 years ago, the point wasn't there at all. A look at the history of the now-iconic peninsula.
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In His Memoir, A Cocaine Kingpin's Son Sheds Light On D.C.'s Crack Era

Tony Lewis Jr. is the son of Tony Lewis Sr., a former cocaine kingpin in D.C. who's been in prison since 1989. In Lewis Jr.'s new memoir, "Slugg: A Boy's Life in the Age of Mass Incarceration," he shares stories and lessons from his upbringing during D.C.'s crack epidemic.
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A Greenspace For Locals: How East Potomac Park Might Be Redeveloped

Hains Point, at the confluence of the Potomac and Anacostia rivers, is one of the most scenic spots in D.C., and a favorite among cyclists and rollerbladers. but in recent years, facilities have fallen into disrepair.
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The LGBT Swim Team That Fought For Equality — And Better Pools

As society becomes more accepting of the LGBT community, is there still a place for a team created for gay and lesbian swimmers?
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What Makes Using Synthetic Drugs 'Like Playing Russian Roulette'

Drug researchers at the University of Maryland have been observing the rise of synthetic cannabinoids — designer drugs created overseas that have so far posed unique challenges to drug enforcement.

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Midday Mugging Prompts Placement of Mile Markers Along D.C. Bike Trail

The July 13 midday robbery of a woman and other recent incidents exposed a hole in the District’s response system. The signs are intended to help rectify it.

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D.C. Lines Up Big Subsidies To Expand Wheelchair-Accessible Taxi Fleet

Companies effectively would be "buying a $40,000 vehicle for $12,500," says the head of D.C.'s taxi commission. The goal is to add another 20 or 30 wheelchair-accessible vehicles by the end of the year.

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Error By D.C. Fire Lieutenant Partly To Blame In Toddler's Death, Report Says

Neglect by fire personnel and a technical glitch were responsible for the botched response to the March 13 incident in Northwest D.C., according to the report by the fire department.

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Street-Level Mural Project In NoMa Strives To Elevate The Neighborhood

When construction starts on the Storey Park complex in Northeast D.C., it will wipe out a one-acre burst of color. The artists who made it are hoping that once the art is gone the energy and feeling will linger.

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In Chile, Trial Finally Comes For D.C. Man Allegedly Burned To Death By Authorities

Veronica De Negri has been pushing the government for justice since her son was murdered 29 years ago. Now a court in Chile is charging six former officers and soldiers for allegedly burning her son.

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