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Fewer D.C. Residents Affected By HIV/AIDS, Though Epidemic Remains

A new report finds that while the number of D.C. residents affected by HIV/AIDS continues to decline, it remains an epidemic that disproportionately affects African Americans.
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Beating The Odds: Coping With An Incarcerated Parent

On top of the challenges of being a first generation immigrant, Blossom Ojukwu struggled to cope with the incarceration of her father. Despite her obstacles, she graduated high school with a 3.9 and is pursuing a career in the arts.

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Obama To Use Key Bridge As Backdrop For Plea On Infrastructure Funding

President Barack Obama is mixing a little Fourth of July patriotism with a pitch to fix the nation's bridges and highways.
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Minimum Wage In D.C. Increases To $9.50

The minimum wage in D.C. rises from $8.25 to $9.50 today, on its way to $11.50 in 2016.

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Sidewalk Closed: Group Says D.C. Not Focused Enough On Pedestrian Safety

Members of the pedestrian rights group All Walks D.C. is trying to get the District to place greater emphasis on the safety of those who rely on foot power over pedal power.

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Where To Watch The U.S. Men's World Cup Knockout Game In D.C.

The big outdoor showing of the last U.S. World Cup game in Dupont Circle won't get a repeat thanks to a lack of funding, but there are other places to watch the big knockout game againts Belgium today.

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Beating The Odds: Finding Strength In Heartbreaking Loss

Having lost both his parents at a young age, 17-year-old Donavan Blagmon has learned how to stay strong and succeed without the outside support enjoyed by most other kids his age.

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Fort Reno Summer Concerts Back On

Organizers of the popular summer concert series met with federal entities and emerged with a compromise.
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Local Immigration Activists Blast Fast Track Deportation Plan

The White House is expected to call on Congress to address the country's immigration crisis by fasting the deportation of 60,000 children detained after crossing the border, prompting an outcry from local immigration activists.

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Park Service To Meet With Organizers Today Over Fort Reno Concert Series

The Fort Reno concert series has been scrapped this year following new National Park Service requirements. Organizers are meeting with NPS later today to see if a compromise can be reached.

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