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U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Prompts Street Closures, Delays

More than 40 heads of state from Africa are in town this week for a summit, so expect delays in the areas around the World Bank, White House and the Mandarin Hotel.

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Streetcars Begin Rolling Down H Street Monday As Operator Training Begins

For the first time since 1962, four streetcars will move up and down the H Street/Benning Road corridor with the beginning of streetcar operator training on Monday.
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In Era Of School Competition, Cooperation At D.C. School Yields Big Gains

D.C. officials are holding up Stanton Elementary in Ward 8 as an example of the gains that can be made when public and charter schools collaborate — not compete.
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Christopher Barry, Son Of Marion, Jailed For Probation Violation

The only son of former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry has been jailed after he was caught driving on a revoked license.
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ANC Commissioner Arrested For Allegedly Attacking Homeless Man

Dupont Circle ANC Commissioner Leo Dwyer is suspected of assaulting a man with cleaning liquid. The alleged incident is being investigated as a hate crime.
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D.C. School Test Scores Inch Up, But No Repeat Of 'Historic' Jumps

D.C. officials announced today that math and reading proficiency rates were again up for the city's public and charter schools, though some of the gains were modest and others uneven.
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D.C.'s Urban Farmers See Climate Change In How Their Gardens Grow

The impacts of climate are affecting change on the fruits and vegetables grown by D.C.'s crop of urban farmers.

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Like Other Cities, D.C. Moves To 'Ban The Box' On Job Applications

Starting later this year, D.C. employers will no longer be able to ask potential employees about their criminal histories until after a conditional job offer is made.
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How Hot Are D.C.'s 'Heat Islands'?

Ever wonder how much D.C.'s black pavement and roofing heats up the city in the summer? We have answers.

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Beating The Odds: A Teen Mom Who Refused To Be A Statistic

A stranger on the Metro told Tanazia Matthews that, as another teen mother, she was destined to be a statistic. She explains how, through regimenting her time, she is able to both raise her son and make it through to college.