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Two Children Test Positive For Lead At D.C. General Homeless Shelter

D.C. health officials are looking into D.C.'s main family homeless shelter after two children were found to have elevated lead levels in their blood.

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Gun Owners Seeking D.C. Concealed Carry Permits Left In Limbo After Ruling

A judge's decision this week tossed out a key a provision of D.C.'s concealed carry law, but city officials haven't yet said what their next step will be.
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African Immigration Trend Has A Strong Base In D.C. Area

Black immigration to the U.S. has long been dominated by people from places like Jamaica and Haiti, but that trend is changing, and the D.C. area is at the forefront of the new patterns, researchers say.

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Flex Those Muscles, D.C.: We're The Fittest City In The Country (Again)

The D.C. metropolitan area has been named the fittest city in the country for the second year in a row in a report by The American College of Sports Medicine.

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DDOT Installs U-Turn Barriers Along Pennsylvania Avenue Cycle Track

Cyclists have been complaining for years about cars pulling U-turns over the cycle track on Pennsylvania Avenue, and DDOT is hoping newly-installed Park-Its will ameliorate the problem.

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Heart Of D.C.'s New Concealed Carry Law

A federal judge on Monday struck down a provision of the District's new law governing who can carry a concealed handgun in the city, ruling that requiring applicants to prove they need a gun to defend themselves is a violation of the Second Amendment.
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Capitol Hill Residents Plead With DDOT For Faster Action To Slow Down Traffic

A vocal group of residents in the Capitol Hill neighborhood say efforts to slow down cars and give more space for bikes and pedestrians isn't moving quickly enough.

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Assault On Justice

In this special documentary co-produced by Reveal, WAMU 88.5 investigative reporter Patrick Madden examines how the charge of assaulting a police officer, which is meant to shield police from danger, also can be used as a tactic against citizens in D.C.

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Better Bicycling Information May Be On The Way From D.C. DMV

Drivers in D.C. may soon be getting a little more in the mail from the DMV: The agency is planning to work with cycling organizations to get out information about bike safety.
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D.C. Premiere Of 'Sila: The Breath Of The World' Combines Music And The Outdoors

Whispers and laughter carry over the horns that dot the landscape at D.C.'s Meridian Hill Park. Usually, you don't talk during a performance, and you certainly don't walk your dog. But at the D.C. premiere of "Sila: The Breath of the World," casual attitudes are welcome.