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Four Young Students Ingest Cocaine At School

D.C. police are trying to find out more about what happened at Thomson Elementary School, where a student brought cocaine to school and shared with other students.

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Commission Ends College Gender-Discrimination Investigation

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has decided to end a year-long investigation into possible gender discrimination in college admissions.

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One-Quarter Of Those Arrested On Metro Are Younger Than 20

Metro Transit Police Chief Michael Taborn says there's been a spike in crime committed by youth on Metrorail and Metrobuses; last year they made up a little more than 500 of the approximately 2,000 arrests.

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D.C. Tries To Find Solutions For 20 Percent Truancy Rate

D.C. leaders say students skipping school is a major challenge for education and public safety and they're looking for ways to address the problem.

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Activists Call For Enhanced Early Education

Researchers say infants and toddlers who receive quality care are more likely to stay in school, graduate, get jobs, and build strong relationships. But access to quality programs in D.C. can be difficult, especially in these tough economic times.

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Japanese Exchange Students Deal With Disaster From Afar

Across the D.C. region, Japanese college exchange students are struggling to make sense of the news emerging from their home country.