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Beating The Odds: Besting Food Allergies, Homelessness, On Path To Graduation

As part of our Beating the Odds series, we'll meet high school senior Coumba Gueye, who has struggled with homelessness and severe allergies, but is now heading to college on a full scholarship.

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The Long, Hot Summer Ahead For D.C.'s Homeless Children

Summer is a milestone eagerly anticipated by many children. Not necessarily so for the children at D.C.'s Ketcham Elementary, many of whom are homeless and often struggle just to eat.

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Route 1 Center Targets Hidden Poverty In One Of Maryland's Richest Counties

Howard County, Maryland, is one of the wealthiest counties in the nation... but some people are still struggling to make ends meet.

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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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To Pay For Homeless Services And Metro, Bowser Proposes Tax Hikes

As part of her 2016 budget, Mayor Muriel Bowser has proposed targeted tax increases to help fund homeless services and the city's payment to Metro.
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Q&A With Kristy Greenwalt, Director Of D.C.'s Interagency Council on Homelessness

The director of the city's Interagency Council on Homelessness explains the mayor's new plan to end chronic homelessness by 2025.

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After Critical Audit, D.C. Reviewing Contract With Group That Serves Homeless

D.C. officials say they are reviewing the city's relationship with a non-profit organization that has been accused of overbilling the city and potentially breaking the law in the management of two contracts worth over $80 million for services to homeless residents.
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Route 1 Center Targets Hidden Poverty In One Of Maryland's Richest Counties

Howard County in Maryland is one of the wealthiest counties in the nation, but some people are still struggling to make ends meet.

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After Being Homeless, Former Government Worker Struggles to Maintain Identity

We meet a 51-year-old Baltimore native lost his home in 2011, and has been working to maintain his sense of self after he lost everything.
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From Motel To Van To Shelter: One Family's Tumultuous Tale of Homelessness

A year ago, Tamika Smalls and her family were living in a motel room. Since then, they've slept in the family van, and are now living in a shelter.

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