Even though school attendance is required by the law in D.C., approximately 20 percent of public and charter school children in the District have racked up more than 15 days of unexcused absences.
Skippers, truants and chronic absentees are just a few of the names given to students who cut classes.
The Justice Department has reached a settlement with the D.C. government that requires the city to make homeless shelters more accessible to people with disabilities.
Over a 20 year period, Harriet Walters embezzled $48 million by creating fake tax refunds.
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