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Students Retrace Freedom Riders Route To Civil Rights Act

It became a defining point in Civil Rights history. Fifty years ago after news of the violence against the initial freedom riders spread, hundreds more enlisted in the cause and joined 60 rides that summer.

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Troops Face Unique Challenges Going Back to Work

When soldiers return home after serving our country, many of them face great challenges going back to work. For some veterans, walking into a new workplace after serving in a war can be like a trek through the minefield.

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Shaw's Roots: From 'Heart Of Chocolate City' To 'Little United Nations'

An influx of new residents and businesses to the Shaw neighborhood in Northwest D.C. has some people welcoming progress, but is leading others to leave what many consider to be the heart and soul of "Chocolate City."

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Once Segregated Va. School To Become Civil Rights Center

A new center for the study of civil rights in education will open this summer in Prince Edward County, Va. What was once an all-black high school will soon house The Robert Russa Moton Museum.

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Arlington Shifts Philosophy For Troubled Children

For years, Arlington County, Va. has shipped troubled juveniles to congregate care facilities -- some of them as far away as Massachusetts. But according to the county's Child and Family Services Division, that approach is not working.

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Arlington Schools Help Hungry Students Beyond School Walls

An elementary school in Arlington County, Va., is partnering with a local food bank to help hungry students get the nutrition they need even when they head home for the weekend.

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Sydney Harman, Newsweek Chairman And Harman/Kardon Founder, Dies

A man who's name was synonymous with high-end audio equipment has died. Syndey Harman died in Washington last night at the age of 92.

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