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Anacostia River Program Teaches More Than Just Fishing

A new pilot program is teaching local kids how to fish on the Anacostia River, while helping them learn more about the environment.

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Venus Williams Bounced From U.S. Open In Second Round

For Venus Williams, a three-hour tennis match came down to a third-set tiebreaker against Zheng Jie of China at the U.S. Open Wednesday night. But the world's former No. 1 player couldn't get past 44 unforced errors, and Zheng outlasted her in a rain-delayed match.
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2013 College Football Season Opens On Thursday

College football fans are excited. NCAA Division 1 play starts Thursday night with 17 games on the schedule. Most of the heavyweights, including top-ranked Alabama, start their campaigns Saturday.
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Boosting Public Access To The Chesapeake Bay Watershed

The Chesapeake Bay has more than 11,000 miles of shoreline but only 2 percent of it offers swimmers, boaters and fisherman access to the Bay. We explore the push for more public access.

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How About A Gold Medal For Human Rights For Gay People?

Russia is pledging that the 2014 games will be free of discrimination despite its anti-gay measures. Frank Deford isn't buying it and says Olympic officials need to be accountable.
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USA Swimming Faces Lingering Doubts Over Sexual Abuse

Three years ago, USA Swimming was rocked by revelations of sexual abuse by coaches. Critics say it's still not doing enough to help victims of abuse. A recent move by the organization is seen as a response to criticism of its approach.
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Williams Sisters Win At U.S. Open, Move To Second Round

Serena Williams dispatched Francesca Schiavone, 6-0, 6-1, from the first round of the U.S. Open Monday night, joining her older sister Venus in the second round. It's just the second time this year that both players got past the first round of a Grand Slam event.
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D.C. Group Aims To Submit Bid For 2024 Summer Olympic Games

A local group has formed for the purposes of submitting a bid for the 2024 summer Olympic Games.

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USA Swimming To Review Sexual Misconduct Prevention Program

The governing body of U.S. competitive swimming announced an independent review of its program to protect athletes from sexual abuse. There are new questions, some from Congress, about whether swimming has effectively confronted an abuse problem revealed in recent years.
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Last Tennis Major Underway In New York's Flushing Meadows

It's the first week of the U.S. Open and tennis fans are jazzed. Renee Montagne talks to Jon Wertheim of Sports Illustrated about defending champs Serena Williams and Andy Murray. He also discusses the prospects of lesser known players.

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