The economic prospects of the District could be greatly increased if more of its students graduated from high school, studies show. To help address the dropout problem, several schools in the city are working to give dropouts a second -- and maybe their last -- chance at graduation.
The next protest in support of Trayvon Martin is scheduled for this afternoon outside the U.S. Department of Justice in D.C. Protesters want DOJ to file federal charges against George Zimmerman, the man who killed Martin as he walked unarmed last month in Florida.
Train malfunctions aren't the only safety concern on the Metro -- many women report being unsatisfied by the police presence in the system, which hasn't helped stymie cases of sexual harassment and assault.
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