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D.C. Schools Face Boom With Influx Of Young Families

The District of Columbia is seeing a boom in its population of children younger than 5, prompting local education experts to question whether the city’s schools can handle the growth.

04/04/2013

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Panda Breeding Season Arrives At D.C.’s National Zoo

The National Zoo says breeding season has arrived for the giant pandas after a cub was born last year but died six days later.

03/27/2013

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Police: Man Fatally Shot In Downtown D.C.

Police are investigating a fatal shooting in downtown D.C. that happened overnight.

03/21/2013

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Metro: Silver Line Track Not Damaged In Tests

Metro officials says new Silver Line tracks don’t appear to have been damaged in an incident during testing that caused major rush hour delays.

02/27/2013

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Metro Closing 4 Stations For Weekend Work

Metro says it’s closing four stations on the orange line for weekend work, and passengers will have to use shuttle buses to travel between those stations.

02/20/2013

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D.C. Lottery Revenue Up After Recent Sales Slump

Lottery revenue in the District of Columbia is on the rise again after a five-year slump in sales.

02/16/2013

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D.C. Mayor Gives ‘State Of The District’ Address

District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray says the city needs to move away from its dependence on the federal government and promote job growth in the technology, health care and hospitality industries.

02/06/2013

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District Of Columbia Has $417M Budget Surplus

The District of Columbia ended fiscal 2012 with a $417 million budget surplus, a windfall that illustrates how the fiscal climate in the nation’s capital differs from much of the nation.

01/29/2013

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51 Nifty United States? New Bill Would Give D.C. Statehood

Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware has introduced a bill that would make the District of Columbia the nation’s 51st state.

01/24/2013

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Hunger Strike For D.C. Rights Faces Long Odds

One week into their hunger strike for District of Columbia voting rights in Congress, Joe Gray and Kelly Mears have lost 20 pounds each.

12/15/2011

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Office Cleaners In D.C. Area Threaten Strike

About 12,000 office cleaners in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia are threatening to strike when their contract expires this week.

10/09/2011

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D.C. Mayor Says City Won’t Tolerate Flash Mobs

Mayor Vincent Gray says the city won’t tolerate flash mob robberies like those seen in recent days in Northeast Washington and Montgomery County.

08/20/2011

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