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  • Obama Champions 8M Enrollees in ACA

    Apr 17, 2014, 5 p.m.

    President Obama made an appearance Thursday during the daily White House press briefing to trumpet the 8 million people who have signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act — a number that far exceeded expectations and which Obama said should put questions of the controversial law to rest.
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  • Emancipation Day Workshops Highlight Slavery, D.C. Statehood

    Apr 16, 2014, 7:47 p.m.

    As the District marked the anniversary of its Emancipation Day, a set of educational workshops Wednesday at the Wilson Building in Northwest both celebrated the city's historic day of freedom and focused on its ongoing struggle to attain statehood.
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  • Emancipation Day, Statehood Share Spotlight

    Apr 16, 2014, 3 p.m.

    All this week, as D.C. residents celebrate the 151st anniversary of Emancipation Day, statehood advocates have been using the holiday to advance their quest for autonomy. But there are divisions and differences of opinion and approach which make the task that much more difficult.
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  • Report Finds Va. Prisons Expensive, Racially Biased

    Apr 16, 2014, 3 p.m.

    Virginia's corrections system keeps prisoners locked up for years without parole, particularly for drug offenses, costs the Commonwealth's taxpayers $1 billion, and disproportionately affects incarcerated seniors and African-American men, states a report from the Justice Policy Institute.
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  • Students Push to Halt Planned Wal-Mart

    Apr 16, 2014, 3 p.m.

    Students and faculty at two schools in Prince George's County are maneuvering to stop plans for a proposed Wal-Mart store in Oxon Hill that would sit next door to the schools.
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  • Filmfest DC Celebrates 28 Years of International Films

    Apr 16, 2014, 3 p.m.

    Filmfest DC is celebrating 28 years of bringing two weeks and more than 80 international and independent films to Washington's culture-hungry masses.
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  • Wizards Chase NBA Glory

    Apr 16, 2014, 3 p.m.

    It's playoffs time in the nation's capital and the Washington Wizards and their fans are now getting a taste of what team officials promised when they selected John Wall with the top pick in the 2010 NBA draft.
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  • JEFFERSON: D.C. Must Ensure HIV Treatment

    Apr 16, 2014, 3 p.m.

    The D.C. Council now has an opportunity to ensure that people living with HIV and other medical conditions have access to the medications they need to maintain good health.
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