• D.C. Announces 3-Year Contracts for Top Principals

    May 22, 2015, 11:31 a.m.

    D.C. Public Schools officials announced Thursday that they will begin offering three-year appointments to principals who've demonstrated exceptional ability based on its "School Leader IMPACT" evaluation system.
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  • Panel Pans Media Coverage of Baltimore Unrest

    May 20, 2015, 3 p.m.

    White House correspondent and lifelong Baltimore resident April Ryan said she still gets depressed when she thinks about parts of her beloved city burning and being looted following the police-involved killing of Freddie Gray.
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  • Inmates Make, Design Quilts for a Cause

    May 20, 2015, 3 p.m.

    Sirlilar Stokes, an inmate at the Patuxent Institution in Jessup, first started trying her hand at quilting about three months ago.
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  • Wal-Mart Expands Jobs Program for D.C.-Area Veterans

    May 20, 2015, 4:30 p.m.

    Wal-Mart announced Thursday that it is guaranteeing a job offer to any eligible U.S. veteran honorably discharged from active duty since the 2013 launch of its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment, expanding a program made to honor veterans in the D.C. metropolitan region.
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  • Obie Patterson: Rushern Baker's Tax Increase Slap in Face

    May 20, 2015, 3 p.m.

    Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III's controversial measure that would undo a 30-plus-year freeze on property taxes has angered many, including some on the County Council.
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  • Protect Yourself from Fake Sweepstakes Scams

    May 21, 2015, 10:30 p.m.

    YOU WON! We all dream of winning it big through a sweepstakes. But if someone contacts you claiming you won a prize but you didn't enter a contest — don't respond! It's probably a scam.
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  • Willard Jenkins Invigorates DC Jazz Festival

    May 20, 2015, 3 p.m.

    The DC Jazz Festival looks even more diverse this year, with hip-hop, soul and pop influences certain to attract millennials as well as the middle-aged, seniors and the casual music fan tourists by the busload — and all that would be great for Willard Jenkins, who was named earlier this year as the artistic director for the June 10-16 festival.
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  • MUHAMMAD: Farewell, Dear Friend, B.B. King

    May 20, 2015, 3 p.m.

    I've been a dedicated B.B. King fan for more than 60 years. Before I knew anything about the blues or about any kind of music really, I was admired this name because he was a hometown hero who had made good.
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Washington Wizards point guard John Wall has five non-displaced fractures in his left wrist and hand, the team announced Thursday.


From left: Jair Lynch, Russ Ramsey, Denise Rolark Barnes and Rosie Allen-Herring pose after the Community Partnership Awards on May 5 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Northwest.

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