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  • Conversation Resumes on D.C. Statehood

    Sep 17, 2014, 3 p.m.

    American history shows that the process for territories to become states has often been lengthy, arduous and complicated. Now there's a renewed battle to add a 51st star on our country's beloved Old Glory.
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  • Region Remembers Victims of Navy Yard Tragedy

    Sep 17, 2014, 3 p.m.

    One year ago, they got out of bed, readied themselves for work, then headed to their government jobs at Washington, D.C.'s Navy Yard. They had no way of knowing as they went about their work that fateful day that it would be their last.
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  • Ebola Weakens Already Fragile Nations

    Sep 17, 2014, 3 p.m.

    As the Ebola virus decimates their beloved country, Liberian ambassador to the United States Jeremiah C. Sulunteh and Marion Parker Cassell Nelson watch with horror and growing concern.
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  • Discrimination, Hostile Environment Alleged At FEMA

    Sep 17, 2014, 3 p.m.

    Hundreds of workers at the Federal Emergency Management Agency say they're underpaid and harassed because of their race or gender, and some employees allege that conditions are so bad they need permission to go to the restroom.
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  • School Closings Draw Fire in D.C., Nationwide

    Sep 17, 2014, 3 p.m.

    It's a scenario that’s being played out year after year across the nation: the shuttering of traditional public schools in predominantly black and brown neighborhoods, leading to the displacement of students who are subsequently forced to attend classes outside of their communities.
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  • Informer Photographers Capture Black, D.C. Life

    Sep 17, 2014, 3 p.m.

    Five past and current photographers spoke of their challenges but also dwelled on the joy brought by honing their craft and the satisfaction of working with a newspaper that's championed D.C.'s black community for five decades.
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  • Thousands Gather in D.C. for Historic CBCF Conference

    Sep 17, 2014, 2 p.m.

    The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated's 44th Annual Legislative Conference will be held Sept. 24–27 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in D.C.
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  • JACKSON: NFL Threw Ray Rice Under the Bus

    Sep 17, 2014, 3 p.m.

    By now most people have heard how Ray Rice has been thrown under the bus by the National Football League and his former team, the Baltimore Ravens.
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Pierre Bagley, director of the D.C. Office of Motion Picture and TV Development, oversees multimedia production in the city. (Courtesy photo)

D.C. Film Office Announces Web, Digital ...

The second annual DC Web Fest, hosted by the D.C. Office of Motion Picture and Television Development and 20/20 Productions, ...

Education

Students whose families receive assistance under the Food Supplement Program or Temporary Cash Assistance benefits are automatically eligible for free school meals. (Courtesy photo)

P.G. County Education Briefs: Free and ...

School officials are encouraging families to apply for free and reduced-price meals for the 2014-15 school year, which are available ...

Opinion

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EDITORIAL: Spare the Rod and Spoil ...

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Sports

Russ Ramsey, chairman and CEO of Washington 2014, and D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7) form the unity symbol on the football field of the Deanwood Recreational Center in Northeast on Sept. 4.

D.C. Vies for 2024 Olympics

A group has been formed, intent on bringing the Summer 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games to the Metropolitan Washington Area.

Business

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Health

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