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Judge Dismisses Assault Charge Against Officer in Freddie Gray Trial

A Baltimore Circuit Court judge dismissed the second-degree assault charge against Lt. Brian Rice, one the six officers charged in the 2015 death of Freddie Gray.

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Thurgood Marshall Center Trust Initiates Social Justice Lecture Series

The Thurgood Marshall Center Trust unveiled the first of a series of discussions centered on civil rights and social justice in its new Lecture Series on Thursday in Washington, D.C.

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Lidia Frederico: Saving Souls

From the time she was a child, Lidia Antunes Frederico knew she was different.

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Apaches Refuse to Relinquish Sacred Land

When San Carlos Apache Tribal Council member Wendsler Nosie found out late last year that Arizona Sen. John McCain had tucked a rider into the National Defense Authorization Act that transfers 2,500 acres of Apache land to a foreign copper company, anger and resolve bubbled up inside in him, he said.

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D.C. Still Grappling with Homelessness

Despite the best efforts of city leaders and homeless advocates, homelessness continues to spiral upwards in the District.

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Cheh Spearheads Death With Dignity Legislation

D.C. Council member Mary Cheh introduced the Death With Dignity Act of 2015 recently.

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Cuban Embassy Opens in Washington

The culmination of secret negotiations brokered by Pope Francis and Canada, a realization by a U.S. president that the status quo was unsustainable and the willingness of two mortal enemies to work through distrust led to change between Cuba and the United States.

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Alpha Leadership Program: Changing Young Men's Lives

For the past five years, officials of the District of Columbia College Access Program have been upsetting the educational status quo in a distinctive program called the Alpha Leadership Program.

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Fresh Summer Dials Up Youth Activities in D.C.

The first summer into her tenure as mayor, Muriel Bowser has focused on providing a mélange of programs across several District agencies to provide children, teenagers, adults and families options to fill up the dog days of summer.

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Ben's Chili Bowl to Tickle Palates on H Street

The newest crown jewel of the Ben's Chili Bowl empire opened to much fanfare Wednesday morning as a substantial crowd of area residents, passersby, city and business leaders and food lovers crowded in front of the restaurant for the ribbon cutting and opening of one of the District's most well-known businesses.

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