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'My Brother's Keeper' Taking Root in D.C.

Washington, D.C., is one of the newest members of the "My Brother's Keeper" community. The MBK Community Challenge Local Action Summit brought together representatives from organizations citywide. The Nov. 18 gathering at the St. Elizabeths campus on Alabama Avenue in Southeast illustrates their commitment to this cause.

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Ward 8 Dems Ponder Ways to Strengthen Group

Any hopes that the Democratic Party had for beating Republicans in the Nov. 4 general elections died when traditional supporters — African-Africans, Latinos, women and millennials — voted with their feet by staying home.

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Williams Sisters, Guests Rechristen SE Tennis Center

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray joined Cora Masters Barry, tennis greats Serena and Venus Williams, friends and supporters for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the conclusion of renovations and the grand reopening of the facility.

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D.C. Police Chief Lanier: Changes On the Way

Early next year, the Metropolitan Police Department will roll out a new drug enforcement strategy that will allow the department to more effectively counter a drug trade gone digital.

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D.C. Police Chief Lanier Answers Critics at Hearing

Many Left Unconvinced

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier spent more than an hour responding to criticisms leveled at the Metropolitan Police Department by more than two dozen residents at a recent city council hearing.

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Ebola Numbers Spike Overseas

For months, World Health Organization officials warned that the numbers of Ebola victims and casualties might be understated because of unreported cases in rural areas of the affected countries and families hiding the sick.

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Muriel Bowser Wins D.C. Mayor's Race

After 20 grueling months on the campaign trail, Ward 4 Council member Muriel Bowser beat back the challenges of independent candidates Carol Schwartz and David Catania. She'll be D.C.'s first female mayor in more than 20 years.

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Bowser Taking No Chances in Final Days

The D.C. mayoral race — and the contentious debates that accompanied it — has sometimes been ugly and veered toward the personal, but Muriel Bowser holds at least an eight-point lead going into the Tuesday general election.

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D.C. Chamber Spotlights Honorees at Gala

The DC Chamber of Commerce recognized seven honorees at its annual Choice Awards & Gala for their exceptional contributions to the growth of the District.

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D.C. Health Officials Preparing for Ebola

Since Thomas Eric Duncan died of Ebola and two nurses who treated him contracted the disease, there's been a tug-of-war between health officials seeking to assure the public that the virus is under control on one hand and rising fear and anxiety on the other.

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