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D.C. Council Presses Child and Family Services Director Over Missing Girl

The D.C. Council grilled the director of the city's Child and Family Services Agency on Monday about the case of Relisha Rudd, the 8-year-old girl who disappeared in early March.

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Sean 'Diddy' Combs to Deliver Howard U. Commencement Address

Sean "Diddy" Combs has been chosen to speak at the Howard University's 146th commencement on May 10.

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More Blacks Accepted at Harvard, Ivy League Schools

Officials at Harvard University recently announced a record-high percentage of black students who've received letters of admission for the class of 2018.

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D.C. Kicks Off Emancipation Day Celebration

D.C. is set to kick off its annual Emancipation Day celebration on Friday, beginning with a "Song and Praises" event at Tenth Street Baptist Church in Northwest at 7 p.m.

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Boy, 9, Hospitalized After Teacher Ignores Pleas, Mother Says

An investigation has been launched regarding a District charter school student who was hospitalized after his mother says a teacher ignored his complaints of feeling ill.

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DCPS Releases Updated School Calendar

Students and teachers in D.C.'s public schools may not have to make up two snow days, but they'll still get a late start on summer, with June 20 being the last full day of classes.

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New Federal Grant Program to Boost Early Learning

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray said in the wake of his loss in the April 1 Democratic primary that the city boasts the most robust early education program in the nation. Now the District has another opportunity to bolster the program through the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships, a new nationwide initiative.

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Sharpton Denies Being Mob Snitch for FBI

The Rev. Al Sharpton dismissed reports that he was a paid mob informant for the FBI in the 1980s.

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Catania Helps Secure Additional $77M for D.C. Schools

D.C.'s public schools system is about to receive more than $77 million to assist thousands of needy and at-risk students, partly due to Council Member David Catania's Fair Funding Act legislation.

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Spelling Bee Champ Wanted to 'Get it Right'

Greer Marshall will always remember the "r-e-v-e-l-a-t-o-r-y" moment that's propelled her onto an international stage, making her $1,000 richer along the way.

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