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Stevie Wonder Calls Out Ferguson Mayor

Music legend Stevie Wonder says the mayor of Ferguson, Missouri, hasn't fully grasped the racial unrest that has rocked the town since the fatal police shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown last month.

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D.C. Film Office Announces Web, Digital Fest

The second annual DC Web Fest, hosted by the D.C. Office of Motion Picture and Television Development and 20/20 Productions, will be held in the nation's capital on Sept. 19-20.

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More Schools Embrace Extended Day

Last year, nine schools participated in the extended-day program, an outgrowth of the $10 million "Proving What's Possible" initiative launched in 2012 to help improve test scores, enrollment and graduation rates among District of Columbia Public Schools students.

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

School officials are encouraging families to apply for free and reduced-price meals for the 2014-15 school year, which are available to students based on household size and income.

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D.C. Makes Gains in Truancy Reduction, Study Shows

A study on truancy released Tuesday — coinciding with results from a year-old anti-truancy program at District's public schools — shows that nearly four out of five District families who participated in voluntary truancy-prevention programs saw an increase in school attendance for their children.

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Elderly Interracial Couple in Virginia Fights for Marriage

An elderly interracial couple in Northern Virginia who dated for 10 years before tying the knot a month ago are fighting family members in court to keep their marriage intact.

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Ladies-Only Taxi Service to Debut in NYC

A new taxi service in New York will offer female drivers exclusively, catering to female riders.

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Foundation to Donate 700 School Backpacks

Hundreds of backpacks and school supplies left over from a D.C. community giveaway event last month will be delivered to select public schools.

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City Officials Tackle Absenteeism, Truancy

More than a year after a meeting at Anne Beers Elementary School in Southeast where city leaders, parents and community activists struggled to come to terms with the schools' burgeoning student absenteeism and truancy rates, little progress has been made lowering the numbers.

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More Homeless Families Expected in D.C. This Winter

A spike is anticipated in the number of D.C. families who will need a safe and warm place to live this winter, government officials say.



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