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REVIEW: N.W.A's Tale Still Captivating, Relevant in 'Straight Outta Compton'

If you're planning to see — or avoid — the N.W.A biopic "Straight Outta Compton" because it's an "angry rap music mob"-type film with lots of flying bullets and bloodshed, rest assured: it's not what you think.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: Free, Reduced Meals

Parents can apply for free and reduced school meals for their children by picking up an application at any nearby school.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Kids Ride Free on Rail

Effective Aug. 17, D.C. public and charter school students will be eligible for a free $100 monthly Metrorail benefit.

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Top Performers Enthrall Crowd at Richmond Jazz Festival

If the thousands who turned out Sunday evening for the last day of the Richmond Jazz Festival didn't leave with a song in their heart, they definitely departed with a bounce in their stride.

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Eatonville Group: Saving a Black Legacy

In a small town just 6 miles north of Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida, a group of four black men has united in a fierce struggle to hold on to their history and legacy as the first incorporated African-American settlement community in the United States.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Modernization Delayed at Roosevelt High

Supporters of modernization efforts at Roosevelt Senior High School in Northwest have joined forces to demand that school officials reconsider a decision to delay reopening of the modernized facility until the 2016-17 term.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: 'New Heights' Engages Expectant Students

Tray Chaney of "The Wire" and Wanda Pratt, mother of NBA star Kevin Durant, recently joined Chancellor Kaya Henderson for the 4th annual "New Heights Summit," an initiative that promotes the collaborative efforts of city agencies in support of expectant and parenting students focused on completing their high school education.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: Academy Site of International School

Annapolis Road Academy in Bladensburg will be the site for one of two new International High Schools, slated to open in the 2015-16 school year.

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Services Held for Two Victims of Charleston Shooting

Funeral services for two victims of the shooting massacre at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, were held at the church nearly two weeks after the deadly rampage.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: More Super Students

More than 100 top graduating students recently joined Chancellor Kaya Henderson at the Verizon Center's Acela Club to formally announce their future plans and celebrate their achievements.

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