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Police, Community Members Meet Amid Controversy

For months, Cherri Branson asked county officials to reveal the findings of an investigation into allegations of excessive force on a Germantown, Maryland, teenager. Her efforts, however, have remained futile because of a rule that protects such information.

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D.C. Officials Cut Ribbon for New Brookland Middle School

D.C. officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony over the weekend for a new school in Ward 5 slated to open in August.

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Group Combats Homelessness with 'Blessing Bags'

A local nonprofit continued its efforts to provide members of a vulnerable population with the bare essentials during an event that raised thousands of dollars in donations.

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Millennials Brunch for a Cause

Hundreds of young professionals to donate nearly 300 pounds of winter clothing this week as a part of an effort to help a vulnerable population and raise awareness about an increasingly visible problem.

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Mother's Tea Unites Victims' Families, Community

More than 100 community members, church leaders, and elected officials participated in the Mother’s Tea, an annual program to unite mothers of homicide victims and those who have perpetrated acts of violence.

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Local Nonprofit Accepts Young Fathers

Since 2010, Generation Hope has supported more than 40 teen mothers striving to complete college and enter the career fields of their choice. But this fall, fathers too will enjoy the Northwest-based nonprofit's offerings.

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GWU Students, Faculty Discuss Ferguson

More than 100 students, faculty members, administrators, and parents who gathered in GWU's Funger Hall last week to delve into topics of race, class, and justice during an event touted as "Framing Ferguson: A Panel and Audience Discussion."

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Fans Celebrate Chuck Brown's 'Beautiful Life'

With the release of his newest studio album, fans have another chance to honor and remember the "Godfather of Go-Go" two years after his death.

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Girls Get Royal Treatment

They didn’t wear glass slippers or ride in golden carriages but dozens of youngsters received spa treatments befitting a princess during a gathering at a local salon.

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Festival Celebrates African Music, Culture

Thousands of people immersed themselves in the music, food and art of the Motherland last weekend during the DC Africa Festival, an annual celebration of Washington D.C.'s growing African community.

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