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  • African-American History Museum Receives $10M

    Aug 24, 2016, 3:32 p.m.

    Bank of America, Kaiser Permanente, Prudential Financial Inc., Target and Toyota have each provided $2 million in sponsorships to support the grand opening and inaugural events of the new Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture.
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  • Outside Agency to Manage Prince George's Head Start Program

    Aug 26, 2016, 10:58 p.m.

    The Prince George's County school board announced Friday that the federal government has appointed a Denver agency to temporarily oversee the county's Head Start program this school year, one day after the board voted to relinquish control of the program amid revelations of teacher neglect and abuse.
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  • Ohio Attorney Jailed for Wearing BLM Button Files Lawsuit

    Aug 25, 2016, 3 p.m.

    Ohio attorney Andrea Burton filed a federal lawsuit on Aug. 18 against Youngstown Municipal Court Judge Robert Milich, his colleague Judge Elizabeth Kobly and the city. Milich sentenced Burton to five days in the Mahoning County Jail because she refused to remove a Black Lives Matter button she wore in court on July 22.
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  • Metro Officials Talk Safety, Federal Edicts at Special Meeting

    Aug 25, 2016, 5:02 p.m.

    Metro's board of directors broke their vacation early for a hastily assembled special meeting Thursday at its northwest D.C headquarters, where they addressed several recent problems hampering the transit agency.
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  • Rock Creek Social Club Celebrates Six Years

    Aug 24, 2016, 2 p.m.

    On the sixth anniversary of the Rock Creek Social Club's introduction to the world, its founding members would like to remind folks that they're not a group of promoters.
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  • Howard U. Students Lead Drive for Tobacco-Free Campus

    Aug 24, 2016, 3 p.m.

    A nonprofit, D.C.-based organization advocating comprehensive smoke-free or tobacco-free campus policies has teamed up with 47 historically black colleges and universities, including Howard University, in efforts to persuade students to live their lives tobacco-free.
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  • One Man's Campaign for Union Inclusion for Minorities

    Aug 24, 2016, 3 p.m.

    Keith Bullock, a southeast D.C. resident and bus driver, is campaigning for one of the top five leadership positions in the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689, which represents operators, clerical, paratransit and maintenance workers of the Washington D.C. Area Transit.
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  • MALVEAUX: When Was America Great?

    Aug 24, 2016, 3 p.m.

    I'm not jumping up and down and waving a flag.
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Sports

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Health

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