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D.C. High School Hires Its First Female Head Football Coach

Natalie Randolph coaches players at H.D. Woodson, where she was an assistant coach before being named head coach at Coolidge High School. Credit: Preston Keres, TWP/Getty Images The new football coach at Coolidge High School in...

Bill Would Require Teachers to Be Fired for Having Sex With Students

If a new bill passes, the Washington, D.C. school system will be required to fire teachers who are found to have engaged in a sex act with a student. The emergency legislation, sponsored by D.C. Council member Kwame Brown (D-At Large), does not...

Free Female Condoms for D.C. High Schoolers

Condoms -- they're not just for guys anymore. Washington, D.C. officials announced that 500,000 female condoms will be distributed free of charge in areas of the city that have been found to have high rates of HIV. The prophylactics will be...

Report Cites 220 Cases of D.C. Teachers Abusing Students

The Washington, D.C. school district, already rocked by infighting with its teachers, is getting another black eye from reports of more than 200 cases of staff going overboard disciplining students in the last school year. A company that used...

Peeps Store Opens, Fans Flock

The Peeps & Company Store at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md. Credit: Jacquelyn Martin, AP
A new store devoted to a favorite marshmallow treat -- and microwave gag -- opened its doors this month, just outside of Washington, DC. The Peeps...

The Obamas - A Mother-in-Law in the White House

Of all the images that came out of Barack Obama's November 4th victory, one of my favorites is the one of him and his mother-in-law, Marian Robinson, sitting on the couch watching returns ... her hand in his. Their bond was so clear in that one...

Attempted robbery ends in group hug

Imagine you are enjoying a nice meal with your family and friends when suddenly an armed robber appears. He holds a gun to a guest's head and demands that you hand over your money or he will shoot. Should you: (a) tackle the intruder and hope for the...

Dropout teenage mom becomes DC police chief

Upon confirmation by city council, Cathy L. Lanier will officially be named the police chief of Washington, DC. She becomes one of only a few women running large city police departments and the fact that she is a white woman leading the force in a...

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