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Trump changes higher ed with rollback of Obama-era consumer protections
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is reshaping policies on federal student aid.

Where’s the water? In the nation’s capital, dry fountains mar the landscape.
The National Park Service struggles to keep more than 60 pools, ponds, spouts and cascades flowing across the District’s monumental core.

A woman who alleged harassment at Metro was fired. Now, there’s an internal inquiry into its handl
The woman’s supervisor, a top MetroAccess official, continues to serve in that role, according to court documents.

D.C. legal pot sales go to black businesses under city bill
WashingtonTimes.com / Sun, 09 Jul 2017 18:47:05 -0400

The D.C. Council has given minorities a hand up in the city's new marijuana business as D.C. Department of Health statistics show that many local African-Americans are struggling with marijuana abuse.

The council has passed emergency legislation mandating that medical marijuana dispensary permits be given preferentially to minority-owned companies and ...

FIRST Global robot challenge brings STEM students to U.S.
WashingtonTimes.com / Sun, 09 Jul 2017 17:34:07 -0400

Don't expect to see pole vaults, balance beams and diving boards when some of the world's brightest young minds come together this month in Washington for what sponsors are calling the first international robot olympics.

With an impressive global turnout, and a little political controversy, the event will feature high ...

FIRST Global Challenge visas granted to 99% of teams
WashingtonTimes.com / Sun, 09 Jul 2017 16:17:05 -0400

Getting the robots here was easy. Getting their creators to the U.S. proved a more delicate task.

When preparing to stage the FIRST Global Challenge for teams of teenagers from around the globe, Joe Sestak, the nonprofit's president, estimated in December that up to a third of the entries could ...

With record numbers at security checkpoints, TSA offers tips to avoid hassles
The Transportation Security Administration has some tips on how to go through screening with minimal hassle. And, yes, you can pack Tolstoy.

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