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MLK Day encourages service

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is celebrated on the third Monday in January, although Dr. King was actually born on the 15th of January 1929, 92 years ago. Mrs. Coretta Scott King and musician Stevie Wonder fought for years to make it a federal holiday. Wonder told CNN that they started with tours and marches…MORE

No plans to test most National Guard for Covid-19 before they deploy across DC

No plans to test most National Guard for Covid-19 before they deploy across DC

The overwhelming majority of the more than 20,000 National Guard members expected in Washington for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration will not be tested for coronavirus before they are deployed from states around the country or upon their arrival in the nation’s capital, a National Guard spokesperson tells CNN. The Pentagon has authorized up to 25,000…MORE

Teachers wait for Covid vaccines

Teachers wait for Covid vaccines

Teacher Naseeb Gill has been through a full range of reactions since the pandemic closed down in-person learning 10 months ago. She scrambled to set up virtual lessons for her fifth-grade language arts students in the spring. By fall, she was excited about returning to the classroom, but on just her second day back she…MORE

Pentagon authorizes 25,000 National Guard members for inauguration

Pentagon authorizes 25,000 National Guard members for inauguration

The Pentagon has authorized up to 25,000 National Guard members for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, the National Guard Bureau said in a press release Friday, marking an increase from the 21,000 troops authorized a day earlier. “Every state, territory and the District of Columbia will have National Guard men and women supporting the inauguration,” the…MORE

The week in 15 headlines

As the coronavirus continues to rage across the country, Washington saw another historic week as President Donald Trump became the first US president to ever be impeached twice. Meanwhile, President-elect Joe Biden announced new economic plans, continued to build out his cabinet and prepped for Wednesday’s inauguration. DC remained a city on lockdown, as federal and local…MORE

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