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Finance Reports Due for D.C. Mayoral Candidates

Candidates for mayor of the District of Columbia are trying to show strength before their first fundraising deadline. The first campaign finance reports for next year's race are due Wednesday. There are five declared candidates for mayor: D.C. councilmembers Muriel Bowser, Jack Evans and Tommy We Full story

D.C. Students See Big Gains on Standardized Tests

District of Columbia public and charter school students have achieved their highest marks ever on the city's standardized tests. Full story

Video Released of 3 Sought in SE D.C. Robbery

District of Columbia police are trying to identify three young men wanted in a robbery earlier this month. Full story

Jobless rates drop in 11 U.S. states in June: Labor Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jobless rates fell in only 11 U.S. states in June, the Labor Department said on Thursday in a report revealing the bumps on the road to economic recovery. Full story

Michelle Obama hosts ‘Kids State Dinner’

   Michelle Obama hosted the second annual “Kid’s StateDinner” for 54 children from every U.S.  state, territory and the District of Columbia -  all winners of the first lady’s recipe contest to promote healthy eating. NBC’s Peter Alexander reports.

Wal-Mart won't build 3 DC stores if bill passes

Wal-Mart says it won't build three stores it had planned for the District of Columbia if lawmakers approve a bill that would force the retailer to pay its employees at least $12.50 an hour. Full story

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