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Study: D.C. ranks near bottom of U.S. school systems

D.C. has the second to worst public school system in the United States, according to a new study from WalletHub, which analyzed dropout rates, math, reading and SAT scores, among other metrics.

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  • Little River Turnpike reopens after repairs

    A portion of the Little River Turnpike reopened to traffic early Wednesday after being closed for several hours.

  • Annual Chincoteague pony swim off Va. set for Wednesday

    CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — An Eastern Shore tradition celebrated by Marguerite Henry’s book “Misty of Chincoteague” is marking its 90th year. The highlight of the week will be the annual swim of the tough little…

  • Boy who lost hands to infection gets double-hand transplant

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An 8-year-old boy who lost his hands and feet to a serious infection has become the youngest patient to receive a double-hand transplant, surgeons said Tuesday. Zion Harvey’s forearms were heavily bandaged…

  • Skip the pharmacy, head to the farm: Physicians write prescriptions for fruits, vegetables

    Some D.C. doctors are skipping traditional medications. Instead, they’re writing their patients prescriptions for fresh fruits and vegetables.

  • Department of Planning employees to volunteer

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Department of Planning employees are volunteering at a community center in Baltimore. The event Wednesday is part of Gov. Larry Hogan’s Maryland Unites: A Day of Service initiative. Department employees will…

  • Teheran stumbles again on road as Braves lose to Orioles 7-3

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Playing on the road is a losing proposition for the Atlanta Braves these days, especially with Julio Teheran on the mound. Teheran lasted only four innings in his latest effort outside of…

  • Repairs completed on Bethesda water main

    WASHINGTON — Twenty-five customers are without service after a water main break in Bethesda on Monday night that has also closed a nearby road. The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission says that Bradley Boulevard, which is closed between…

  • Police: D.C. armed robberies may be linked

    WASHINGTON — Police in D.C. are investigating a series of armed robberies Tuesday morning that they say may be linked.   The armed robberies all happened between midnight and 3 a.m. in parts of Northwest…

  • Atlantic League

    Freedom Division W L Pct. GB Lancaster 11 7 .611 — York 10 8 .556 1 x-Southern Maryland 8 10 .444 3 Sugar Land 7 11 .389 4 Liberty Division W L Pct. GB Bridgeport…

  • Atlantic League

    Freedom Division W L Pct. GB Lancaster 10 7 .588 — York 10 8 .556 ½ x-Southern Maryland 8 10 .444 2½ Sugar Land 7 10 .412 3 Liberty Division W L Pct. GB Bridgeport…

  • Atlantic League

    Freedom Division W L Pct. GB Lancaster 10 7 .588 — York 9 8 .529 1 x-Southern Maryland 8 9 .471 2 Sugar Land 7 10 .412 3 Liberty Division W L Pct. GB Bridgeport…

  • Suspect sought in Leesburg hit-and-run crash involving pedestrian

    WASHINGTON — Leesburg police officers are investigating a hit-and-run crash that injured a pedestrian. Shortly after 5 p.m. Monday, a pickup truck was traveling south along Plaza Street Northeast when the motorist hit a man…

  • Montgomery Co. man, 65, reported missing

    WASHINGTON – Montgomery County police are searching for a 65-year-old man who has been missing since Tuesday morning. Ayalew Ishete from the 1900 block of Rosemary Hills Drive in the Woodside neighborhood of Silver Spring…

  • Church youth leader pleads guilty to distributing child porn

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A man who prosecutors say was a volunteer youth group leader at a Baltimore County church has pleaded guilty to distribution of child pornography. Sixty-three-year-old Gregory Wayne Gibson of Cockeysville entered the…

  • Squirrels rescued from White House grounds

    WASHINGTON – The National Park Service helped rescue some adorable additions to the White House grounds. The Park Service tweeted a photo Tuesday of baby squirrels discovered near the White House Monday. With help from…