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Obama and his family hand out food ahead of Thanksgiving

President Obama wished Americans a happy Thanksgiving on Thursday, extending his gratitude to military members and charity volunteers for their service and explaining what he loves most about the holiday.

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Obama Family volunteers at Bread for the City

President Obama, accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama, his daughters and mother-in-law, marked the day before Thanksgiving by helping feed the hungry in Washington. The Obamas traveled to Bread for the City in southeast Washington to distribute food, with the president handing out bags of sweet potatoes.

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The 2014 D.C. Attorney General Campaigns: Karl Racine (D)

Karl Racine (D): As Attorney General, my first duty would be to uphold the law and represent the District of Columbia and its people.

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These Code for Progress Fellows are Giving a Leg Up to Subsidized Housing Applicants

Filling out the paperwork to apply for subsidized housing can be a pain. And there’s another hurdle for prospective residents with little tech know-how: tracking available properties. So local community organization Bread for the City devised a plan to reach its clients as soon as a listing’s wait list opened up: with a texting app.

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Help Code for DC with These 14 Civic Hacking Projects

The group continues to welcome new members to its twice-a-month meetings. We check in on how it all got started — and what Code for DC hackers have been working on recently.

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Street Smart: What to do in Shaw

Although parking spaces are easier to find in Shaw than in nearby Chinatown, “gentrification” is a word bandied about by longtime residents as luxury apartments go up here. One thing’s for sure: The area is in the midst of a commercial revival, yielding an eclectic mix of decades-old institutions sharing sidewalks with fledgling bars and eateries.

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Study Sheds Light on Broadening U.S. Hunger Problem

In daily scramble for food, about 1 in 7 Americans now rely on local aid programs.

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D.C. Police Chief Orders No Drug or Alcohol-Related Arrests for People Protected by D.C. Overdose Prevention Law

D.C. Law Encourages Calling 911 in Drug Overdose Cases; Some Drug and Alcohol Law Violations Not a Crime When Help is Sought
D.C. Part of National Momentum to Fight Overdose Deaths with 911 Good Samaritan Laws and Increased Naloxone Access