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BREAKING NEWS: @Uof Maryland to require all eligible students, faculty, and staff on Maryland campuses this fall to be vaccinated against COVID. MORE:

Former Olympian and reality show star Caitlyn Jenner has announced that she is running for California Governor.

Today on @DrewBarrymoreTV, Drew celebrates the Oscars! Everything from the history to the fashion over the years, statue predictions & more! Watch today at 3p followed by @AlisonStarling7  & @ABC7MichelleMmp ; @ABC7Newsfor  at 4.

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JUST IN: A federal judge has ruled that the case of two U.S. Park Police officers indicted in the 2017 shooting death of Bijan Ghaisar will be moved to federal court.

President Joe Biden will embark on his first overseas trip in office in June, attending the Group of Seven summit in Cornwall, England, followed by a visit to Brussels.

A hero coming home. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced that Army Pfc. Bobbie Ray Daniels of Bedford, Virginia, will be buried on May 22 in his hometown. He had been MIA on Aug. 16, 1950, during a battle near Waegwan, South Korea.

SMITHSONIAN UPDATE: The @smithsonian  will reopen eight facilities to the public in May, starting with the @airandspace  museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly on May 5. Additional museums and the @NationalZoo  will reopen May 14 and May 21.

STORY: Following months of closure, seven Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo will reopen in May.

The City of Alexandria is remembering a tragic event in its history this weekend, the first recorded lynching of a Black man in the city. City Hall will be lit up in purple, the color or mourning, over the weekend.

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"I hope that my 13-year-old son grows up to be just as amazing as they are." Rahul Dubey opened his home to nearly 70 strangers overnight and sheltered them during D.C.'s curfew. He says our country needs people like THEM. FULL INTERVIEW:

JUST-IN The United States Marine Corps has banned all public displays of the Confederate flag on installations worldwide. The Marines say the flag represents "a threat to our core values." READ MORE:

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No @realDonaldTrump , @BernieSanders  said black lives matter, never did he use the word "only." #DemDebate 

WATCH: Sec. Betsy DeVos physically blocked by protesters from entering DC school--turned away and left. Video:

VIDEO: Mother from Iran, 5-year-old son reunited after he was detained for several hours at Dulles Airport:

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GREAT IDEA! A school district is taking steps to make sure kids have enough to eat by turning unused cafeteria food into take-home meals.

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This is what a McRib looks like before it's cooked, for the record.

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Rep. Ilhan Omar is under investigation after allegations that she improperly spent nearly $6,000 in campaign funds for personal use, including payments to her divorce attorney and for travel.

Together, we must #NeverForget . (WARNING: Please view this video with caution as it contains raw footage from #911 )

HAVE YOU SEEN HIM? 13-year-old Kareem Wright was last seen in the area of 2700 Douglas Place, Southeast on Sunday, according to the @DCPoliceDept  Let's help find him and bring him home safely!

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