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Gray on D.C. police officers: ““We will get up to 3,900.” (MARVIN JOSEPH/WASHINGTON POST)

Mayor Vincent C. Gray to hire 300 additional D.C. police officers. The District currently has a force of about 3,800.

More Hispanic children are living in poverty than those of any other race or ethnicity. Pew Research Center data indicates poverty numbers have soared due to the impact of the recession within Latino communities.

Va. principal resigns in the wake of the so-called “banana man” incident. Karen Spillman had recommended that 14-year-old Bryan Thompson be suspended after he took to the field in a banana costume during a high school football game. Students protested with a “Free Banana Man” movement.

The first human case of the West Nile virus this year has been confirmed, the D.C. Department of Health announced Wednesday.

Tonight’s forecast from Capital Weather Gang ’s Dan Stillman: “As a cold front closes in from the west, shower chances stick around tonight with an evening t’storm possible as well. I’d put the overall odds of rain around 40%. Needless to say, skies are mostly cloudy with lows in the 60s.  Confidence: Medium”


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