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D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray offers remarks Thursday as he introduces Brenda Donald as his choice to lead the District's Child and Family Services Agency. It will be her second stint at the helm of the agency, which she headed in 2004 and 2005. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray offers remarks Thursday as he introduces Brenda Donald as his choice to lead the District's Child and Family Services Agency. It will be her second stint at the helm of the agency, which she headed in 2004 and 2005. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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