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- Pentagon to transport African troops to Central African Republic
- Chinese man fed up with his girlfriend’s shopping jumps to his death
- Ukraine leader to talk with protesters; Washington urges caution
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- Elian Gonzalez makes first trip outside Cuba since custody battle
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School board holds special election
Voters in Wards 1 and 2 will head to the polls today to select a new member of the State Board of Education.
The special election is being held so voters can choose a replacement for Jeff Smith, a former school board member representing District 1 who resigned in protest of Mayor Adrian M. Fenty’s takeover of the public school system.
The only candidate listed on the ballot for Mr. Smith’s spot is education writer and school volunteer Mary Lord, although Georgetown University graduate and first-year public school teacher Jason Crawford has mounted a write-in campaign.
Polls in the two wards will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters who do not know their assigned polling place can visit the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics Web site at www.dcboee.org or call 202/727-2525.
Police locate relative of abandoned child
Prince William County police said they have located a relative of a 4-year-old girl who was abandoned Sunday night at a Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurant, although the girl remains in the custody of Child Protective Services.
Witnesses said the girl entered the restaurant some time after 6 p.m. with a woman who was about 25 years old. Police said the girl was left at about 9 p.m. and gave her name as “Taji.”
Congressman charged with assault, battery
Rep. Bob Filner, California Democrat, has been charged with assault and battery in an incident Sunday night at Washington Dulles International Airport, the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority said.
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