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Graduates of the seminary program at Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola officiate the prison's 18 inmate churches and do one-on-one ministry and grief counseling. Some graduates act as missionaries in eight satellite prisons in the state. Jan. 6, 2010 (Associated Press FILE)

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**FILE** Attendees observe the anniversary of the Virginia Tech shootings on April 16, 2008, that a year earlier took the lives of 33 faculty and students. (The Washington Times)

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Shanice Ambrose (right), 10, and Melkaha Farmer, 5, hold their signs as they join former D.C. Council member and Chair of the Council's Education Committee Kevin Chavous as he leads a short rally and an attempt at public disobedience by trying to get himself and five others arrested for blocking the entrance to the U.S. Department of Education in D.C. on Sept. 8, 2009, to protest the elimination of the DC school voucher program. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times) **FILE**

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Liz Weaver of Nashville, Tenn., is a second-year law student at the University of Texas in Austin, where she is trying to decide whether to enroll in a program in London next fall that would saddle her with even more college debt. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Education Secretary Arne Duncan (right) has lunch with students at Eagle School in Martinsburg, W.Va., in 2009. First lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack are expected to announce Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, that most school meals will have less sodium, more whole grains and more fruits and vegetables. (Associated Press)

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Egyptian students wearing the face-covering veil known as the niqab walk with another wearing a khemar-style hijab last week in Cairo. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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North Idaho College student Ashley Kelley shops for textbooks at the community college's bookstore in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. (Associated Press)

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President Obama made time for a 2009 beer summit with Sgt. James Crowley and Henry Louis Gates Jr. — but not for the funeral of a slain Chicago girl who'd played with her high school band at the president's 2013 inauguration.

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Redskins' special teams captain Lorenzo Alexander is just one of the players planning to attend informal practice sessions that begin next Tuesday at a Northern Virginia high school. (Peter Lockley / The Washington Times)

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A former MS-13 gang member speaks to a George Washington University Summer Scholars criminal justice and criminology class, which is held for high school students. The former gang member said he lives day by day, looking over his shoulder, due to potential MS-13 retaliation. (John Muller/Special to The Washington Times)

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"I know we live in the age of wear-what-you-want-to-work, but I do believe there is something about teaching kids today to look the part. If you want to be successful, you have to look successful," says Roland Martin.

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A Vatican document, which includes a section on women, urges women to age naturally without products, such as Botox shots. (Photo: The Washington Times)

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The Rev. Clenard Childress in 2005

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Hillary Clinton would go back to school, but in name only, under a plan devised by a controversial donor. While she was serving as secretary of state, Bernard Schwartz proposed renaming New York's Baruch College School of Public Affairs the "Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Public and International Affairs."

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**FILE** Teenagers plant pledge cards promising sexual abstinence until marriage. (The Washington Times)

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District native Don Peebles' entrepreneurial drive led him to form the largest black-owned real estate development company in the country. He now travels across the U.S. as a speaker and mentor, encouraging students to pursue business careers. (Michael McElroy)

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** FILE ** Students, friends and family hold up candles during a vigil on the campus of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Va., on Thursday, April 16, 2009, to mark the second anniversary of the Virginia Tech shootings. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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** FILE ** Korrapong Techaarpornkul (seated) of Los Angeles gets help from Yolanda de la Fuente, an employment specialist who assists students in finding new career opportunities, at the Pasadena City College Career Center in Pasadena, Calif., in March 2009. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee observes the morning warm-up exercise in a second- and third-grade class at Noyes Elementary School in 2009. (The Washington Times)