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This image provided by the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center shows part of the interior of the building in Staunton, Va. Immigrant children as young as 14 housed at the juvenile detention center say they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells. The abuse claims are detailed in federal court filings that include a half-dozen sworn statements from Latino teens jailed there for months or years. (Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center via AP)

Dems seek info about Virginia facility after abuse claims

- Associated Press

Virginia’s two Democratic senators asked the Trump administration Friday for answers about operations at a juvenile detention facility in the state where immigrant children said they were bound, beaten and isolated in solitary confinement.

A wooded area in Rock Creek Park (Image from National Park Service)

Renaming Rock Creek Park

- The Washington Times

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton wants to change the name of America’s third-oldest national park, Rock Creek Park, to Rock Creek National Park.

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 6, 2018, file photo, the sun peaks over the horizon next to the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial at daybreak along the Potomac River in Washington. Washington's primary is on Tuesday, June 19. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

D.C. primary sees low voter turnout

- The Washington Times

D.C. voters braved sweltering sun and thundershowers to participate in the District’s primary elections Tuesday, two days before the official start of summer.

Demonstrators gather outside the White House on Tuesday morning to demand President Trump pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. (Photos by Connor Foarde)

Demonstrators want Trump to pardon Assange

- The Washington Times

President Trump has been in a pardoning mood lately, and Kevin Zeese has a suggestion on who should be next on his list.

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- The Washington Times

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Vendors and business representatives tend to their booths and displays on Thursday at the 21st annual Small Business Fair. (Darla Dunning/The Washington Times)

D.C. Small Business Fair helps owners achieve their dreams

- The Washington Times

A financial well-being coach attending a business fair in the District on Thursday reveled in the opportunity to teach participants how to achieve their dreams of running their own business and creating a business plan.

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D.C. house hunters need to be aware of scammers

- The Washington Times

Emily Denny fell victim to what is a familiar scam to many in the District. A grifter can steal real housing listings to pose as a landlord and offer a great deal at below-market value -- but only if you transfer money immediately.

FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2017 file photo, Oprah Winfrey arrives for the David Foster Foundation 30th Anniversary Miracle Gala and Concert, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Winfrey's next book club pick is,,"The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row," a memoir about a wrongful murder conviction and the long fight to win acquittal. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP, File) **FILE**

Oprah Winfrey's effect on American culture to be featured at museum

- The Washington Times

The National Museum of African American History and Culture will open a special display on the life and work of Oprah Winfrey, especially "the cultural phenomenon that was 'The Oprah Winfrey Show,'" in the words of museum director Lonnie G. Bunch III.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and his wife, Cheryl Hines, (center) honor the anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy's death. Kennedy was presidential candidate.

Robert F. Kennedy's legacy honored at commemoration ceremony

- The Washington Times

Family and friends of Robert F. Kennedy, along with thousands of other people, marked the 50th anniversary of his assassination Wednesday with a commemoration ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.