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AU joins national garden association

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AU's landscape, which includes more than 1,700 plants, a Civil War era white oak and a blossoming Franklinia, named after Benjamin Franklin, led to its becoming a member of the National Arboretum and Botanic Garden Association last year. Landscape architect Michael Mastrota explained the process of beautifying the campus.

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AU under construction

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The University is still undergoing a number of construction projects. Within the next few months and years students may notice some differences. Here are updates on these projects around campus.

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D.C. power slow to return

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It's been more than a week since Hurricane Isabel hit the D.C. area, but life for many people in the region is not yet back to normal. Last week became a nightmare for thousands of people affected by Isabel. Many people remained without power and with flooded basements.

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Howard dorms searched

In Carver residence hall a man knocked on the door of Howard University senior Vernon Edmondson. The man came in and asked Edmondson if he were hiding anyone, but did not look around and left when Edmondson said he was not. "It's just because we have a visitation policy," Edmondson said.


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Monkeys roam free at zoo

For about 20 years, the National Zoo has allowed a pair of golden lion tamarins, a species of endangered monkeys, to roam freely during the summer so volunteers can study their behaviors and the animals may eventually be returned to the wild. The tamarins' trouble comes from a lack of space in their natural habitat, which leads to a limited gene pool and interferes with their breeding, according to National Zoo spokeswoman Pepper Long.


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D.C. has no state vote

Various groups want to attain either congressional representation or full statehood for the District of Columbia. Democrat Eleanor Holmes Norton currently serves as a D.C. delegate in Congress, but she is unable to vote on legislation because D.C. is not a state.



Section 202 host Gabrielle and friends go over some sports that aren’t in the sports media spotlight often, and review some sports based on their difficulty to play. 



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