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Marion Barry presses for more funds for D.C. summer jobs program

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Their more well-to-do peers may spend the summer at a sleep-away camp, but thousands of District children face another reality: work, in the form of the Summer Youth Employment Program. Ward 8 Councilman Marion Barry, who started the summer jobs program when he was mayor, stridently criticized Mayor Vincent Gray on Monday for reducing funding for the program. "I'm just dismayed about...