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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 it," Barry...

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