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600 homeless children in D.C., and no one seems to care

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I don't care what we call our football team. I don't care about Lance Armstrong's doping or RGIII's knee, or whether Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o knew his dead girlfriend never existed in the first place. Here's what we ought to be talking about: 600 kids. The District has set a dubious new record for the number of homeless kids crammed inside a scary, abandoned hospital that serves as the city's makeshift family homeless shelter. Six hundred kids with chubby cheeks and Spider-Man sneakers and Dora hats are beginning their journey in life on an army cot in a cafeteria or an old hospital bed in a city shelter.

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