Huh? 107-year-old who danced with Obama can now fly

Huh? 107-year-old who danced with Obama can now fly
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Virginia McLaurin, the 107-year-old dynamo who danced with President Obama but couldn’t obtain a District photo ID, can get one now, thanks to a new regulation announced Tuesday by Mayor Muriel E. Bowser.

The regulation, effective immediately, is designed to help people 70 and older who lack necessary documentation for a District-issued ‘Real ID,’ which is required for air travel and other business requiring identification.

The new rule, which complies with federal requirements, allows the District’s Department of Motor Vehicles director to expand the list of acceptable documents for residents 70 and older, whose birth certificates and other identifying information may be harder to dig up.

McLaurin, a longtime District resident who was born to Southern sharecroppers in 1909, made headlines this year when she was invited to the White House as part of a Black History Month celebration.

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