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  • Ex-Marine tells lawyers not to fight death penalty

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — An ex-Marine facing possible execution for the 2009 murder of a fellow service member ordered his lawyers Monday not to make any arguments to spare his life. In the absence of any opposition, prosecutors pressed ahead with their case that Jorge Torrez, 25, deserves the...

  • Air Force officer pleads guilty to child porn

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A U.S. Air Force officer has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges. Forty-four-year-old William Gazafi of Lusby is a non-commissioned officer at Andrews Air Force Base. He pleaded guilty to six counts of sexually exploiting a minor to produce child pornography...

  • Chris Brown's trial on assault charge delayed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Singer Chris Brown's trial on an assault charge in Washington, which had been set for Monday, has been postponed until Wednesday. A judge delayed it while attorneys work out issues over testimony from Brown's bodyguard, who was convicted of assault in a separate trial. Both...

  • National Theatre to bring 'Newsies,' 'Pippin'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Theatre is planning four Washington premieres for its 2014-2015 season of Broadway shows. The theater announced Monday that the Tony Award-winning productions of "Pippin" and "Newsies" will play multiple-week engagements. The season will also feature the start...

  • Sheriff's office: Deputies hurt while pursuing man

    STERLING, Va. (AP) — The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office says two deputies were injured as they pursued a man who tried to steal televisions from a Sterling Costco. Authorities say deputies spotted the man fleeing the store on Saturday afternoon. The sheriff's office says the man slammed one...

  • Shooting leaves 3 men injured in southeast DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say three men have been shot and at least one of them was seriously wounded in southeast Washington. Police spokesman Officer Paul Metcalf says the incident occurred just before 4:45 p.m. He says all three of the victims were conscious and breathing as they were taken...

  • Smithsonian to host summer sleepovers for students

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A "Night at the Museum" will be a reality for students at the Smithsonian this summer. The Smithsonian Associates will host Smithsonian Sleepovers at the National Museum of American History and National Museum of Natural History. The program is for children ages 8 to 12 and...

  • DC police officer found dead in apartment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia police say one of their officers has been found dead inside an apartment in southeast Washington. Police say 56-year-old Johnny Jones was found Saturday afternoon at an apartment in the 2600 block of Martin Luther King Avenue SE. He was found after he...

  • 1 dead after solo-car crash in Loudoun County

    LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say a man is dead after a single-car crash in Loudoun County. Troopers say it happened Saturday around 12:18 a.m. on Route 7, just beyond Yellow Schoolhouse Road. Troopers say a pickup truck was traveling along Route 7 when the truck ran off the...

  • DC man arrested for robbery, attempted sex abuse

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in Washington say they've arrested a man for a robbery and attempted sexual abuse. Police say they were called Wednesday to the 7400 block of Ninth Street NW for a report of a robbery. Police say when they arrived, they found a juvenile female who was the victim of a...

  • Man arrested in fatal stabbing in SE DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say they've arrested a man in connection with a fatal stabbing in southeast Washington. Police say they were called Saturday around 2:15 a.m. to the 2500 block of Pomeroy Road in southeast for a report of a stabbing. Police who arrived on scene found a 26-year-old...

  • Heroin dealer gets 30 years after 3 customers die

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A D.C. drug dealer has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after three of his customers in Fairfax County died. Eugene Asomani Williams pleaded guilty in January to conspiracy to distribute one kilogram or more of cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a...

  • DC convention center hosts Awesome Con

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Superheros are taking over the Washington Convention Center. The weekend-long comic book and sci-fi convention Awesome Con is at the convention center Saturday and Sunday. Comic book creators and celebrity guests will be at the convention center, which is hosting discussion...

  • DC police ID 2 who died of suspected hypothermia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Metropolitan Police Department has identified two people whose bodies were found earlier this week in southeast Washington. Police suspect the cause of both deaths to be hypothermia. Police found the body of the first man on Thursday around 11:16 a.m. in the 2300 block...

  • Man convicted of fatally shooting teen at cookout

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A D.C. man has been found guilty of fatally shooting a teenager at a July 4 cookout. A jury on Friday convicted 24-year-old Calvin Shaw of first-degree murder while armed. He faces a mandatory minimum of 67 years in prison at sentencing June 20. According to government...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Why the New York Times Poll Is Bogus

    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Hustle Is Overrated

    The Bryce Harper-Mike Trout showdown is underway and the outcome is, well, inconclusive. In round one Monday night, the Nationals leftfielder walked and went hitless in three at bats while the...

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  • Kennedy’s Question

    We often think of the Constitution as a two-part document: first the original 1787 text, which primarily establishes the government’s structure; and then the amendments, which primarily set...

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