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  • Judge approves merger of Corcoran Gallery of Art

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the nation's oldest museums and its art college will be allowed to merge with two larger institutions, effectively dissolving one of the few independent art galleries in the nation's capital, a judge ruled Monday. The ruling by District of Columbia Superior Court Judge...

  • Red panda dies after brain disorder at Smithsonian

    FRONT ROYAL, Va. (AP) — The National Zoo says a female red panda has been euthanized at a conservation center in Virginia after suffering brain swelling associated with a microscopic parasite. The 7-year-old red panda named Shama died Saturday. She became well known at the zoo as the mate of...

  • Unemployment in DC holds steady from June to July

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia's unemployment rate is holding steady at 7.4 percent. Federal statistics released Monday show that unemployment in the nation's capital was unchanged from June to July. The national unemployment rate is 6.2 percent. City officials say the District...

  • Auto theft hits historic lows in DC, MD, VA

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Crime statistics show auto theft is hitting historic lows throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Citing annual crime reports, AAA Mid-Atlantic reported Monday that auto theft in Maryland last year was the lowest ever reported, dating back to 1975. Virginia is also seeing its...

  • Metro stays open later for Redskins preseason game

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro says its rail system will stay open an additional hour to help riders get home from the Washington Redskins' preseason game at FedEx Field. Metro says event organizers will pay for an extra hour of service on Monday when the Redskins play the Cleveland Browns. The game...

  • Authorities: body found in Manassas

    MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — The body of a man has been found in Manassas and authorities are treating the death as suspicious. Police say the man was found dead Sunday morning of apparent stab wounds in the 8900 block of Nicol Lane. Television station WTTG-TV reports the man's body was found near a...

  • Police ID man killed during shootout in Md.

    TEMPLE HILLS, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County police are identifying a man who was killed in a shootout with police and saying he's responsible for killing a 3-year-old with him. Police identified the man Sunday as 38-year-old Frederick Roy Miller of Landover and said the child is believed to...

  • DC metro gas prices down 3 cents from last week

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Gas prices in the D.C. metro area are down 3 cents from a week ago. In its weekly report, AAA said Sunday that the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas is $3.43, down from $3.46 a week ago. The price is 14 cents lower than this time a year ago, when the price was...

  • Man arrested, another sought in shooting of 6

    WASHINGTON (AP) — D.C. police have arrested one man and are seeking another in the shooting of six people near Nationals Park. Police say 21-year-old Leonard Johnson of southeast Washington was arrested on Friday afternoon. He's charged with assault with intent to kill while armed in the...

  • Police: Md. man kills wife, another woman, himself

    DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Md. (AP) — Police say a man killed his estranged wife and another woman in District Heights before fatally shooting himself. On Saturday morning, Prince George's County police identified the victims of the murder-suicide as 45-year-old Leroy Johnson of Oxon Hill; his wife,...

  • Woman on scooter struck, killed in northwest DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say a 36-year-old woman was hit and killed while riding a motorized scooter in the Tenleytown neighborhood of northwest Washington. The collision occurred shortly before 8:30 a.m. Friday. District of Columbia police say the driver of a flatbed truck made a left turn...

  • 2 plead guilty to robbing armored truck

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Two D.C. men have pleaded guilty to robbing an armored truck and a carjacking in Takoma Park. Twenty-two-year Tonnie Floyd entered the pleas Friday in federal court in Greenbelt. Twenty-three-year-old Marcellus Freeman entered his plea on Monday. According to their plea...

  • Could the D.C. government accidentally ban tattoo artists?

    Tattoo artists in Washington, D.C., worry the city's health department might soon put them out of business.

  • Holocaust Museum finds site for archive facility

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has identified a site in suburban Maryland for a new, $40 million facility that will house its archives. The museum announced last year that it would build the David and Fela Shapell Family Collections and Conservation Center to store its...

  • Commission lifts water advisory in Prince George's

    BRANDYWINE, Md. (AP) — The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission has lifted a precautionary boil-water advisory for southern Prince George's County. The advisory was lifted at 12:40 a.m. Friday. The problem started Tuesday with a break in a main in Brandywine that crosses Piscataway Creek....



From the Weekly Standard

  • Appalling

    The president is appalled. Indeed he said this afternoon that "the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL." The act of violence that killed Jim...

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  • Annihilate ISIS

    Here are the two best responses I've seen so far to the latest barbarism from ISIS. My friend Seth Leibsohn, now a talk radio host in Phoenix, emails with a short-term suggestion:

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  • Poll: Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose Executive Action On Immigration

    American voters says they would prefer President Barack Obama work with Congress rather than use executive action to address the illegal immigration crisis at the border, according to a detailed...

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