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  • Beyer endorsed by Richardson, Dean

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia lieutenant governor Don Beyer is picking up support from prominent national Democrats as he seeks a House seat in northern Virginia. Beyer's campaign announced today that he's been endorsed by former U.S. Energy secretary and New Mexico governor Bill...

  • Pedestrian struck, killed in Takoma Park

    TAKOMA PARK, Md. (AP) — Police say a pedestrian was killed while trying to cross New Hampshire Avenue in Takoma Park. Prince George's County police say 32-year-old Walter Franco-Chinchilla was struck by two cars late Saturday night as he crossed the road. He was not in a crosswalk, and he was...

  • Cherry Blossom Parade draws thousands in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade and a Japanese street festival are bringing Washington's springtime festival to a close as the cherry blossom trees are in full bloom. This year's parade included celebrity performers, including Jay Sean, Candice Glover from...

  • Man stabbed blocks from DC parade route

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say a man was stabbed near the National Mall a few blocks from the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade route. The incident was reported just after 11 a.m. Saturday near 2nd Street and Constitution Avenue. The parade was underway at the time on Constitution Avenue....

  • Cherry blossom, World Bank events close DC roads

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia police are warning of street closures and possible traffic delays this weekend due to the National Cherry Blossom Festival and events at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank complex. The Cherry Blossom Parade is being held Saturday from 10 a.m....

  • Kennedy Center hosts break dancing competition

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Break dancing will find an unexpected home in Washington this weekend. The Kennedy Center is hosting a break dancing competition Saturday with two-person teams of "b-boys" and "b-girls" vying for a chance to win a $10,000 prize for their dance skills. The teams will compete...

  • Man arrested in 2010 rape of pregnant woman

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County Police have arrested a man in the rape of a pregnant woman in Rockville in 2010. Twenty-seven-year-old Jose Antonio Quintano-Claros was arrested Wednesday and charged with rape and armed robbery. He is being held on a $10 million bond. Online court...

  • Arlington County's Vihstadt to be sworn in

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Arlington County Board's newest member is set to be sworn in. The swearing-in ceremony for John Vihstadt (VYE'-stat) is scheduled for Friday afternoon at the county board offices. The independent will be the first non-Democrat to serve on the board since 1999....

  • DC Council to consider new ambulance plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A D.C. Council committee is considering a plan to improve the city's overtaxed emergency medical system. Mayor Vincent Gray has proposed a new plan to deploy more ambulances during the day and reduce the numbers deployed overnight. The council rejected an earlier proposal...

  • Comcast increases Internet speeds in DC, Northeast

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Comcast says it has increased its Internet speeds in the Washington area and Northeast region at no additional cost to customers. The company says its Xfinity Blast tier has more than doubled in speed to 105 megabytes per second. And the Xfinity Extreme tier now offers...

  • DC United midfielder Neal suspended by MLS

    NEW YORK (AP) — D.C. United midfielder Lewis Neal has been suspended for a game by Major League Soccer for dangerous play against the Revolution's Andrew Farrell. Neal slid into Farrell spikes-first in the fourth minute of United's 2-0 win against New England on April 5, sending the defender...

  • Cherry blossoms reach peak bloom on target in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service says Washington's cherry blossom trees have reached peak bloom this week as predicted. The park service says the trees reached peak bloom Thursday. That means at least 70 percent of the trees around the Tidal Basin are blossoming with pink and white...

  • Contractor: Silver Line phase 1 done, for 2nd time

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The contractor building the Silver Line says it has completed the first phase of the project, which includes five stations taking Metro riders from East Falls Church to Wiehle Avenue in Reston. Dulles Transit Partners filed paperwork Wednesday saying work is complete, the...

  • Liquor licenses available in Georgetown

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Restaurateurs are camped outside a District of Columbia office building hoping to secure a liquor or tavern license in Georgetown. The city's Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration at the Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center in northwest Washington will begin accepting...

  • Spy Museum eyes fact, fiction of 'The Americans'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Museum visitors in Washington are getting a look at real Soviet-era spy gear compared with props from TV's spy drama "The Americans." The International Spy Museum has a new exhibit about the Soviet Union's intelligence services during the Cold War. "The Americans: Fact and...



From the Weekly Standard

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    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

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  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...

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