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  • DC mayor's chief spokesman to take federal job

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief spokesman for District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray is leaving for a job with the federal government. Pedro Ribeiro's departure was announced in an email to the mayor's cabinet on Tuesday. Ribeiro was an aggressive defender of the mayor in his three years as...

  • Large diamond ring donated anonymously to Goodwill

    ANNANDALE, Va. (AP) — A 3-carat diamond ring donated anonymously to a northern Virginia Goodwill thrift store has attracted bids exceeding $9,000. Employees at Goodwill's Annandale store tell WRC-TV (http://bit.ly/W6mth6 ) that the ring was dropped off in a plastic bag with some other jewelry....

  • DC Council approves extension of lottery contract

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Council has approved a 5-year, $38 million contract extension for the partnership that runs the District of Columbia lottery. The partnership between Greek gaming giant Intralot and local businessman Emmanuel Bailey won the contract in 2009 after a long and...

  • Sheriff's employee to be charged in shoplifting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Leesburg police say a Fairfax County Sheriff's Office employee will be charged with shoplifting in a case that drew attention after the Target security guard who reported the alleged crime was fired. The sheriff's office employee has not been identified, and formal charges...

  • Man wanted in Alexandria slayings indicted

    LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — A man wanted for questioning in three slayings in Alexandria has been indicted on an unrelated gun charge in Loudoun County. Fifty-three-year-old Charles Severance was indicted by a grand jury on Monday on one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. If...

  • Route 1 in College Park to get safety improvements

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — State and local officials are taking new steps to enhance pedestrian safety on a busy stretch of U.S. Route 1 in College Park. The changes and improvements to the road include new pedestrian signals, a lower speed limit and a temporary median fence to deter pedestrians...

  • County panel to vote on casino next week

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County officials will vote on the building plan for a $925 million, Las Vegas-style casino and resort near the nation's capital next week, officials said Monday after a public hearing. Members of the county council put off a vote until next Monday,...

  • DC Council overrides mayor's veto of budget

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Council delivered a final blow to some of outgoing Mayor Vincent Gray's priorities on Monday by overriding his veto of the city's $10.6 billion budget. The council voted 12-1 to override the veto, the same margin by which the budget passed initially. Gray opposed the...

  • DC bill would ban suspension of pre-K students

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Council will consider banning out-of-school suspensions and expulsions for children in city-funded pre-kindergarten programs. Independent Councilmember David Grosso introduced a bill on Monday that would ban those forms of discipline for children who haven't yet...

  • Dozens arrested protesting planned Md. gas plant

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than two dozen activists have been arrested following a protest against plans to build a facility in Maryland to liquefy and export natural gas. The protesters oppose the plans by Richmond, Virginia-based Dominion Resources to build the plant in Lusby, Maryland. They fear...

  • Survey: Washingtonians trust media most, neighbors least in the U.S.

    Washingtonians are the most trusting of the media in the country, but are downright deadbeats when it comes to engaging with neighbors right next door, says a new city "health index."

  • Fleet owners are behind protests over ride-sharing services Uber, Lyft

    The trade group for owners of taxi and limousine fleets is helping underwrite the fight against Uber and other popular ride-sharing apps.



From the Weekly Standard

  • Note to the House GOP: Kill the Bill

    The House Republican leadership is having trouble getting 218 votes for its immigration bill.

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  • A Fetish For Zizek

    It’s surely the most hilarious academic story so far this year: Slavoj Zizek, the most Marxist-chic of all Marxist-chic philosophers, has been caught plagiarizing an article from American...

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  • Lamar Alexander in the Crosshairs

    Nashville One name is ubiquitous at a July 22 rally for Republican Senate candidate Joe Carr, and it isn’t Joe Carr’s. Lamar Alexander, the Tennessee senator Carr hopes to defeat in the August 7...

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