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  • Fire officials: Man dies in Germantown blaze

    GERMANTOWN, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County officials say a 65-year-old man has died in a fire at a Germantown home. Fire and Rescue officials say the fire was reported Thursday morning at the home on Jamieson Place after a man driving in the area spotted smoke. When police and firefighters...

  • Prosecutors urge death penalty in sailor's slaying

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors urged a jury on Thursday to impose the death penalty on an ex-Marine who murdered a Navy sailor, arguing it's the only adequate punishment for a man they say has committed a series of violent, sexually motivated attacks on women and young girls over the last...

  • US Archives to host jazz series through August

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Archives is launching a new series of programs focused on jazz, featuring concerts, discussions, film screenings and special events. The new series "Jazz at the National Archives" opens Thursday and runs through August. The opening discussion Thursday evening...

  • Dog alerts customs officers to undeclared cash

    CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) — Officials say a detection dog at Washington Dulles International Airport alerted them to a large amount of undeclared cash a traveler was carrying. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say a U.S. citizen arriving from Qatar declared $8,000 on Monday when he...

  • 'Voice' winner to perform for Memorial Day in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The 2013 winner of TV's "The Voice" will perform at this year's National Memorial Day Concert on the Capitol lawn in Washington. Organizers are announcing plans Thursday for the Memorial Day festivities on May 25. The lineup this year includes Colin Powell along with...

  • National Zoo rethinking security after shooting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Zoo's director says he's rethinking security plans after a shooting near the popular destination. Police say two 18-year-old men were shot blocks from the zoo after its annual Easter Monday family event, but their injuries were not thought to be life...

  • WV judge orders Severance extradited to Va.

    WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A man wanted for questioning in relation to three unsolved slayings in Alexandria, Va., in the past decade should be extradited to Virginia on an unrelated weapons charge, a West Virginia judge ruled Wednesday. Charles Severance, 53, has been held in Wheeling since his...

  • In richest U.S. county, 31 percent work for government

    Those who live in this nation's richest county and those who live its poorest have an important thing in common: a disproportionate dependence on government.

  • Police: Parakeets, eggs stolen from Manassas home

    MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — Police say 13 parakeets and six parakeet eggs have been stolen from a Manassas home. The theft last week is the second parakeet theft in the city in recent months. Police say two parakeets were stolen from another home in December. Manassas police spokeswoman Adrienne...

  • Woman pleads guilty to $144K theft from nonprofit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors say a 34-year-old Maryland woman has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $144,000 from an education nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C., where she worked in accounting. Tabitha Harley-Williams of Upper Marlboro, Md., pleaded guilty Tuesday to interstate...

  • DC plans public meeting on MLK library renovation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Architects and library officials want to hear from the public about what they would like to see in a major renovation of the central Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in downtown Washington. The library is holding a public meeting Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the central...

  • Twilight Tattoo showcases US military pageantry

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Soldiers from a half-dozen ceremonial Army units in Washington are polishing their moves in preparation for another season of musical extravaganzas highlighting the history of the U.S. military. News media get a sneak peak Wednesday at this year's Twilight Tattoo at Joint...

  • DC corrections officer charged with bribery

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a corrections officer at a Washington jail has been charged with smuggling a cellphone to an inmate for money. Fifty-one-year-old Darren Malry, an officer at the Correctional Treatment Facility, was arrested Monday and charged with bribery. He pleaded...

  • Death penalty case shifts focus to slain Ill. kids

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — An Illinois grandfather shook in the witness chair as he told jurors about discovering his 8-year-old granddaughter and her best friend dead from stab wounds in a park where they had been playing, an attack prosecutors say was committed by an ex-Marine now on trial for...

  • Driver gets 3 years in fatal crash on BW Parkway

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Hyattsville man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for the death of a passenger in his SUV after it rolled over on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. Twenty-year-old Josue Balbino Ruiz Reyes had pleaded guilty in December to involuntary manslaughter...



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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