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  • 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...

  • Man convicted in death of six-week-old son

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore man has been convicted of child abuse in the death of his infant son. Dion Ware was arrested in 2012 after the death of his 6-week-old son. A jury on Thursday convicted the now 21-year-old of child abuse but could not reach a verdict on a charge of second-degree...

  • Man shot in car while fleeing robbery

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Police in Baltimore County are investigating after a man was shot in the back while fleeing a robbery. Police say the victim walked in to a hospital just before 11 p.m. Friday. The man told police he was parked in the area of Belmont Avenue and Security Boulevard and using...

  • Va. Beach mulls arena that could lure NBA, NHL

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Beach metropolitan area is one of the largest in the country without a major professional sports team, and numerous attempts to lure one here have repeatedly left sports fans in the area disappointed. The area's most recent flirtation with the NBA was...

  • Howard County sobriety checkpoints nets 3 arrests

    ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — Police in Howard County say three people were arrested as a result of a sobriety checkpoint set up in Savage. Police say they set up the checkpoint Friday evening on southbound US Route 1 between Howard Street and Gorman Road. Police say two drivers were arrested...

  • 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...

  • Police: 4 found dead after Petersburg fire

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Petersburg police say they are investigating the deaths of four people after a house fire. Police spokeswoman Esther Hyatt told media outlets that the fire was reported about 3:30 a.m. Saturday. Four bodies were found. Hyatt said authorities are handling the case like...

  • Delmarva Chicken Festival to end after 65 years

    SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — The Delmarva Chicken Festival, an annual tradition to promote the region's poultry industry, will hold its final event this summer. Delmarva Poultry Industry, the festival's primary sponsor, announced this week that the event to be held June 20 and 21 near Centreville...

  • 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...

  • Man gets 17 years for shooting drug store manager

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A man convicted of shooting a drug store manager during a robbery attempt and leaving him paralyzed has been sentenced to 17 years in prison. Fifty-five-year-old Ricky Vinston of Washington pleaded guilty in October to aggravated assault while armed and assault with intent...

  • VIDEO: House Democrats urge GOP to take up unemployment benefits bill

    The Senate on Monday approved a bill to extend long-term unemployment benefits for five months with a vote of 59-38. The bill now needs to pass the House of Representatives, which may prove to be a tougher task.   House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., praised the Senate for the...

  • VIDEO: Obama takes executive action on equal pay

    President Obama on Tuesday announced a new executive order that will prohibit federal contractors from retaliating against employees who openly discuss compensation in the workplace.

  • VIDEO: Obama announces $100m grant at Maryland school

    President Obama traveled to a high school in suburban Maryland on Monday morning to announce a new $100 million grant awarded to schools that are promoting programs aimed at giving students new skills.

  • VIDEO: Republicans push law making it easier to fire Veterans Affairs officials

    Republican lawmakers from both chambers of Congress met Thursday morning with veterans activists groups to highlight new legislation aimed at giving Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki more authority to fire upper-level management officials who aren't properly completing their...

  • VIDEO: GM CEO Mary Barra faces Congress over faulty ignition switch

    General Motors CEO Mary Barra appeared before a House committee Tuesday to explain the automaker's role in handling a faulty ignition switch that is responsible for at least 13 deaths.



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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