Tag: Washington (DC)

Trump Expected to Pick Ken Cuccinelli for Immigration Policy Role

President Trump is expected to name Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, a former attorney general of Virginia and an immigration hard-liner, as his choice to coordinate the administration’s immigration policies, a White House official confirmed on Tuesday. The specifics of the role — including the title and the scope of duties — are still being hashed […]

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Transit Worker Put on Blast by DC Metro Snitch ‘Humiliated’ by the Attention, but Won’t Face Disciplinary Action

A Washington, D.C., Metro train headed toward Union StationPhoto: Associated Press The black Washington, D.C., transit worker who got put on blast by an irate commuter displeased by her decision to eat a little something before work was “embarrassed” and “humiliated” by the incident, but she won’t face disciplinary action. That’s what the worker’s union […]

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Tempers Fraying, Justices Continue Debate on Executions

WASHINGTON — Several Supreme Court justices on Monday continued a heated debate on how to handle last-minute requests in death penalty cases, issuing a series of unusual opinions about actions the court had taken several weeks ago. Continuing to fight those battles is an indication that feelings remain raw on a court that is increasingly […]

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Venezuelan Embassy’s Power Cut Off in Tense Washington Standoff

A chaotic political standoff with international diplomatic implications began unfolding quietly weeks ago on a leafy side street in the upscale Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, as a group of American activists moved into the five-story Venezuelan Embassy and made themselves at home. They were there, they said, to keep the United States from going to […]

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Giuliani Plans Ukraine Trip to Push for Inquiries That Could Help Trump

WASHINGTON — Rudolph W. Giuliani, President Trump’s personal lawyer, is encouraging Ukraine to wade further into sensitive political issues in the United States, seeking to push the incoming government in Kiev to press ahead with investigations that he hopes will benefit Mr. Trump. Mr. Giuliani said he plans to travel to Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, […]

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#MoeChella Is What Happens When Natives Push Back Against Colonizers; Thousands Converge on City for Go-Go

Thousands gathered on the historic intersection of 14th and U Streets NW. to celebrate the music of a city and upset avocado toast colonizers.Screenshot: YouTube For one night, Washington, D.C., took off its hard bottoms, dress pants, work suits, office dresses and let its pinned-up braids down, to collectively sing “Pretty Girls” all over 14th and […]

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That Time My Delivered Package Was Held Hostage and Exchanged for a Six Pack of Beer

Photo: iStock I’m one of those people who live in a neighborhood where anytime I get an “out for delivery” email/text/raven for any package that won’t fit into my mailbox, I know it means it’s time for me to head home. I will either receive the package personally or be present to witness it NOT […]

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Au Revoir, Trump and Washington, D.C.

Washington will miss Gérard Araud, but Gérard Araud will not miss Washington. The capital has too many squirrels, he says, not to mention a squirrelly president. In his exit interviews, the departing French ambassador blithely blasted Donald Trump as a whimsical, unpredictable, uninformed Sun King. He also blasted politicians and the media for hyperventilating about […]

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Britain’s Big Squeeze: Austerity-Battered U.K. ‘Retreating Behind a Nuclear Shield’

NARVA, Estonia — On NATO’s border with Russia, soldiers with Britain’s Yorkshire Regiment recently joined Estonians in a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Royal Navy’s critical intervention in the country’s battle for independence against the Bolsheviks. Schoolchildren clambered over a huge Challenger 2 battle tank, an AS-90 artillery gun and an armored personnel […]

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Modern Love: It’s Not You, It’s Men

Several months ago, a co-worker asked me for the name of my celebrity crush. “Carrie Brownstein,” I said. I didn’t really have a celebrity crush, but Carrie’s name jumped out. On “Portlandia,” she was smart, whimsical and tough. I had checked out her memoir from the library the previous week and had just begun reading […]

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The Weed Industry Is Burning Millions on DC Lobbyists and Getting Nowhere

In its quest to usher in a new world of legal profit where the global weed trade is no longer controlled by drug traffickers, the rapidly growing American cannabis industry is using a very old strategy: showering lobbyists with money and unleashing them on Congress. In recent years, a growing number of recently formed cannabis […]

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Prodded by Putin, Russians Sought Back Channels to Trump Through the Business World

WASHINGTON — At 9:34 on the November morning after Donald J. Trump was elected president in 2016, Kirill Dmitriev, the head of Russia’s sovereign wealth fund and an informal envoy for President Vladimir V. Putin, sent a text message to a Lebanese-American friend with ties to the Trump campaign. Mr. Dmitriev wanted to connect quickly […]

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‘Move the Campus’: #GentrifyingGeorge Says Students Should Move Howard University If They Have A Problem With Gentrification

Photo: iStock Howard University’s yard isn’t a dog park, but the historic black university in Washington, D.C., has been reduced to as much by colonizing residents who have made it their home (and Lassie’s). As reported by DCist, Susan and the like have descended on HU’s hallowed grounds with their puppies on parade despite the […]

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In Divided Washington, Relief and Disappointment at Mueller’s Report

WASHINGTON — The Outrage, a clothing store in the capital that has branded itself a hub of the resistance to President Trump, is a place where people have often gathered to shed tears over the latest news cycle, or to buy $32 T-shirts emblazoned with expletive-laced messages calling for the president’s impeachment. But on Thursday, […]

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Really? Arkansas, the Birthplace of the Little Rock 9, to Replace Its Confederate-Era Statues in Statuary Hall in the US Capitol

In a February 2011 file photo, the U.S. and Arkansas flags blow in the wind in Fayetteville, Ark. Arkansas has decided to remove two Confederate-era statues representing it in Statuary Hall, but the state still has refused to change the meaning of a star on the state’s flag that currently represents the Confederacy.Photo: Associated Press […]

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A Young Chef, and a Stunning Comeback

By the age of 26, Kwame Onwuachi had already experienced the kind of head-spinning rise and fall that most chefs will never know in a lifetime. Growing up in a financially struggling family in the Bronx, Mr. Onwuachi was sent to Nigeria at age 10 to live with relatives because he kept misbehaving in school. […]

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Citi Bike Pulls New Electric Bikes Off Streets, Citing Safety Concerns

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] A month ago, Jordan Wyckoff was riding an electric Citi Bike to work in Brooklyn when he slammed on the brakes to avoid a minivan that swerved in the bike lane. But when he hit the brakes, the front […]

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Lobbyist Gets Probation for Failing to Disclose Work for Pro-Russia Forces in Ukraine

WASHINGTON — An American lobbyist was sentenced Friday to three years of probation and a $5,000 fine for failing to register as a foreign agent for a Russia-friendly political party in Ukraine and for helping a Ukrainian billionaire illegally purchase tickets to President Trump’s inauguration. The case against the lobbyist, Samuel Patten, highlighted how the […]

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Critic’s Pick: Vietnam, Through the Eyes of Artists

WASHINGTON — Whatever happened to “protest art” — issue-specific, say-no-to-power-and-say-it-loud art? Here we are, embroiled, as a nation, in what many in the art world regard as a pretty desperate political situation. Yet with the exception for actions by a few collectives — Decolonize This Place at the Whitney Museum, and Prescription Addiction Intervention Now, […]

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Trump Poised to Announce China Summit Meeting as Trade Deal Nears Completion

President Trump on Thursday is likely to announce plans for a future summit meeting with President Xi Jinping of China where the two will resolve remaining trade issues and sign a final agreement between the United States and China, people familiar with the matter said. The announcement is expected to coincide with an afternoon meeting […]

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