Tag: Washington

House passes Rep. Luria’s bill providing financial relief to families of Virginia Beach mass shooting victims

[embedded content] WASHINGTON – Monday, the House of Representatives passed Rep. Elaine Luria’s Virginia Beach Strong Act, a bipartisan bill that would make it easier for the families of the victims of the Virginia Beach mass shooting to receive urgently-needed financial support. “May 31, 2019, was a day that has forever changed Virginia Beach, and […]

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4-year-old twin girls free themselves from car, climb up embankment after crash kills father

WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wa. (WJW) – Two 4-year-old girls freed themselves from a vehicle after their father crashed and was killed Friday night in Washington. KOMO reports the vehicle crashed into a wooded area about 200 feet away from the road. The father, Corey Simmons, 47, wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and probably died on impact. The […]

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Nearly 700,000 Americans to lose food stamps under Trump work mandate

× Nearly 700,000 Americans to lose food stamps under Trump work mandate WASHINGTON (CNN) – The Trump administration unveiled a final rule Wednesday that will require more food stamp recipients to work in order to receive benefits. The new requirement limits states’ ability to waive existing work mandates and could result in 688,000 people losing assistance, according to […]

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Redskins face the Panthers in Charlotte, look for second straight win

LANDOVER, MD – NOVEMBER 24: Dwayne Haskins #7 of the Washington Redskins looks to pass against the Detroit Lions during the first half at FedExField on November 24, 2019 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) CHARLOTTE – When the Washington Redskins (2-9) travel to Charlotte on Sunday, they look to pick up their […]

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Drugs found in the home of Washington Redskins player during search after woman’s apparent overdose, report says

She arrived at a suburban Washington, DC, hospital around 1:30 a.m. Thursday unconscious and unresponsive. Julia E. Crabbe was suffering from an apparent overdose, authorities said. Montae Nicholson. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) She died in the emergency room, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office said. The 21 year-old Reston, Virginia, woman’s death last week led […]

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Police captain arrested in own department’s prostitution sting

Please enable Javascript to watch this video SEATTLE (KCPQ) – A Seattle police captain is accused of sexual exploitation after he was arrested in an undercover operation by his own department. “Seattle Police arrested a 53-year-old SPD employee last night in an undercover Vice operation in North Seattle,” said a Seattle Police Department spokesperson. “The employee […]

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Democrats and Republicans celebrate Washington Nationals’ World Series win

The Washington Nationals finished the fight and a deeply divided District of Columbia rallied together for baseball’s sake. It only took a historic World Series win for politicians across the aisle to unify and celebrate the Nationals’ first championship in franchise history. HOUSTON, TEXAS – OCTOBER 30: The Washington Nationals celebrate after defeating the Houston Astros in Game […]

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Man urinates next to couple fishing in Washington, shoots woman after he’s asked to leave

Please enable Javascript to watch this video AUBURN, Wash. (KCPQ) – Police are searching for a man accused of shooting a woman as she fished with her husband in Washington state Thursday night. Auburn Police Commander Steve Stocker said officers responded to reports of a shooting just before 11 p.m. The couple were fishing along […]

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A political affair: Lawmakers gearing up for World Series games in D.C. at Nationals Park

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he’ll be going to Game 5 of the World Series, scheduled for Sunday in Washington, DC. The game is scheduled to take place at Nationals Park in Washington if needed. The Nationals are currently leading the best-of-seven series 2-0 over the Houston Astros. Speaking at a Medal of Freedom ceremony […]

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Elijah Cummings lies in state at the Capitol

Congressional leaders honored the late Rep. Elijah Cummings on Thursday as his body laid in state in National Statuary Hall in the US Capitol. Cummings, a longtime Maryland Democrat and key figure leading investigations into President Donald Trump, died last week at the age of 68. The congressman’s death prompted an outpouring of grief from lawmakers on […]

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Ilhan Omar Has Exactly Zero Time for This Lady’s Nonsense

Screenshot: CNN Ilhan Omar, easily the coolest member of “the Squad,” was asked a question on Tuesday that she called “frustrating” and “appalling.” During a panel at the Muslim Caucus Education Collective’s Conference in Washington, D.C., Ani Osman-Zonneveld of the human rights group Muslims for Progressive Values asked Omar to condemn female genital mutilation (FGM). […]

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The President’s Personal Fourth of July Party Has Bankrupted D.C.’s Security Fund

People gather on the National Mall during President Donald Trump’s speech during Fourth of July festivities on July 4, 2019 in Washington, DC.Photo: Stephanie Keith (Getty Images) Remember just a few weeks ago when the president planned a “my dicktatorship is bigger than yours” July Fourth event in which he wanted tanks and jets and sparklers […]

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#BoycottTrump4thOfJuly Trends 1 Day Before Trump’s Yuuuge Plans to Hijack the National Holiday

Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty) U.S. presidents traditionally have been hands-off when it comes to the Fourth of July so as to avoid politicizing commemorations of the nation’s birth. But not Donald Trump, whose decision to insert himself in Washington, D.C.’s annual celebration with a speech at the Lincoln Memorial and an elaborate display of military […]

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30 Days of Musical Blackness With VSB, Day 27: Junk Yard Band ‘Loose Booty’

Photo: Liaison Washington, D.C., and its culture absolutely changed my life. I was first introduced to D.C.—outside of the national stories about Marion Barry—in a pre-freshman program the summer before my freshman year at Morehouse College in 1997. A few of the students in the program were from D.C. and they all stood out for […]

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Is There a Right Way to Cover the Trump White House?

How should reporters cover the White House? Case study number one could be reporter Maggie Haberman of The New York Times, whose work has, during the Trump years, been particularly fraught. Her sympathetic profile of former-Trump-flak-turned-former-White-House-Communications-Director Hope Hicks, torn between obeying a congressional subpoena and obeying her former boss, illustrated the problem quite neatly. Haberman’s […]

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Foul Ball: ‘Offensive’ Video Ties Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to ‘Enemies of Freedom’ at Minor League Game

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.)Photo: Getty As the great Beyoncé once said, “You know you that bitch when you cause all this conversation.” And so it seems when it comes to the Notorious AOC, aka U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. A minor league baseball team is apologizing to the New York congresswoman known for her impassioned brand […]

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Lonnie Bunch III Becomes First Ever Black Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution

Lonnie G. Bunch III, founding director of the National Museum of African History and Culture, speaks during the dedication of the National Museum of African American History and Culture September 24, 2016.Photo: Astrid Riecken (Getty Images) Try as they may, black excellence can only be denied for so long. To that point, congratulations are in […]

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