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Nightlife Agenda: Oktoberfest, pirates and Rocky Mountain oysters

Is there a better place to celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day than the Boomerang Pirate Ship? Tuesday, September 16 On the third Tuesday of the month, the Embassy of the Czech Republic and Bistro Bohem turn the Florida Avenue NW bar into an ad hoc theater. The series, called Czech Comedy Classics , includes the screening of a Czech film -- with English subtitles -- introduced by a member of the embassy staff, and everyone present gets a Czech beer on the house.

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Related Topix: Life, Rocky Mountain Oysters, Food, Theater, Arts, Beer, Drink, Tysons Corner, VA

Tue Sep 16, 2014

KRMG-AM Tulsa

NFL might lose tax exempt status over Redskins name

While many headlines regarding the NFL currently look something like this, criticizing the league and its players over domestic abuse cases, the NFL might soon have a whole new issue on its hands. 6 designation, also known as a"trade organization."

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Related Topix: Washington Post, Publishing, US Politics, Maria Cantwell, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Tom Coburn, Republican, Oklahoma

Cape Cod Times

People: DiCaprio named UN messenger of peace

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Leonardo DiCaprio as a United Nations messenger of peace to help promote global action on climate change. Ban told a news conference Tuesday that the American actor "is not just one of the world's leading actors" but he has "a longstanding commitment to environmental causes."

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Related Topix: Entertainment, Drama, Television

CBS Local

Man Sentenced in Bomb Threat Outside White House

A man has been sentenced to time served for parking his truck outside the White House and falsely saying that it contained a bomb. Forty-five-year-old Krzysztof Wasik of Hazle Township in eastern Pennsylvania pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal charges of threatening and conveying false information concerning use of an explosive, The Washington Post reports.

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Hot Air

Coercive fines, national security, and the Death Star

When the Department of Justice went after Yahoo in 2008 to enforce a surveillance order related to national security, the Internet services provider initially resisted the subpoena and attempted to fight it in court. Last week, when the story from the 2008 legal fight emerged, the cost of sustaining that fight to protect user privacy looked desperate enough, with potential fines for Yahoo set at $250,000 a day , even while appealing the order in FISA court.

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Related Topix: US News

Switched

Senator To Introduce Legislation To Revoke NFL's Tax Breaks Over Washington Football Team Name

Sen. Maria Cantwell announced on Tuesday that she would introduce legislation to remove the NFL's tax exempt status if the league did not put pressure on the Washington Redskins to change their team name. Sen. Maria Cantwell announced on Tuesday that she plans to introduce legislation that would revoke the NFL's tax-exempt status unless the league's owners put pressure on the Washington football team to change the team's name.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Maria Cantwell, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Washington Post, Publishing, Barack Obama

MarketWatch

Wyden invites Boehner to talk tax reform - over wine

Have a drink on me: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden is inviting House Speaker John Boehner to "sit down together and figure out how to get tax reform done." The Oregon Democrat is even throwing in a special incentive for the famously wine-loving Boehner: "Let me know a time that works for you, and I'll bring along some of Oregon's best pinot noir," Wyden writes in Politico.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Bobby Jindal, US Governors, Republican, US House of Representatives

The Washington Post

Poetry longlist for the National Book Award

" Gabriel " , Edward Hirsch 's devastating elegy for his son, who died at the age of 22, is among the books on the longlist for this year's National Book Award in Poetry. One of the most celebrated poets in the country, Hirsch wrote the popular "Poet's Choice" column in The Washington Post in the early 2000s.

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Related Topix: Arts, Poetry, Non-Profit, Tucson, AZ, World News

NewsTarget.com

Airborne military craft to conduct facial recognition from the sky

The era of privacy -- or, at least, the era of the expectation of privacy in the U.S., the first nation in history to even recognize it as an inherent right -- appears to officially be over. And of course, it's all for our own protection.

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Related Topix: Washington Post, Publishing, Cameras, US Military, US Army, Aberdeen Proving Ground, World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

Mon Sep 15, 2014

US News & World Report

Reject Pot Legalization, Washington Post Says

People cheer as doors open for the first day of recreational marijuana sales in Thurston County, Wash., at the 420 Carpenter store east of Lacey, Wash., on July 11. The Washington Post is urging D.C. residents to oppose legalization. Less than two months after The New York Times editorial board endorsed the efforts of marijuana legalization activists, editors at The Washington Post on Monday reinvigorated those seeking to break the momentum of pot reformers.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Washington Post, Publishing, Washington DC, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Patrick Kennedy, Democrat

City Paper

The Needle: Bear Hug

In Defense of Arlington: An Arlington native carved a detailed bear sculpture into a dying oak tree in Virginia Square. +2 Put It Out : The Washington Post editorial board wrote that D.C. voters should reject the rush to legalize marijuana on the Nov. 4 ballot.

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Business Journal

Robert Griffin III says MRI shows no fracture in dislocated ankle

An MRI of Washington NFL team quarterback Robert Griffin III's dislocated left ankle on Monday did not indicate any fractures, according to The Washington Post.

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The Washington Post

After the Silver Line: Fairfax looking at future bus service

Fairfax Connector routes underwent major changes to bring commuters to the Silver Line station at Wiehle Avenue and the Dulles Toll Road. Opening the Silver Line was the biggest shakeup in decades for Fairfax County's transportation system.

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Related Topix: Fairfax, VA, Dulles, VA, Washington Post, Publishing, Fairfax County, VA, Loudoun County, VA

Business Journal

National media preps for likelihood Wilson won't be charged in Brown death

The Washington Post is calling St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch 's move of "dumping" evidence on the grand jury "highly unusual." McCulloch is overseeing the county's investigation of Darren Wilson , who killed unarmed teen Michael Brown Aug. 9. A decision from the grand jury could come this month.

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The Drinks Business

US spends $3.2m on 'drunk monkey' project

A US government research body is spending US$3.3 million of taxpayers' money getting monkeys to drink excessive amounts of alcohol to test its effect on body tissue. The US National Institutes of Health is currently funding an experiment testing the effects of alcohol on monkeys, according to reports by The Washington Post, at the Oregon Health & Science University.

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Related Topix: Oregon Health & Science University, Medicine, Alcoholism

NBC12

Education Editorial: Department of Education accountability

The Washington Post recently ran an editorial by Valerie Strauss that highlighted a remarkable inconsistency in the US Department of Education's call for accountability. Don't do what I do; do what I say! The Fed web site offers teaching materials related to 9/11 but opens with a disclaimer.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Washington Post

Shifting his views, Rand Paul seeks broader appeal - but may risk his outsider image

From aid for Israel to abortion to Medicare, Sen. Rand Paul has been shading, changing or dropping some of the positions he espoused as a tea-party-backed candidate and as a new senator. Sen. Rand Paul wanted to eliminate aid to Israel.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Abortion, Washington Post, Publishing, Wedding

CNN

Michelle Obama's push to fire up the base

Another big challenge facing President Barack Obama and some new twists on key 2014 dynamics and players surfaced during our weekly trip around the "Inside Politics" table. Michelle -- not Barack -- is the Obama who will be racking up some miles in the seven-week sprint to Election Day.

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Related Topix: Michelle Obama, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Washington Post, Publishing, African-American, Iowa

The Washington Post

Officer who shot Navy Yard gunman says it 'needed to be done'

At 9:15 a.m., the near-hour-long search through 600,000 square feet of office space narrowed to a single corridor, six rows of cubicles and a smattering of offices of Building 197. Aaron Alexis was hiding amid the cluttered desks and six-foot partitions.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Washington Navy Yard, Prison

Breitbart.com

CNN Panel: Dems Don't Want to Be Seen with Obama, Starting to Be a Drag with Women Voters

Sunday on CNN's "Inside Politics," host John King pointed to President Barack Obama's low poll numbers and said, "Look at his approval rating in the CNN poll, 37 percent approval in Iowa, 56 percent disapprove. That tells you about the president's struggled in this midterm election year and changes the calculation for every Democrat."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

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