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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."
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
" 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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