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2 hrs ago | Memphis Commercial Appeal

Memphis native makes history as first African-American female pilot in DC National Guard

First Lieutenant Dina Elosiebo of Memphis poses with a District of Columbia National Guard UH-60 BlackHawk at Davison Army Airfield in Fort Belvoir, Va., on April 15. Elosiebo is the first female black helicopter pilot in the Washington National Guard.


Related Topix: African-American

12 hrs ago | The Advocate

Stephanie Grace: Common Core support aligns with election bids

One way to gauge how quickly the politics surrounding Common Core have changed is to track Gov. Bobby Jindal's journey from full support to abandonment to opposition so strong that he's willing to entertain an end-run around his own allies in the Legislature, on the state education board and in the education department.


Related Topix: Bobby Jindal, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, District of Columbia Government, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama, Nathan Deal, Opinion

16 hrs ago | Boxing Scene

Photos: Shawn Porter Gets Brutal Stoppage of Malignaggi

DC Armory, Washington, District of Columbia - IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter retained his title for the first time with a vicious fourth round knockout of two-division champion Paulie Malignaggi .


21 hrs ago | Boxing Scene

Peter Quillin Gets Lopsided Nod Over Lukas Konecny

DC Armory, Washington, District of Columbia - WBO middleweight champion Peter Quillin had few issues in winning a lopsided twelve round unanimous decision over tough veteran Lukas Konecny .


Sat Apr 19, 2014

Boxing Scene

Video: Adrien Broner on Return, Maidana Rematch, More

DC Armory, Washington, District of Columbia - Bill "Two Scoops" Emes, and other members of the press, catches up with former three division world Adrien Broner to discuss his upcoming fight with Carlos Molina on May 3rd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the first career loss to Marcos Maidana, a potential rematch with Maidana down the road, changes in ... (more)


Daily Kos

Plastic single-use grocery bags as a metaphor for the American oligarchy

One of the consequences of the transformation of our nation from a democracy to an oligarchy is that common sense solutions to our biggest problems are no longer possible if they stand to reduce the wealth of the oligarchs by even just parts-of-a-penny on the dollar.


Related Topix: Environment, Science, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Liberal Political News

The Hill

O-Care enrollment still growing in several states

Enrollment in ObamaCare's new health insurance exchanges is likely to grow past eight million, as some states are still letting people sign up for insurance beyond this year's official enrollment deadline.


Related Topix: District of Columbia Government, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Dean Heller, Representative Dean Heller, US House of Representatives


Chris Brown's assault trial postponed for the weekend

Chris Brown's assault trial for allegedly punching a man in Washington, D.C. back in October of 2013 was postponed.


The Town Talk

Your Mail 4-19-14: This 'Core' is rotten ... Common Core can help

By using tax dollars as an incentive, the Obama administration, which supports Common Core, successfully "influenced" the states to adopt it.


Related Topix: District of Columbia Government, Nebraska, Gay/Lesbian

Fri Apr 18, 2014

WUSA-TV Washington

DC police investigate 2 Se DC deaths

Metropolitan Police said they received a call around 11:16 a.m. Thursday for the report of a man down.


WUSA-TV Washington

Dealer gets 30 years in connection with 3 overdoses

Eugene Asomani Williams of Washington, D.C., was sentenced Friday to 30 years in prison for conspiring to distribute heroin and possessing a firearm in furtherance of this offense.


Related Topix: Drugs

WUSA-TV Washington

Safety official says escalator safety is key for parents

It took rescuers nearly two and half hours to free a little boy's hand from an escalator last night at Iverson Mall.


Related Topix: National Mall, US National Parks

Linn's Stamp News

16-year-old artista s king eider duck wins junior duck stamp contest

Artist Si Youn Kim's painting of a king eider duck won the 2014-15 U.S. junior duck stamp contest.


Related Topix: Arts, Painting

Roll Call

Shunned Superheroes at Capitol Reflecting Pool

Awesome Con made a valiant effort to break the world record for assembled superheroes on Friday at the Capitol Reflecting Pool, but fell short .


Related Topix: World Records

Black Enterprise

Jobless Rate Down in 21 States

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports about 21 states had decreases in unemployment rates, 17 states and the District of Columbia had increases, and 12 states had no change.


Related Topix: District of Columbia Government

U.S. Senator Fights Subpoena in Labor Dispute

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D. Conn., is fighting a subpoena that would force him to give deposition testimony and turn over documents in a labor dispute between health care management companies and unions.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal, District of Columbia Government, Connecticut, Connecticut Government

WTOP-FM Washington

Mayoral candidates slam ticket system

Both candidates for D.C. mayor want to overhaul the District's parking enforcement to end bad tickets, confusing signs and lengthy appeals.


WUSA-TV Washington

DC council sues Mayor Gray, CFO over law

DC council sues Mayor Gray, CFO over law on WASHINGTON -- The District of Columbia Council filed a lawsuit Thursday against Mayor Vincent Gray and the city's chief financial officer.


WJLA-TV Arlington

D.C. residents must get new 'Real ID' drivers licenses starting next month

Around a half-million people currently carry a D.C. driver's license. Starting next month, however, they will have to get new ones.


Thu Apr 17, 2014

Poynter Online

Newseum relents, will display weeklies after protest by editors

A daylong protest by weekly newspaper editors from around the U.S. against the Newseum's snubbing of community journalism resulted in the Washington, D.C., museum changing its policy to include weeklies in its Today's Front Pages exhibit.


Related Topix: Journalism, Pennsylvania, District of Columbia Government


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