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OpenTable has just announced its top 100 restaurants that are Fit For Foodies, which is based on more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 19,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The list of winners spans 29 states, with 14 in California, 13 restaurants in Oregon and Pennsylvania, and 8 in New York.
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Former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry has produced a documentary about the ward he represents on the D.C. Council. The documentary is called "Ward 8 -- The Past.
A U.S. senator says she will introduce a bill to eliminate the NFL's tax-exempt status because the league has not taken action over the Washington Redskins name. District of Columbia Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton was one several speakers hoping to put pressure on the NFL for its handling of the Redskins name Tuesday as part of the "Change the Mascot" campaign.
The Republican Governors Association has raised $75 million since Gov. Chris took the reins as the group's chairman in November, the group announced. The RGA, which helps elect and reelect GOP officials across the country, released the updated figures as Christie embarks on a swing through the Carolinas today before heading to Maryland and first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire on Wednesday .
Unless you're aiming to film the next Cloverfield -style cinematic masterpiece, you may want to consider some tools to smooth out those shots. Cam Caddie has just the thing, with kits like its Scorpion EX Pro .
Drivers in the District of Columbia are known for being some of the worst in the country, but a new survey also pegs them as some of the rudest. Insure.com polled motorists across the country and found that drivers in D.C. are the second-rudest in the country, trailing only drivers in Idaho.
The American Herbal Products Association continues to help lead the conversation about cannabis with the issuance of recommendations to regulators on the best practices for production and consumption of the botanical. Interest in cannabis has ramped up significantly in recent years with the passage of medical marijuana laws in 23 states and the District of Columbia, recreational use approvals in both Colorado and Washington and wide-scale approval of industrial hemp cultivation gaining momentum .
Dr. Oz: Marijuana sold to kids as brownies and snacks, Kim Zolciak's 50-pound diet and workout weight loss secrets Dr. Oz: Marijuana sold to kids as brownies and snacks, Kim Zolciak's 50-pound diet and workout weight loss secrets Dr. Mehmet Oz examined the dangers of edible marijuana and discussed Kim Zolciak's 50-pound weight loss diet and workout secrets on the Sept. 15 episode of the Dr. Oz Show .
Tuesday is a somber day in the District of Columbia: It is first anniversary of the Navy Yard rampage, in which deranged contractor Aaron Alexis killed 12 workers before being shot to death by police . The main ceremony commemorating the victims will be an invitation-only affair taking place behind the walls of the Navy Yard complex itself, featuring Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and members of the Navy brass.
In this June 25, 2014 file photo, Johnnie Seitz moves a "mother" marijuana plant that was used to produce small "clone" plants at Sea of Green Farms, a recreational pot grower in Seattle. While many liberal policy goals have proved elusive during Barack Obama's presidency, there have been dramatic advances for two causes that once seemed quixotic, the legalization of same-sex marriage and the decriminalization of marijuana.
A U.S. Senate committee will consider statehood for the District of Columbia on Monday, the first hearing on the matter by Congress in two decades, but there is practically no chance for the U.S. capital to become the 51st state. The bill before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee would give Washington and its roughly 650,000 residents a vote in Congress by carving a state, New Columbia, out of the current District of Columbia.
Beth Maloney, a teacher at Sunset Hills Elementary School in Surprise, works with fifth-grader Matthew Jonson on building a bridge with toothpicks, part of a Common Core lesson last May. According to KTAR.com, the report, which comes from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation used data from 2013 to evaluate schools. It found that, while Arizona schools showed slight gains since the last such report in 2007, the state still trailed behind much of the country in academic performance.
The campaign to legalize marijuana in the District of Columbia has settled on its slogans for the Nov. 4 election: "Vote to refocus Police Resources," and "Legalization Ends Discrimination." The two lines were not tested with focus groups or polled for impact, but campaign chairman Adam Eidinger said he is confident that organizers have nailed it.
A Washington, D.C., public school, apparently in an effort to shape students like the majority of residents in the District of Columbia, recently assigned sixth-graders a homework assignment that required students to compare former President George W. Bush and Adolf Hitler.
The District's top elected officials will join legal scholars on Capitol Hill Monday for the first congressional hearing on D.C. statehood in 20 years. The "New Columbia Admission Act" would reduce the federal District of Columbia to an enclave of land including the National Mall and White House while the remainder of the city would become the country's 51st state.
Police say a pedestrian was killed by a hit-and-run driver on Georgia Avenue in northwest Washington. District of Columbia police say the man was struck about 3:15 a.m. Sunday by a dark color, four-door Chrysler sedan.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 09:09 am
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