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  • Youth climate strike draws crowd in Trump’s backyard
    One week before the Global Climate Strike descends on Washington, several groups including Fridays for Future DC, Youth Climate Strike DC and Zero Hour gathered for a strike of their own.  Congregating and marching around the Ellipse on Friday, a…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 5:31pm -
  • McCarthy ‘not concerned about any retirement’ except Hurd’s
    BALTIMORE — House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said the only Republican seat that will be open in 2020 due to a member of his conference retiring that he’s worried about losing is Rep. Will Hurd’s in Texas’ 23rd District.  “That’s a…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 4:08pm -
  • Congress is back and so is Congressional Hits and Misses
    Congress returned from the August recess this week and lawmakers hit the ground running with “impeachment in drag,” Swiftie references and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s “beautiful, political face.” All that and more in the first Hi…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 3:27pm -
  • E-cigarette deaths prompt bipartisan response
    Around 400 people are suffering from respiratory illnesses and six have died after using electronic cigarettes, sparking a rare bipartisan response in Washington. After President Donald Trump announced that the FDA would ban the sale of flavorings fo…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 12:27pm -
  • Photos of the Week: They’re Back!
    Following their 5-week recess, aka “home district work period,” members of Congress returned to Washington this week. Get breaking news alerts and more from Roll Call on your iPhone.
    - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 11:30am -
  • Beto O’Rourke campaign reported Texas state lawmaker’s AR-15 tweet to FBI
    Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke’s presidential campaign has reported a Texas state lawmaker’s tweet about him to the FBI as a death threat. “Someone on the campaign ... contacted the FBI, contacted Twitter. Any time you have somebody threaten…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 11:17am -
  • One rocky Donald Trump week tends to breed another... and another
    After another rocky week for Donald Trump, former officials and experts see a president likely to become even more bold and unpredictable as his path to reelection appears to grow more difficult. From a tumbling approval rating and worries among vo…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 11:08am -
  • GOP group defends ad showing burning image of AOC during Democratic debate
    The founder of a new Republican group is defending an ad that aired during Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate that featured a burning image of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The New York Democrat criticized the spot as racist.  New F…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 9:44am -
  • Census falling further behind in hiring outreach staff
    Census officials continue to fall behind their goals for hiring local outreach staff, a critical component in promoting the 2020 census among the hardest-to-count populations in the country, agency officials told an advisory committee. While severa…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 9:08am -
  • As House passes Arctic drilling ban, Interior goes the other way
    The Interior Department and the House are moving in different directions on Arctic drilling. Hours after the House voted 225-193 to block oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the agency said it was moving to open a portion o…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 8:38am -

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  • Tig Notaro Will Host a Homecoming Show for DC-Area Comedians at This Year’s Bentzen Ball
    Bentzen Ball, Washington’s funniest festival, will host a DC Comedy Homecoming show on October 26 at the Entertainment and Sports Arena. Comics taking the stage were born, raised, or started their careers around DC. The event’s master of ceremo…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 2:46pm -
  • Eat Great Cheap: 10 Delicious New Breakfast Spots Around DC
    Rise and shine, it’s bagel, biscuit, and taco time. These restaurants appear in our recent Eat Great Cheap guide to the best new restaurants around DC where you can feast for under $25 per person. Call Your Mother 3301 Georgia Ave., NW Yes, you’…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 2:31pm -
  • You Can Now Go to the African American Museum Without Tickets on Weekdays
    Have you been waiting to visit the National Museum of African-American History and Culture as you watch the elusive timed-entry passes sell out online? Getting into the popular museum just became easier. This month, the museum will start allowing vis…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 2:11pm -
  • A Bunch of DC Area Museums Will Offer Free Admission Next Saturday
    Okay, so DC residents are already pretty used to attending area museums for free, thanks to the Smithsonian. But on September 21, a number of museums that usually cost money will also be free—also thanks to the Smithsonian, whose magazine has spons…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 12:28pm -
  • The Washington Post Killed Express in Such a Shabby Way
    There’s probably no good way to end a publication and lay off 20 people. But it can be done humanely. That’s not how the Washington Post chose to shut down its commuter paper, Express, on Wednesday. Around 11:30 that day, Post management called…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 12:23pm -
  • “Fine Fast-Casual” Indian Restaurant Rasa Plans a Major DC-Area Expansion With Redskins Star Vernon Davis
    When childhood friends-turned-business partners Rahul Vinod and Sahil Rahman opened Rasa in Navy Yard two years ago, they didn’t just have yet another fast-casual restaurant concept. They had a challenge: make Indian food accessible to the mass…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 11:56am -
  • Meet the Folks Planning to Ruin Your Commute on September 23
    On Wednesday night, dozens of protestors choked off traffic on Florida Avenue between R and S streets. Chanting, “The earth is on fire! Put the fire out!” they ignored the blaring of car horns, the frustrated glares from neighborhood residents, a…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 11:52am -
  • Komi Is Bringing Back Its Vegetarian “Happy Gyro” Pop-Up for October
    Here’s some happy dining news: Mediterranean fine dining restaurant Komi is bringing back its vegetarian “Happy Gyro” pop-up for the month of October. The $60 set meal (plus a $50 optional wine/beer pairing) will be served Tuesday through Satu…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 8:15am -
  • Is There Any Safe Way to Vape Weed in DC?
    If you consume cannabis via vape cartridges, the news right now is as bad as if you consume nicotine via e-cigarettes. The CDC has identified more than 450 cases of severe pulmonary disease and six deaths associated with products that heat liquids so…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 7:30am -
  • This 100-Year-Old Woman Is Still Making Hats—and They’re Amazing
    Vanilla Beane has spent the last 40 years working out of her Manor Park shop, Bené Millinery. Creating hats “keeps me going,” she says. “If I stayed home, I would go mad.” With her 100th birthday on the way, here are a few of her head topper…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 7:00am -
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