All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘D.C.’

Google Shopping Express Becomes Google Express, Expands

Google announced that it has changed the name of Google Shopping Express to just Google Express, is expanding it into more cities, and that it now includes more retail partners. Google Shopping Express was first introduced early last year as a local delivery service enabling people to get same-day delivery on some items. It initially launched in San Francisco with …

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Alyssa Mastromonaco Leaving Obama Staff

The Associated Press tell us that President Obama’s deputy chief of staff for operations, Alyssa Mastromonaco, is officially resigning from the White House. Mastromonaco was in charge of most of Obama’s schedule, the White House’s staffing as well as his event planning. She’s one of his longest standing partners– she was one of his first staff members when he moved …

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Ben Affleck and Seth Rogen Visit Washington, D.C.

Actor Ben Affleck took a trip to Washington, D.C. to discuss the Democratic Republic of Congo. Affleck spoke before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on behalf of the region. The Argo actor and director was accompanied by Russell Feingold, the U.S. special envoy for the Congo; Roger Meece, former U.S. ambassador to Congo; and Dr. Raymond Gilpin, the National Defense …

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$11.50 Minimum Wage For D.C. In 2016

In the fight to raise America’s minimum wage, no one was probably betting on the state of Maryland to lead the way. In the nation’s capital, the D.C. Council voted to raise the local minimum wage from $8.25 per hour to $11.50 per hour. The measure is expected to be approved by Democratic Mayor Vincent Gray. There was concern that …

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Chris Brown Must Return to Rehab After Breaking Mom’s Car Window

A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has ordered Chris Brown to return to rehab. The ruling came Wednesday, after Judge James R. Brandlin read reports of Brown’s latest transgressions. The Grammy-winning recording artist was kicked out of a residential treatment facility when he threw a rock at his mom’s car window on November 10. This followed a family therapy …

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Virtual Kidnapping Scam Targets U.S. Immigrants

On Thursday, November 7, 2013, four individuals were arrested in connection with a virtual kidnapping scam. The scam targeted immigrants in the United States, specifically in areas surrounding Washington, D.C., due to the significant number of immigrants located there, who have traveled from Central America. They often do not have any form of communication with their relatives who are also …

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Truckers Ride for the Constitution Event Will Begin Friday

First it was on. Then it was off. Now it’s back on again. No, we aren’t talking about Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson (pretty sure that relationship is still over)–we’re taking about the “Truckers Ride for the Constitution” protest that is heading to Washington. Congress has their shutdown, and now a bunch of truckers are planning a D.C. shutdown of …

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Betty White Becomes Wax, Joins the Madame Tussauds Museum

Nearly everyone knows the world’s favorite “Golden Girl” Betty White. However, most people probably aren’t aware that she has a twin – a wax figure twin, that is. Actress and comedian, Betty White received the prestigious honor of joining the celebrity wax figure collection at the famous Madame Tussauds museum in Washington, D.C. Madame Tussauds is one of the most …

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Trucker Protest Cancelled

October 8, 2013, may become known as the day of the “almost” trucker protest. Reports earlier claimed that a group known as the “Truckers Ride for the Constitution” with Mr. Earl Conlon at the forefront was planning to take Washington D.C. by beltway storm. The plan was to block D.C. traffic in order to protest the government shutdown, ultimately resulting …

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Trucker Rally Headed to D.C. to Protect Constitution

Trucker culture here in the United States is perhaps one of the more unique phenomena in the world. Our entire economic success depends upon a group of individuals who are willing to drive an exhausting amount of hours across a vast continent in a HUGE, unreliable, scary death-trap mobile. And as all kids constantly demonstrate through their vertical Tiger Woods-esque …

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Government Shutdown: Congress Misses Deadline, Obama Tweets

Another year, another threat of government shutdown–only this time, it happened. After Democrats and Republicans in Congress made the new budget dependent on whether Obamacare remained funded, the October 1 deadline at midnight was missed, and the shutdown is in process. Office of Management and Budget director Sylvia Burwell said earlier this evening that there was no “clear indication” that …

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Navy Yard Footage Released by the FBI

Aaron Alexis is gaining more and more YouTube hits, and frankly, it is disheartening. This man’s name will forever be known as the Navy Yard Shooter, while the victims are now being forgotten. The FBI has released the footage of the 34-year-old man who opened fire at the Navy Yard in D.C. on September 16, that everyone is now watching. …

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