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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Washington DC’

Marijuana Legalization: DC Plays the Race Card

There are lots of reasons that states and cities have come up with to legalize marijuana, either for medical use or recreational. The medical side of things is pretty well-established. Even if you get the strong feeling that the idea of “medical marijuana” is overused, there is little denying anymore that it certainly does some people a whole lot of …

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Marijuana Legalization: DC to Vote in November

It’s official. Our nation’s capital is going to have a ballot vote to decide if pot will be legalized in the DC area. The Washington Board of Elections determined that the DC Cannabis Campaign had indeed collected enough signatures to get Initiative 71 on the ballot on November 4 of this year. In fact, the campaign collected 57,000 signatures, more …

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Tim Howard National Airport Has a Nice Ring to It, So Do Your Patriotic Duty and Sign This Petition

It’s the morning after a USA World Cup loss so you’re understandably a bit depressed. It was such a good run and we came so close to somehow pulling out the victory over Belgium. But look at it this way – how exciting is 2018 going to be, right? Not only that, but we have plenty of USMNT soccer to …

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Jennifer Nettles Kicks Off Solo Tour in Washington DC

Jennifer Nettles released her first solo album That Girl on January 14 and launched the tour exactly a month later. On Friday night, she performed at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, DC. The next night’s performance at Hard Rock Live Rocksino in the Cleveland, OH suburb of Northfield was a sold-out show. How are fans and reviewers responding to Nettles’ …

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N. Korea Rap Video Becomes First Ever To Be Released

On Tuesday, the very first rap music video to ever be recorded in North Korea was revealed in an exclusive report by The Guardian. Washington D.C.-based rappers, (Anthony Bobb) Pacman, 19, and (Dontray Ennis) Peso, 20, uploaded to YouTube a video with the title “Escape to North Korea.” Becoming one of the few Americans to visit North Korea, other than Denis …

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U.S. Capitol Lockdown Lifted, Shooting Unrelated to Terrorism

The lockdown that gripped the U.S. Capitol this afternoon has now been lifted. The all-clear has been given by Capitol Police and the U.S. House of Representatives is back in session. The “shelter in place” order was caused by a shooting that occurred on the street outside the U.S. Capitol Building. According to the Capitol Police, the shooting was the …

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U.S. Capitol on Lockdown After Reported Shooting [UPDATED]

[UPDATE] CNN is now reporting that the lockdown has been lifted. The incident was reportedly a car chase that happened to end outside the Capitol building with police firing at the driver. Source: Car chase ended at Capitol; driver got out of car and was fired upon. http://t.co/DQjN2v2zPn — CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) October 3, 2013 Police have lifted the …

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WWII Vets Memorial: Veterans Force Their Way In

A group of World War II veterans refused to let today’s government shutdown prevent them from entering the WWII memorial site this morning. As much of the country is certainly aware of already, as of midnight on September 30, the federal government was effectively shutdown. As a result, all of the national parks and national monuments were also closed off …

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Rolling Thunder Memorial Day Ride Returns to Washington D.C.

Keeping with the spirit behind the Memorial Day celebration, the Rolling Thunder “Ride For Freedom” event is another fantastic way to honor those who have served for the United States. The focus, however, of the Rolling Thunder event is to draw attention to those soldiers who are either Missing In Action or listed as Prisoners of War, and it’s pretty …

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Girl Scout Cookies: Mother Fired For Selling to Customers

Parents who pressure co-workers to buy fundraiser products for their child’s sports team or school band can make things awkward around the break room, but Girl Scout cookies are generally the welcome exception. Even so, one woman went a step further by offering the snacks to customers and has now been fired for the offense. The local Fox affiliate in …

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13 Hurt in D.C. Shooting; Surveillance Footage Released

The D.C. Metropolitan Police Department has released footage of a drive-by shooting that occurred in Washington D.C. on Monday, March 11. According to police, the shooting took place in the 1200 block of North Capitol Street at around 2:10 am. A surveillance camera was able to capture the event, which may have involved two different cars. The footage was released …

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National Cathedral to Host Same-sex Weddings

Very Rev. Gary Hall, the dean of Washington National Cathedral, announced today that same-sex weddings can now be performed at the cathedral. The cathedral has been designated by congress as the “National House of Prayer” and has been the venue for many U.S. memorial services and funerals, including those for Dwight Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan, and the victims of the September …

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