All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Washington’

Drone Mistaken for UFO in Washington, D.C. Causes Panic

A drone mistaken for a UFO in Washington, D.C. caused a lot of area residents to freak out, prompting several concerned individuals to place calls to 911. What folks witnessed, of course, was an experimental unmanned aircraft being transported on a flatbed truck down I-270. If the government intended to move an unidentified flying object from one destination to another, …

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Kwame Brown Charged with Violating Campaign Finance Laws

Kwame Brown, the D.C. Council Chairman who was recently charged with one felony count of bank fraud, now has another allegation to add to his resume. According to the Examiner, Brown was charged with aiding and abetting an unlawful campaign expenditure in D.C. Superior Court after a friend open a “side account” to help finance his reelection in 2008. Brown’s …

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Bruins Fans Flood Twitter With Racist Remarks

Hockey has a lot of great traditions like the handshake after a hard fought playoff series. Unfortunately another of hockey’s traditions is also racism. Several times in the past have racist remarks by players and fans, marred an otherwise awesome and honorable game. In September of 2011 a fan threw a banana peel onto the ice just as Philadelphia Flyers …

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Google, Facebook Q1 Lobbying Report

According to the U.S. Senate‚Äôs lobbying database, Facebook and Google have hit all-time highs regarding the amount of funds they have committed to lobbying efforts in Washington, D.C., for the first quarter of 2012. With Facebook possibly readying its IPO for May 17th, it has almost doubled its lobbying efforts – in Q1 2011, the social network spent roughly $230,000. …

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BlackBerry Still U.S. Government’s First Choice

Politicians and their aides will have to wait a little while longer to blend in with the cool kids. Even though several high profile clients have dropped BlackBerry as the company-issue phone, the U.S. government has pledged to hold on to their BlackBerry devices. In other words, no Androids or iPhones for Congress or the White House just yet. Even …

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Pierre Garcon Goes to Redskins in NFL Free-agency

The Colts will be losing another offensive weapon to free agency this year. Of course, the big news in the NFL has been Peyton Manning’s release from Indianapolis a week ago. But the traditionally pass-happy Colts will say goodbye to one of their top downfield targets as veteran receiver Pierre Garcon got nabbed by the Washington Redskins on day one …

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2012 NIT Tournament Bracket Features Strong Teams

Winning the regular season of a power conference isn’t enough to get you into a tournament these days, as Washington is on the outside looking in, despite being Pac-12 champions. Instead, they’re the #1 seed of a NIT bracket that features some staunch competition. Considering the amount of bubble bursting that took place over the weekend, this might be one …

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George Washington Chicken McNugget Gets $8K On eBay

A 3 year old chicken McNugget from McDonalds that resembles George Washington sold for $8,100 on Ebay. Rebekah Speight of Dakota City,Nebraska sold the McNugget to raise money for a drive to raise $15,000 and send 50 children to summer church camp in Sioux City. eBay had temporarily taken down the auction last month because it violated rules regulating expired …

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The Google Strikes Back: Taps Veteran Lobbyist To Counter Recent Political Scrutiny

Google seems to be accepting the realization that when you’re as big as they are, you draw a lot of legal scrutiny when you start tampering with people’s privacy. Perhaps in anticipation of more trouble to come, or to preclude future problems, the company has decided to tone up their political muscles in Washington by appointing former congresswoman Susan Molinari …

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Four Dead in Avalanches, Twitter Reaction

An avalanche claimed the lives of three skiers in an out-of-bounds area of Stevens Pass Ski Resort near Skykomish, WA on Sunday. A snowboarder died in a separate avalanche at The Summit at Snoqualmie in nearby Easton, WA, less than an hour earlier. During the Stevens Pass tragedy, professional skier Elyse Saugstad recalls hearing her friend shout “avalanche!,” according to …

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Living Social: New Venue In Washington, D.C.

Living Social is going to be trying something different to promote special events, new products, and unique vendors. Today it announced the forthcoming opening of a new physical venue space in the Washington, D.C. area. The space will provide a much needed workspace for classes, social events, exclusive pop-up restaurants, and other unique activities. The SVP of New Initiatives for …

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Microsoft Creates Facebook Page To Address Issues In Washington State

Microsoft is based in Redmond, Washington, and they have always been a company that’s concerned about with the state in which they are based. They say that since Washington state houses more than 40,000 employees, they have a “huge stake” in the policy that will shape the future of the community. With that goal in mind, Microsoft has launched a …

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