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United States: Podcast: Private Fund Regulatory Update: Post-U.S. Government Shutdown - Ropes & Gray LLP

This Ropes & Gray podcast series highlights developments in Washington, D.C., affecting private funds and their legal, regulatory and compliance obligations.
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Vasilevskiy makes 54 saves, Lightning beat Capitals in OT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy made a franchise-record 54 saves, Nikita Kucherov scored twice and the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning won their sixth consecutive game by beating the Washington Capitals 5-4 in overtime Wednesday night in a potential playoff preview. Victor Hedman scored 3:01 into overtime to keep the Lightning rolling in their first game […]
Tags: News, Washington, Sports, Ap, Lightning, NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning, Nikita Kucherov, Vasilevskiy, Victor Hedman, Andrei Vasilevskiy


Lightning edge Capitals 5-4 in overtime for 6th straight win

WASHINGTON (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy made a franchise-record 54 saves, Nikita Kucherov scored twice and the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning won their sixth consecutive game, beating the Washington Capitals 5-4 in overtime Wednesday night in a potential playoff preview. Victor Hedman scored 3:01 into overtime to keep the Lightning rolling in their first game since […]
Tags: News, Washington, Sports, Ap, NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning, Nikita Kucherov, Victor Hedman, Andrei Vasilevskiy


Gillibrand ‘open to improving’ opioids bill after criticism

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand says she’s “open to improving” a Senate bill that would limit opioid prescriptions for acute pain. The senator from New York was addressing criticism she received last week when she tweeted that she and Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado had introduced the bill “because no one […]
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Aiken scores 18 to lift Harvard past Georgetown 71-68 in NIT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Aiken registered 18 points, including two free throws with 14 seconds left, as Harvard edged past Georgetown 71-68 in the NIT first round on Wednesday night. Robert Baker had 11 points for Harvard (19-11). Noah Kirkwood added 11 points and seven assists. Chris Lewis had 10 points for the visiting team. […]
Tags: News, Washington, Sports, Ap, Harvard, Chris Lewis, Georgetown, Aiken, Robert Baker, Bryce Aiken, Noah Kirkwood


MoveOn tells 2020 candidates to skip AIPAC

The liberal advocacy group MoveOn is urging 2020 presidential candidates to skip the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual policy conference in Washington next week.
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USC pro day draws lower-profile class of prospects aiming to impress

Southern California running back Aca’Cedric Ware sprints during USC Pro Day, Wednesday, March 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Pro Day is intended to showcase talent to NFL scouts for the upcoming draft. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo) Southern California cornerback Iman Marshall runs through a sprint drill during USC Pro Day, Wednesday, March 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Pro Day is intended to showcase talent to NFL scouts for the upcoming draft. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo) Sound The gallery w...
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Trump aims new blasts at McCain, claims credit for funeral

Casting aside rare censure from Republican lawmakers, President Donald Trump aimed new blasts of invective at the late John McCain Wednesday, even claiming credit for the senator's moving Washington funeral and complaining he was never properly thanked.
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New USC president Carol Folt dealt with previous academic-athletic scandal

LOS ANGELES — In a news release Wednesday announcing Carol Folt as its new president, USC highlighted her previous experience as the chancellor at North Carolina when she inherited one of the worst academic fraud cases in college sports history. Folt oversaw the fallout from the scandal when her tenure began in 2013. For nearly two decades until 2011, thousands of students, including many North Carolina football and men’s basketball players, took fraudulent “paper courses” in the African and Afr...
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Political spending by Abrams’ nonprofit could pose problems

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stacey Abrams has gone from losing the Georgia governor’s race to being a heavily recruited Democratic star. It’s a dramatic rise often fueled by the promotional spending of Fair Fight Action, a nonprofit she founded to advance voting rights. It can accept unlimited sums of money and could be a problem if […]
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Kentucky's Calipari expects Washington to play in opener

Kentucky coach John Calipari expects scoring and rebounding leader PJ Washington to play in the NCAA Tournament despite seeing a foot specialist            [Author: AP]
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Pentagon Probes Claims Of Shanahan Using Office To Help Ex-Employer Boeing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon’s inspector general has formally opened an investigation into a watchdog group’s allegations that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has used his office to promote his former employer, Boeing Co. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed an ethics complaint with the Pentagon’s inspector general a week ago, alleging that Shanahan has appeared to make statements promoting Boeing and disparaging competitors, such as Lockheed Martin. Shanahan,...
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Washington’s cannabis industry needs investment reform

I strongly believe we need to remove the artificial constraint on cannabis businesses.
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It’s time to right the wrong of jailing runaways

I couldn’t agree more with the Op-Ed written by King County’s Department of Public Defense Director Anita Khandelwal. This could have been prevented long ago. That’s why I opposed the “Becca Bill” in 1995 as a brand-new Washington state senator. The “Becca Bill” allowed judges to order kids to be incarcerated for being truant from […]
Tags: News, Opinion, Washington, Letters to the Editor, Northwest Voices, Department of Public Defense, Anita Khandelwal, Becca Bill


Brazil will only extend ethanol quota for US if US takes more sugar

In Washington, Reuters reports that Brazil and the US haven’t made progress on negotiations regarding a renewal of the ethanol quota for US exports to Brazil that expires in a few months due to Washington’s lack of interest in negotiating further sugar market access in exchange. The Brazilian agriculture minister told Reuters in an interview that talks between the two countries’ presidents and senior staff didn’t make much headroom on agriculture at all such as beef and pork.
Tags: Washington, US, Policy, Brazil, Ethanol, Reuters


Best dispensaries in Seattle

There are plenty of things Seattle is known for. The birth of grunge and Amazon, for example, and as the location for a bunch of scenes in 50 Shades of Grey. Also the unsettling connection to serial killers. Increasingly, however, it’s known for world-class cannabis shops. Whether you’re just passing through or you’re looking to make Seattle your home, Seattle is a city where cannabis lovers can be forever satisfied. These are the best recreational cannabis dispensaries in Seattle. 1. Have ...
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Federal judge casts doubt on Trump’s drilling plans because they ignore climate change

By JULIET EILPERIN WASHINGTON – A federal judge ruled late Tuesday that the Interior Department violated federal law by failing to take into account the climate impact of its oil and gas leasing in the West. The decision by U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras of Washington marks the first time the Trump administration has been held to account for the climate impact of its energy-dominance agenda, and it could have sweeping implications for the president’s plan to boost fossil fuel production a...
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US experts: Medicines for opioid addiction vastly underused

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s top medical advisers say medicines proven to treat opioid addiction remain vastly underused in the U.S. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released a report Wednesday that found only a fraction of the estimated 2 million Americans addicted to opioids are receiving medications. The influential group’s conclusions echo […]
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Elizabeth Debicki Joins Robert Pattinson in Lead Roles for Christopher Nolan’s Next Movie [Updated]

Update: Elizabeth Debicki is joining the cast of Christopher Nolan’s untitled next movie, signing on to play the female lead role opposite Robert Pattinson and John David Washington. Variety reports that Pattinson is also confirmed to star as co-lead with Washington. Our original story follows below. Robert Pattinson may have found his next auteur to work with. The High Life actor is poised to star in Christopher Nolan‘s next untitled movie, circling a co-lead role opposite BlacKkKlansman‘s Joh...
Tags: Christopher-Nolan, Movies, Casting, Washington, Robert-Pattinson, David Cronenberg, Nolan, James Gray, Warner Brothers, Northwest, Werner Herzog, Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Safdie, John David Washington, Emma Thomas


Pentagon to probe if Shanahan used office to help Boeing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon’s inspector general says it will investigate a watchdog group’s allegations that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has used his office to promote his former employer, Boeing Co. Dwrena K. Allen, spokeswoman for the inspector general, said Wednesday that Shanahan has been informed of the investigation. A Washington, D.C., watchdog group […]
Tags: Business, News, Washington, Defense, Ap, Nation, Pentagon, Boeing, Shanahan, Patrick Shanahan, Boeing Co Dwrena K Allen


Bill Gates is worth $100 billion and he plans to give most of it away — here's how he spends his money now, from a luxury car collection to incredible real estate

Bill Gates' net worth is officially $100 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaire index. That makes him $24 billion richer than he was five years ago, and puts him in a two-man club with Jeff Bezos, reported Business Insider's Julie Bort. While he indulges in a few luxuries, they make up only a fraction of his fortune. He mainly spends his billions on charity through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and plans to give away most of his fortune. Bill Gates is getting richer and rich...
Tags: Beyonce, Microsoft, Washington, Trends, Bloomberg, Bill Gates, Bill, Kylie Jenner, Jeff Bezos, Gates, Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda, Julie Bort, Bort, Bloomberg Billionaire, Jay Z Bill Gates


EPA argues for shifting focus from climate change to water

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unsafe drinking water, not climate change, is the world's most immediate public health issue, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Andrew Wheeler contended Wednesday.
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Judge Halts Trump’s Drilling Plans Over Lack Of Climate Change Consideration

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A judge has blocked oil and gas drilling on almost 500 square miles (1,295 sq. kilometers) in Wyoming and says the government must consider the cumulative climate change impact of leasing broad swaths of U.S. public lands for oil and gas exploration. The order marks the latest in a string of court rulings over the past decade — including one last month in Montana — that have faulted the U.S. for inadequate consideration of greenhouse gas emissions when issuing leases and...
Tags: News, Climate Change, Colorado, Montana, Washington, Environment, Barack Obama, Wyoming, Drilling, Donald Trump, BLM, Bureau of Land Management, Contreras, Rudolph Contreras, U S Bureau of Land Management BLM, Kristen Lenhardt


A “view” from the courtroom: Trials of Mississippi

Today will bring an intense hour of argument about race in jury selection in the case of a Mississippi man who has been tried six times by the same prosecutor, which will culminate in a series of short questions by Justice Clarence Thomas, his first during oral argument in three years. But first, there are a couple of lighter moments. Justice Thomas questions petitioner’s lawyer in Flowers v. Mississippi (Art Lien) Chief Justice John Roberts announces that Justice Stephen Breyer has the co...
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Opinion analysis: Washington state motor-fuel tax violates Yakama Treaty

With a three-justice plurality opinion, a two-justice concurrence in the judgment and two dissents, Washington State Department of Licensing v. Cougar Den appears unusually fractured at first glance. But the disagreements among seven of the justices are relatively small, turning largely on whether and why Washington’s motor-fuel tax really burdens the Yakama treaty right to travel. Only the dissent by Justice Brett Kavanaugh, joined by Justice Clarence Thomas, indicates a fundamental disagreemen...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Washington, United States, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Thomas, State, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Roberts, Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Breyer, Elena Kagan, Clarence Thomas


FBI joining criminal investigation into certification of Boeing 737 MAX

The federal grand jury investigation, based in Washington, D.C., is looking into the certification process that approved the safety of the new Boeing plane, two of which have crashed since October.
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Hollywood power elite hosting Kamala Harris fundraiser

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many of Hollywood’s power elite, including prolific television hit maker Shonda Rhimes, were hosting a fundraiser Wednesday for Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris. The evening event is billed as a “reception in support of Kamala Harris for the People,” and Harris is expected to attend, according to an invitation obtained by The […]
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Here's a look at every single Apple store in the United States (AAPL)

We've compiled a list of every Apple store in the United States. Jump to your favorite state via the table of contents, or scroll down to see every state in alphabetical order. To understand Apple's retail footprint, it really helps to see it for yourself. Below, we've collected the photos and locations of every single Apple store in the United States. Apple currently has 271 US stores in operation: Notably, nine states (and Washington D.C.) only have one Apple store, and six states have no A...
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Trump to host Netanyahu at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH’-hoo) at the White House next week. The president will welcome Netanyahu for his third White House visit since Trump took office, the White house said Wednesday. They will discuss Middle East issues in a meeting March 25 and Trump will host […]
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