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Report: Probe Finds Low-flying DC National Guard Choppers Broke Army Regs

The National Guard helicopters that few low over Black Lives Matter protestors in June in Washington, D.C. were being ordered by an officer as he drove on his way home, and lacked authorization to be there, according to a new report. News outlet Defense One got exclusive details about the D.C. National Guard’s investigation into the matter, revealing a battle between the National Guard and the Pentagon’s inspector general over who will be held accountable for the incident, which sparked a mas...
Tags: News, Washington, National Mall, Secret Service, Pentagon, Black Lives Matter, Helicopter, Ryan, National Guard, Muckraker, Josh Kovensky, D C National Guard, DC National Guard, DC National Guard Choppers Broke Army, Jeffrey Wingblade, Robert Ryan Wingblade


Seven arrested after vigil for Black man shot and killed by sheriffs in Washington state turns tense

A peaceful vigil in memory of a Black man shot and killed by sheriffs in Washington state turned tense on Friday night, leading to at least seven arrests and the vandalism of law enforcement buildings.
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US women’s sports stars Rapinoe, Bird announce engagement

Washington (AFP) – Two-time Women’s World Cup winner Megan Rapinoe and four-time Olympic women’s basketball champion Sue Bird have announced their engagement on social media. Bird posted a photo on her Instagram account Friday of... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Washington, US, Sport, Soccer, Bird, Megan Rapinoe, Afp, Rapinoe Bird


Mark Meadows Accused Of Blowing Campaign Cash On Clubs, Cupcakes And Trump Hotel

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington said Trump's chief of staff likely violated campaign finance rules.
Tags: News, Washington, Trump, Trump hotel, Mark Meadows


A government watchdog says White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows spent campaign funds on personal expenditures

Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington said in a complaint Friday that White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows allegedly misused campaign funds by spending them on personal expenditures. The watchdog group is urging the Federal Election Commission to investigate Meadows. The FEC prohibits candidates from using campaign funds for personal use.  CREW found that Meadows' campaign dropped thousands of dollars on cupcakes, restaurants, jewelry, an...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, California, Washington, White House, Trends, United States, Department Of Justice, Campaign Finance, Trump, Duncan Hunter, Hunter, Trump International Hotel, FEC, Federal Election Commission


Nursing Homes, Racked by the Virus, Face a New Crisis: Isolation

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- After months of near-isolation inside his senior care facility, Charlie no longer recognizes his wife of almost 50 years. In another nursing home, Susan's toenails grew so long that she could not squeeze into her shoes. Ida lost 37 pounds and stopped speaking. Minnie cried and asked God to just take her.They are among thousands of older people stricken by another epidemic ravaging America's nursing homes -- an outbreak of loneliness, depression and atrophy fueled by th...
Tags: News, Maryland, Washington, America, New York Times, Kansas, Starbucks, Seattle, Walsh, Susan, Richmond Virginia, Charlie, Minnie, Kirkland, Hailey, Ida


Kamala Harris fires back at President Trump and other Republicans who mockingly mispronounce her name

Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris (L) and President Donald Trump (R). Getty Images Kamala Harris criticized President Trump and other Republican figures who have previously mockingly mispronounced her name. "It's about respect and it's about respect for all that comes with a name," Harris told PEOPLE Magazine. Harris's comments come as Trump accused her of getting "very upset" when people mispronounce her name, adding that Harris doesn't know how to pronounce her own name....
Tags: Politics, Hollywood, California, Washington, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, News UK, US Senate, Fox News, People Magazine, Biden, Cleveland, Donald Trump, Abc News


National Guard Taps Units To Respond To Potential Civil Unrest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Guard has designated military police units in two states to serve as rapid reaction forces so they can respond quickly to any potential civil unrest around the country, following violent protests that rocked the nation’s capital and several states this summer. Military leaders don’t explicitly tie the changes to concerns about possible election-related violence, but the nation is bracing for unrest surrounding the tumultuous presidential campaign, particularly if v...
Tags: News, Washington, Defense, Alabama, Ap, United States, Arizona, Wisconsin, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Defense Department, Mccarthy, Guard, Phoenix, Floyd, National Guard


No matter if Biden or Trump wins the presidency, there is one thing the next president must do to help rebuild the US economy: boost innovation

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump during Thursday night's debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty Images As election day arrives, COVID-19 still wreaks havoc on the nation. Our greatest strength, innovation, must be utilized in our recovery, no matter who wins the presidency. Rick Lazio is currently a Senior Vice President at alliantgroup, and is a former US Representative from New York's 2nd district. Joe Crowley se...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, New York, Congress, Washington, China, India, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Jp Morgan Chase, Trump, Crowley


Pattern flip to bring big changes across the US during 1st week of November

In stark contrast to the wild weather during the last week of October, a tranquil and mild pattern is forecast to set up across a large swath of the United States during the first week of November. Forecasters say that residents in the Plains who were in the grips of bone-chilling cold, snow and ice this past week will be basking in September-like warmth by the middle of next week. Meanwhile, areas of the Northeast are also likely to turn milder, following a wintry blow from Sunday into Tuesday....
Tags: News, Washington, Boston, New York City, US, Canada, United States, Baltimore, Pacific Ocean, Accuweather, Pacific Northwest, Rockies, Plains, southern Plains, Amarillo Texas, DirecTV Frontier


More than 1,000 economists have now signed letter urging voters to reject 'reckless and selfish' Trump on Election Day. Alvin Roth, a Nobel winner, tells us why he's among them.

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 27: President Donald Trump talks to members of the media outside of the White House on October 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are heading to campaign rallies in Wisconsin and Nebraska. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images More than 1,000 leading economists have now signed an open letter warning against the re-election of President Donald Trump on November 3. The number of signatures has risen by 300 since last Friday, when the lett...
Tags: Washington, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Biden, Donald Trump, Stanford University, Trump, Melania Trump, Roth, Bureau of Economic Analysis


Kevin Peterson Jr: unrest in Washington state after police shooting

Protesters face off with federal agents in downtown Vancouver while right- and leftwing protesters square up amid tension
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Even Garden Writers who Hate Trump are Defending the Rose Garden Upgrade

The announcement from the office of Melania Trump that the Rose Garden is getting an upgrade next month came at the worst possible time. It also came from one of the worst possible sources – a First Lady whose design tastes, whether it’s gilded apartments or Handmaid’s Tale-style Christmas trees – have come in for widespread abuse. (And then there’s who she’s married to, but no need to cover that topic here.) So what does she have in store for the hallowed ground that is the White House Rose G...
Tags: Gardening, Sweden, Washington Post, Washington, White House, Dc, Vanity Fair, Committee, Public Gardens, National Park Service, Tory Burch, Trump, Marie Antoinette, Melania Trump, Don, Oehme


If there must be monuments

Sculpture of Rachel Carson by David Lewis, installed at Woods Hole (photo by Laura A. Macaluso, Wikipedia Commons) To me, they are little more than hunks or granite or marble, carved into forms of varying aesthetic value. Sometimes, monuments can be masterpieces, as with the Roosevelt Memorial in Washington. This truly tells a story, representing an important history through superb narrative art. Most of the time, though, a monument is just a guy on a horse or a guy standing in an imposing fa...
Tags: Gardening, Washington, US, Miami, Columbus, Laura, David Lewis, Rachel Carson, Waterfront Park, Elizabeth Licata, Gardening on the Planet, Ministry of Controversy, Lady Bird Johnson, Woods Hole Massachusetts, Lois Gibbs, Marjory Stoneman Douglas


Lawn in the News: White House Troubles, a CBS Promo for Scotts

White House Lawn In our continuing effort to keep you informed about the White House grounds – not because those 17 acres are important in the grand scheme, but because it’s our beat! From the Washington Post: On Aug. 27, Trump delivered his address formally accepting the Republican nomination on the South Lawn before an estimated 1,500 supporters seated on chairs. The president spoke from an enormous stage built in front of the South Portico of the White House. It was flanked by massive tel...
Tags: Gardening, Washington, White House, Cnn, Chicago, Cbs, Trump, Cbs Sunday Morning, Melania Trump, Rita, Rose Garden, Bidens, Susan Harris, South Lawn, White House Rose Garden, Amy Stewart


Twitter allows New York Post account to tweet again after contested Hunter Biden story led the company to update hacked materials policy

Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images Twitter said on Friday that the New York Post's account "can now tweet again" after initially locking the account for violating its hacked materials and private information policies. Twitter updated the hacked materials policy earlier this month after facing backlash over its decision to restrict the New York Post and other accounts from sharing a contested story purporting to show corruption by Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Twitter said Friday it wo...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Post, New York Post, Politics, Media, Washington, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Cybersecurity, United States, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Free Speech, Dorsey


Russian Hackers Targeted California, Indiana Democratic Parties In Repeat of 2016 Attacks

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: The group of Russian hackers accused of meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election earlier this year targeted the email accounts of Democratic state parties in California and Indiana, and influential think tanks in Washington and New York, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The attempted intrusions, many of which were internally flagged by Microsoft Corp over the summer, were carried out by a group often nicknamed "Fancy Bear....
Tags: New York, Microsoft, California, Washington, Russia, Tech, Joe Biden, Indiana, Hillary Clinton, United States, Department Of Justice, Reuters, Microsoft Corp, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, California Indiana


Coronavirus update: Washington state reports more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Washington state reported more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases Friday, as the number of new cases continues to steadily...
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How one of the world's biggest STEM programs is teaching students to build their own robotics startup during an uncertain school year

Seniors Maya and Clayton, and junior Nick, students in Camdenton's R-III school district, work on their robot project in their high school's workshop. Sherry Comer The COVID-19 pandemic has required schools and organizations running extracurricular programs to rethink their approach to education for the 2020-2021 school year. FIRST, the global STEM program for elementary, middle, and high school students, has created guidelines for its leagues that schools can follow whether they'r...
Tags: School, Science, Education, Parenting, Washington, US, Stem, Trends, Tech, Missouri, Robots, Michigan, Robotics, Qualcomm, NICK, Maya


Social issues a priority for cardinal-to-be Wilton Gregory

Washington, D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory, soon to become the Roman Catholic Church’s first Black cardinal from the United States, hopes the U.S. hierarchy can broaden its concept of “pro-life” so that other pressing issues can be considered top priorities along with opposition to abortion. Gregory, in an interview Friday with The Associated Press, also endorsed proposals to include the history of Black Catholics in the U.S. as part of the curriculum in Catholic schools. Earlier this year, am...
Tags: News, Washington, United States, Associated Press, Catholic, Gregory, Roman Catholic Church, Wilton Gregory, Black Catholics


How one of the world's biggest STEM programs is still teaching students to build robots during one of the most uncertain school years ever

Seniors Maya and Clayton, and junior Nick, students in Camdenton's R-III school district, work on their robot project in their high school's workshop. Sherry Comer The COVID-19 pandemic has required schools and organizations running extracurricular programs to rethink their approach to education for the 2020-2021 school year. FIRST, the global STEM program for elementary, middle, and high school students, has created guidelines for its leagues that schools can follow whether they'r...
Tags: School, Science, Education, Parenting, Washington, US, Stem, Trends, Tech, Missouri, Robots, Michigan, Robotics, Qualcomm, NICK, Maya


Trump pitches ‘back to normal’ as Biden warns of tough days

By ZEKE MILLER, ALEXANDRA JAFFE and KEVIN FREKING | Associated Press WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — President Donald Trump dangled a promise to get a weary, fearful nation “back to normal” on Friday as he looked to campaign past the political damage of the devastating pandemic. It was a tantalizingly rosy pitch in sharp contrast to Democratic rival Joe Biden, who pledged to level with America about tough days still ahead after Tuesday’s election. In a campaign that has been dominated by the COVID-1...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Minnesota, Washington, White House, Milwaukee, US, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Gop, Iowa, Wisconsin


Tech losses drive Wall Street down again, ending grim week

By Stan Choe and Alex Veiga | The Associated Press Wall Street closed out another punishing week Friday with the S&P 500 posting its first back-to-back monthly loss since the pandemic first gripped the economy in March. The S&P 500 dropped 1.2% and ended the week with a 5.6% loss, its worst in seven months. Sharp drops in big technology stocks drove much of the selling, reflecting worries that expectations built too high for some of the market’s biggest stars, including Apple and Amazon. Investo...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Europe, Microsoft, Congress, Washington, France, Germany, Sport, Soccer, United States, Treasury, Sharp, Donald Trump, Big Five


10 online classes and resources that will help you argue, reason, and debate better

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. iStock; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider With political divides growing wider, it can be hard to get someone — like a family member or friend — to sympathize with or even listen to your side.These 10 classes and online resources can teach you to better debate and persuade someone with opposing views. These lessons don't only apply to politics, either — you can also use these skills to negotiate ef...
Tags: Facebook, Washington, Trends, Fbi, Harvard, Duke, Duke University, Electoral College, Sara Eckel, Joseph McCarthy, Celeste Headlee, Intelligence Squared, Dorie Clark, Chris Voss, Jay Heinrichs, Headlee


Bizarro GOP Implosion Could Give Georgia Democrats a U.S. Senator

When two prominent Georgia Republicans decided to run for the same U.S. Senate seat this year, Republicans didn’t expect a kind, gentle contest.But many also didn’t anticipate what the race ultimately became: a bitterly personal, scorched-earth brawl between Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Rep. Doug Collins that has frayed friendships, scrambled delicate political loyalties in Georgia, and split high-profile Washington Republicans, including President Donald Trump himself. Even worse for the Georgia GOP...
Tags: Utah, John Lewis, News, Washington, Senate, Atlanta, Georgia, Fbi, Gop, House, Jimmy Carter, PAC, Mitt Romney, Andy Warhol, Republican, New York Stock Exchange


The Linux Foundation wants to help combat COVID-19 with free, open source apps to tell people when they've been exposed to the virus

People wearing protective face masks use a smartphone on a street in Kiev Reuters Linux Foundation launched a public health unit in July to use open source software to combat the coronavirus pandemic and future epidemics. The foundation now has two apps: COVID Green, which is built by NearForm developers in Ireland, and COVID Shield, which is built by Shopify developers in Canada. Currently, contact tracing apps are not widely used, but the general manager of the initiative is optimistic t...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Open Source, Mobile, Science, Enterprise, Washington, US, Trends, Canada, Ireland, Oxford, Oxford University, Shopify, Linux Foundation


Ivanka Trump says she is 'unapologetically' anti-abortion

White House Senior Adviser Ivanka Trump introduces her father U.S. President Donald Trump to deliver his acceptance speech as the 2020 Republican presidential nominee during the final event of the Republican National Convention on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, on August 27, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria Ivanka Trump said she is "pro-life, and unapologetically so" in an interview with RealClearPolitics published Thursday. Trump was once touted as the "liberal hope" who many...
Tags: Politics, Instagram, Supreme Court, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Marie Claire, PAC, Abortion, Miami, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Trump, Gallup, Cecile Richards


Less than 7% of bungling conservative operative Jacob Wohl's voter suppression robocalls reached a phone

Jacob Wohl, far-right conspiracy theorist and supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump interrupts mourners as people gather outside of the U.S. Supreme Court following the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in Washington, U.S., September 18, 2020. REUTERS/Al Drago Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman, two conservative political operatives who have run numerous botched schemes over the past few years, are in legal trouble. They're facing a lawsuit in New York and indictments in...
Tags: Politics, Lawsuit, New York, Voting, News, Washington, Elizabeth Warren, Trends, Fbi, Ohio, Michigan, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Black, Election 2020, U S Supreme Court


Trump is set to cash in as his Washington, D.C., hotel is sold out for election night

Trump's Washington, D.C., hotel stands to rake in lots of money on election night, even as the president may stay at the White House to...
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Alexander: Former Dodgers exec Fred Claire says ’32 years is more than enough’

As Fred Claire watched the 2020 World Series, he saw some things that seemed awfully familiar. The man who put together the 1988 Dodgers roster, the franchise’s last team to win a World Series until this week, recognized the formula: One great player and leader, brought in as much for the example he would set as for his skills, to complement and bolster a roster with other skilled players as well as role players who didn’t gripe about their usage but understood the greater goal. It wasn’t a tota...
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