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Man Pleads Guilty to Plotting to Attack White House With Anti-Tank Missile

Hasher Jallal Taheb, 23, also targeted the Statue of Liberty, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial and a synagogue, prosecutors said.
Tags: News, Washington, Georgia, Terrorism, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Lincoln Memorial, Atlanta (Ga, Washington (DC, Monuments and Memorials (Structures, Hasher Jallal Taheb, Taheb, Hasher Jallal, Attack White House With Anti Tank Missile


How To Maintain (Or Renew) Your Relationship With Shakespeare: Read Him

It’s certainly true that people have been reading Shakespeare’s plays for almost as long as they have been watching them. Within two or three years of his first, collaborative efforts on the London stage, Shakespeare’s first play in print was the gory tragedy Titus Andronicus (1594). Only one copy of this edition exists, now in the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC. That scarcity itself tells us something about reading: playbooks were small, consumable pamphlets often read into...
Tags: Art, London, Washington Dc, Words, Shakespeare, Folger Shakespeare Library, 04.01.20


Death toll from COVID-19 in federal Oakdale facility now already officially up to four ... UPDATE: And a death now in federal prison in Ohio

A little more than a week ago, the federal Bureau of Prisons was touting that there were no federal prisoners or staff who had yet tested positive for the coronavirus.  Now, as detailed in this Reuters article, headlined "Death Toll From COVID-19 at Oakdale Prison in Louisiana Continues to Climb," we already have four confirmed deaths in just one federal facility: The death toll from COVID-19 at a U.S. prison in Oakdale, Louisiana, has continued climbing, with a fourth inmate now dead, the Bure...
Tags: Law, Cdc, Chicago, Brooklyn, Washington Dc, Ohio, Louisiana, Taylor, James Wilson, Reuters, Central Office, Atlanta Ga, Oakdale, Tucson AZ, Federal Correctional Institution, Bureau of Prisons


Humans are terrible at social distancing. Here's what to do about it

In Tokyo, crowds have been congregating in parks each day to see the cherry blossoms at peak bloom. Some 6,000 miles away in Washington DC, people were doing the exact same thing.
Tags: Health, Washington Dc, Tokyo


No joke: BOP on April 1 reporting ever growing number of COVID cases in ever growing number of federal facilities

Just this past Friday (March 27) as detailed in this post, the BOP's COVID-19 Update page was reporting "only" 14 federal inmates and 13 federal prison staffers had tested positive for COVID-19.  Now BOP has updated its cases as of April 1, and it now reports that 57 federal inmates and 37 federal prison staffers have tested positive.  Here is where these latest BOP numbers come from: (Inmate) 4/1/2020 - MDC Brooklyn; FCC Oakdale (11); USP Atlanta (4); MCC New York (4); FMC Butner (9); FCI Otis...
Tags: New York, Fcc, Law, Atlanta, Chicago, Washington Dc, Npr, Louisiana, Doj, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Central Office, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Brooklyn NY, Danbury, Rodriguez, Oakdale


Action Needed – 37 “Industry-Critical” Federal Programs Have Been Proposed for Severe Cuts or Elimination in the President’s Fiscal Year 2021 Federal Budget

These Cuts Have the Potential to Negatively Affect All National Bioeconomy Businesses By CJ Evans, Executive Director, Alternative Fuels & Chemicals Coalition Managing Director, American Diversified Energy Special to The Digest The Alternative Fuels & Chemicals Coalition (AFCC) has been working on Capitol Hill for the past two months to advocate for FY2021 federal programs and funding that are of importance to the alternative fuels, renewable chemicals, biobased products, and sus...
Tags: Energy, Congress, Senate, Washington Dc, House, Capitol Hill, Thought Leadership, Interior, Congressional, U S House of Representatives, Biofuels Digest, Afcc, Commerce Justice and Science CJS, Alternative Fuels Chemicals Coalition AFCC, Budget AFCC, American Diversified Energy


The ultrawealthy Italian family behind Ferrari and Fiat just invested $200 million in Uber and Lyft's fastest-growing competitor (UBER, LYFT)

Via, an Uber and Lyft competitor that also runs public transit and school-bus networks, announced a new $200 million investment on Monday from Exor, an Italian holding company. Italy's ultrawealthy Agnelli family controls the company, with stakes in Ferrari, Fiat, the Juventus football club, and more. Via is still private but has its eyes on a public stock offering, founder Daniel Ramot said in January. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Via, a quickly growing ride-hailing st...
Tags: Lyft, Trends, Ferrari, Washington Dc, Italy, Fiat, Juventus, New York Chicago, PitchBook, Agnelli, Ramot, Exor, Daniel Ramot, Shell Macquarie Capital, Ferrari Fiat


A temporary-housing startup backed by Airbnb is aiding in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic by offering discounts to displaced students and healthcare workers

Zeus, a temporary-housing startup backed by Airbnb, is offering discounts to displaced students and healthcare workers amid the coronavirus pandemic. The platform serves people in six major metro areas: San Francisco, Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Washington, DC Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Zeus, a company that offers temporary housing on a monthly basis, is using its platform to help students and healthcare workers in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic...
Tags: Washington, China, Boston, US, San Francisco, Trends, Harvard, Beijing, Washington Dc, Airbnb, Michigan, NHL, Seattle, Zeus, Business Insider, Georgetown


How To Help Food Insecure Children As Schools Stay Closed Over Coronavirus

(CNN) — On any given day, the National School Lunch Program provides low-cost or free lunches to 29.7 million children. But the coronavirus pandemic is shutting down schools and parents are scrambling to find ways to feed their hungry kids. Charitable organizations are working to fill the gap, but they need your help. Here are a few organizations you can support: Feeding America runs a network of 200 food banks across the US. The organization set up a “COVID-19 Response Fund” to help food banks...
Tags: News, US, California News, America, Cnn, Washington Dc, Jennifer Garner, Amy Adams, Food Insecurity, United Way, Jose Andres, National School Lunch Program, Feeding America, Cable News Network Inc, WarnerMedia Company, Coronavirus


Trump and Putin to talk of ending sanctions, 'whole [Russia] thing turned out to be a hoax.”

Impeached toddler president Donald Trump says he and his boss, Russian crimelord-president Vladmir Putin, will talk on the phone today about trade. While babbling on the Fox News show 'Fox and Friends,' Trump suggested that he has plans to lift U.S. sanctions against Russia. “The whole [Russia] thing turned out to be a hoax,” Trump said. Yes, America, this is really happening. Remember, Trump promised that Putin would be coming for an official state visit, to Washington, DC, in September. Bu...
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The Fruit of Suffering

While I'm a great admirer of the Stoics and take much consolation from the work of Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, and Epictetus [1], I don't share their belief in a cosmic plan that determines the procession of earthly events. I'm not opposed to this idea, nor do I feel any need to disagree with those who hold such a belief. I know many people who subscribe to one version or another, and I find it easy to co-exist happily with them. But I resist the idea that a cosmic plan should be interpreted as ...
Tags: Leadership, San Francisco, Change, Personal, David, Washington Dc, Spending Time, Erik, Auschwitz, Amy, Epictetus, Dale Miller, Edbatista, Self-Coaching, Viktor Frankl, Adrian Furnham


Gun Group Applauds Trump Admin. For ‘Essential’ Ruling On Gun Shops

Opinion President Donald J Trump, Gun Group Applauds Trump Admin. For ‘Essential’ Ruling On Gun Shops img NRA-ILA SAF Applauds Trump Admin. For ‘Essential’ Ruling On Gun Shops Washington, DC – -(AmmoLand.com)- Declaring that American gun owners owe President Donald Trump a “very big thank you,” the Second Amendment Foundation today is cheering the announcement from the Department of Homeland Security defining firearms manufacturers and retailers as “essential businesses. “Every freedom-lov...
Tags: Guns, California, Dhs, Washington Dc, Goa, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Cisa, Trump, Donald J Trump, Gun Owners of America GOA, U S Armed Forces, The Foundation, Gottlieb, Newtown Conn, NSSF


The coronavirus is the worst intelligence failure in US history

The Trump administration’s unprecedented indifference, even willful neglect, forced a catastrophic strategic surprise on to the American people * Coronavirus – latest US updates * Coronavirus – latest global updates * See all our coronavirus coverageLast September, I met the vice-president for risk for a Fortune 100 company in Washington DC. I asked the executive – who previously had a long career as an intelligence analyst – the question you would ask any risk officer: “What are you most wor...
Tags: Asia, News, Washington Post, White House, China, US, United States, Ronald Reagan, Washington Dc, Cia, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Pearl Harbor, George W Bush, Trump, Henry Kissinger


A full breakdown of what channels you get with every Sling TV package, plus all the add-ons

  Sling is one of the most affordable cord-cutting services on the market, offering two packages —  Orange and Blue — with 30+ channels starting at $30 a month or combined for $45 a month. Orange offers the Disney Channel and ESPN, while Blue offers a slate of Fox channels, NBC, Bravo, and Discovery. Both Orange and Blue offer CNN, TBS, Food Network, and BBC America. You can also add on multi-channel packages like Sports Extras, Kids Extras, or News Extras starting at $5 a month. Premium ad...
Tags: Hbo, Usa, New York, Hollywood, Nbc, Disney, Los Angeles, Trends, Chicago, Fox, Washington Dc, Showtime, Starz, Philadelphia, Espn, NHL


DC mayor says staff member died after testing positive for coronavirus

Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Friday that a member of her staff has died after testing positive for the novel coronavirus.
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DC mayor says staff member died after testing positive for virus

Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Friday that a member of her staff has died after testing positive for the novel coronavirus.
Tags: News, Washington Dc, Stories, Dc, Muriel Bowser


The Toilet Paper Had Armed Guards, and Other Coronavirus Stories

Small, striking moments from a pandemic.
Tags: News, New York City, Italy, Oakland (Calif, Washington (DC, Quarantines, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Managing Director – Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics

The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown University seeks a full-time Managing Director. The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown University seeks a full-time Managing Director. Founded in 2012 by co-directors Derek Goldman and Amb. Cynthia Schneider with a mission to harness the power of performance to humanize global politics, The Lab is a joint signature initiative of the School of Foreign Service and Georgetown College. The Lab h...
Tags: Art, Jobs, Washington Dc, Georgetown, Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, Derek Goldman, Amb Cynthia Schneider, Georgetown College The Lab, TCG ITI, Global Fellows Program


Congress, rush aid to health care workers

Disgust doesn't come close to describing what I'm feeling about our Congress right now. While the US is shut down, boarded up, and sheltering in place in an all-out effort to defeat the coronavirus and protect our most vulnerable fellow citizens from this gruesome disease, Congress is going about business as usual, just with more hand sanitizer. The $2 trillion "relief" package is just more evidence that Washington, DC, has become the poor man's version of the Capitol in "The Hunger Games." ...
Tags: News, Congress, US, Washington Dc, Stories


Congress, cut the pork

Disgust doesn't come close to describing what I'm feeling about our Congress right now. While the US is shut down, boarded up, and sheltering in place in an all-out effort to defeat the coronavirus and protect our most vulnerable fellow citizens from this gruesome disease, Congress is going about business as usual, just with more hand sanitizer. The $2 trillion "relief" package is just more evidence that Washington, DC, has become the poor man's version of the Capitol in "The Hunger Games." ...
Tags: News, Congress, US, Washington Dc, Stories


DC's mayor says amount of funds allocated for coronavirus is 'infuriating'

Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser on Thursday said the District of Columbia was treated like a "territory" instead of a state after it was allocated $725 million less than the states in the latest coronavirus response bill.
Tags: Cnn, Washington Dc, District Of Columbia, Muriel Bowser


Watch Margo Price Debut New Song “Someone Else’s Problem” In Recorded-From-Home Tiny Desk Concert

Right now, NPR is doing something cool with its already-cool Tiny Desk Concerts video series. Since nobody can make it to play at the actual tiny desk at the NPR offices in Washington, DC -- since those offices are hopefully closed -- musicians are recording and sending in their own Tiny Desk Concerts at home. More »
Tags: Music, News, Washington Dc, Npr, Margo Price, Jeremy Ivey, Tiny Desk Concert


Home Affordability Improves For Average U.S. Wage Earners To Best Level In Over Two Years

Home Ownership Consumes 31.1 Percent of Average Wage in First Quarter 2020; Home Prices Still Unaffordable in 66 Percent of Local Markets Irvine, CA – March 26, 2020 (PRNewswire) ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database and first property data provider of Data-as-a-Service (DaaS), today released its first-quarter 2020 U.S. Home Affordability Report, which shows that median home prices in the first quarter of 2020 are unaffordable for average wage earners in 319 of ...
Tags: Real Estate, News, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Radio, Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States, Washington Dc, Portland, Chico, San Jose, Buffalo, Syracuse, San Diego County


New Dates: Washington DC’s Awesome Con Moves to December 11-13

In light of the recent developments due to COVID-19,   Awesome Con 2020 [awesome-con.com]   has been postponed to   Friday, December 11   through   Sunday, December 13, 2020   at the   Walter E. Washington Convention Center   in downtown DC. [Author: Mike Rhode]
Tags: Comics, Washington Dc, Walter, Washington Convention Center, Mike Rhode


Dakota access pipeline: court strikes down permits in victory for Standing Rock Sioux

Army corps of engineers ordered to conduct full environmental review, which could take yearsThe future of the controversial Dakota Access pipeline has been thrown into question after a federal court on Wednesday struck down its permits and ordered a comprehensive environmental review.The US army corps of engineers was ordered to conduct a full environmental impact statement (EIS), after the Washington DC court ruled that existing permits violated the National Environmental Policy Act (Nepa).The ...
Tags: News, Obama, US, Missouri, North Dakota, Washington Dc, Army, Illinois, Donald Trump, Trump, Earthjustice, Eis, Dakota, Sunoco, NEPA, Standing Rock Sioux


Coronavirus US live: California governor says 1m people filed for unemployment in state

How Trump practices distancing versus other leadersTrump family will not profit from $2tn packageAre Trump’s coronavirus briefings the new 2020 campaign rallies?Experts: Trump’s ‘back-to-work’ plan would make things worseSee all our coronavirus coverageSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution 8.15pm GMT California Governor Gavin Newsom said in a briefing on Wednesday that 1 million people have filed for unemployment in the state since March 13th. Gov @GavinNewsom sa...
Tags: California, Massachusetts, US, US news, Washington Dc, Mitt Romney, US economy, Salem, US Congress, Donald Trump, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Seth Moulton, US elections 2020, Coronavirus outbreak


Billionaire Mark Cuban says people should 'ignore anything someone like me might say' about sending employees back to work because 'lives are at stake'

Billionaire Mark Cuban says we should be listening to epidemiologists, not billionaires, when it comes to deciding when to return to work.  "Ignore anything someone like me might say. Lives are at stake," Cuban told Bloomberg.  Former executives like Tom Golisano and Lloyd Blankfein are both calling for the economy to be opened up as quickly as possibly, and President Trump is urging for Americans to get back to work by April 12. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Billionaire...
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Phone data on social distancing

In a world where just about everything is traceable, it does not come as a surprise that Americans’ cell phones are now a great way to track who is self-isolating and social distancing. Unacast, a company that collects and analyzes phone GPS location data, just revealed its “Social Distancing Scoreboard” that shows which residents around the country are actually abiding by the behavior encouraged by health officials. Unacast compared current location data to data collected on a typical pre-p...
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As States Reshuffle the Primary Calendar, June 2 Is Suddenly Looking More Super

Seven states have moved toward holding their primaries on June 2, which now carries the biggest delegate haul since Super Tuesday. That could change how the rest of the Democratic race plays out.
Tags: News, Maryland, Montana, Indiana, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Connecticut, New Jersey, Ohio, New Mexico, Biden, Rhode Island, Delaware, Sanders, Bernard, Democratic National Committee


Why June 2 Is Suddenly the Hottest Date on the Primary Calendar

As more states postpone primaries amid the coronavirus pandemic, June 2 now carries the biggest delegate haul since Super Tuesday. That could change how the rest of the Democratic race plays out.
Tags: News, Maryland, Montana, Indiana, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Connecticut, New Jersey, Ohio, New Mexico, Biden, Rhode Island, Delaware, Sanders, Bernard, Democratic National Committee