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Descendants of slaves want Georgetown to fund $1B foundation
WASHINGTON (AP) - Some descendants of slaves owned by the Maryland Jesuits and sold to benefit Georgetown University are calling on the college to create a $1 billion foundation to deal with truth and reconciliation. Last week, Georgetown announced it will give preference in admissions to the descendants of slaves ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Washington D.C. Bob Woodward The Washington Post
Metro ridership tumbled 11 percent this spring
WASHINGTON (AP) - Metro's rail ridership has fallen to levels not seen in more than decade. Documents released Tuesday show that riders took 321 million trips across the Metro system in the fiscal year that ended June 30, down 20 million, or 6 percent, from the previous fiscal year. Metro ...
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Hillary Clinton: 'Verdadera Fuerza' | Campaign 2016
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton released a Spanish-language TV ad to air in Nevada.
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Hillary Clinton earpiece speculation conjures the ghost of George W. Bush's back bulge
It's just an internet rumor. But so was that thing under Bush's suit coat.
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Fed up with wife, man robs bank, asks for jail
A 70-year-old man fed up with his wife decided jail would be better than living at home.          
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The Capitol restoration left Congress just as useless
The smell of fresh paint greeted lawmakers reacquainting themselves with their workplace. The Capitol has been returned to its former glory. If only they could do the same to Congress.
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Are books (finally) dead? Not so fast
If you're like me, you regard the decline in book reading as another sign of the cultural rot that is eating away at the American character.
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Organizers censor Rapinoe US anthem protest
A planned anthem protest by US women’s soccer player Megan Rapinoe before the match between the Seattle Reign and Washington Spirit was scuppered by organizers, who played the national anthem before any players had taken to the pitch. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Report: Man chooses jail over home with his wife, robs bank
A 70-year-old man fed up with his wife decided jail would be better than living at home, The Kansas City Star reported.        
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Megan Rapinoe's plan to kneel foiled as anthem is played with teams still in their locker rooms
Soccer star Megan Rapinoe has stated her intention of kneeling during the national anthem before the Seattle Reign’s games in solidarity with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and as a means of protesting social injustice. She never got the chance before Wednesday’s game against...
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App reviews: Bushido Bear, Google Duo
The Bushido Bear game gives players one unusual rule: no touching. Google's Duo is a simple video messaging app.
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Washington Spirit reschedule anthem to prevent Megan Rapinoe from protesting

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Doing these two simple things can help you get motivated when you’re feeling stuck
When your "get up and go" has "got up and left," when there's no more "pep" left in your step, sometimes the best thing you can do is just stop trying for a while.
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D.C. elephant gets custom Teva boots to help with arthritis
The boots are about a size 20, with an EEEEEEEEEEEE width.
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Starbucks to tackle social issues with original digital series
NEW YORK — Starbucks wants to tell stories about inspiring Americans, marking the coffee chain’s latest push to deepen its relationship with customers and cast itself as a positive force on social issues. The coffee chain says it is moving into the world of “content creation” with its series of text, video and podcasts on […]
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Starbucks moves into 'content creation' with digital series, 'Upstanders'
Starbucks wants to tell stories about inspiring Americans, marking the coffee chain's latest push to deepen its relationship with customers and cast itself as a positive force on social issues. The coffee chain says it is moving into the world of "content creation" with its series of text, video...
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'I oppose this bill with breath and every bone in my body,' Rep. John Lewis says
Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) gave an impassioned speech denouncing the American Health Care Act on the floor of the House of Representatives on March 24.
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Google Maps & local utilities team up to fight methane leaks
Google Maps is about to chart out more than just streets and roads. They’re going to locate methane leaks in cities. A collaboration between scientists, advocacy groups and Google found that equipping the cars with methane sensors helped locate natural gas leaks. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Trump: 'America depends' on truck drivers
President Trump met with CEOs from the truck driving industry and several truck drivers during a meeting about Obamacare.
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Energy Department whistleblower finally gets justice, despite agency neglect
More than two years after being fired, Sandra Black has been vindicated and is receiving justice. But questions remain.
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Devin Nunes accuses Obama holdovers of intel leaks targeting Trump
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said Sunday that Obama administration holdovers are illegally leaking information to the news media in an effort to damage President Trump. The chairman's assessment of the leaks bolstered Mr. Trump's claim that he is being targeted by unlawful disclosures of classified information. "We do ...
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Homeland secretary OKs deportation, border enforcement changes
Allen ConeFeb. 19 (UPI) -- Department of Homeland Security issued pending guidelines for stronger detainment and deportation of immigrants and border security, media outlets reported.
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Charges expected as middle school student admits throwing block of wood at Trump motorcade
A Florida middle school student has confessed to throwing a "2x4'' block of wood at President Donald Trump's motorcade on Friday, not far from the president's Mar-a-Lago estate, authorities said. A Florida middle school student has confessed to throwing a "2x4'' block of wood at President Donald Trump's motorcade on Friday, not far from the president's Mar-a-Lago estate, authorities said. Just before 2 p.m. Friday, as the caravan was passing through West Palm Beach, one vehicle in the motorcade was struck by "what was believed to be a small hard object," the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Saturday. After completing the trip, "several members of the motorcade returned to the scene and began canvassing the area looking for witnesses and any small hard objects along the roadway in that area," the sheriff's office said. During the investigation, a student from a local middle school admitted to throwing the object at the motorcade; the student also implicated four other students, authorities said. Along with its statement, the sheriff's office posted a picture of the object: a small block of wood. Trump rallies supporters in Florida A map of the area where the incident occurred - on Southern Boulevard between Parker and Lake avenues - shows that it is a major thoroughfare lined with gas stations and strip malls. A middle school campus is a block from the area, though it is unclear whether any of the students allegedly involved were from that school. A Secret Service spokeswoman confirmed to The Washington Post on Sunday that one vehicle was struck as the motorcade made its way from the airport to Mar-a-Lago but could not give further details because the incident was still under investigation. There were no injuries or major damage to the vehicles, she said. The sheriff's office declined to give additional details on Sunday morning. CNN reported that Secret Service agents requested surveillance video from stores along the intersections and that a group of protesters had been in the area when the incident occurred. Charges will be filed with the Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office, authorities said. Trump has returned to Mar-a-Lago numerous times since being elected president. On Saturday, he held a campaign-style rally in Melbourne, Florida, about 115 miles north of Palm Beach. (c) 2017, The Washington Post. Amy B Wang wrote this story.
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Trump's full speech in Melbourne, Fla.
President Trump returned to central Florida for a campaign-style rally on Feb. 18.
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DC Council chair: Council to revisit paid family leave bill
WASHINGTON (AP) - The D.C. Council's chairman says the body will consider revising its recently-passed law granting a half-million workers in the nation's capital up to eight weeks of paid family leave. D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson told The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/2liqvks ) Friday that he was suggesting changes because ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Washington D.C. The Washington Post
‘Day Without Immigrants’ strike and marches sweep US
Businesses across the US closed after thousands of immigrants stayed home to show their impact on the country in light of recent actions on legal and illegal immigrants. Students also boycotted, leaving some classrooms nearly empty. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The Michael Flynn situation just went from bad to worse for Flynn — and the White House
He denied discussing sanctions with Russia's ambassador not just to Vice President Pence, but the FBI.
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Congressional critics do check presidential power — by leading public opinion
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Rick Bayless, other businesses to close some locations Thursday to support immigrants
Chicago chef Rick Bayless plans to shut down four of his restaurants for the day on Thursday in a show of support for his immigrant workers. He is the most high-profile Chicago employer so far to participate in A Day Without Immigrants, meant to demonstrate the importance of immigrants by encouraging...
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Lawsuit says Ohio jail officer pepper-sprayed man in restraints (video)
A woman sued the Montgomery County Jail last year in connection with a similar incident. Watch video In a still from surveillance video, officers in the Montgomery County Jail in Dayton, Ohio, restrain Charles Wade as another officer pepper-sprays Wade in the face.Image from video  DAYTON, Ohio -- A jail sued last year by a woman who said she was pepper-sprayed while in restraints is facing another lawsuit, this time from a man who says he went through the same ordeal, reports say. The October 2016 incident at the Montgomery County Jail involving Charles Wade, 37, of Englewood, Ohio, was captured on video. Wade was brought to the jail by an Ohio Highway Patrol trooper after being arrested on suspicion of operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs and alcohol, whio.com reports. Video footage shows Wade, with his wrists handcuffed behind his back, being searched by officers. While initially calm, Wade begins to pound his own head against the wall. Officers then decide to put Wade in a seven-point restraint chair. Wade walks calmly to the chair, insisting he's not resisting. Once seated and partially restrained, he begins to struggle and complains of discomfort as officers push him forward to unlock the handcuffs behind his back.    It's then an officer walks up and pepper-sprays Wade as he's held by four other officers. Wade can be heard gagging, saying "I can't breathe, help me please!" The Washington Post notes Wade was aware of the jail's use of a restraining chair, having seen a viral video of Amber Swink from her arrest in November 2015. An officer pepper-sprayed Swink as she sat in the chair alone in a room, fully restrained. Swink sued the jail in September. The lawsuit against the jail was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court and names Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer, jail staff and management, the County Board of Commissioners and "any and all other jane and/or john does" as defendants, wdtn.com reports. According to wdtn.com, multiple lawsuits have been filed against the jail. County commissioners have called for a federal investigation, a move that Sheriff Plummer tells whio.com is "political." Plummer is a Republican, while the commissioners are all Democrats. "We believe (Wade) was fighting with the officers," Plummer tells whio.com. "And if you would just comply, we wouldn't have that situation, OK? My officers have to go home to their families and their loved ones. We don't pay them enough to fight people like that in that jail." Douglas Brannon, the lawyer representing both Wade and Swink, tells reporters that Plummer has lost control of the jail. "I think it happened again because there was no discipline handed out to officers involved in abusing Amber Swink," Brannon tells the Post. "I think this type of treatment is becoming something that happens with impunity within the Montgomery County jail." If you'd like to comment on this post, please visit the cleveland.com crime and courts comments section. 
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FBI releases file on 1970s Trump housing discrimination case
Minorities accused Trump company of racial bias.
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Dan Rather warns Flynn scandal may be the next Watergate
The scandal involving former national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russia could become a new Watergate. That’s what veteran newsman Dan Rather wrote in a viral Facebook post Tuesday. “On a 10 scale of armageddon for our form of government, I would put Watergate at a 9. This Russia scandal is currently somewhere around a 5...
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Journalist sorry for Melania comments
New York Times journalist Jacob Bernstein is publicly apologizing via Twitter for remarks he made regarding first lady Melania Trump in a private conversation with model and actress Emily Ratajkowski.
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Toomey: Yes on Gorsuch; questions leaks that led to Flynn resignation

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Vital information: How leaks, investigative journalists led to resignation

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Michael Flynn resigns; another court rules against immigration order; concerns grow over Calif. dam: A.M. News Links
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Senate confirms David Shulkin as Veterans Affairs secretary
David Shulkin will be the first non-veteran head of Veteran Affairs after a unanimous Senate confirmation. He has served in the post for the past 18 months and is Trump's only nominee who is a holdover from the Obama administration. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Mar-a-Lago planning pics raising security concerns
WASHINGTON — Photos snapped at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida showing him engaged in what appeared to be an international security meeting over dinner — in full view of members of a swanky exclusive club on the property — only added to the list of problems for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn before his resignation last night.
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Spoon spatula: A passion cooking utensil so stirring … and scraping
I have what most people would generously call a small kitchen. At least in theory, then, everything must earn its place. And if I own more than one of a single item? You'd better believe it's essential.
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Patio discussion of N Korea missile launch raises concerns
President Donald Trump's patio strategy session at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday evening is drawing scrutiny for its open-air nature, including aides' use of cell phone flashlights to illuminate potentially sensitive documents.
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'Core routers have failed:' Weather Service endures nationwide data outage
The National Weather Service is enduring a massive data outage Monday, which is "impacting customers across the nation," the agency said.         
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Sears, Kmart join other retailers in dropping Trump-branded items

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Trump friend says Priebus is 'in way over his head'
Christopher Ruddy blamed missteps at the dawn of Trump’s presidency squarely on Priebus and called for his removal.
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White House adviser declines to say if Trump still trusts Flynn
White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller on Feb. 12 declined to say if President Trump still trusts national security adviser Michael Flynn. Meanwhile, Democrats scolded Flynn after The Washington Post reported that Flynn discussed sanctions with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. during the transition of power.
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Michael Flynn's truly horrible week in Washington
Not so good, Flynn-y.
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Watch Trump play golf at media-free event
In this cellphone video obtained by The Washington Post, President Trump is seen playing golf at Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Fla., on Saturday, Feb. 11 at a morning event that the media was kept from witnessing.
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Whistleblower saga began with job in 2013
Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden — a polarizing figure in the United States — has been avoiding extradition to the United States ever since he fled the country after being exposed as the source of high-profile leaks in 2013. Here’s a look back at how his case unfolded:• 2013 — March: Snowden, 29, starts working for Booz Allen Hamilton with the NSA.•  May 20: Snowden leaves his job and flies to Hong Kong.
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Are the countries that Americans think are friendly to the U.S. actually friendly to the U.S.?
Americans are actually pretty good at identifying what countries are typically with or against the United States.
2 points by The Washington Post | The Washington Post E-mail address Tom Toles
'We need this Affordable Care Act': Voters discuss health care at Florida town hall
Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.) held a town hall meeting to discuss health care with voters.
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Pentagon's supplier & Tomahawk missiles manufacturer to protect US power utilities from cyberattacks
One of the world’s top military contractors, Raytheon, has teamed up with another American company that monitors power supply in real time to fight against potential cyber threats to the US power grid in the wake of recent hacking hysteria. Read Full Article at RT.com
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