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Thursday, July 20, 2017
Ian Simpson
Anti-trump protests

More Anti-Trump Rallies Planned In U.S. Cities

The planned actions follow the Day Without Immigrants nationwide protest on Thursday against Trump’s immigration policies. Businesses shut their doors, students skipped class, and thousands of demonstrators gathered to highlight the importance of immigrants to the U.S. economy.

February 17, 2017
Fortress Washington, Anti-Trump Protests

Fortress Washington Girds For Days Of Anti-Trump Protests

Washington will turn into a virtual fortress ahead of Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration on Friday as the U.S. capital braces for more than a quarter-million protesters expected during the Republican’s swearing-in. By far the biggest protest will be the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday, which organizers expect to draw 250,000 people.

January 19, 2017
Pharma Bro, Twitter

‘Pharma Bro’ Shkreli Suspended From Twitter For Harassment

Former U.S. drug executive Martin Shkreli, dubbed the “pharma bro” and vilified for raising the price of a lifesaving drug by 5,000 percent, was suspended by Twitter on Sunday for harassing a female journalist.

January 9, 2017
George Ciccariello-Maher under fire for a satirical tweet on white genocide

Drexel Professor Under Fire For Satirical ‘White Genocide’ Tweet

George Ciccariello-Maher, a white assistant professor of history and politics at Drexel University in Philadelphia, posted “All I Want for Christmas is White Genocide” on Twitter on Christmas Eve, according to media reports. Condemnation lit up Twitter after the comments from Ciccariello-Maher, an expert on Latin American social movements, were picked up by such conservative news sites as Breitbart News and The Daily Caller.

December 26, 2016
Trump deposition, Restaurant, Lawsuit

Trump Ordered To Give Deposition In D.C. Restaurant Lawsuit

District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Jennifer Di Toro ruled on Wednesday that Trump must testify in New York about Andres’ restaurant deal at Trump’s luxury Washington hotel.

December 15, 2016
Trump, DC Hotel

Trump’s Washington Hotel A Massive Conflict Of Interest

The hotel lease includes a standard GSA provision barring members of Congress or other elected federal officials – such as the president – from having any part of it.

December 14, 2016
Clinton urges renewed fight for values

Hillary Clinton Urges Renewed ‘Fight For Values’

“Believe in our country, fight for our values and never, ever give up,” Clinton said at a Children Defense Fund event.

November 17, 2016
DC statehood vote

Freedom Or ‘Fool’s Errand’? D.C. To Vote On Statehood Referendum

Invoking the colonial-era demand of “no taxation without representation,” supporters say becoming a state would end Washingtonians’ status as second-class citizens because they lack representation in Congress.

November 5, 2016
Terry McAuliffe stands onstage during a campaign rally in Dale City, Virginia, October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

Virginia Governor’s Bid To Restore Felon Voting Rights Advances

The Virginia Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a Republican bid to have Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe held in contempt for his continued effort to restore voting rights to about 206,000 felons.

September 15, 2016

Officer Arrested After Three Killed In Washington-Area Shooting Spree

The first of Friday’s incidents began with a confrontation in a parking lot at Westfield Montgomery Mall in affluent Bethesda, Maryland, where two men and a woman were shot, police said. One of the men died, the other was in critical condition, and the woman’s life was not considered in danger, police said.

May 7, 2016
File photo of Russia's Mass Media Minister Mikhail Lesin in central Moscow

Former Russian Press Minister Died In U.S. Of Blunt Force Injuries

Former Russian Press Minister Mikhail Lesin, who was found dead in a Washington hotel room last year, died of blunt force injuries to the head.

March 11, 2016