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Document: Lawsuit in Fairfax County police slaying of John Geer

Here is the wrongful death lawsuit filed Tuesday in Fairfax County Circuit Court by Maura Harrington, John Geer’s partner of 24 years. Geer was shot and killed by a Fairfax County police officer in August 2013. Harrington is the executor of Geer’s estate, but their two teenage daughters would be the beneficiaries:

Dunkin’ Donuts Adds Almond Milk Just in Time for Worst Agricultural Crisis in Recent Memory

A California field, not growing almonds. As many continue to note, the almond craze is having unpleasant consequences in California in particular, where the demanding little nut is usurping water, harming fauna, and potentially wrecking the infrastructure. Show More Summary

Tonight's Recommended Show: Tulips, Zebra Hunt and Chung Antique at the Crocodile

32 minutes agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Eichler Sound Demos by TÜLIPS (Crocodile) Los Angeles’ Tulips inhabit a raucous, rollicking sonic space somewhere between pop punk, garage rock, and shoegaze, equal parts catchy and crunchy, tender and torn-up. These three ladies aren't...Show More Summary

Rauner declines to say how personal relationship with Emanuel will affect political one

Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner said today he has worked together for years with Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel but declined to discuss how their personal relationship might affect their politics.

Go Home Already: Top

End-of-day news: Jury begins deliberations on McDonnell trial, Muriel Bowser was a housekeeper this morning, and more. [ more › ]

Thinking Outside the (White) Box

Thinhstudio, an alternative art space in Hawthorne, CA opens two exhibitions on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 6-10pm. If you miss your exit to LAX while you're heading down the 405 freeway from Los Angeles, you'll find yourself in the city of Hawthorne. Show More Summary

25th annual Chef's Best is Sept. 5

Chef Chris Coleman of The Asbury is the headliner at the 25th Annual Chef's Best, a fundraiser for Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina this Friday, Sept. 5. A live auction and raffle are planned; reception begins at 6 with "Southern-inspired"...Show More Summary

Who is Filling the University Classrooms?

40 minutes agoLocal Interest / Cuba : Generacion Y

Yoani Sánchez, Havana, 2 September 2014 — Born during the Special Period, they have grown up trapped in the dual currency system, and when they get their degrees Raul Castro will no longer be in power. They are the more … Continue reading ?

'ATL: The Untold Story of Atlanta's Rise in the Rap Game' airs Tuesday on VH1

41 minutes agoUnited States / Atlanta : Fresh Loaf

Imagine a family reunion where all the uncles and aunts in attendance happen to be the forebears of Atlanta’s hip-hop scene. That was the vibe at the Rialto Theater on Sunday, Aug. 31 for the premiere of the new VH1 documentary, ATL: The Untold Story of Atlanta’s Rise in the Rap Game.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

President Obama, Let's Make History! Create Our 402nd National Park and Chicago's First at Pullman

Labor Day isn't just a day for barbecues and being with family and friends. The holiday has ties to the South Side of Chicago in the Pullman neighborhood -- a place with deep roots in the labor and civil rights movement and one that may soon become our 402nd national park site. Traveling back in time, the story begins with George M. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Superman Coins, Voters’ Lists, and Recreation Registration

43 minutes agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Last year, the Royal Canadian Mint introduced a seven-coin Superman series, which then proceeded to sell out. Now the mint has created four new collector coins featuring some of the most iconic Superman comic book covers. The […]

Angels call up 11 players to boost pitching staff, bench

Veteran catcher John Buck, speedy outfielder Tony Campana and utility player Shawn O’Malley were among 11 players the Angels added to their big-league roster for Tuesday night’s game against the Houston Astros in Minute Maid Park.

Savor Good Food, Beer And Wine At Savour This Thursday

52 minutes agoUnited States / Chicago : Chicagoist

We're ready to dive in and have a few glasses at Savour this Thursday, the charity evening that kicks off the Windy City Wine Festival this weekend. [ more › ]

Cars and Disruptive Technologies

Disruptive technologies are, well, disruptive. We’ve seen this throughout history with the written word followed by the printing press and then the internet.  Jeff Jarvis even wrote a long essay, turned Kindle single, about the disruptive nature of the printing press. Switch to automobiles and fast forward a few hundred years from Guttenberg to Elon Musk […]

Tuesday Afternoon Diversion: Rescue Dog

55 minutes agoUnited States / Chicago : Chicagoist

This has shaped up to be one Monday of a Tuesday. So here's a video showing a dog in Thailand trying to save some fish by splashing water on them with his nose. [ more › ]

Tripping Out with The Trip to Italy and Three More New Films

1 hour agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

THE TRIP TO ITALY: If you liked The Trip—the 2010 highbrow bro-trip comedy with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon endlessly riffing their way around Northern England under the pretense of reviewing restaurants—you'll love The Trip to Italy, because sorry, Italy is just 1,000 times prettier than England (even the Lake District). Show More Summary

Timothy Wu Has Really Wee-Weed Up Cuomo's Campaign

Columbia professor Timothy Wu is currently running for lieutenant governor, a position that holds so little power and responsibility that the incumbent, Bob Duffy, decided not to run for reelection because he was so sick at the prospect of traveling across the state another four years. Show More Summary

Black & Hispanic Students Fall Behind In Second Year Of Common Core Testing

Thursday is the first day of school for New York City students and marks the beginning of the third year of common core testing, the controversial curriculum shift that aims to standardize classroom topics nationwide. New York City's...Show More Summary

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