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Opinion: Loop Trolley Will Surprise Naysayers

I’m not a huge fan of vintage/heritage streetcar/trolley lines — I much prefer modern streetcar lines using 21st century low-floor vehicles (see Kansas City’s streetcar). I have ridden vintage/heritage lines in San Francisco, Little Rock, New Orleans, and Memphis. I wanted to ride the one in Dallas after becoming disabled,...

French press review 24 March 2017

Mixed reactions as French Presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron lands key endorsement by "Socialist heavyweight" Defence Minister Jean Yves Le Drian.

The Deck at Island Gardens Launches Luxury Sunday Brunch

There are few things more Miami than dining alfresco with unobstructed views of passing and parked super yachts. At the Deck at Island Gardens (888 MacArthur Causeway), Sundays are reserved for an opulent brunch buffet, which then turns into a swanky sunset party often carrying late into the evening.

Forensic errors trigger reviews of D.C. crime lab ballistics unit, prosecutors say

Cases dating to at least 2015 by three firearm examiners are under scrutiny after mismatches found.

Weekend Roundup

It’s the last weekend of March, can you believe it? The good news is, here are 23 event ideas to enjoy! Also, be sure to check out these roundups on Easter Bunny sightings, maple events, + sheep and wool festivals! 1. Sing-a-Long with The Music Man, Ed Morgan (Arlington) 2. Show More Summary

Tenderloin mystery smell: For once, it’s something sweet

If you've strolled through the Tenderloin District in recent weeks, you may have noticed a luscious scent wafting through its streets. The mysterious fragrance materializes around dusk, when the sun goes down and the streetlights flicker...Show More Summary

Going Kondo

No, I’m not selling the ITP Estate and going for a condominium (at least not yet). Going Kondo This weekend will be about getting rid of things from the ITP Estate (note to self: don’t get rid of board games … Continue reading ?

Noodle pulling superstar quits his job, boss says the fame went straight to his head

3 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

"Once he became a viral star, he got an inflated opinion of himself. He was not the noodle master that he once was," his former employer sighed. [ more › ]

Nearly half of French voters undecided in presidentials

A month before the first round of France's presidential election, 43 percent of voters are hesitant about who to vote for, a poll said on Friday, underlining the uncertainty surrounding the volatile election campaign.

London's Best Bars For Morning Drinking

3 hours agoEngland / London : Londonist

For when you can't wait to get the party started...

Jake Gyllenhaal to star in ISIS drama

Daniel Espinosa will direct the film, based on the real-life story about a band of American radicals who joined the battle against Islamic State in Syria Jake Gyllenhaal is to star in a drama about an American who joins the fight against Islamic State in Syria. Show More Summary

Recipe :: Cucumber Caprese Salad

One of my favorite things to eat is Caprese salad. Which is weird because I really don’t like raw tomatoes, but I digress. This is the salad I eat frequently when I’m attempting clean eating, and it’s what I make and eat every day during our annual week at the beach when I need a […]

Hosni Mubarak returns to Cairo home after six years in custody

Former Egyptian dictator acquitted this month on all charges of murdering protesters before his 2011 overthrow Egypt’s former dictator Hosni Mubarak has left the Cairo military hospital where he had been held in custody for much of the past six years, his lawyer said on Friday, and returned to his home in the Cairo suburb of Heliopolis. Show More Summary

City set to vote on plan to raze Parker Center and build $480-million office tower

The Los Angeles City Council will consider a proposal Friday to demolish Parker Center and build a $480-million office tower for city employees — a plan opposed by preservationists fighting to save the former police building. The boxy Parker Center on Los Angeles Street served for more than five...

Russia insists on fully-fledged PACE participation – senator

4 hours agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

If Russia’s powers in PACE are not restored in full, Moscow may resign its membership in the Council of Europe, according to deputy head of the upper house’s International Relations Committee. Read Full Article at

Oak Hill was a haven for Jefferson, Confederate cash

HOUSE OF THE WEEK | The circa 1790 Colonial Revival home is one of the oldest surviving houses in Fairfax County.

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