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How to discuss awkward issues with neighbors and roommates

If you’ve ever been in a group living situation, be it a rowhouse or a high rise, you’ve faced them: awkward renter issues.

Labor Day deals and discounts

Looking for deals this Labor Day? Check out the following list of discounts from major and specialty retailers. Most of the sales end September 7 or 8, but click the links to check the websites...

10 Frames: Studio 4/4 Second Anniversary at Q Nightclub with Q&A from Creative Director Sean Majors

9 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Sean Majors with Studio 4/4's two-year anniversary show headliner, Danny Tenaglia and Q Nightclub's Community Manager, Jade Gaines. Brooklyn Benjestorf Two years ago, the talented tastemakers Sean Majors, Brian Lyons, and Wesley Holmes...Show More Summary

Arby’s Offers Miami Police Free Combos After Staff Refused to Serve an Officer

Roast beef and curly fries on the house. Arby's continues to clean up the mess a Florida location made by refusing service to a customer simply for being a member of the police force: The chain has fired the manager responsible and indefinitely suspended the employee. Show More Summary

As Taije Chambliss Recovers From Gunshot Wounds, Neighbors Rally

The 13-year-old shooting victim writes: "To be brave is not an action. It is putting your fear to the side to protect what's good." [ more › ]

The 20th Anniversary of My Off the Sidelines Moment

Think back to when you were a child and remember the sincere, optimistic answer you gave when asked, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Many of us had big ideas for the road ahead. I was blessed to have been surrounded by strong, independent women. Show More Summary

Maryland school system sees more than 1,100 international enrollments

Trend is down from last year, when Montgomery County saw an influx of unaccompanied minors.

Silver Spring stepmother repeatedly beat 4-year-old girl, police say

Victim suffered fractures and a laceration to her liver, and ended up hospitalized in critical condition.

“Everyone Needs To Be a Feminist”: A Pre-Bumbershoot Q&A With Peaches

9 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Peaches at Neumos in 2011, making sure she was with a group of people who enjoyed what she was doing." TIMOTHY RYSDYKE Peaches’ new album, Rub, drops on Sept. 25. She recently released a photography book, What Else Is In The Teaches Of Peaches, with photos by Holger Talinski. Show More Summary

Mike Ditka's Vast Brand Empire Expands Into Craft Beer

Mike Ditka is kind of the Jessica Simpson of Chicago, if she had a craft beer named after her. [ more › ]

Photos: The New Northerly Island Park Is Now Open

  The city opened its gorgeous on Northerly Island this morning. [ more › ]

Chelsea Landlord Wants To Close Loophole That Let A Cabbie Score A $226/Month Room

Last month we brought you the tale of Hamidou Guira, a cab driver who managed to lock in a $226/month room at a Chelsea hotel thanks to a little-known Single Room Occupancy law. Now, another cab driver has taken up residency in the hotel for free using that same law, and now his landlords are trying to get the city to close the loophole. [ more › ]

Aging Frat Bros' Impromptu Wrestling Match Leads To Wine Bottle Face-Smashing Lawsuit

Here's a lawsuit that has it all: aging frat bros, steakhouse reunions, homoerotic impromptu wrestling matches, Las Vegas doctors, wine bottles smashed in people's faces, and "facial asymmetry"—and it all hinges on the phrase, "I tap out." [ more › ]

Why Go To The Hamptons When You Can Go To The State Fair?

Labor Day Weekend is upon us, and you didn't book an Airbnb in the Hamptons yet? Well, you'll never get anything now. But perhaps it's time to open your mind—who needs a nice crisp rosé on the beach when you can eat fried Diet Coke in a parking lot? The NY State Fair is still open for business through the 7th. [ more › ]

Man Found Guilty For Kidnapping And Raping 10-Year-Old Girl

A 34-year-old man has been found guilty of kidnapping a 10-year-old girl from her bedroom in her Northridge home and sexually assaulting her in different locations before dropping her off and fleeing the country. [ more › ]

Former D.C. teacher sentenced in child sex abuse case

Former Oyster-Adams Bilingual School teacher Giovanni Pena, 31, was sentenced to 2½ years in prison on Friday after pleading guilty to one count of second-degree child sexual abuse and one count of obscenity.

These Hamptons police blotters are so Hamptons-y

As the Porsches and Land Rovers begin rolling west and the last of the summer rosés summer are poured, people are reflecting on the tensions surfacing between local residents of the Hamptons... To view the full story, click the title link.

Seriously, Joe Biden: Go Home, Lie Down, Rest, Don't Run for President

10 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Biden his time. He should just bow out gracefully. Frontpage / Yesterday in Atlanta Joe Biden finally said SOMETHING about the possibility of his run for the presidency. Before the audience gathered at Ahavath AchimShow More Summary

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