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First Drip (7/2/15): No confirmed shooting at Navy Yard in D.C.

In a still developing story, officials have said they have not yet confirmed any shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. The Navy Yard was put on lockdown this morning after reports of an active shooter situation at the site where a man killed 12 people in September 2013. Show More Summary

Lafayatte Now Sells Artisanal Push-Pops

Looking good. Grub thought New York pastry chefs had reimagined every possible childhood-throwback dessert (with the exception of Dunkaroos, which someone should definitely make with grown-up ingredients). But now the talented Jennifer Yee at Andrew Carmellini's Lafayette has unveiled a tutti-frutti push-pop, complete with crushed macarons. Show More Summary

Map: NYC Viewing Spots For 2015 Macy's July 4th Fireworks

  If you have a sick view of the East River from Manhattan, Brooklyn or Queens, you may be in luck, because the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks may be in your view. Here are the details for this year's big display, which will have 50,000 pyrotechnic shells in 22 colors (including new ones like "neon highlighter yellow, green and pink"). [ more › ]

Dr. Gridlock: Road closures, bus delays continue around Navy Yard

Commuters in Southeast Washington continue to experience traffic and transit delays Thursday morning around the Washington Navy Yard, which was on lockdown after a report of a shooter. Officials later said they found no evidence of a gunman, and gave an ‘all clear.’Read full article >>

Spicy Rock Always Ends Up Alone

Teen boy #1: Oh man, it was like an episode of I Love Lucy. Teen boy #2: I love who? Teen boy #1: Lucy. Oh man,you don’t know what I Love Lucy is? Bam! I ain’t your friend no more. –Q train

Barnes & Noble taps Sears CEO as its new head

Barnes & Noble Inc. named Sears Canada Inc. Chief Executive Officer Ron Boire to become the bookstore chain’s next top executive after it spins off its education business. Current CEO... To view the full story, click the title link.

Goodman Theatre Stages Chekhovian Love Letter to Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

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Brooks, Fisher and Lehman. Photo by Liz Lauren. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is not a Chekhov parody, but Christopher Durang's play set in an old farmhouse in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, could have been set in a dacha...

Why Detroit?

Chicago’s smaller cousin to the northeast has been suffering a fair bit these recent years, becoming something of a punching bag for out-of-town media, politicians and comedians. But from its depths, something special is underway. Detroit is reimagining itself, and starting to live up to its “renaissance city” moniker. We started taking notice of this […]

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Today's Weather: Cool Summer

Grab a light sweater or jacket before you head out the door today, because it's July in Chicago. [ more › ]

NYC Had Its Safest June Since 1993

New York City had its safest June since 1993, according to NYPD officials who are eager to point out the overall decrease in crime even as shootings and murders remain slightly higher than they were a year ago. [ more › ]

Mother, 10-Year-Old Daughter Dead After Speeding SUV Strikes Their Car In Queens

       A woman and her daughter who were sitting in the backset of a sedan were killed when an SUV barreled into them last night in Bayside, Queens. Police say the SUV was speeding and had crossed over into oncoming traffic. [ more ...

For the Love of Detroit: Reimagining A City By and For Those Who Stayed

By David Kukier My earliest memories take place on Detroit’s west side, in the 1980s still a patchwork of working- and middle-class neighborhoods anchored by churches, bars and multigenerational businesses. I would return as a resident in 2003 to a vastly different landscape: holdouts, areas sustained by the sheer tenacity of residents and a strange […]

Brown and White Dog Back Home After Two Weeks of Roaming Decatur

Thought you’d all like to know — As of June 30th, Tommy – who we reported missing back on June 25th – is back home thanks to help from Decatur neighbors!  Audrey sent along this photo of the meandering pup. There were many sighting of Tommy over the last couple of weeks, but he was […]

Whole Foods Executives Admit to Overcharging Customers

"Straight up, we made some mistakes." In a two-minute-long video posted to YouTube, Whole Foods co-CEOs Walter Robb and John Mackey have 'fessed up in the wake of charges by New York City officials that the company "routinely" overcharges customers. Show More Summary

Morning Roundup: In Space Edition

In the news: After whistleblower lawsuit, DCPS renews controversial contract, and more. [ more › ]

A Case for Business Involvement in Education

Georgia Power CEO and Georgia Chamber Board President Paul Bowers addressed Augusta business leaders earlier this week, and while talking up certain portions of the state’s educational system, lamented the fact that many prospective workers don’t have the education needed to enter the workforce. Show More Summary

The Hamptons: Niche for All

As this year's July 4th weekend approaches, New York residents will race their cars, buses, and helicopters out to their second homes in the Hamptons for the long weekend. While these residents all have the same goal of avoiding traffic...Show More Summary

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