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Two Americans freed by North Korea, returning home: U.S. officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. citizens Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller have been freed from detention by the North Korean government and are returning to the United States, the office of the director of national intelligence said on Saturday. Show More Summary

Fifth Teen Andrew Fryberg Dies After Washington School Shooting

Post by Lisa Fogarty. Heartbreaking news this morning: a fifth teenager has died after the Washington state high school shooting that shocked the nation two weeks ago. Andrew Fryberg, 15, who was the cousin of 14-year-old shooter Jaylen Fryberg, reportedly died Friday night at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle from his gunshot wounds. Show More Summary

Obama Chooses NY Prosecutor Loretta Lynch as Attorney General

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a second trail-blazing pick for the nation's top law enforcement officer, President Barack Obama intends to nominate a federal prosecutor in New York to become the next attorney general and the first black woman to lead the Justice Department. Show More Summary

Obama chooses NY prosecutor as attorney general

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a second trail-blazing pick for the nation's top law enforcement officer, President Barack Obama intends to nominate the federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, New York, to become the next attorney general and the first black woman to lead the Justice Department.

Entitled For-Profit Colleges File Meritless Suit to Block Obama Rule

On Thursday, November 6, the national trade association of for-profit colleges, APSCU, sued the Obama administration in federal court in Washington, D.C., to strike down the new 2014 "gainful employment" rule. The complaint repeats many of the claims from APSCU's suit to strike down the 2011 gainful employment rule: that the U.S. Show More Summary

Entitled For-Profit Colleges File Meritless Suit to Block Obama Rule

On Thursday, November 6, the national trade association of for-profit colleges, APSCU, sued the Obama Administration in federal court in Washington DC to strike down the new 2014 "gainful employment" rule. The complaint repeats many of the claims from APSCU's suit to strike down the 2011 gainful employment rule: that the U.S. Show More Summary

Support for legal pot down off its high

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Even as the national experiment legalizing recreational pot spread this week to Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C., a new poll suggests the enthusiasm among voters has hit a plateau.

Canal Park Ice Rink Opens Tomorrow

The ice rinks at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden and Washington Harbour will open next Friday. [ more › ]

Hey Pundits, Why Not Leave Washington?

Nothing much is going to happen in Washington for the next two years, so now’s a great time for pundits to investigate what’s going on in the rest of the nation. The post Hey Pundits, Why Not Leave Washington? appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Three Bizarre Ways The Gun Lobby Media Is Downplaying A Major Background Check Victory

The National Rifle Association and its allies in conservative media are attempting to downplay the significance of an "historic" victory for gun safety in Washington state, where voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot initiative toShow More Summary

Eddie Redmayne Brings 'The Theory of Everything' to the Nation's Capital

Eddie Redmayne suits up for a special screening of The Theory of Everything at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History on Thursday evening (November 6) in Washington D.C. The 32-year-old actor was joined by screen-writer and film producer Anthony McCarten for the big event. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Eddie Redmayne Earlier [...]

Ape Canyon in Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington

Ape Canyon is a narrowing gorge sitting just to the northeast of Mount St. Helens where one of the most famous Bigfoot attacks in the cryptozoological canon is said to have taken place in 1924, eventually giving the nature spot its name. Show More Summary

Gun Controllers See Ballot Initiatives as Their Savior After Success of Washington's Initiative 594 on Background Checks for Gun Purchases

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

Washington state saw victory this week for Initiative 594, which impose tougher background check requirements on gun purchases, of the sort that have gotten nowhere recently on the national level.  From the ballot language, the Initiative...Show More Summary

PENTAGON: Navy SEAL Leaker May Have Put National Security At Risk

According to the Pentagon, the former Navy SEAL who claims to have killed Osama Bin Laden may have put "our national security at risk." On Thursday, Robert O'Neill, an ex-member of Navy SEAL Team 6, told the Washington Post he fired the fatal shot that killed the Al Qaeda leader during a 2011 raid on Bin Laden's compound in Pakistan. Show More Summary

Matthew McConaughey Wears Dsquared2 Windowpane Suit to ‘Interstellar’ Washington D.C. Premiere

Changing things up, actor Matthew McConaughey took a break from Dolce & Gabbana for the Washington D.C. premiere of 'Interstellar'. Attending the premiere at Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, McConaughey donned a gray windowpane...Show More Summary

GOP Election Win Was a Message About the Economy

Recently, voters across the nation sent a very clear message to Washington D.C. by putting conservative Republican's firmly in charge of both houses of Congress. That message was "the economy sucks."

Hold Your Fire! GOP Threatens To Un-Legalize Weed In D.C.

Many Washington D.C. residents were elated at the news that marijuana was legalized in the nation’s capital. But Republicans, never one to bend to the will of voters, are saying not so fast for those freedom loving tokers. Among the first in line to make a federal case out of D.C.’s marijuana initiative will be [...]

The Truth About UBERKITTEN: You Had A Better Chance Of Winning The Lottery Than Getting A Cat Delivered By Uber

On Oct. 29, many New Yorkers and Washington D.C. residents were upset to learn that there was a kitten shortage on Uber. Uber and Cheezburger Network teamed up to promote National Cat Day. They pledged to bring on-demand kittens to your door along with Uber's traditional ride-sharing service on the app. Show More Summary

'Interstellar' Cast Takes the Film to the Nation's Capitol!

Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey, and Jessica Chastain walk the black carpet while attending the premiere of their movie Interstellar held at the National Air and Space Museum on Wednesday (November 5) in Washington, D.C. The trio of actors was joined at the premiere by the film’s director Christopher Nolan. Interstellar was released in IMAX theaters [...]

With Alaska voters signing off on legal pot, road to regulation begins

Alaska voters on Tuesday might have been the fourth state in the nation to approve recreational marijuana legalization, but residents will still have to wait before being able to use legally. Alaska followed Oregon and Washington D.C. Show More Summary

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