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Washington, D.C., Adopting Plan To End Traffic Fatalities

The nation's capital will soon adopt a formal Vision Zero plan. Washington, D.C., will adopt a plan to eliminate traffic fatalities in the city, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced as part of the the Mayors' Challenge for Safer People and Safer Streets. Show More Summary

Capital Journal Daybreak: Netanyahu Hails U.S. Ties Before Key Speech | Reagan’s Lessons for Obama | What the Supreme Court Challenge Means for the Health-Care Law

The Journal's morning rundown of the biggest news stories and exclusive features from Washington on politics, policy, financial regulation, defense and more.

Wizards apologize for comparing team owner to Martin Luther King Jr.

The team acknowledged that its presentation for a Black History Month social media campaign "may have missed the mark." Monumental Sports and Entertainment, the group that owns the Washington Wizards, Capitals and Mystics, did what many teams do in February: honor Black History Month with a social media campaign. Show More Summary

Rethinking the ISIL Dilemma

It is time to reassess the ISIS problem. Seven months have passed since their seizure of Mosul and advances toward Baghdad ignited a sense of crisis. The reaction in Washington and regional capitals involved a series of military and political moves whose effectiveness now is open to appraisal. Show More Summary

Capital Journal Daybreak: Netanyahu Visit Tests Mideast Relations | Foreign Policy in Focus for GOP Presidential Contenders | Democrats Hold Back Clinton Criticisms

The Journal's morning rundown of the biggest news stories and exclusive features from Washington on politics, policy, financial regulation, defense and more.

Are the Washington Capitals' Moves Enough to Help Them Contend in the East?

For general managers in the NHL’s Eastern Conference, this year’s trade deadline represents quite a dilemma. The situation on that side of the league seems virtually designed to inspire half-measures, with no clear leaders and more than...Show More Summary

Capital Journal Friday PM: CPAC 2015 | White House-Netanyahu Rift Isn’t Over the Speech | U.S. Growth in 2014 Looking Less Robust

The Journal's rundown of the biggest news stories and exclusive features from Washington on politics, policy, financial regulation, defense and more.

A DC-Based Anti-Pot Group Is Suing Colorado Over Marijuana Laws as the Capital Poises for Legalization

3 days agoNews : Vice News

Safe Streets, the Washington DC-based group, rolled out the suits Thursday, just a week before a new law legalizing the possession, cultivation, and use of marijuana in the US capital is set to kick in.

Thomas L. Farmer, D.C. lawyer and civic activist, dies at 91

Thomas L. Farmer, a Washington lawyer who represented banking interests in his professional life and fought freeway construction through the nation’s capital as a civic activist, died Feb. 5 at his home in the District. He was 91.Read full article >>

Why Washington is the capital city for comedy

When it’s time to tape a comedy special, comedians often turn to the capital city, where there’s a bounty of grand old theaters and an audience that always seems hungry for comic relief. “A lot of the cities are good, but D.C. has a nice mix of enthusiasm and... I don’t know […]

Airfare: $297 round trip on United to Baltimore for spring

If Baltimore, a.k.a. Charm City, or the nation’s capital figure into your travel plans this spring, here’s a $297 round-trip fare, including all taxes and fees, to Baltimore, about 35 miles from downtown Washington. It’s on United from LAX and requires a 21-day advance...

1st Black NBA Player Earl Lloyd Dies at 86

In 1950 Earl Lloyd broke down racial barriers when he debuted in the NBA with the Washington Capitals. He was the first black player in the history of the NBA, and on Thursday the 86-year-old Lloyd passed away.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Net Neutrality Rules Set Stage for Legal Battles | Social Media Emboldens Islamists | 2016 Hopefuls Court GOP Base | Jeb Bush Defends Positions

The Journal's morning rundown of the biggest news stories and exclusive features from Washington on politics, policy, financial regulation, defense and more.

Lavrov Sees No ‘Objective Reasons’ for New Cold War

However, some Western capitals demonstrate hostility that surpasses the Cold War levels. But Washington's attempts to turn other countries against Moscow came to naught, Russia's foreign minister said.

Earl Lloyd, First Black Player In The NBA, Dead At 86

Earl Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday. He was 86. Lloyd's alma mater, West Virginia State, confirmed the death. It did not provide details. Lloyd made his NBA debut in 1950 for the Washington Capitals, just before fellow black players Sweetwater Clifton and Chuck Cooper played their first games. Ft. Show More Summary

It’s now legal to toke up in the nation’s capital

Despite GOP efforts, marijuana legalization takes effect in Washington, D.C.

Capital Journal Daybreak: U.S., Israel Trade Barbs | GOP Centrists Look to Jeb Bush | Brooklyn Men Accused of Plot to Join ISIS

The Journal's morning rundown of the biggest news stories and exclusive features from Washington on politics, policy, financial regulation, defense and more.

Secret Service To Fly Drones Over Washington, D.C.

6 days agoNews : The Two-Way

The decision to test drones over the nation's capital comes shortly after an unmanned aircraft landed on the White House lawn.

Capital Journal Daybreak: What Will Happen to Keystone XL? | Showdown Over Homeland Security Funding | Enduring Appeal of Obama-Bashing

The Journal's morning rundown of the biggest news stories and exclusive features from Washington on politics, policy, financial regulation, defense and more.

Secret Service conducting drone exercises in U.S. capital region

The Secret Service on Tuesday announced plans for conducting drone exercises in the Washington, D.C., area, but the agency provided few details about the program and declined to answer basic questions about it. The agency’s brief announcement, just two paragraphs and 76 words long, said exercises will take place “in the coming days and weeks” in “normally […]

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