Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. , formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington or D.C. , is the capital of the United States of America. Founded after the American Revolution as the seat of government of the newly independent country, Washington was named after George Washington, first President of the United States and Founding Father. Washington is the principal city of the Washington metropolitan area, which has a population of 6,131,977.
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  • Leon aims to help US ‘fall back in love’ with fast food
    Evening Standard

    Leon aims to help US ‘fall back in love’ with fast food

    London healthy fast-food chain Leon on Monday unveiled details of its plans to launch in the US. Founder and chief executive John Vincent said he would be opening five restaurants initially, starting with three in Washington DC. Vincent said: “If we’re going to be the winner in naturally fast food or good fast food we really do have to be in the States.

  • Global energy players converge on Washington as China trade war lurks
    Reuters

    Global energy players converge on Washington as China trade war lurks

    The uncertainty comes at a historic moment for the United States, which has become the world’s biggest natural gas producer, one of the top crude oil producers, and a growing exporter of both. "The timing is unfortunate," said Charlie Riedl, executive director of the Center for LNG, noting the U.S.-China trade scuffle has ramped up uncertainty just as the next wave of U.S. liquefied natural gas producers are trying to finalize offtake deals needed to start construction.

  • Washington Post

    Transgender woman says she was asked for ID to use restroom, then kicked out of D.C. restaurant

    The weekend was supposed to be one long bachelorette party, kicked off with dinner and dancing at Cuba Libre, a lively Cuban restaurant and rum bar in downtown Washington. Charlotte Clymer and “a large group of girlfriends” had converged at the restaurant Friday night to enjoy its club atmosphere and celebrate the upcoming wedding of two of their friends. And it did get off to a festive start — at first. “Everyone had a great time,” Clymer wrote on Facebook. “Lots of dancing and drinking and hanging out with great people.” That was posted after the night took a turn, following what Clymer calls an act of “blatant discrimination” at the restaurant that resulted in a call to police and ultimately

  • GOP senator: Obama administration's track record on reuniting families 'wasn't particularly good either'
    The Hill

    GOP senator: Obama administration's track record on reuniting families 'wasn't particularly good either'

    Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonGOP senator: Obama administration's track record on reuniting families 'wasn't particularly good either' Senate probes FBI's heavy-handed use of redactions to obstruct congressional investigators Hillicon Valley: DHS gets new cyber chief | White House warns lawmakers not to block ZTE deal | White nationalists find home on Google Plus | Comcast outbids Disney for Fox | Anticipation builds for report on FBI Clinton probe MORE (R-Wis.) in an interview early Sunday pointed to the Obama administration's track record when asked if the Trump administration will be able to reunite migrant children who were separated from their families at the border. “You're the chairman of the Homeland Security Committee in the Senate,” host Jake Tapper said on CNN's “State of the Union.” “You would know, theoretically.

  • Washington (DC) Gonzaga TE Justin Ball Commits to Vanderbilt
    Anchor Of Gold

    Washington (DC) Gonzaga TE Justin Ball Commits to Vanderbilt

    Vanderbilt picked up its fifth commitment of the 2019 recruiting class on Saturday afternoon, with Justin Ball out of Gonzaga College High School in Washington, DC, announcing his decision to be a Commodore. Ball is listed as a tight end at 6'6” and 225 pounds, which makes him the third tight end to join this recruiting class. We won't question all the tight ends so much, though it's worth noting that Vanderbilt currently has six scholarship tight ends on the roster (counting Braden Kopp) and only one of those is a senior. We understand that Andy Ludwig's offense uses tight ends a lot, but, well, this feels like a little much.

  • Boy, 19, missing after attending U2 concert in DC
    Daily Mail

    Boy, 19, missing after attending U2 concert in DC

    A 19-year-old boy has gone missing after attending a U2 concert in Virginia on Sunday.  Teenager Raymond McGavin was last heard from in a mysterious text message to his friend saying he found his own way home after missing the last running train from Washington DC to Springfield. He then posted an ominous Snapchat walking along train tracks seemingly alone around 1am and hasn't been heard from since. Raymond McGavin, 19, has gone missing after attending a U2 concert in Washington DC There has been no activity on the teen's phone or his bank account, according to Fox5.  His family has filed a missing person's report and are pleading for any leads on his whereabouts.  The teenager was last seen

  • Donald Trump's staff cannot find dates in Washington DC as 'everyone hates them'
    The Telegraph

    Donald Trump's staff cannot find dates in Washington DC as 'everyone hates them'

    Donald Trump's staff cannot find dates in Washington DC as 'everyone hates them'

  • seattlepi.com

    Buxton to Provide Analytics to Support Washington DC Economic Partnership's Retail Recruitment Strategy

    Analytics to Guide Identification of Best Business Mix for the District of Columbia Buxton has recently partnered with the Washington DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP), a non-profit, public-private organization that drives inclusive economic growth by supporting businesses, to provide analytics for use in WDCEP's retail attraction strategy. WDCEP will use these insights to recruit retailers and restaurants that best match the shopping and dining habits of the population of Washington DC. “We're excited to begin our partnership with Buxton,” said Chad Shuskey, SVP of Research & Real Estate. “We're looking forward to the insights analytics will provide to help us reach our goal of providing the best

  • 'Black Panther' Costume Coming To African-American Museum In DC
    Washington DC, DC Patch

    'Black Panther' Costume Coming To African-American Museum In DC

    WASHINGTON, DC -- The 2018 smash hit Black Panther is already one of the most popular movies of all time, having made $1.35 billion worldwide as of this week, and it has been incredibly important to the African-American community. And soon, the National Museum of African American History and Culture in D.C. will be displaying the original costume from the film. The museum announced this week that it had acquired items from the film, including the famous suit worn by actor Chadwick Boseman (who graduated from Howard University here in D.C.). The museum plans to display the items during the inaugural Smithsonian African American Film Festival (SAAFF), which will run Oct. 24-27. "Plans for permanent

  • Sewerage & Water Board taps former Washington D.C. official for chief finance post
    New Orleans Times-Picayune

    Sewerage & Water Board taps former Washington D.C. official for chief finance post

    The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans has hired a veteran finance official from Washington, D.C., to fill the utility's chief financial officer post. The hiring marks a step forward for the agency, which has struggled to field needed financial records in time to meet a June 30 deadline for its annual audit to the state. Yvette Downs, formerly of Washington's water, sewer and transit agencies, is set to start Monday (June 25) as the Sewerage & Water Board's permanent chief financial officer, according to a news release Wednesday. Downs rose up the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority from secretary in 1984 to budget director in 2014, according to her resume and a transit authority spokesman.

  • SCOTUS: Warrant generally needed to track cell phone location data
    CNN

    SCOTUS: Warrant generally needed to track cell phone location data

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