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Scott Pruitt enlisted an EPA aide to help his wife find a job — with Chick-fil-A Scott Pruitt enlisted an EPA aide to help his wife find a job — with Chick-fil-A
Three months after Scott Pruitt was sworn in as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, his executive scheduler emailed Dan Cathy, chairman and chief executive of the fast-food company Chick-fil-A, with an unusual request: Would Cathy meet with Pruitt to discuss “a potential business opportunity”? A call was arranged, then canceled, and Pruitt eventually spoke with someone from the company...
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Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law, has White House security clearance restored Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law, has White House security clearance restored
WASHINGTON — Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, had his security clearance restored after almost three months in limbo. Kushner's lawyer said Wednesday that Kushner completed the background check process that began last year. It was held up in part because he neglected to fully account for his contacts with foreign nationals. "His application was properly submitt...
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How James Clapper laid bare to Trump prostitute tale in debunked dossier. How James Clapper laid bare to Trump prostitute tale in debunked dossier.
It was James Clapper, then the nation’s top intelligence official, who insisted that President-elect Donald Trump receive a briefing on the Moscow prostitute tale contained in the Democratic Party-financed dossier. The disclosure comes in FBI Director James B. Comey’s private memos released on Thursday. The Clapper angle adds another fact to the now-infamous one-on-one meeting between Mr. Comey...
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Why Sam Zell’s Argentina Investment Could Signal The Next Latin American Real Estate Gold Rush. Why Sam Zell’s Argentina Investment Could Signal The Next Latin American Real Estate Gold Rush.
The international business community was not a fan of Argentina for much of the early 2000s due to tight capital flow and currency regulations, but the election of a new president, Mauricio Macri, in 2015 has ushered in an era of economic reform. It gave Sam Zell’s Equity International the confidence to return to Latin America’s fourth-largest country for the first time since 1999. Equity Int...
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The Wharf's General Contractor Sues Project's Architect For $5M. The Wharf's General Contractor Sues Project's Architect For $5M.
Clark Construction has filed a lawsuit against Perkins Eastman over services performed during the first phase of construction at The Wharf, D.C.'s $2.5B Southwest Waterfront development. The project's general contractor is seeking $5M in damages, claiming the Wharf's lead architecture firm made significant errors and omissions in its design documents that cost Clark millions of dollars during the...
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Developers, Restaurateurs Hope New Projects Can Revitalize Arlington's Restaurant Scene. Developers, Restaurateurs Hope New Projects Can Revitalize Arlington's Restaurant Scene.
From Rosslyn to Clarendon to Ballston, Arlington County has seen dozens of restaurants close their doors in recent years, but major redevelopments along the corridor could breathe new life into its struggling dining scene. Regency Centers A rendering of Regency Center's renovated Market Common in Clarendon Since Regency Centers acquired Market Common Clarendon in spring 2016, two of the restaurant...
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D.C. Issues Permit In NoMa For Elon Musk's Tunnel-Building Company. D.C. Issues Permit In NoMa For Elon Musk's Tunnel-Building Company.
Elon Musk's plan to build a hyperloop tunnel to allow travel from D.C. to New York in under 30 minutes appears to be gaining traction with District officials. The Boring Co., Musk's tunnel-building enterprise, was issued a permit in November to do construction staging, but not digging, in NoMa, Greater Greater Washington reports. The permit, listed as "Top Secret" though publicly availabl...
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California to Drug Users: We’ll Pay for You to Test Your Dope. California to Drug Users: We’ll Pay for You to Test Your Dope.
Michael Marquesen first noticed about a year ago that fentanyl, a dangerous synthetic opioid, had hit the streets of Los Angeles. People suddenly started overdosing after they shot up a new white powder that dealers promised would give them a powerful high. "In Hollywood, they're like 'Everybody's dropping … everybody's overdosing!'" said Marquesen, director of the Los Angeles Community Health ...
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Trump expected to approve release of Russia memo. Trump expected to approve release of Russia memo.
President Donald Trump is expected to tell the House Intelligence Committee that he does not object to the release of a classified memo about the Russia investigation, a senior White House official said Thursday. A decision not to block the memo's release would fly in the face of warnings from law enforcement officials — the FBI has said it has "grave concerns" about the memo's disclosure — as ...
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US: Long Beach Outdoor Art Map 01-25-18. US: Long Beach Outdoor Art Map 01-25-18.
This Map 01-25-18 update continues our mapping project of Long Beach outdoor art in Cal. These were added today. Walking South down Pine Ave from 8th St to 4th. Long Beach Street Culture Map 01-25-18 update The first piece is on the 8th St wall of Toxic Toast Records. In addition to hosting great murals on their wall, Toxic Toast recently applied for a license to hold music events at the store...
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