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Pedestrian killed on Arlington Boulevard. Pedestrian killed on Arlington Boulevard.
Arlington Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred on Tuesday, January 8 at the intersection of Arlington Boulevard and N. Manchester Street shortly after 10 a.m. The pedestrian, an adult male, was struck in the westbound lanes of the busy thoroughfare and was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim’s identity is being withheld pending proper identification and notificat...
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Armed carjacking and shooting in Bel Pre area. Armed carjacking and shooting in Bel Pre area.
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department continue to investigate an armed carjacking and the shooting of a 27-year-old male that occurred this afternoon in the Bel Pre area. On Thursday at approximately 3:57 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (911) received multiple calls reporting a robbery and a shooting that had just occurred in the 14200 block of Pear Tree Lane. Res...
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Cabinet Shakeup: Embattled Zinke out as Interior Secretary. Cabinet Shakeup: Embattled Zinke out as Interior Secretary.
President Trump announced Saturday that embattled Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was leaving the administration at the end of the year. The president made the announcement in a series of tweets, commending the former Montana congressman and Navy SEAL for serving nearly two years atop the Department of Interior. “Ryan has accomplished much during his tenure and I want to thank him for his serv...
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Pentagon yet to sign off on longer deployment of troops on Mexican border. Pentagon yet to sign off on longer deployment of troops on Mexican border.
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis has yet to approve a Department of Homeland Security request to extend the deployments of U.S. troops on the southern border into next year, pending a military review of the request. The request, sent over to the Pentagon late last week, seeks to keep roughly 4,000 active-duty troops on the U.S.-Mexico border until the end of January, to support border security...
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Adam Schiff plans to haul Matt Whitaker before Congress on Mueller probe. Adam Schiff plans to haul Matt Whitaker before Congress on Mueller probe.
Add to the list of Trump administration investigations planned by Rep. Adam Schiff, incoming chairman of the House Intelligence Committee: a probe into whether acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is doing anything to impede the special counsel. “We are going to bring Whitaker before the Congress, assuming he’s still in his position at the time when Democrats take over,” Mr. Schiff said on ...
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Ocasio-Cortez struggles to find affordable D.C. apartment, complains of class barrier to politics. Ocasio-Cortez struggles to find affordable D.C. apartment, complains of class barrier to politics.
Newly elected congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said her struggle with moving to Washington D.C. is indicative of a class barrier to political offices. “There are many little ways in which our electoral system isn’t even designed (nor prepared) for working-class people to lead,” she tweeted with a screenshot of a recent interview. Ms. Ocasio-Cortez told The New York Times on Wednesday t...
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House Democrats demand emergency hearing on hate crimes, domestic terrorism. House Democrats demand emergency hearing on hate crimes, domestic terrorism.
Top Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee are urging Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte, Virginia Republican, to hold emergency hearings on hate crimes and domestic terrorism after a series of violent acts shook the nation over the past week. The attacks included Gregory Bush of Jeffersontown, Kentucky, allegedly killing two black individuals in a supermarket after being denied entry into a predo...
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Sarkozy loses appeal in illegal campaign financing case. Sarkozy loses appeal in illegal campaign financing case.
PARIS (AP) - In another judicial setback, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy lost an appeal Thursday against an earlier legal decision and could stand trial on charges of illegally financing his 2012 presidential campaign. A Paris appeals court confirmed a decision last year ordering Sarkozy to face a trial over alleged fraud during his failed 2012 re-election bid. Sarkozy’s lawyer, Thi...
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Who won the lottery? Why some states allow winners secrecy. Who won the lottery? Why some states allow winners secrecy.
SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Like the location of Jimmy Hoffa’s body, the secret formula for Coca-Cola and the possibility of aliens in outer space, the identity of the winner of the second-biggest lottery in American history may remain hidden forever - because of where the person bought the ticket. South Carolina, where someone purchased a ticket worth $1.537 billion at a convenience store , is o...
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Wisconsin labor union supports Evers in effort to unseat Walker. Wisconsin labor union supports Evers in effort to unseat Walker.
After Gov. Scott Walker won re-election in 2014, the Wisconsin Pipe Trades Association donated $30,000 to his inauguration celebration, hoping to win the governor’s ear and patch things up from a first term full of labor-union acrimony. Fast-forward to 2018 and the attempts at reconciliation have come to naught. The association is all-in for Mr. Walker’s opponent, Tony Evers, donating $20,000 t...
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