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Again, District Salvadorans Face an Impossible Choice. Again, District Salvadorans Face an Impossible Choice.
In January, President Donald Trump announced that his administration plans to end temporary protected status (TPS) for the 200,000 Salvadorans who came to the United States following a series of devastating 2001 earthquakes. They now have until September 2019 to obtain a green card or leave the country, putting them and their 190,000 US-born children in limbo. The largest groups of TPS recipien...
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Navy Seeks Input on Reuse of Barracks Building. Navy Seeks Input on Reuse of Barracks Building.
The Department of the Navy, U.S. Marine Corps will be holding a public workshop Feb. 21st to generate ideas for potential reuse options for Building 20 or the Building 20 site at Marine Barracks Washington (MBW). The Record of Decision for the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Multiple Projects in Support of MBW announced the selection of Alternative 5 Site – E, located at the corner of ...
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These synchronized galaxies are upending what we know about the universe. These synchronized galaxies are upending what we know about the universe.
Throughout the universe, countless small galaxies rotate around larger host galaxies—our Milky Way has at least a few dozen hangers-on—and theory predicts that they should move randomly. But new research reveals a set of baby galaxies that spin regularly around their host like a carousel. The tiny galaxies surrounding Centaurus A, about 12 million light-years from Earth, were recently found to...
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Scientists’ Doomsday Clock reaches 2 minutes to midnight, closest ever. Scientists’ Doomsday Clock reaches 2 minutes to midnight, closest ever.
The world is closer to nuclear annihilation than at any point since the first hydrogen bombs were tested in the early 1950s, says a group of scientists who monitor global tensions. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced today that it has moved its Doomsday Clock to 2 minutes before midnight, citing North Korea’s recent tests of missiles and nuclear weapons and the world’s lack of progr...
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2ND ANNUAL MASTER DRAWINGS SYMPOSIUM ― 2017 IN REVIEW: EDITOR’S CHOICE. 2ND ANNUAL MASTER DRAWINGS SYMPOSIUM ― 2017 IN REVIEW: EDITOR’S CHOICE.
Master Drawings New York Academy Mansion New York, NY, United States 01/30/2018, 4:00-5:30 PM Join the editorial board of Master Drawings as they reflect on a year of discoveries, scholarship, and exhibitions in the drawings world. Included in the conversation are reviews of major exhibitions of works by masters like Raphael, Bosch and Michelangelo, among others. Speakers include: Edit...
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‘Surprise’ bus-sized asteroid skims past Earth at 21,000mph. ‘Surprise’ bus-sized asteroid skims past Earth at 21,000mph.
A “surprise” asteroid which NASA only spotted on Christmas Day has skimmed past the Earth. The asteroid, named 2017 YZ4, came its nearest to Earth at 3:56pm GMT on Thursday, missing us by a mere 140,000 miles (224,000km). In comparison the moon is 238,000 miles (384,000km) away. It was travelling at approximately 21,000mph (34,000kph) – 16 times faster than a rifle bullet, covering the dist...
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13 Things to Do Around DC This January. 13 Things to Do Around DC This January.
We all know John Glenn became the first US astronaut to orbit Earth in 1962. But you probably don’t know the story of the African-American women who made that feat possible. In this movie—based on the book about Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory in Hampton, Virginia— Janelle Monáe, Taraji P. Henson, and Octavia Spencer play NASA staffers who overcame racial and gender barriers to provide th...
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D.C.-area forecast: It’s frigid for the entire first week of 2018. D.C.-area forecast: It’s frigid for the entire first week of 2018.
A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10. Despite the brutally cold beginning, hope is alive for plenty of warm sunshine in 2018! View the current weather conditions at The Washington Post headquarters. The first week of 2018 may well rank among the coldest starts to a calendar year in Washington’s recorded history. Temperatures have a hard time rising above fr...
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Trump to unveil national security strategy on Dec. 18. Trump to unveil national security strategy on Dec. 18.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Donald Trump will unveil a national security strategy report on Monday, the first of its kind since he took office and the 17th since the Reagan administration began to submit such a report to Congress in 1987, officials said Sunday. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster was quoted as saying earlier that the report will identify four pillars of U...
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It’s ‘very gold’: The presidential coin undergoes a Trumpian makeover. It’s ‘very gold’: The presidential coin undergoes a Trumpian makeover.
For two decades, the commander in chief has doled out distinguished-looking coins as personal mementos. Now, the presidential “challenge coin” has undergone a Trumpian transformation. The presidential seal has been replaced by an eagle bearing President Trump’s signature. The eagle’s head faces right, not left, as on the seal. The 13 arrows representing the original states have disappeared. And...
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