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American University’s law school woos its students with a chance at the kind of international law jobs in which they might handle classified documents. In the spring of 2012, however, one graduate says his classmates got some practice being secretive about something decidedly less important to national security: their own job prospects.
In order to avoid offending [...]
It’s been quite a summer for the District’s congressional overlords. Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) wants to nip the District’s marijuana decriminalization law in the bud, while Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) both want to eliminate the District’s gun laws.
But with so many meddling members of Congress, it can be hard to [...]
The animals at the National Zoo may seem like a generally docile bunch, but behind the scenes, they can get pretty rowdy. While baby panda Tai Shan’s nip of a zookeeper in 2008 and a 2003 zebra bite generated awkward press releases, some other animals at the zoo haven’t exactly been model citizens, either. Between [...]
The W Hotel's P.O.V. Lounge touts its White House-adjacent view of downtown, with a website claiming that the nightlife spot has the "most coveted" vantage in the city. But patrons at the buzzy club may be seeing a little too much, according to a waitress who says she wasn't allowed to wear a supportive bra [...]
When the D.C. Council and Mayor Vince Gray left their monthly breakfast on Sept. 24, they were unusually united on trying to keep D.C. open during the shutdown. Precisely how wasn’t clear—ideas included declaring every city employee essential or just staying open and challenging the Department of Justice to prosecute the mayor and Council. Watching [...]
For years, Curtis Malone has been the head of DC Assault, a powerhouse D.C. area basketball program. The success of Malone's players has given Malone a national profile, including status as a go-between between players and the colleges that want them and sponsorship for the program from Adidas.
Malone, it seemed, had come a long way since 1991, [...]
After 80 years of family ownership, Washington Post Co. CEO Don Graham and Post publisher Katharine Weymouth decided to sell the paper to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos because of dipping revenues, Graham wrote to the paper's employees today.
"Katharine and I began to ask ourselves if our small public company was still the best home for the newspaper," Graham writes. Still, he [...]
The Washington Post Company announced this afternoon that it's selling the Washington Post and its other newspapers to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos for $250 million.
The Post, along with other papers like the Washington Post Express, will be owned by Bezos, rather than Amazon. Other Post Co. media properties, like Slate, The Root, and Foreign Policy, aren't part of the deal. Neither is the Post's downtown [...]
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A D.C. Protective Services Police Department sergeant is on trial for buying an AR-15 assault rifle, even [...]
Almost 24 hours after 7-year-old Michael Kingsbury was found dead in parked Trinidad car, police say that they still have questions about how he died.
No cause of death has been determined yet for Kingsbury, who went missing on Sunday morning, Assistant Chief Peter Newsham said in a press conference in front of police headquarters late this [...]