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Presidents' Day Quiz: Can You Put the U.S. Presidents In Order?

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 16:05:48 GMT

While Presidents' Day was originally declared a federal holiday for the District of Columbia in 1879 to commemorate George Washington's birthday it is now widely celebrated in honor of all U.S. presidents. But some presidents are more memorable than others.

Stephanie Potter, James Kvaal

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 08:54:01 GMT

Stephanie Lois Potter and James Richard Kvaal are to be married Feb. 18 at Long View Gallery, an art gallery in Washington. Cecilia Munoz, a friend of the groom who obtained a temporary authorization from the District of Columbia, is to officiate.

DC man found guilty of killing friend new

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 04:27:45 GMT

A 27-year-old man has been found guilty of charges stemming from the killing of his friend in a dispute that took place in 2015 in Northeast D.C. According to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia, on Nov. 13, 2015, the victim, Ray Harrison, along with his fiancee and her female friend from Texas, drove unannounced to Payton's apartment at 2:30 a.m. When Harrison and the two women arrived at the 1300 block of Adams Street NE, the two women stayed in the car, while Harrison walked up the steps and knocked on the front window of Payton's apartment. Payton pulled a gun from his waistband and went to the front door.

So Far, No Republicans Have Filed in District of Columbia for Citywide Office

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 23:47:40 GMT

The District of Columbia holds partisan primaries for the Democratic, Republican, Green, and Libertarian Parties on June 19. The deadline for a candidate to file for those primaries is March 21. Each candidate needs a petition. So far, there are candidates who have filed in three of the party primaries, but so far no one has filed for a citywide partisan office in the Republican Party.

Court Agrees, Agencies Overstepped Their Authority. What's Next for CLO Managers?

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:31:27 GMT

On February 9, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued an opinion addressing Section 941 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act 1 and the credit risk retention rules applicable to issuances of asset-backed securities 2 promulgated thereunder. The DC Circuit Court held that the Risk Retention Rules do not apply to investment managers of open-market collateralized loan obligations .

Mega Millions results for 02/16/18; jackpot worth $168M

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:09:14 GMT

The Mega Millions jackpot is closing in on $200 million as there was no winner of the $168 million jackpot for the drawing held on Friday, Feb. 16. That means the drawing on Tuesday, Feb. 20 will be worth $185 million with a cash option of $109 million. While there was no grand prize winner, three tickets sold matched all five white numbers drawn to win $1 million.

DC man sentenced to 48 years for barber shop murder new

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 04:26:43 GMT

A D.C. man will serve many years in prison for killing a man at a barber shop in Southeast. Twenty-nine-year-old Antwon Deangelo Green was sentenced to 48 years in prison, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia.

What's Trump Hiding on Trans Military Ban?

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 02:24:25 GMT

The Trump administration wants to keep secret the details of how it reached the decision to reinstate the ban on military service by transgender people. A Justice Department lawyer argued this week, in one of the lawsuits challenging the ban, that executive privilege means the administration doesn't have to turn over the information, BuzzFeed reports.

Analysis: Driverless Cars Could Save American Lives

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:52:46 GMT

The London Assembly's Transport Committee reported on the city's approaches to new transportation technologies, concluding that connected and autonomous cars "won't be on the road until the 2030s at least. " That's a long wait for many who hope autonomous vehicles will make roads safer, but the cars could arrive far earlier somewhere else: the rural U.S. And when they do, the benefits will be immediate.

Federal grand jury indicts 13 Russian nationals over 2016 election interference

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:41:42 GMT

A federal grand jury in the District of Columbia returned an indictment Friday against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities accused of violating US laws to interfere with US elections and political processes. The indictment charges all of the defendants with conspiracy to defraud the United States, three defendants with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, and five defendants with aggravated identity theft.

Mueller Indictment Shows Russian Trolls Also Promoted Bernie Sanders, Jill Stein

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:41:41 GMT

Russian internet trolls not only used social media accounts to promote President Donald Trump's election bid, they also operated accounts supporting the candidacies of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Jill Stein. Special Counsel Robert Mueller issued an indictment for 13 Russian nationals affiliated with three Russian companies suspected of interfering in the 2016 election.

Gallup: Majority of Americans Are Not Protestants

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:25:04 GMT

The majority of Americans in 2017 did not identify themselves as Protestants, according to Gallup surveys conducted during the year , and the differing religious denominations tended to be concentrated in certain geographical areas. "About half of Americans identify as Protestants or other Christians who are not Catholic or Mormon," said Gallup in its analysis of its polling.

in Re: K.G.

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:39:18 GMT

Before Beckwith and Easterly, Associate Judges, and Ruiz, Senior Judge.Terrence Austin, Public Defender Service, with whom Samia Fam, Jaclyn S. Frankfurt, and Stephanie Schneider, Public Defender Service, were on the brief for appellant. John W. Donovan, Assistant Attorney General, with whom Karl Racine, Attorney General for the District of Columbia, Todd S. Kim, Solicitor General at the time the brief was filed, and Rosalyn C. Groce, Deputy Solicitor General, were on the brief for appellee.

New Minimum Wage Laws Will Hurt Small Businesses, Study Says

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:39:17 GMT

The new mandatory minimum wage laws set to take effect in 12 states and the District of Columbia in 2018 will have disastrous effects on job growth and the longevity of small businesses, according to a new study provided exclusively to The Daily Caller News Foundation. The study , conducted by the free market advocacy group American Action Forum, found that incremental minimum wage increases implemented in 2018 alone will cost the nation roughly 261,000 jobs.

Florida shooting: Trump orders flags at half-staff

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:25:00 GMT

Washington DC [United States], Feb 16 : United States President Donald Trump issued a proclamation on Thursday mourning the victims of the deadly shooting at Florida high school, ordering American flags to be flown at half-staff.

Byron York: An unusual turn in the Michael Flynn case?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 06:10:26 GMT

Observers are buzzing about a series of events in the last 60 days in the case of Michael Flynn, the Trump national security adviser who on Dec. 1 pleaded guilty to one count of lying to the FBI in the Trump-Russia investigation. The new developments might add up to very little or they might be significant.

Symetra Financial (SYA) and Athene (ATH) Head-To-Head Comparison

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 04:09:08 GMT

Symetra Financial and Athene are both financials companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation. 50.7% of Athene shares are owned by institutional investors.