Washington D.C. News

  • Clinton Campaign Sets Up in D.C.

    The presidential campaign for former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently kicked off in the District and from all indications, a full-throttle effort to win the June 14, 2016 Democratic Party primary is taking place despite the small number of delegates up for grabs. D.C. Del. ...

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  • ACLU Challenges Public All-Male High School

    While District of Columbia school officials prepare for the opening of the public all-male high school this fall, the District’s chapter American Civil Liberties Union chapter is considering legal action to challenge the validity of the institution. On May 9 the ACLU-DC released a ...

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  • Metrorail Repairs Could Impact D.C. Night Life

    The District of Columbia’s night life will likely suffer a loss of business as the Metrorail system reverts to shutting down at midnight each day for almost a year starting on June 3. On May 17, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) General Manager Paul Wiedefeld ...

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  • D.C. Security Guard Assaults Transgendered Woman

    A security guard was arrested and charged with assault after refusing to let a transgender woman use the restroom inside of a Northeast grocery store on May 18, according to D.C. police reports. Officials are charging Francine Bernice Jones, 45, with simple assault, a misdemeanor, after police ...

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  • Ward 8 Fair Offers 2nd Chance to Convicted Residents

    Washington D.C. residents who have criminal records and reside in Ward 8 had the opportunity to clean the slate at an Expungement and Record Sealing Fair May 17 at the R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center in Southeast. Initiated by Councilmember LaRuby May (D-Ward 8), the event attracted 500 ...

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  • Man Charged in D.C. Metro Rape

    Authorities say they’ve filed charges against a man accused of assaulting and trying to rape a woman in April on a Metro train outside the nation’s capital. Thirty-nine-year-old John Prentice Hicks of Washington, D.C., has been charged with attempted first-degree rape, first-degree ...

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  • “Making A Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA” film

    The Brave New Films company is showing the “Making A Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA” film at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library, 1800 Good Hope Road S.E., on May 26 from 5:30 p. m. – 8:30 p. m. The film details the arms industry and how the manufacturing of firearms contributes to ...

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