Pandemic Health Order Has Contributed to Rise in Border Crossings.

Technically, the border is closed to most migrants under a 2020 order. But the policy, known as Title 42, has had the unintended effect of encouraging people to repeatedly attempt to cross the border.

#immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #texas, #washington-dc

The Spectacle of the Jan. 6 Hearings Consumes Washington

One photographer’s account of the commotion surrounding the biggest investigation in Washington since Watergate.

#cheney-liz, #house-of-representatives, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #news-and-news-media, #washington-dc

The Lessons of Nothingness From Maverick Zen Monks

Art today is often a parade of the self. The Freer Gallery of Art presents objects by medieval artists who plunge you into the world by removing you from it.

#art, #buddhism, #china, #freer-gallery-of-art, #japan, #meditation, #monasteries-and-monks, #museums, #smithsonian-institution, #washington-dc

Jan. 6 Hearings Will Put Trump at the Center of Plot That Resulted in Capitol Riot

The House panel investigating the attack will lead off its public sessions with video testimony from people close to the former president, and footage revealing the role of the Proud Boys.

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7 Great Biking Cities (and Which Trails to Ride)

There’s no better way to zip through a new city than on two wheels. Here are some routes to try, from riverside jaunts to mountain climbs.

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Thousands Gather at Marches for Abortion Rights

Nearly two weeks after the leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, protesters gathered in Washington, New York and elsewhere.

#abortion, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #manhattan-nyc, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc, #women-and-girls

Robert C. McFarlane, Top Reagan Aide in Iran-Contra Affair, Dies at 84

As national security adviser, he pleaded guilty in an illegal scheme to aid Nicaraguan rebels in the 1980s. Guilt-ridden, he attempted suicide.

#deaths-obituaries, #iran, #iran-contra-affair, #mcfarlane-robert-c, #nicaragua, #north-oliver-l, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #washington-dc

Harris Emerges as the Voice of Abortion Rights in the Biden Administration

The threat to Roe v. Wade presents Vice President Kamala Harris with an opportunity to recover from early political stumbles.

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How Roe Warped the Republic

Why Roe v. Wade may be overturned by the very forces of polarization it unleashed.

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Virus Cases Grow After White House Correspondents Dinner

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken was among the attendees reporting coronavirus infections on Wednesday.

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Demonstrators Gathered in Front of Supreme Court After Leaked Draft

Armed with megaphones, signs, buttons and at least one letterpress for speedy poster production, groups supporting and opposing abortion rights demonstrated.

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Trump Settles Suit Over Payments to Hotel for 2017 Inauguration

The lawsuit brought by the attorney general in Washington, D.C., claimed that the Trump hotel accepted excessive payments from the inaugural committee.

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Texas’ Busing of Migrants to D.C. Isn’t Having Abbott’s Intended Effect Yet

The plan, meant to rattle President Biden, fits into his strategy for addressing record numbers of border crossings. The migrants said they were grateful for the chartered bus ride.

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Shooting in Washington, D.C., Injures 4, Police Say

Four people were injured in the shooting near a busy corridor in the nation’s capital. The suspect killed himself as the police prepared to enter a fifth-floor apartment from which he had fired more than 20 rounds, the police said.

#bowser-muriel-e, #metropolitan-police-department-dc, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #van-ness-dc, #washington-dc

Why Libraries May Never Stop Being People Places

Redesigned buildings with outdoor gathering areas were underway before Covid hit. Now, they look like 20/20 foresight.

#books-and-literature, #brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-public-library, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #libraries-and-librarians, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #new-york-public-library, #washington-dc

Trump Hotel Sale in Washington Will End an Era

The $375 million sale of a Washington hotel that served as an influence and access bazaar for lawmakers, administration officials and other Trump allies is slated to be finalized this month.

#conflicts-of-interest, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #trump-international-hotel-washington-dc, #trump-organization, #trump-donald-j, #waldorf-astoria-hotels-and-resorts, #washington-dc

A Sea of White Flags Honoring Those Lost to Covid

Mourners from across the country gathered on the National Mall to honor loved ones.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #documentary-films-and-programs, #funerals-and-memorials, #national-mall-washington-dc, #washington-dc

Afghan Restaurateurs Provide Hope to Refugees Fleeing the Taliban

In Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., established Afghan restaurateurs are reaching out to help refugees fleeing the return of the Taliban.

#afghan-americans, #afghanistan-war-2001, #baltimore-md, #chefs, #humanitarian-aid, #karzai-abdul-qayum, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #restaurants, #richmond-va, #washington-dc

The Presidents of Columbia and Howard Universities Announce Their Retirements

Lee Bollinger of Columbia, Wayne A.I. Frederick of Howard and Andrew Hamilton of N.Y.U. have had to guide their universities through Covid.

#bollinger-lee-c, #colleges-and-universities, #columbia-university, #frederick-wayne-a-i, #howard-university, #manhattanville-manhattan-ny, #washington-dc

Foxes and D.C. Politicians Don’t Mix, As This Week and History Show

The nation’s founding fathers hunted foxes for sport. This week, a rabid fox that bit nine people near the U.S. Capitol led to a very different type of hunt.

#foxes, #hunting-and-trapping, #internal-sub-only-nl, #united-states-capitol-police, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc

Capitol Fox’s Three Kits Euthanized After Rabies Exposure

The saga of the wild red fox — celebrated as a mascot, then hunted as an aggressive attacker, then killed and found to be rabid — grew darker after her kits were euthanized as well.

#capitol-building-washington-dc, #foxes, #rabies, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc

2 Men Posing as Federal Agents Tricked Secret Service, U.S. Says

Four Secret Service members were placed on leave after receiving gifts from the men, including rent-free apartments, an affidavit said. One was in the first lady’s protective detail.

#ali-haider, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #homeland-security-department, #impostors-criminal, #secret-service, #taherzadeh-arian, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc

Coronavirus Cases Among Boldface Names Have Washington Feeling Uneasy

A spate of positive coronavirus tests among top officials is a reminder that, even amid an attempt to pivot away from strict restrictions, the pandemic is not over.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #castro-joaquin-1974, #clark-katherine-m, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #garland-merrick-b, #house-of-representatives, #jean-pierre-karine, #parties-social, #raimondo-gina-m, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc

Wild Fox on Capitol Hill Is Euthanized After Attacks

The tale of a wild fox on Capitol Hill had captivated those who live and work there. Then a congressman and several others were bitten, the fox was captured and she turned out to be rabid.

#capitol-building-washington-dc, #foxes, #rabies, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc

Fox Captured on Capitol Grounds After Reports of Attacks

Animal control officers descended on Capitol Hill after reports of lawmakers, staff members and reporters being attacked by a wild fox believed to have been nesting on the Capitol grounds.

#capitol-building-washington-dc, #foxes, #house-of-representatives, #rabies, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc

9 Who Blocked Abortion Clinic Are Charged With Federal Offenses

Prosecutors said the defendants had used their bodies, furniture, chains and ropes to block the doors to an abortion clinic in Washington in 2020 and had livestreamed their actions on Facebook.

#abortion, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #constitution-us, #garland-merrick-b, #jonathan-darnel, #justice-department, #lauren-handy, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #washington-dc

Justice Clarence Thomas Discharged From Hospital, Court Says

The Supreme Court justice, 73, had been hospitalized for a week with flulike symptoms.

#supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc

Behind the Killings of Homeless Men, Portraits of 3 Lives Derailed

Before their lives violently intersected, two men who were shot to death and the man the police believe killed them had all fought the same scourge: severe mental illness.

#brevard-gerald-iii, #content-type-personal-profile, #coulibaly-abdoulaye-d-2022, #gambia, #holmes-morgan-d-2022, #homeless-persons, #manhattan-nyc, #mental-health-and-disorders, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #washington-dc

With a Flurry of High-Profile Coronavirus Cases, Washington Is Again on Edge

The cases have raised questions about the trajectory of the pandemic, even as the White House has signaled confidence about resuming normal activities.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ireland, #martin-micheal-1960, #pelosi-nancy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc

Chilling New Details Emerge of Shooting Spree Targeting Homeless Men

Prosecutors paint a disturbing picture of a man who they said was on a murderous rampage against the most vulnerable.

#brevard-gerald-iii, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc, #washington-dc

Suspect in Homeless Shootings Arrested in Washington, Police Say

At least five homeless men sleeping outdoors in Washington and New York were attacked this month, the police said. Two of them died.

#homeless-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #washington-dc

As Police Hunt for Gunman, Fear Rattles Homeless People in 2 Cities

The shootings came at a charged moment in the relationship between New York City and the thousands of people who live on the streets here.

#adams-eric-l, #chinatown-manhattan-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #holy-apostles-soup-kitchen, #homeless-persons, #manhattan-nyc, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #serial-murders, #soho-manhattan-ny, #subways, #washington-dc

2 Dead After Driver Crashes Outside a Restaurant in Washington, D.C.

Three other people had life-threatening injuries after an older driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into an outdoor dining area on Friday.

#deaths-fatalities, #outdoor-dining, #restaurants, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #washington-dc

Trucker Convoy Near Washington, D.C., Is a Low-Key Protest

As the caravan of semis, pickups and R.V.s circled the U.S. capital, downtown D.C. was business as usual.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #hagerstown-md, #ottawa-ontario, #trucks-and-trucking, #vaccination-and-immunization, #washington-dc

Truckers Protest Mandates on D.S. Beltway for a Second Day

Organizers of a convoy of vehicles protesting mask and vaccine mandates said they would drive another lap around the Beltway on Monday but did not intend to enter the capital.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #hagerstown-md, #roads-and-traffic, #trucks-and-trucking, #vaccination-and-immunization, #washington-dc

Trucker Convoy Protesting Covid Mandates Slows Traffic Around Washington

The convoy slowed traffic outside the capital for hours before fading in the afternoon.

#adelanto-calif, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #frederick-md, #hagerstown-md, #homeland-security-department, #masks, #ottawa-ontario, #trucks-and-trucking, #vaccination-and-immunization, #washington-dc

Why Carjacking Is on the Rise Among Teens in America

The crime has made a resurgence across the country over the past two years, and many of those arrested are startlingly young.

#carjacking, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #washington-dc

Amazon Opens a Whole Foods With the Next Step in Automation

A newly revamped store in Washington shows how thoroughly Amazon has woven itself into the grocery shopping experience.

#amazon-com-inc, #cameras, #computers-and-the-internet, #mobile-applications, #mobile-commerce-and-payments, #organic-foods-and-products, #sensors, #shopping-and-retail, #software, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #washington-dc, #whole-foods-market-inc

On Ukraine, U.S. and Russia Wage Signaling War to Avert Actual War

Each side is trying to convince the other that the price of conflict is too high. It is a complex game played with deliberate ambiguity, raising the risk of lethal miscalculation.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #washington-dc

Afghan Diplomats Seek Permission to Remain in U.S.

American banks have suspended government accounts to prevent the Taliban from gaining access to funds, suspending the salaries of many workers.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #immigration-and-emigration, #state-department, #taliban, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc

‘Ulysses’ Mirrors America’s Incomprehensible Politics

Concussion versus incomprehension.

#books-and-literature, #democratic-party, #joyce-james, #poetry-and-poets, #republican-national-committee, #republican-party, #the-odyssey-book, #trump-donald-j, #ulysses-book, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc

On Capitol Hill, a Push to Unionize House Aides Gains Traction

Democrats have signed on to a resolution that would for the first time give House aides the same organizing protections other federal government employees enjoy.

#democratic-party, #government-employees, #house-of-representatives, #labor-and-jobs, #levin-andrew-s-1960, #organized-labor, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries, #washington-dc

Censuring Reps. Cheney and Kinzinger Sets Off Republican Food Fight

Punishing Representatives Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger was a blunder, many in the party say.

#canada, #cheney-liz, #kinzinger-adam, #mcconnell-mitch, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #stefanik-elise, #trucks-and-trucking, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc

D.C. Bar That Defied Vaccine Rule Becomes Conservative Darling

Senator Rand Paul and other Republicans are lionizing The Big Board, a family-owned bar a mile from the U.S. Capitol.

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‘Daddy, What’s an Originalist?’

A new series of children’s books seeks to turn conservative icons like Amy Coney Barrett into bedtime reading material.

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Historically Black Colleges Disrupted by Bomb Threats

At least 17 historically Black colleges and universities said they received bomb threats in the past two days, though no explosives have been found.

#baltimore-md, #baton-rouge-la, #black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #columbia-university, #delaware-state-university, #historically-black-colleges-and-universities, #howard-university, #morgan-state-university, #new-orleans-la, #threats-and-threatening-messages, #united-states, #washington-dc, #xavier-university-of-louisiana

Did Democrats Make Inflation Worse?

Higher prices are imperiling the party’s chances of holding on to power in Washington. How much have Democrats’ own policies contributed to the problem?

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Big Agriculture Companies Are Killing the Planet

American agriculture is ravaging the air, soil and water. But a powerful lobby has cleverly concealed its damage.

#agriculture-and-farming, #air-pollution, #content-type-service, #global-warming, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #united-states, #washington-dc, #your-feed-opinionvideo

Putin Has Long Tried to Balance Europe. Now He’s Working to Reset It.

After years of trying to diplomatically divide and conquer, the Russian leader has seemingly decided to antagonize Europe as a whole in the current Ukraine crisis.

#cold-war-era, #defense-and-military-forces, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #european-union, #international-relations, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #washington-dc

Marchers Honor King and Call on Senate to Pass Voting Rights Legislation

The holiday came a day before the Senate returns to debate what is expected to be a doomed effort to pass the legislation. But advocates say they aren’t giving up.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #filibusters-and-debate-curbs, #king-martin-luther-jr, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements, #washington-dc