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Terry McAuliffe, former Virginia governor, faults Charlottesville for ‘Unite the Right’ chaos
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:21:09 -0500

Charlottesville city officials should never have authorized protesters to rally around a monument to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee last summer, former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Monday in one of his first interviews since leaving office.

Mr. McAuliffe told a Richmond radio station that Charlottesville erred by permitting the ...


Justice Dept. files motion supporting Archdiocese in fight over religious Christmas ads
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:43:23 -0500

The U.S. Department of Justice filed a "friend of the court" motion Tuesday, arguing that Metro violated the Archdiocese of Washington's First Amendment rights in banning religious ads last Christmas.

The amicus, or "friend of the court," motion was filed in the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the District ...


D.C. area to expect snow, cold wind, school closures Wednesday morning
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:09:19 -0500

More wintry weather is on the way Wednesday morning for Maryland, Virginia and The District, according to the National Weather Service.

The weather service issued warnings for the area after forecasting a cold front will sweep into the region Tuesday night and stay until at least mid-morning Wednesday.

Cold winds ...


Reclaim the mantle: It takes a village
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:13:07 -0500

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Here we are again with nightmarish news of children being abused and neglected. A few such stories follow, including one of four dead sisters.

Each story illustrates why we must reclaim the mantle: It takes a village.

Thirteen siblings are found shackled and malnourished in their home in ...


D.C. Metro train derails on Red Line; no injuries or fire
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:00:47 -0500

 A Metro train carrying 60 passengers derailed Monday morning between the Red Line's Farragut North and Metro Center stations in Washington, D.C. No injuries or fire were reported, D.C. Fire and EMS said.

Emergency crews worked with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to free the passengers from the ...


Maryland offers seconds to turkey hunters with 3-day hunt
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:45:12 -0500

ANNAPOPLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland hunters who did not get their fill on turkey in the fall season will get another opportunity to bag a bird.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says a three-day winter turkey hunting season will begin Thursday and conclude on Saturday.

The state began offering ...


St. Mary Catholic Church, a northern Virginia church, named by Vatican as a basilica
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:07:34 -0500

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Vatican has designated a historic Catholic church in northern Virginia as a basilica.

Arlington Bishop Michael Burbidge announced the designation during services Sunday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Old Town Alexandria, which traces its history back to George Washington.

The church was founded in ...


Immigration temporary protective status-Salvadoran debate
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:55:07 -0500

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

An estimated 10,000 D.C. residents of Salvadoran descent are likely becoming news watchers now that the State Department has warned Americans against traveling to the Central American country and the Trump administration has told them they have until September 2019 to get their immigration papers in order or be ...


President Trump, please watch your language
WashingtonTimes.com / Sun, 14 Jan 2018 15:39:06 -0500

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

It says a lot about the raunchy state of American culture and about our president when it's easy to believe that President Trump described entire nations as "sh--holes."

Recounts of the exact terms that the president used vary, but no one from either side disputes that he expressed crude ...


Maryland transportation exec accused of bribing Russian official
WashingtonTimes.com / Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:47:00 -0500

The former co-president of a Maryland transportation company that moved nuclear materials across the United States is accused of bribing an official at a subsidiary of Russia's State Atomic Energy Corp.

Mark Lambert, 54, of Mount Airy, Maryland, was charged in an 11-count indictment with charges ranging from violating the ...


Crowds gather for Virginia inauguration on chilly Saturday
WashingtonTimes.com / Sat, 13 Jan 2018 11:04:01 -0500

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Crowds have started to gather at the Virginia Capitol ahead of Ralph Northam's inauguration as the state's 73rd governor.

Northam is set to take the oath of office shortly after noon on a dreary and cold Saturday. The Democrat easily won November's election thanks to strong ...


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