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Prince George’s County businessmen cry foul on council’s dance-hall policy
WashingtonPost.com / Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:04:00 GMT

Brian Logan is a businessman. He owns a hair salon, does landscaping and works as a DJ. But what Logan cannot do is run a go-go club in his native Prince George’s County.

In July 2011, after a string of homicides linked to clubs in the area, the county passed a law prohibiting anyone convicted of a felony from operating a dance hall that plays music. That means Logan, who was convicted in 2000 of possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, cannot operate a club, something he says he was unaware of until after he had invested in a dance hall in Landover.

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Weather Gang: D.C. area forecast: Another afternoon storm threat today, and turning cooler this week
WashingtonPost.com / Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:02:12 GMT
We’ve got some murky days ahead, with at least intermittent rain risks as well. It’s very muggy through tomorrow before some drier air filters back in.





Howard County police identify two officers who killed man in Ellicott City
WashingtonPost.com / Fri, 22 Aug 2014 01:29:09 GMT

Howard County police officials identified two officers who fatally shot a 45-year-old man during a suicide attempt Wednesday inside an Ellicott City home. The police also released further details about the incident.

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McDonnell claims ignorance of ‘angry’ estranged wife’s dealings
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:09:10 -0400

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said Thursday that his marriage devolved to the point he was at a loss as to how to handle the "fiery anger and hate" from the first lady and that he was in the dark until after the fact on many of the dealings between ...


House of the Week | Massachusetts Heights Colonial for $1.795M
WashingtonPost.com / Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:32:21 GMT

The owners of this 1927 brick center-hall Colonial in the Massachusetts Heights neighborhood of Northwest Washington were leaving the country and wanted to sell but the house needed work. Enter designer Lori Graham, who took staging it to another level.

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Chuck Brown Memorial Park honors D.C.’s go-go godfather
WashingtonPost.com / Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:11:14 GMT

The District's latest tribute to the Godfather of Go-Go, Chuck Brown, is perhaps less conspicuous than the block near the Howard Theatre dubbed Chuck Brown Way. But it is certainly splashier. Chuck Brown Memorial Park, a 42,000-square-foot public space carved out of Northeast's Langdon Park, will be dedicated by city officials, designers and members of Brown's family on Friday, Aug. 22. The park will open on what would have been Brown's 78th birthday.

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Before donning period costume, Baker wondered: did blacks fight in War of 1812?
WashingtonPost.com / Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:38:17 GMT

For the celebration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 in Bladensburg this weekend, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III has decided to dress the part.

Historical groups and volunteers have planed a series of events marking the “forgotten war,” when the British invaded the United States, marched through what is now Prince George’s County and set fire to the White House, the U.S. Capitol and other parts of federal Washington.

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SIMMONS: Building bridges over troubled waters in Ferguson, elsewhere
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:46:06 -0400

Analysis/Opinion:

There's simply no way to know now what the end game will be in Ferguson, Missouri.

But there's certainly plenty of issues worthy of considerable thought.

"We've got to build a bridge," so said Karl Racine, a former defense lawyer and White House associate counsel, when I asked on ...


D.C.-area busker wins round in suit against Metro ban on accepting tips near stations
WashingtonPost.com / Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:14:00 GMT
Temporary court order says transit agency can’t bar street musicians from accepting tips near stations.

Local digest
WashingtonPost.com / Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:44:34 GMT

VIRGINIA

Ex-congressman

to lead GMU board

Former congressman Thomas M. Davis III will become the next leader of the governing board of George Mason University, officials announced Thursday.

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Robert Sherrill, self-described ‘independent radical’ journalist, dies
WashingtonPost.com / Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:07:23 GMT

Robert Sherrill, a self-described “independent radical” journalist who brought an acerbic, at times polemical, wit to books about political leaders including Lyndon B. Johnson and Edward Kennedy, to topics such as military judicial abuses, and to moneyed interests like Big Oil and the gun industry, died Aug. 19 in Tallahassee. He was 89.

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