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Bid to revive Equal Rights Amendment fails by 1 vote
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 21 Feb 2019 13:05:36 -0500

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A renewed push to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in Virginia has failed by a single vote.

The House of Delegates vote deadlocked 50-50 on a bid to force a full floor on the gender-equality measure Thursday. The tie vote meant the effort failed.

ERA proponents ...


Justin Fairfax rape allegations: Lawyers demand investigation before Va. General Assembly adjourns
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 21 Feb 2019 13:33:03 -0500

Lawyers for Vanessa Tyson, who accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of raping her, on Thursday blasted the state General Assembly for lacking "political courage" to take action.

Lawyers Debra S. Katz and Lisa Banks urged lawmakers to launch a special counsel-style probe before the General Assembly adjourns Friday.

"It ...


Jussie Smollett never grasped that he was really attacking his own credibility
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 21 Feb 2019 21:07:45 -0500

Justin, Justin, Justin.

Justin Smollett is a talented millennial.

He's quite handsome, has the status of a rising star and has been in the business long enough to have rubbed shoulders with or professionally intersected with the likes of estimable Brat Packer Emilio Estevez, and filmmakers Reginald Hudlin and Lee ...


Snowstorm disrupts sports schedules for Navy, American University
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 20 Feb 2019 12:28:26 -0500

A men's basketball game between Navy and Loyola (MD) in Baltimore has been postponed from Wednesday night to Thursday at 2 p.m. due to the snowstorm affecting much of the East Coast.

Navy also announced that it would not postpone its women's basketball home game against Lafayette scheduled for Wednesday ...


Bill seeks to prohibit using DNA databases to solve crime
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:21:37 -0500

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — After police used a new technique to arrest a man suspected of being the Golden State Killer, a Maryland legislator proposed a law that would prohibit use of a familial DNA database for the purpose of crime-solving.

House bill 30, sponsored by Delegate Charles Sydnor, D-Baltimore ...


Covington teen Nicholas Sandmann cheered by conservatives for Washington Post suit
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 20 Feb 2019 22:10:23 -0500

Even if The Washington Post never pays him a dime, Kentucky teenager Nicholas Sandmann may have already earned a bust in the conservative pantheon for his audacious $250 million lawsuit against the liberal media titan.

President Trump led the cheers Wednesday, tweeting "Go get them Nick. Fake News!" after attorneys ...


Man dies in portable toilet fire at Baltimore Ravens stadium
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 19 Feb 2019 10:08:24 -0500

BALTIMORE (AP) — Firefighters say a man died in a fire in a portable toilet near the Baltimore Ravens' stadium.

News outlets quote Baltimore police as saying the Sunday fire in the parking lot of M&T Bank Stadium didn't appear to be criminal.

Baltimore Fire spokeswoman Blair Skinner says a ...


Federal judge refuses to quash subpoenas seeking internet records in ‘Unite the Right’ suit
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:45:44 -0500

A federal judge on Tuesday paved the way for Twitter and GoDaddy to provide records to plaintiffs suing individuals involved in the deadly 2017 "Unite the Right" rally attended by white nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia.

In an eight-page opinion issued from a federal court in Charlottesville, Judge Norman K. Moon ...


Va. House Democrats pass buck on hearing rape allegations against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:04:12 -0500

The Virginia House Democratic Caucus on Tuesday said rape allegations against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax should be investigated "outside of the political arena," signaling that they've taken impeachment off the table.

"The allegations they have made against Lt Gov Fairfax are criminal in nature and we are treating them with ...


Ibraheem Samirah beats Gregg Nelson in Virginia House of Delegates special election
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 19 Feb 2019 20:08:26 -0500

Democrat Ibraheem S. Samirah handily beat Republican Gregg G. Nelson in a special election Tuesday for a Northern Virginia seat in the House of Delegates, overcoming a series of controversies hounding his party's state leaders.

Mr. Samirah led Mr. Nelson by 1,576 votes out of 6,283 cast or a 25-percent ...


D.C.‘s many prankster activists turn anger into street theater
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 18 Feb 2019 00:36:08 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the nation's capital, it can be hard for protesters to stand out. Fifty people — or even 500 — holding signs and shouting hardly merit a second glance in this city of protests.

That's why Washington activists have to get creative. There's an ethos of performative ...


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