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Big guns brought out to mark 1814 'Burning of Washington'
The event, part of the War of 1812 that came to be known as “The Burning of Washington,” is arguably one of the United States' most humiliating military defeats. White House historians, however, will use the anniversary of the burning this summer as an …
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Dartmouth College president: School's 'promise is being hijacked by extreme
Philip J. Hanlon, president of Dartmouth College, delivered a speech Wednesday night in which he said that the elite Ivy League school's promise “is being hijacked by extreme behavior, masked by its perpetrators as acceptable fun.” He continued: “The …
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Death toll in Washington mudslide rises to 39
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and other state officials gathered on the steps of the Capitol in Olympia at noon Tuesday to lower the flag. Inslee ordered that flags at all state facilities be lowered to half-staff until the end of the day next Tuesday …
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Incumbents should stay on Washington County commission: Editorial endorsement
Say what you may about Washington County – and the candidates for the Board of Commissioners have plenty to say – the county has been the most functional in the Portland metro area over the past four years. In Clackamas County, commissioners don't …
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Online retailers add jobs as Washington state economy continues to improve
unemployment-march111 Washington state's employment picture continues to brighten, with a jobless rate of just 6.3 percent and about 6,700 new jobs added in March, according to a new report out from the Washington State Employment Security …
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Re-examining Redskins' needs: O-line
McGlynn was part of a bad line in Indianapolis; he was better at center than guard. Washington looked at a potential new right tackle in Donald Penn, but did not sign him. The interior struggled more than anywhere last season and that, at least, was …
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Cherry blossoms bloom in Washington DC
A sure sign of springtime in Washington D.C. is when the cherry blossom trees come into full bloom along the Tidal Basin. A sea of pink stretches from national monument to national monument. The 3,000 cherry trees were a gift from Japan in 1912 as a …
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Warren Buffett and Washington
Companies controlled by Democratic billionaire Warren Buffett are enjoying a relatively light touch from Washington. On Tuesday the government's Surface Transportation Board announced some good news for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad, …
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Game On: Wizards fall short of Gortat's prediction
"We want to go into playoffs with a winning (streak) with the mental preparation," said Gortat, who came to Washington via trade with the Phoenix Suns just five days before the season began. "I was hoping we were going to be in playoffs. We are in …
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The Politics of Drought: California Water Interests Prime the Pump in Washington
The Senate bill would allow regulators to "provide the maximum quantity of water supplies possible" to where it's most needed and boost existing federal drought programs by $ 200 million. As is true with many issues in Washington, money is part of the …
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Quick Takes: Redskins news and nuggets
And he'd be wise to have a strong rest of the offseason as well, just to lay a foundation for what he'll be about in Washington. If he doesn't, then … But when you land a guy like this, who was cut from his previous team reportedly for reasons …
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Russia will respond only to increased sanctions over Ukraine
FOR NEARLY three weeks after announcing the annexation of Crimea, Vladimir Putin held off on further dismemberment of Ukraine. No doubt he was measuring the West's reaction to the first forcible change of borders in Europe since 1945. Apparently, he …
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Chris Brown arrives in Washington via 'Con Air' to face assault charge
(CNN) — Chris Brown's nightmare cross-country trip to face trial in Washington ended Monday five days after it began in Los Angeles. The singer's "Con Air" flight landed in the D.C. area, and he was escorted by U.S. marshals to a local jail where he …
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TV and radio listings: April 8
7 p.m. Miami at Washington » MASN, WJFK (106.7 FM). NHL. 8 p.m. Washington at St. Louis » Comcast SportsNet, NBC Sports Network, WJFK (106.7 FM), WFED (1500 AM). NBA. 8 p.m. Brooklyn at Miami » TNT. 10:30 p.m. Houston at Los Angeles Lakers » …
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Kerry raps Israel in faltering Mideast peace
WASHINGTON — U.S. efforts to broker a Mideast peace agreement faltered after Israel refused to release prisoners as demanded by Palestinian leaders, then moved forward with plans to build new settlement housing in Jerusalem, America's top diplomat …
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April 8: The day that everyone in Washington got into a fight
… everybody got into a spat. And while these kinds of clashes over politics, policy and personality aren't exactly rare here in Washington, it's worth running down all of the day's drama in the district. Secretary of State John F. Kerry vs. Sen. John …
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In The Kitchen: George Washington Cherry Bounce
Cherry bounce, a brandy-based drink popular in the eighteenth century is a drink ascribed to General George Washington. It is rumored that he packed a “canteen or two” of it for a trip West across the Allegheny Mountains in September 1784. This fruity …
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Area resident laments loss of neighbors, family home in Washington's deadly
When Ed Elmer made his regular commute in Washington State, images of disaster always flickered through his mind as Mount Rainier, one of the world's most dangerous volcanoes, loomed massively in his windshield. What would happen if it erupted?
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Washington community grieves growing toll in US mudslide
DARRINGTON, Washington (Reuters) – The grim task of combing through debris from a landslide that sent a wall of mud cascading over dozens of homes on the outskirts of a rural Washington town came to a standstill briefly on Saturday for a moment of …
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Search for Washington Landslide Victims Continues
OSO, Wash. — With more rain expected to fall in Snohomish County on Wednesday, search and rescue teams started another agonizing day of looking for bodies amid a vast plain of mud and rubble, holding out hope that survivors may still be found.
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After Mountain's Collapse, Uncertainty and Loss
ARLINGTON, Wash. — Pam Sanford was waiting for news about her brother, Joseph Miller, among the missing since Saturday in the Oso landslide, when a police detective called asking for his dental records. Had he been found? The detective would not say.
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Deadly Mix of Loose Sediments and Heavy Rain in Washington
The flow of mud, boulders and trees that overran part of the community of Oso on Saturday was the most lethal slide in Washington in years, but the state is prone to the destructive events. At times, parts of Washington have experienced a thousand or …
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