Monthly Archives: December 2014

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Ice man bringeth: Rink guru readies Nationals Park for Winter Classic
Washington Capitals marksman Alex Ovechkin and Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews were painted on the side. The time, 1 p.m., and date, Jan. 1, of the Winter Classic at Nationals Park were also splashed on the 22-wheel trailer hauled by an …
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Obama releases five more Gitmo prisoners overnight
By Alex Swoyer – The Washington Times – Wednesday, December 31, 2014. President Obama released five more prisoners from Guantanamo Bay Naval Base overnight, Fox News reported. They were held for more than a decade and were sent to resettle in …
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These Blimps Are Meant To Protect Washington DC From Missiles Somehow
To protect the nation's capital from a 21st century threat, the Pentagon is turning to a technology first seen in World War I: blimps. Made by Raytheon, the “Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System,” or JLENS for short …
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Washington Nationals' Biggest Offseason Questions That Still Need to Be
The Washington Nationals are almost three months into the offseason and general manager Mike Rizzo's finger is still resting on the trigger of nearly all of the team's biggest potential maneuvers. Washington had a fairly short to-do list entering its …
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Argentina's president said to 'adopt' Jewish boy to save him from life as a
Last week, Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner "adopted" a boy as her godson to prevent him from turning into a werewolf, according to multiple news reports. A report in the Guardian subsequently deemed the story a hoax. Kirchner tweeted …
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Jimmy Lake has Washington secondary headed in right direction
UW's young secondary was obliterated by Eastern Washington in the Huskies' Sept. 6 home opener, with EWU's Vernon Adams Jr. throwing for 475 yards and seven touchdowns. The Huskies escaped with a 59-52 victory, but something had to change.
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Washington implementing animal traceability rules
Establish a 23-cent per-head fee on cattle sold or slaughtered in Washington or transported out of state. The fee will fund the operation and maintenance of two computer systems used to collect information needed to quickly trace animal movements.
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Russian ruble drops 7 percent as economy shrinks

Russian ruble drops 7 percent as economy shrinks
MOSCOW — The Russian currency extended its losses on Monday after a report showed the economy has started shrinking in annual terms for the first time since 2009 as the country is buffeted by falling oil prices and Western sanctions. Meanwhile, the …
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Critical decisions after 9/11 led to slow, steady decline in quality for
“We are not the Super Bowl team we once were,” Dan Emmett, a former Secret Service supervisor, said in a recent interview with The Washington Post. When the attacks came in 2001, the Secret Service was seen as a model organization, revered for its aura …
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Studded tires blamed for widespread damage in Washington

Studded tires blamed for widespread damage in Washington
Transportation officials said studded tires were responsible for causing $ 27 million in damage to Washington roadways in 2014. Studded tires traveling on bare pavement at 80 mph can leave cracks and even potholes on roadways, such as I-90. As a result …
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Redskins place DE Hatcher on IR, claim DT Robertson
The Washington Redskins have claimed defensive tackle Travian Robertson off waivers and placed defensive end Jason Hatcher on injured reserve, according to the NFL transaction report. Hatcher, Washington's biggest free-agent signing of the offseason, …
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Nationals sign Dan Uggla to minor-league deal
Uggla joins utility man Kevin Frandsen and reserve middle infielder Danny Epsinosa in the competition for Washington's starting job at second base, though the team will likely continue to address that position in the remainder of the offseason. Stewart …
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N. Korea calls Obama 'monkey' in hacking row

N. Korea calls Obama 'monkey' in hacking row
The defense commission also accused Washington for intermittent outages of North Korea websites this week, which happened after the U.S. had promised to respond to the Sony hack. The U.S. government has declined to say if it was behind the shutdown.
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101000 pay for insurance with Washington exchange
SEATTLE — Between renewals and new customers, 101,000 Washington residents have bought health insurance through the Washington exchange so far this open enrollment period. About 76,000 renewed their policies by the Tuesday deadline for Jan.
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Ranking the Top Moments of 2014 for the Washington Capitals
The 2014 calendar year was not an overly kind one to the Washington Capitals, as the team failed to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2007. However, the 2014-15 campaign has brought new hope to the franchise, and at least …
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Washington on track to be UC career receptions leader
It is the second consecutive year that Washington has led UC in receptions, and Bearcats coaches recently named him team Co-Most Valuable Player with linebacker Jeff Luc. Washington also is on track to become UC's career receptions leader, with another …
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Washington officers fatally shoot suspect; second shooting under investigation

Washington officers fatally shoot suspect; second shooting under investigation
WASHINGTON — Police fatally shot a robbery suspect in southeast Washington on Wednesday afternoon and hours later shot and wounded a suspect in a carjacking in the city's northeast, officials said. Police said that both suspects fired first at …
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Cowboys vs. Redskins preview
The Washington Redskins don't have anything to play for, other than pride and a feel-good vibe to close the season. It's debatable how much the Dallas Cowboys really have to play for, too, considering the long-shot scenario for them to improve their …
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In Hawaii, Obama golfs with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak
HONOLULU — President Obama has generally refrained from mixing business and pleasure on the golf course. On vacation here in Hawaii, he has mostly hit the links with the same circle of longtime friends and White House aides he usually pals around with …
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De Blasio leads moment of silence for Ramos, Liu
December 23, 2014 4:05 PM EST – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio held a moment of silence for police officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, who were fatally shot on Saturday. (AP). RELATED LINKS. VIDEO: De Blasio visits memorial for officers · FACT …
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Robbery Suspect Exchanges Gunfire With D.C. Police, Dies
A robbery suspect is dead after exchanging gunfire with D.C. police officers in Southeast Washington Wednesday afternoon. News4's Chris Gordon reports. (Published Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014). Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 • Updated at 7:11 PM EST.
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No. 13 Washington Holds Off Tulane 66-57

No. 13 Washington Holds Off Tulane 66-57
SEATTLE (AP) — Lorenzo Romar could tell early when the turnovers began piling up and the mistakes continued that No. 13 Washington was mentally exhausted. The Huskies still found a way — mostly because of their defense — to remain undefeated.
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Registered nurses at MedStar Washington Hospital Center stage strike
WASHINGTON (WJLA) – Registered nurses at MedStar Washington Hospital Center held a one-day strike Monday to protest what they feel are “unfair labor practices” committed by the hospital. Continue reading. Nurses strike outside of MedStar Washington …
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North Korea's Internet is going suspiciously haywire

North Korea's Internet is going suspiciously haywire
North Korea's struggles do sound consistent with "cyber vandalism," which is the term Obama used for the Sony hacking, so perhaps this is Washington's idea of a proportional response. Then again, a disruption in connectivity is very different from …
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DC area forecast: Wet, icy in spots, and cold today; then milder but unsettled
Washington, D.C., is no longer in the freezing rain advisory. *. 1 p.m. update: Rain has moved over the area and we haven't seen significant reports of freezing rain or icing. Most spots just have a cold rain with temperatures from 33-37. 11:45 a.m …
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The Washington Nationals are in good shape for the future
All eight position players who started for the Washington Nationals last season also started for them in 2013. Six of them, not including Danny Espinosa, also started for the Nationals in 2012. Three of the Nats' five current starting pitchers have …
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Facebook blocks Russian page supporting Navalny, Putin's biggest critic
MOSCOW — In a sign of new limits on Facebook's ability to serve as a platform for political opposition movements, Russian users appear to have been blocked from accessing a page calling for a protest in support of a prominent dissident. In 2011 …
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