Category: Washington DC

Amid Kavanaugh controversy, echoes of Anita Hill on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON — With Washington in turmoil over a Supreme Court nominee who suddenly finds his Senate confirmation in trouble after allegations of sexual misconduct, D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton sees a version of history repeating itself. In 1991, Clarence Thomas was heading toward what appeared to be a fairly straightforward confirmation vote to replace Thurgood […]

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DC-area chef Mike Isabella: ‘I probably should have apologized earlier’

WASHINGTON — More than four months after settling a federal lawsuit alleging workplace sexual harassment and days after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, D.C.-area celebrity chef Mike Isabella is offering something new — an apology. “I want people to know that I’m sorry,” Isabella told Fox 5. “I probably should have apologized earlier.” In May, […]

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DC police ID woman fatally stabbed while jogging near Logan Circle

WASHINGTON — Police in D.C. say the woman fatally stabbed near Logan Circle Tuesday evening was an avid runner out jogging when she was attacked in the bustling residential neighborhood. During a news conference Wednesday afternoon, D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham identified the woman as 35-year-old Wendy Karina Martinez, of Northwest D.C. Newsham, who called […]

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New eatery wants to change the way Washingtonians think about hummus

WASHINGTON — On restaurant menus, hummus is typically listed as an appetizer. At cocktail parties, it often accompanies crudités. But at D.C.’s newest fast-casual spot, the popular chickpea spread has been called off the sidelines, and instead, is the star of each meal. Inside Little Sesame’s new home at 1828 L St. NW, chefs and […]

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Celebrating Elton John as farewell tour hits Capital One Arena this weekend

WASHINGTON — Too often, pop culture celebrates our musicians in their prime, then takes them for granted until giant tributes upon their deaths: David Bowie to Tom Petty to Prince. But it’s equally important to cherish our living legends while they’re still rocking the house, which brings us to Sir Elton John’s farewell tour at […]

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The Latest: Grassley says no reason to further delay hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley says there’s “no reason for any further delay” in a hearing about a sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Lawyers for accuser Christine Blasey Ford say she […]

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Legalized sports betting in DC? Council committee set to consider bill

WASHINGTON — The Washington Redskins are currently 3-point favorites going into their game Sunday with Green Bay. For action-thirsty fans, however, putting down money on the Burgundy and Gold means a drive to West Virginia, Delaware or New Jersey. If Jack Evans and other members of the D.C. Council have their way, sports wagering could […]

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Hours before bodies were discovered inside burning mansion, neighbors saw man slip inside

WASHINGTON — On the day a mansion in D.C. went up in flames in May 2015 and the bodies of three members of a family and their housekeeper were discovered inside, neighbors said they saw a man with dreadlocks approach the house’s attached garage and duck inside. The description of the man came from two employees […]

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Moxy DC hotel holding ‘casting call’ for employees

WASHINGTON — Marriott’s millennial-leaning, hip, Moxy hotel brand opens its first Moxy in Washington, D.C. in late fall — and it is hiring. But Moxy isn’t planning just job interviews. Moxy DC is hosting a casting call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 27. “This is not your mom’s job interview, so potential employees should […]

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Amid criticism, Cardinal Wuerl begins ‘season of healing’

WASHINGTON — The Archdiocese of Washington has begun a six-week “season of healing,” which comes as Cardinal Donald Wuerl faces criticism over his handling of sex abuse cases from decades ago when he led Pittsburgh’s archdiocese. It began with a mass Friday night at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Northwest D.C. During […]

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3 stars, 40 years: Va. chef celebrates coveted Michelin status

WASHINGTON — Patrick O’Connell waited 40 years for the call, and on Thursday, Sept. 13, it finally happened. His restaurant, The Inn at Little Washington, just received the highest and most-coveted rating in the culinary world: three stars from the Michelin Guide. And ever since that call, O’Connell’s phone has not stopped ringing. “I was […]

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Students grow food for homeless neighbors

WASHINGTON — Those walking the block of 24th and H Streets NW will likely notice several things: Cars and buses whizzing by, doctors and nurses hustling to the hospital, and a motorcade or two barreling through the narrow streets . But look closely — just a few feet from the sidewalk — and you’ll see […]

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DC community holds vigil for teen killed while he was walking to a store

WASHINGTON — On a humid night in D.C., people flooded Stanton Road near the Wellington Park neighborhood in Southeast. Holding candles and releasing balloons in remembrance, they gathered at the site where 18-year-old TaQuan Pinkney was gunned down Sunday. “It is just so hard, to wake up every day and know he’s not in the […]

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In letter, Wuerl says he’s prepared to step down ‘to begin the healing’

WASHINGTON — Cardinal Donald Wuerl says he is prepared to step down in the wake of an intense firestorm of criticism over his handling of sex abuse claims dating back decades. “Those called to serve the Church in a leadership capacity must recognize that we are to lead not only by word, but also by […]

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Va. restaurant becomes area’s first 3-star Michelin

WASHINGTON — The release of the star-rated restaurants in the 2019 Michelin Guide brought a wave of excitement to D.C.’s culinary community Sept. 13. The Inn at Little Washington became the area’s first three-star restaurant since the Guide’s D.C. launch in 2016. Congratulations PATRICK! ⭐⭐⭐@Michelin After 40 years you got it! @InnatLittleWash my team and […]

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Jobs coming to DC, but more housing needed

WASHINGTON — By 2045 the D.C. region will see an additional 990,000 new jobs. But unless there’s a push to build new housing, the employees coming to fill those jobs will struggle to find a place to live. That’s the upshot of the report from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. According to COG’S forecast, […]

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Metro prepared for Florence as storm shifts away from DC

WASHINGTON — Even though Hurricane Florence is not currently on course to affect the area, Metro has been taking precautions just in case. Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld said preparations for the storm started a few days ago, just in case the storm ends up hitting the District. For Metro, that preparation included checking roof […]

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Black Cat to close downstairs portion to make room for 14th St. retail space

WASHINGTON — The Black Cat celebrates its 25th anniversary this weekend in D.C. But there is now more reason to attend the venue — its downstairs days are numbered. A spokesperson for the club told WTOP that the ground-floor Red Room bar and secondary performing space Backstage will close by the end of the year […]

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As family grieves, vigil to honor teen killed walking home from store

WASHINGTON — A recent high school graduate who was working toward a bright future will instead be remembered at a vigil, after being shot and killed walking home from the store. TaQuan Pinkney, 18, had walked to the store for a soda on Sunday when he heard gunfire nearby, according to his mother. “We are […]

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DC puts maternal health in spotlight with mayor’s inaugural summit

WASHINGTON — On Sept. 12, the third floor of D.C.’s Washington Convention Center was packed with policy leaders, health care experts … and quite a few babies — all for Mayor Muriel Bowser’s first Maternal and Infant Health Summit. The open-to-the-public event convened mayors, physicians and nonprofit executives to examine trends in pregnancy-related health outcomes, […]

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