Three-day festival to celebrate black history museum opening
Art / Arts & Entertainment / Music / Theater & Dance

Three-day festival to celebrate black history museum opening

WASHINGTON (AP) — A festival featuring workshops, storytelling and performances including concerts with bands such as Public Enemy and The Roots will celebrate the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture this month. The Smithsonian announced Wednesday that the three-day festival, “Freedom Sounds: A Community Celebration,” on the Washington Monument … Continue reading

EPA sets new ozone standard, disappointing all sides
Business / Lifestyle / U.S. News

EPA sets new ozone standard, disappointing all sides

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Thursday established stricter limits on the smog-causing pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness, drawing swift condemnation from business leaders and Republicans who warned of damage to the economy. The Environmental Protection Agency said the new standard of 70 parts per billion will reduce exposure to dangerous ozone … Continue reading

Democrats clinch critical votes for Iran nuclear deal
Middle East / National

Democrats clinch critical votes for Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressing their advantage, the White House and insistent Senate Democrats locked up the votes Tuesday to frustrate attempts by outraged Republicans to pass a legislative rebuke to the Iran nuclear accord. Four previously undeclared Senate Democrats — Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Ron Wyden of Oregon, Gary Peters of Michigan and Maria Cantwell … Continue reading

Local / Virginia

Amtrak cancels trains between DC, Norfolk, Va., due to snow

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Amtrak has suspended some train service due to the winter weather moving through the mid-Atlantic region. Northeast Regional trains between Norfolk, Virginia and Richmond, Virginia were cancelled Thursday, along with the Northeast Regional between Newport News, Virginia and Washington. Amtrak says the Palmetto train that operates between New York City and … Continue reading

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House GOP moves toward possible lawsuit on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are moving toward authorizing a potential lawsuit against President Barack Obama on immigration, House Speaker John Boehner announced Tuesday, as the GOP struggled for a way to stop the president’s unilateral deportation curbs. Boehner announced the plans in a closed-door meeting with lawmakers, telling them GOP leaders are finalizing a … Continue reading