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Controversial former Washington Mayor Marion Barry dies

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:40:39 -0800

Washington, Nov 24 (IANS/EFE): Marion Barry, the popular but controversial former Democratic mayor of Washington DC, who was at the helm of the capital's city government for 16 years, has died, his family announced. He was 78.

Obama had no choice on immigration reform

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:34:38 -0800

The nation is stuck in an untenable spot with a surplus of human beings who aren't going anywhere, but who live in the shadows.

Reflecting on 'Mayor for Life'

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:34:17 -0800

As someone who grew up in Washington, D.C., I was one of those folks who jokingly called former Mayor Marion Barry Jr. "Mayor for Life."

Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:20:58 -0800

WASHINGTON - A controversial and tireless advocate for the nation's capital who created jobs for generations of black families, Marion Barry was the ultimate District of Columbia politician, though his arrest for drug use in the midst of a crack cocaine epidemic often overshadows his accomplishments.

US delivers radar systems to Ukraine

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:18:30 -0800

Nov. 24, 2014, 10:14 a.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine This picture taken Dec. 26, 2011 shows the Pentagon building in Washington, DC. © AFP Washington - The other day the U.S. military delivered three lightweight, counter-mortar radar systems to Ukrainian armed forces, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren reported.

National Flossing Day to Be Celebrated with Floss and Dance

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:13:39 -0800

National Flossing Day, Nov. 28, 2014, to be celebrated by the National Flossing Council with a new video ad thanking Lululemon for their Floss Manifesto and the hard driving dance rhythms of the Malagasy band, Raoky. (PRWeb November 24, 2014) Read the full story at

MEF tackles Ethernet service interconnect problems

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 23:07:26 -0800

ITEM: The Metro Ethernet Forum has revealed a new global initiative with wholesale operators to fully standardize interconnectivity for Carrier Ethernet services.

Monday, December 1

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:36:07 -0800

Today is Monday, December 1, the 335th day of 2014. There are 30 days left in the year.Highlights in history on this date:1530 - Margaret of Savoy, Governor of the Netherlands, dies. She ruled the country for her nephew, who later...

Travel writers pick top travel destinations for 2015

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:30:38 -0800

Nov. 24, 2014, 9:39 a.m. Why here: The Kiwis have been keeping something from us, and if I were them, I would too. Their coveted little secret is the Cook Islands, 15 dreamy archipelagos that lie halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii, scattered like a string of pearls in the South Pacific.

First lady attends Princeton women's hoops game

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:23:20 -0800

© Mitchell Layton/Getty Images First lady Michelle Obama and Sasha Obama attend a women's college basketball game between the Princeton Tigers and the American University Eagles at Bender Arena on November 23, 2014 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama's niece, Leslie Robinson, was playing for Princeton.

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