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Redskins to Manziel: It isn’t college

LANDOVER, Md. — The Washington Redskins wanted to have a little fun with Johnny Football and get under the rookie quarterback’s skin during Monday’s preseason game. They succeeded, as Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel took offense to some vocal ribbing from the Redskins and flipped them off. The gesture was caught by TV cameras and most of the Redskins’
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Police: Father shoots and stabs daughter in Md. shooting

TEMPLE HILLS Md. (WUSA9) — Two people were shot and a man and his 3-year-old daughter are dead after Prince George’s County responded to the report of a double-shooting in Temple Hills, Saturday morning. Police have identified the suspect as Frederick Roy Miller, 38, of the 8000 block of Allandale Drive in Landover. Authorities responded
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The life of a D.C. ‘oil man’

Justin Green stands on the Anacostia Metro platform, ready to work. A belt stretches across his chest, holding 33 tiny bottles filled with colorful liquids. On his back hangs a leopard-print bookbag, carrying 50 additional pounds of his product. The train is approaching. Green speaks in a gravelly voice. “Every businessman has different style,” he
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Urban Farm in Washington Plans to Harvest Health, Jobs

WASHINGTON—–Farmers nationwide are getting ready to harvest the crops they planted last spring. In the Nation’s Capital, AJ Cooper began planting his crop three years ago, and it won’t be harvested for another eight months. But if it works, it will bear fruit for years to come. Cooper is the founder and leader of Freedom
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21st Annual Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant Crowns a Queen!

The 21st Annual Little Miss African American Scholarship Crowns a Queen!    Miyae Folkes, age 12, from Los Angeles, CA – LMAA Queen 2014 Los Angeles – The Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant (LMAA) successfully celebrated its 21st year and crowned Miyae Folkes, age 12, as its new queen.  Actresses Laila Ali and Meagan
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For David Catania, It’s Time for Plan C

David Catania is working. For a meeting last week with tenants at Chinatown’s Museum Square apartment building, who fear their housing will evaporate if their building is demolished as the owner has proposed, he shuffles through the cast of characters he’s deployed in 17 years on the D.C. Council–amateur prosecutor, hospital administrator, PTA chairman—and pulls
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WUSA9 Van Stolen in Allegedly Sketchy Neighborhood Had $600 Louis Vuitton Wallet, $3,500 Chanel Bag

Call it irony, or call it bad karma, or simply call it lousy luck. But a WUSA9 crew is out thousands of dollars after it tried reporting last Friday on an offensively stupid new app that crowdsources information from users to determine which neighborhoods and streets are “sketchy” and presumably should be avoided. Not far into Friday,
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D.C. ‘Coolest City’ in Nation, Forbes Says

D.C. is the coolest city in the United States, or so says a Forbes survey released Wednesday. The District was noted by Forbes for its abundant entertainment and recreation options, an ethnically and culturally diverse population and a large population of people ranging in age from 20 to 34 in the metropolitan area. The city’s many museums,
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