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James Brown Takes Control in “Get On Up”

WASHINGTON — James Brown paid the cost to be the boss. The new biopic of James Brown, “Get On Up,” shows the legendary music star in all his glory and struggle, from his powerful live shows, to his fights with promoters and record labels, to his enormous success as an entertainer during his 50-some year
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Obama Seeks to Grow Africa Trade With Leaders Summit

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of African government and business leaders will convene here in early August for the first-ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, a multi-day event organized by President Obama to build on the outreach that began during his trip to Africa last summer. The White House announced that the summit is designed to grow investment and
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Report: How Far do Back-to-School Dollars Go in DC?

How much you spend on common purchases depends on several factors, including where you’re shopping. Your dollar’s purchasing power varies greatly across different cities in the U.S. With back-to-school shopping season rapidly approaching, NerdWallet created the “Back-to-School Jeans Index,” a basic cost of living measure to gauge differences in affordability across the U.S. based on
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P.G. County Seeks Foreign Investors

Prince George’s County wants foreign investors from China to help increase economic development in low-income neighborhoods through a nationwide program previously used in the District. County officials pitched a three-city business tour to China in September before more than a dozen business leaders during an investment forum July 15 at the Largo Government Center in
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Gruden on relationship with RG3: ‘Happiness comes with wins’

RICHMOND—No Hollywood couple has a relationship that has been more heavily scrutinized this year than the one between Jay Gruden and Robert Griffin III. In 2013 it became apparent that the relationship between head coach Mike Shanahan and Griffin had deteriorated to the point where it was untenable. The team went from 10-6 division champs
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Ben’s Chili Bowl to Open Reagan Airport Location on Wednesday

Ben’s Chili Bowl, the landmark D.C. restaurant that has for decades been an historic part of city culture, will celebrate the opening of its first airport location Wednesday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Reagan National Airport. The event will be held 10:30 a.m. in the concourse level of the airport’s B/C terminal. The Chuck Brown
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Planes carrying remains arrive in Netherlands

(CNN) – A lone bugler sounding the traditional military farewell “Last Post” marked the arrival Wednesday in the Netherlands of the first dead from the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. The grieving nation then held a moment of silence to honor those killed in the crash of the jetliner, downed last week by a suspected
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wiz The Wizards release first alternate jerseys since 2006 and they’re blue

The Wizards released their new alternate jerseys on Tuesday — their first alternates since going back to red-white-and-blue uniforms before the 2011-12 season. The alternates “will be primarily navy blue with red color-blocking at the top and ‘Washington’ listed on the front while the navy shorts will feature the secondary Monument’ logo,” the team said in a release.
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