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NFL borrows prep, college playbooks
Want to know what trends will dominate the NFL in five years? Attend a high school or small-college football game. Because tactics on display during the NFL's opening weekend were high school and small college all the way. The big ideas on offense in the NFL in recent seasons -- the zone-read rush,
HS Principal's Coming Out as Gay Was 'So Unexpected'
Woodrow Wilson High School principal Pete Cahall stunned many of his D.C. students when he came out during the school’s gay pride celebration. “That was so unexpected,” gay school senior Tao Marwell told ABC News affiliate station WJLA-TV in Washington. “I had no idea. I have so much more respect
10 Facts About the Washington Monument as It Reopens
The Washington Monument is back in business. After a nearly three-year, $15 million renovation to repair damage caused by the earthquake that shook its foundation in August 2011, the iconic marble tower reopened during a ceremony Monday morning, allowing the first visitors to travel to the top
Five Stories You'll Care About in Politics Next Week
The March 31 Obamacare Enrollment Deadline Is One of Several Big Days Next Week
Obama Working Overtime (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES NEXT UP IN THE ‘YEAR OF ACTION’: President Obama today takes steps to expand overtime pay for workers. This afternoon, the president will sign a presidential memorandum on modernizing overtime protections for workers, ABC’s MARY BRUCE notes. “The ...
Jennifer Lawrence Has an Important Message; DC Raises Minimum Wage to $11.50
Lawrence Told Barbara Walters That 'It Should Be Illegal' To Call Someone Fat
President Obama Hosts Kennedy Center Honorees, Quips on Santana's 'Altered State of Mind'
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Several of of the country’s biggest figures from film and music were recognized at the White House today for their mark on the performing arts. Actress Shirley MacLaine, along with musicians Carlos Santana, Billy Joel, Herbie Hancock and opera soprano Martina Arroyo...
DC Mayor Compares Lack of Autonomy to Struggles of Nelson Mandela
WASHINGTON–D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray compared the District of Columbia’s lack of autonomy and voting rights to the struggles Nelson Mandela endured, explaining Friday that residents connect so much with the South African leader because “we have not achieved full equality in this city.” “When we...
Marion Barry, DC Council Aim to Decriminalize Marijuana
Thanks partly to D.C. councilman and former Mayor Marion Barry, the nation’s capital could soon join the states of Colorado and Washington in legalizing small amounts of nonmedical marijuana. D.C. Councilman Tommy Wells proposed ”The Simple Possession of Small Quantities Of Marijuana ...
The Costs of the Government Shutdown
The 16-day government shutdown is over, but the country has taken at least a $24 billion hit along the way. The financial ratings agency Standard & Poor’s said Wednesday the shutdown “to date has taken $24 billion out of the economy,” equaling $1.5 billion dollars...