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D.C. Jail health care contract raises activists’ ire

- The Washington Times

The ACLU of the Nation’s Capital and inmate advocates are encouraging the D.C. Council to reject a contract that would place a for-profit corporation they say has a history of providing poor care in charge of health care at the D.C. Jail.

Mayor-Elect Muriel Bowser, speaks to reporters during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, a day after being elected the next mayor of the District of Columbia.    (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Bowser pitches District for 2024 Olympics

- The Washington Times

Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser was part of the five-person team that made the pitch to the U.S. Olympic Committee Tuesday to select the District as the United States’ contender to host the 2024 summer Olympics.

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Chris Redd, with Maria Randazzo of the touring Second City troupe, said, "We don't hold back any punches. That's what I like. [The audience] can definitely expect the unexpected. It's a fun Christmas show." (Eric Althoff/The Washington Times)

The unknown from Second City keeps the show fresh and exciting

- The Washington Times

The man in the front row of the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse had been "marked" at the start of the show. For the concluding sketch, two cast members of the touring Second City comedy troupe pull the young man onstage — to his own embarrassment and the delight of his date.

In this image taken from video, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, University of Virginia student Alex Stock talks during an interview with The Associated Press in Charlottsville, Va. Stock, and two other friends of an alleged victim of a gang rape at a U.Va. fraternity, challenged details in a Rolling Stone article that used the woman's attack to paint a picture of a culture of sexual violence on the campus was wrong on a number of key points: most important that they didn't encourage her to report the attack and that they were more concerned about their reputations than her well-being. (AP Photo)

Friends say they pushed U.Va. 'Jackie' to call cops

- Associated Press

Three friends of an alleged victim of gang rape at a University of Virginia frat house say a magazine article wrongly portrayed them as uncaring friends who were more concerned about their reputations than her well-being.