D.C. residents lined up around the block Tuesday morning in Anacostia for the traditional Ward 8 turkey giveaway and to pay tribute to the council member who started the tradition — Marion Barry.
Marion Barry’s annual turkey giveaway went on Tuesday without the former D.C. mayor, who died early Sunday at the age of 78.
The D.C. Council plans, with a few modifications, to make permanent the same concealed carry regulations lawmakers passed on a temporary basis — despite the fact a federal judge is considering whether to hold the city in contempt over the law.
As protests grew in Ferguson, Mo., over the grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson, several hundred protesters gathered in front of the White House late Monday night to voice their displeasure at the verdict.
Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry had a career in elected office that spanned the history of home rule in the District. He died early Sunday at 78.
Marion Barry was many things to many people.
The 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas tree arrived by flatbed truck from Chippewa National Forest in Cass Lake, Minnesota, on Friday and was set in the ground on the West Lawn.
Marion Barry, 78, collapsed shortly after midnight Sunday, and before the clock struck 2 a.m., he was pronounced dead. Some might say that heaven and hell prepared a place for him, as he often was at odds with other Democrats and liberals and the D.C. business community that was used to running the city.
Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, who rose from the sharecroppers’ shacks of Itta Bena, Mississippi, to the executive suite of the District’s City Hall and overcame an embarrassing public drug arrest while in office to return as D.C. mayor and council member, died early Sunday. He was 78.
Before sitting down to turkey dinner on Thanksgiving comes another long held tradition — braving the holiday traffic.
The American University Board of Trustees rejected Friday an option to withdraw fossil-fuel investments from the $550 million endowment, infuriating student activists and handing another defeat to the campus divestment movement.
University of Virginia president Teresa A. Sullivan extended a fraternity wide social activity suspension until Jan. 9 in response to an outcry from students over sexual violence within the school’s greek system.