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Jennifer Pompi

Jennifer Pompi is a general assignment reporter and afternoon slot editor for The Washington Times. Previously, she worked as an editor for AOL/Patch, covering hyperlocal news in Prince George's and Anne Arundel counties in Maryland. She can be reached at

Articles by Jennifer Pompi

This undated photo shows camping out on the sagebrush plains below the Pryor Mountains in Big Horn County, Mont., offers a great view of the Beartooth Mountains to the west. The park is just one of many places people can visit in southeastern Montana, guided by a newly printed geotourism map. (Brett French/The Billings Gazette via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

REI closing on Black Friday

Instead of opening their doors as American families are still digesting their ritual turkey, outdoor adventure retailer REI is bucking the holiday shopping tradition this year by keeping the doors on all 143 of their stores closed on Black Friday, encouraging their co-op members to #OptOutside on the annual shopping "holiday." Published October 26, 2015


CNN debate criteria may exclude Carly Fiorina from main stage

Carly Fiorina has been steadily gaining in the polls since her showing at Fox News' Aug. 6 "kiddie table" debate, but CNN's debate criteria may keep the only woman GOP presidential hopeful from sitting with the big kids at the debate in September. Published August 19, 2015

An Indonesian plan has reportedly crashed with 54 people onboard. Screencap: SkyNews

Indonesian airliner crashed into mountain: official

An Indonesian airliner carrying 49 passengers and 5 crew crashed in the country's easternmost mountainous region in the province of Paupa, according to a government official. Published August 16, 2015

FILE - In this March 10, 2015 file photo, The Inspire 1, a drone manufactured by DJI, is flown in Davenport, Calif. Mexico published rules governing the use of drones on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, allowing people to operate the smallest drones in daylight without a permit but with safety rules. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Drones to hover over electric lines in Minnesota

The Federal Aviation Administration will allow a Minnesota electric company to use drones to inspect electric lines and natural gas infrastructure, according to reports. Published May 19, 2015

Sen. Rand Paul's views on foreign policy and national security set him apart from the other Republicans hungering for the presidency. They can be expected to slam him as an isolationist, blind to the harsh realities of the international jungle. But his views of how the U.S. should deal with the world will offer a unique opening to voters who haven't always leaned right. (Associated Press)

Rand Paul: Vaccines can lead to 'mental disorders'

When asked by radio host Laura Ingraham Monday about his views on vaccination, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said that while he is not "anti-vaccine" at all, he thinks they should be voluntary. Published February 2, 2015