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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

Bruce Springsteen performs on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, during the Concert for Valor. The Veterans Day event is hosted by HBO, Starbucks and Chase and is free and open to the public. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The Boss, other big music stars honor vets on Mall

Hundreds of thousands of people gathered Tuesday on the National Mall for a star-studded Veterans Day concert honoring current and former members of the U.S. military. Published November 11, 2014

FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2014 file photo,  protesters participate in a rally outside a Burger King on Chicago's south side as labor organizers escalate their campaign raise the minimum wage for employees to $15 an hour. As Democrats across the country make an election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they are also looking to motivate younger people, minorities and others in their base to go to the polls on Nov. 4th. The party has put questions on the ballot in five states asking voters whether the minimum wage should be increased. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File) **FILE**

Minimum wage wins at the ballot box in three states

Minimum wage workers and their advocates scored huge victories Tuesday at the ballot box, with voters pushing through wage increases in three states, reported Market Watch. Published November 4, 2014

People were tweeting about everything from education to Ebola on Election Day. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Issues Twitter users cared most about in #Election2014

On Election Day, as on most days, Americans took to social media to air their views and voice their opinion. Social media platform Twitter captured some of Tuesday's #Election2014 tweets and analyzed them to see what was on voters' minds. Published November 4, 2014

On Tuesday, millions of Facebook users logged on to their accounts to see a little app at the top of their feed, asking people if they were voters, and that app has proven to increase voter turnout. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Facebook app increases voter turnout, researchers say

On Tuesday, millions of Facebook users logged on to their accounts to see a little app at the top of their feed, asking people if they were voters, and that app has been proven to increase voter turnout. Published November 4, 2014

Kmart Black Friday to begin at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day

In an effort to grab early Black Friday shoppers before Thanksgiving dinner has even been served, general merchandise retailer Kmart Monday announced plans to open their stores at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving, according to Food World News, and stay open until the following midnight. Published November 3, 2014

In this Oct. 21, 2014 photo provided by, Brittany Maynard and her husband Dan Diaz pose at the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. The 29-year-old terminally ill woman has fulfilled a wish on her bucket list: visiting the Grand Canyon. Maynard, who has advanced brain cancer, has said she plans use Oregon's death-with-dignity law to end her own life Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 though she could still change her mind. Maynard and her husband moved to Oregon from Northern California because Oregon allows terminally ill patients to end their lives with lethal medications prescribed by a doctor. (AP Photo/

Right-to-die cancer patient rethinks suicide plan

The 29-year-old terminally ill cancer patient whose video on her choice to die by taking her own life went viral earlier this month is rethinking her Saturday suicide plan. Published October 30, 2014

This undated photo shows Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. A piece of an aluminum aircraft discovered on an uninhabited atoll in the southwestern Pacific has been identified as belonging to Earhart's twin-engine Lockheed Electra.  (AP Photo, file)

Amelia Earhart plane fragment identified

A piece of an aluminum aircraft discovered on an uninhabited atoll in the southwestern Pacific has been identified as belonging to the twin-engine Lockheed Electra of U.S. aviator Amelia Earhart, according to Discovery News. Published October 29, 2014

Marvel reveals film lineup through 2019

Marvel gave its film fans something to cheer about at a press event Tuesday when it announced its schedule of comic book-based films through 2019, according to Business Insider. Published October 28, 2014

The unmanned Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, explodes seconds after launch from Wallops Island, Virginia, on Oct. 28, 2014 (Screengrab via NASA TV)

Antares rocket explodes after NASA launch

The Orbital Sciences unmanned rocket scheduled to launch at 6:28 p.m. Tuesday night from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia exploded on the launch pad shortly after takeoff. Published October 28, 2014

Brandon Bethers, 20, wears his Marysville Pilchuck High School baseball jersey as he views the growing memorial, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at the school in Marysville, Wash. On Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, student Jayson Fryberg opened fire in the school cafeteria, killing a fellow student and injuring others before taking his own life. A third student died Sunday night of her injuries.The school will be closed all week. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Washington school shooter invited victims to lunch: reports

The teenager allegedly responsible for a high school shooting in Washington state sent his victims a text message inviting them to lunch before opening fire on them, according to multiple news reports. Published October 27, 2014


Euro Fest exposes the young to Old World culture

Take your kids on a whirlwind tour of Europe's cultural delights without spending thousands on airfare and accommodations — or even leaving the D.C. metro area. Published October 23, 2014