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US House passes Washington DC statehood measure in historic vote

Washington - US House lawmakers made history Friday by voting for Washington to become the nation's 51st state, but the move, a push for equal voting rights for the capital's residents, is doomed in the Senate.

Seattle mayor tells Trump to 'go back to your bunker'

Seattle - Seattle's mayor told Donald Trump to "Go back to your bunker" Thursday, escalating a spat after the president threatened to intervene over a police-free autonomous zone protesters have set up in the western US city.

In Washington, cherry blossoms test isolation's limits

Washington - As Washingtonians muddled through coronavirus-induced isolation Saturday, the city's famed cherry blossoms reached maximum bloom, offering an enticing temptation to test the limits of self-distancing.

Quarantine Motels spark fear in Virus-struck Washington State

Seattle - A project to set up "quarantine motels" in the US coronavirus epicenter of Washington state has infuriated local residents who fear they will be exposed to a high risk of infection.

In US capital, teen honors victims of everyday gun violence

Washington - The row of trendy restaurants surrounding an office of the Shakespeare Theater Company in Washington reflects the refined tastes of a gentrifying capital.

Washington DC is taking legal action over Cambridge Analytica

The DC attorney general has launched a lawsuit against Facebook over the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The California social networking giant has been accused of misleading users and failing to protect their data.

Maryland Governor: 'Get ready' for Baltimore-Washington Hyperloop

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said he supports Elon Musk's Hyperloop project that will connect Baltimore and Washington.

Bracing cold can't chill spirits of US anti-abortion marchers

Washington - They came by the busload, from cities in places like Iowa, Louisiana and North Dakota. Some felt inspired to march for the first time, while others were veterans of the annual event.

Review: Jackie Evancho horrid on national anthem at Trump inauguration

Washington - On Jan. 20, music star Jackie Evancho sung the national anthem at the Trump inauguration, and butchered the "Star Spangled Banner."

Anti-Trump protesters, attendees clash at Washington 'Deploraball'

Washington - Hundreds of protesters demonstrating against Donald Trump clashed with guests leaving an event in honour of the new US president in Washington late Thursday, prompting police to use chemical spray on the crowd.

'Star' gazing before Washington's first Michelin Guide

Washington - The question has had the Washington restaurant scene buzzing since news in May of the US capital's first Michelin Guide -- who will get a coveted star?"Michelin, they're pretty secretive...

Michelin gives DC a prestigious vote of culinary confidence

Washington - It's a Wednesday night and Rose's Luxury won't open for nearly another hour, but a line is already snaking out from under the brightly colored awning of one of Washington's buzziest restaurants.

Feds blame railroad for oil train derailment, spill in Oregon

Portland - Calls for a U.S. ban on shipping oil by train got louder last week after federal investigators put the blame for a June 3 oil train derailment on Union Pacific Railroad.

Anti-Trump protesters hurl rocks as Trump wins Washington primary

Los Angeles - Protesters opposed to Donald Trump hurled rocks and bottles outside a Trump rally in New Mexico, the same day the bombastic billionaire won the Republican presidential primary in Washington state.

Obama said ready to release suppressed pages of 9/11 report

Washington - The Obama administration could be ready to release details about Saudi Arabia's involvement with the 9/11 hijackers that were suppressed after Congress formally investigated the tragedy in 2002.

In Washington, there's more than politics on the menu

Washington - Mary Ackley, who lives in the US capital, had to keep an open mind while pursuing her dream of becoming a farmer. So she went underground.

PÆRISH, a Paris-based alternative rock band Special

You may not know the name, but chances are you soon will. The French rockers' riff-roaring debut single, "Undone," has been streamed over two million times - with no promotion whatsoever - on Spotify. Digital Journal spoke to band member Martin Dupraz.

Washington an eerie ghost town as huge blizzard hits

Washington - Bus stops stand empty, mounds of snow in the place of passengers. A lone man stands outside the White House, the blizzard biting at his exposed ears.

U.S. residents wake up to the white stuff on East Coast

New York City - Millions of northeastern U.S. residents woke up to a carpet of white snow Saturday as the largest storm in years crashed the East Coast, leaving tall drifts, blocked roads and power outages in its wake.

Occupy Bundy: Camping couple hopes to annoy militia into leaving

For over two weeks now, the extremists who took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge have frustrated authorities and Oregon residents alike. Now, this couple hopes to annoy the militia until they can't take any more of it and leave.

Chipotle briefly closing all restaurants to talk food safety

It's been a bumpy year for Chipotle after frustrating outbreaks of E. coli and norovirus, so the company has decided it's time to take a short break and have a meeting with employees to discuss this unpleasant situation.

Op-Ed: Winter Fancy Food Show at Moscone Center features the unique Special

San Francisco - Moscone Center is gearing up for the annual Winter Fancy Food Show opening this Saturday, January 17. Sponsored by the Speciality Food Association, this is the largest specialty food trade event on the West Coast.

Chipotle shares plummet as E. coli now reported in six states

The E. coli outbreak that sickened dozens of customers who had eaten at Chipotle Mexican Grill in Oregon and Washington has now made its way to three more states. This brings the total up to six states that have been affected.

'La Marseillaise' rings out in show of support in US

Washington - French expatriates in Washington and New York sang their national anthem in a spine-tingling and spontaneous show of raw emotion Saturday, a day after terror attacks in Paris killed at least 129 people.

Man who sold bleach as a miracle cure gets 51 months in jail

Spokane - It was hailed as a miracle cure for cancer, AIDS, malaria, asthma, hepatitis, Lyme disease and numerous other ailments, but it was actually industrial bleach, used for hydraulic fracking, wastewater treatment, and as a pesticide.

Five fascinating facts you might not know about sea otters

Sea otters tickle our imaginations. Their charming antics make them the clowns of the sea, and for those of us fortunate enough to live alongside them, they are enchanting. The sight of mother otters cuddling young ones make them even more endearing.

Op-Ed: D.C.'s 16-week paid leave act serves as a national model

Washington - Conflicts between work and family life are common for U.S. workers. The term "work-life balance" describes the ultimate goal of the employed. D.C.'s proposed 16-week paid family leave would provide benefits to most who live in the nation's capitol.

Cuba and United States resume full diplomatic relations

Washington - The United States and Cuba restored diplomatic relations Monday in one of the most-obvious signs of change since Barack Obama was elected president and Fidel Castro left office.

Five fascinating facts that you may not know about sea turtles

Each year, in its quest for tasty jellyfish, the leatherback sea turtle travels an astounding 10,000 miles crossing the entire Pacific Ocean, in a journey that stretches from Asia to the U.S. West Coast from Washington to California.

Washington's 'Big Four Ice Caves' closed after collapse and death

One person is dead and five others injured after the partial collapse of Washington state's popular Big Four Ice Caves Monday night in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in Marblemount.
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