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Kentucky 3 1 117 82 5 2 188 140 FIU 2 1 60 73 4 2 117 154 FAU 2 0 96 48 3 3 205 155 Middle Tennessee 1 3 90 118 3 5 153 216 Old Dominion 0 3 62 128 2 5 133 243 Charlotte 0 3 46 89 0 7 91 231 West Division Conference All Games W L PF PA W L PF PA North Texas 3 0 118 97 4 2 223 196 Southern Miss 2 1 83 72 4 2 173 113 UAB 2 1 91 91 4 2 190 172 Louisiana Tech 1 1 45 45 3 3 168 159 Rice 1 1 38 27 1 5 70 218 UTSA 0 2 55 60 3 2 167 101 UTEP 0 3 28 70 0 7 86 265 ___ Saturday, Oct. 14 Marshall 35, Old Dominion 3 W. Kentucky 45, Charlotte 14 UAB 25, Middle Tennessee 23 North Texas 29, UTSA 26 FIU 23, Tulane 10 Southern Miss 24, UTEP 0 Friday’s Games W. Kentucky 35, Old Dominion 31 Marshall 38, Middle Tennessee 10 Saturday’s Games North Texas at FAU, 5 p.m. UAB at Charlotte, 6:30 p.m. Southern Miss at Louisiana Tech, 7 p.m. Rice at UTSA, 7 p.m. INDEPENDENTS Conference All Games W L PF PA W L PF PA Army 0 0 0 0 6 2 252 170 Notre Dame 0 0 0 0 5 1 240 101 BYU 0 0 0 0 1 6 80 191 UMass 0 0 0 0 0 6 154 197 ___ Saturday, Oct. 14 Army 28, E. Michigan 27 Mississippi St. 35, BYU 10 UMass at South Florida, 1 p.m. Saturday’s Games Army 31, Temple 28 Georgia Southern at UMass, 3:30 p.m. BYU at East Carolina, 7 p.m. Southern Cal at Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m. MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE East Division Conference All Games W L PF PA W L PF PA Ohio 3 1 146 79 6 2 326 203 Akron 3 1 100 87 4 4 183 205 Miami (Ohio) 2 2 98 82 3 5 189 196 Buffalo 1 3 122 122 3 5 213 201 Kent St. 1 3 36 113 2 6 80 263 Bowling Green 1 3 107 159 1 7 164 302 West Division Conference All Games W L PF PA W L PF PA Toledo 3 0 98 46 6 1 266 186 N. Illinois 3 0 86 33 5 2 193 117 W. Michigan 3 1 159 102 5 3 290 221 Cent. Michigan 1 2 50 84 3 4 150 207 Ball St. 0 2 6 86 2 4 127 187 E. Michigan 0 3 52 67 2 5 139 139 ___ Saturday, Oct. 14 Army 28, E. Michigan 27 N. Illinois 14, Buffalo 13 Toledo 30, Cent. Michigan 10 Ohio 48, Bowling Green 30 Kent St. 17, Miami (Ohio) 14 Sunday, Oct. 15 Akron 14, W. Michigan 13 Saturday’s Games Toledo 48, Akron 21 W. Michigan 20, E. Michigan 17 N. Illinois 48, Bowling Green 17 Ohio 48, Kent St. 3 Miami (Ohio) 24, Buffalo 14 Cent. Michigan at Ball St., 3 p.m. MOUNTAIN-WEST CONFERENCE Mountain Division Conference All Games W L PF PA W L PF PA Colorado St. 4 0 149 101 6 2 271 196 Boise St. 2 0 59 28 4 2 174 137 Wyoming 2 0 56 44 4 2 144 127 Air Force 2 2 141 156 3 4 261 233 Utah St. 1 2 98 65 3 4 209 207 New Mexico 1 3 94 131 3 4 176 188 West Division Conference All Games W L PF PA W L PF PA Fresno St. 3 0 106 31 4 2 198 120 San Diego St. 2 1 83 65 6 1 205 147 Hawaii 1 3 100 140 3 4 202 249 UNLV 1 2 81 88 2 4 186 201 Nevada 1 3 140 151 1 7 219 294 San Jose St. 0 4 59 166 1 7 131 331 ___ Saturday, Oct. 14 Air Force 34, UNLV 30 Wyoming 28, Utah St. 23 Fresno St. 38, New Mexico 0 Colorado St. 44, Nevada 42 Boise St. 31, San Diego St. 14 Sunday, Oct. 15 Hawaii 37, San Jose St. 26 Friday’s Games Air Force 45, Nevada 42 Colorado St. 27, New Mexico 24 Saturday’s Games Utah St. at UNLV, 6 p.m. Wyoming at Boise St., 10:15 p.m. Fresno St. at San Diego St., 10:30 p.m. PACIFIC-12 CONFERENCE South Division Conference All Games W L PF PA W L PF PA Southern Cal 4 1 165 111 6 1 241 166 Arizona 2 1 116 102 4 2 257 161 Arizona St. 2 1 74 76 3 3 176 189 Utah 1 2 77 75 4 2 187 120 Colorado 1 3 111 142 4 3 206 169 UCLA 1 2 91 128 3 3 237 243 North Division Conference All Games W L PF PA W L PF PA Stanford 4 1 188 127 5 2 267 154 Washington 3 1 124 37 6 1 265 74 Washington St. 3 1 118 97 6 1 241 148 California 1 3 88 116 4 3 183 182 Oregon 1 3 97 143 4 3 265 212 Oregon St. 0 4 73 168 1 6 149 306 ___ Friday, Oct. 13 California 37, Washington St. 3 Saturday, Oct. 14 Colorado 36, Oregon St. 33 Southern Cal 28, Utah 27 Arizona 47, UCLA 30 Arizona St. 13, Washington 7 Stanford 49, Oregon 7 Saturday’s Games Arizona St. at Utah, 3:30 p.m. Oregon at UCLA, 4 p.m. Southern Cal at Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m. Arizona at California, 8 p.m. Colorado at Washington St., 10:45 p.m. SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE West Division Conference All Games W L PF PA W L PF PA Alabama 4 0 193 31 7 0 299 71 Auburn 3 1 167 74 5 2 238 105 Texas A&M 3 1 112 104 5 2 225 184 LSU 2 1 51 76 5 2 179 136 Mississippi St. 1 2 50 87 4 2 191 118 Mississippi 1 2 83 145 3 3 191 222 Arkansas 0 3 74 139 2 4 172 198 East Division Conference All Games W L PF PA W L PF PA Georgia 4 0 170 45 7 0 263 88 South Carolina 3 2 124 91 5 2 176 135 Florida 3 2 125 107 3 3 142 140 Kentucky 2 1 90 75 5 1 165 128 Tennessee 0 3 29 82 3 3 130 143 Vanderbilt 0 4 73 199 3 4 157 212 Missouri 0 4 89 175 2 5 232 274 ___ Saturday, Oct. 14 Mississippi St. 35, BYU 10 South Carolina 15, Tennessee 9 Mississippi 57, Vanderbilt 35 LSU 27, Auburn 23 Texas A&M 19, Florida 17 Alabama 41, Arkansas 9 Georgia 53, Missouri 28 Saturday’s Games Missouri 68, Idaho 21 Tennessee at Alabama, 3:30 p.m. Kentucky at Mississippi St., 4 p.m. LSU at Mississippi, 7:15 p.m. Auburn at Arkansas, 7:30 p.m. SUN BELT CONFERENCE Conference All Games W L PF PA W L PF PA Appalachian St. 3 0 88 64 4 2 171 122 Arkansas St. 3 0 141 45 4 2 246 135 Louisiana-Monroe 3 1 189 167 3 3 235 232 Troy 2 1 69 53 5 2 162 122 Georgia St. 2 1 84 92 3 3 122 165 Louisiana-Lafayette 2 2 98 126 3 4 212 285 New Mexico St. 1 2 90 99 3 4 216 220 South Alabama 1 1 42 37 2 4 137 162 Idaho 1 2 65 67 2 5 158 222 Coastal Carolina 0 3 81 129 1 5 152 239 Texas St. 0 3 47 89 1 6 94 226 Georgia Southern 0 2 52 78 0 5 88 193 ___ Wednesday, Oct. 11 South Alabama 19, Troy 8 Thursday, Oct. 12 Louisiana-Lafayette 24, Texas St. 7 Saturday, Oct. 14 Appalachian St. 23, Idaho 20 Georgia St. 47, Louisiana-Monroe 37 New Mexico St. 35, Georgia Southern 27 Arkansas St. 51, Coastal Carolina 17 Thursday’s Games Arkansas St. 47, Louisiana-Lafayette 3 Saturday’s Games Missouri 68, Idaho 21 Troy 34, Georgia St. 10 Coastal Carolina at Appalachian St., 3:30 p.m. Georgia Southern at UMass, 3:30 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe at South Alabama, 5 p.m. BIG SKY CONFERENCE Conference All Games W L PF PA W L PF PA E. Washington 4 0 172 129 5 2 251 246 Montana 3 1 166 129 5 2 274 218 N. Arizona 3 0 118 50 4 2 199 166 Sacramento St. 3 1 160 127 4 3 246 208 Montana St. 3 2 142 123 3 4 169 185 S. Utah 2 1 79 84 4 2 175 196 Weber St. 2 1 82 52 4 2 209 109 UC Davis 1 2 89 106 3 3 178 165 Idaho St. 1 3 132 157 3 4 212 242 N. Colorado 1 3 125 165 2 4 187 220 North Dakota 1 4 137 210 2 6 194 292 Cal Poly 0 3 58 86 0 6 123 185 Portland St. 0 3 75 117 0 6 127 209 ___ Saturday, Oct. 14 Montana 41, North Dakota 17 E. Washington 31, Montana St. 19 N. Arizona 42, Portland St. 20 S. Utah 32, Weber St. 16 Sacramento St. 41, Idaho St. 21 Saturday’s Games Sacramento St. 34, North Dakota 27 Montana St. 27, N. Colorado 24 Portland St. at Idaho St., 4:30 p.m. UC Davis at N. Arizona, 7 p.m. E. Washington at S. Utah, 7:05 p.m. Weber St. at Cal Poly, 9:05 p.m. BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE Conference All Games W L PF PA W L PF PA Monmouth (NJ) 1 0 56 39 6 1 260 178 Kennesaw St. 1 0 42 28 5 1 198 121 Charleston Southern 1 0 7 0 3 3 148 102 Presbyterian 0 1 0 7 3 4 102 187 Liberty 0 2 67 98 3 4 232 245 Gardner-Webb 0 0 0 0 1 5 113 179 ___ Saturday, Oct. 14 Charleston Southern 7, Presbyterian 0 NC Central 24, Gardner-Webb 17 Kennesaw St. 42, Liberty 28 Saturday’s Games Monmouth (NJ) 56, Liberty 39 Savannah St. at Charleston Southern, 6 p.m. Gardner-Webb at Kennesaw St., 7 p.m. COLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION Conference All Games W L PF PA W L PF PA Elon 4 0 102 84 6 1 168 179 Stony Brook 4 1 139 101 5 2 201 139 James Madison 3 0 78 28 6 0 239 66 New Hampshire 3 1 116 92 5 2 209 172 Delaware 2 1 51 40 4 2 114 84 Richmond 2 1 97 77 4 2 219 163 Villanova 2 2 73 58 4 3 183 109 Albany (NY) 1 2 57 57 3 3 128 102 Maine 1 3 84 110 2 3 144 122 William & Mary 0 3 35 63 2 4 95 106 Towson 0 4 46 112 2 5 89 189 Rhode Island 0 4 93 149 1 6 158 213 ___ Saturday, Oct. 14 Delaware 17, William & Mary 0 James Madison 30, Villanova 8 Maine 51, Rhode Island 27 Richmond 23, Towson 3 Stony Brook 38, New Hampshire 24 Saturday’s Games Elon 35, Rhode Island 34 New Hampshire 40, Towson 17 Richmond at Delaware, 3:30 p.m. James Madison at William & Mary, 3:30 p.m. Maine at Albany (NY), 3:30 p.m. INDEPENDENTS ___ IVY LEAGUE Conference All Games W L PF PA W L PF PA Columbia 3 0 84 72 6 0 177 117 Dartmouth 2 1 61 62 5 1 155 121 Princeton 2 1 129 45 5 1 244 109 Yale 2 1 100 71 5 1 229 109 Cornell 2 1 75 70 2 4 114 158 Harvard 1 2 76 97 3 3 165 126 Brown 0 3 35 132 2 4 100 193 Penn 0 3 63 74 2 4 191 187 ___ Saturday, Oct. 14 Harvard 38, Lafayette 10 Princeton 53, Brown 0 Dartmouth 29, Sacred Heart 26 Yale 32, Holy Cross 0 Columbia 34, Penn 31 Bucknell 26, Cornell 18 Friday’s Games Princeton 52, Harvard 17 Saturday’s Games Columbia 22, Dartmouth 17 Yale 24, Penn 19 Cornell 34, Brown 7 MID-EASTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Conference All Games W L PF PA W L PF PA NC A&T 5 0 169 67 8 0 305 101 Hampton 4 0 92 66 5 2 174 155 NC Central 3 1 88 77 5 2 160 154 Howard 3 1 124 74 4 3 219 220 Norfolk St. 3 1 94 72 3 4 124 181 Bethune-Cookman 2 2 80 71 3 4 121 180 SC State 1 4 93 97 2 5 142 111 Florida A&M 1 4 109 132 2 6 158 212 Morgan St. 1 3 93 151 1 6 93 252 Delaware St. 1 4 65 155 1 6 84 236 Savannah St. 0 4 64 109 0 6 74 219 ___ Saturday, Oct. 14 Morgan St. 48, Savannah St. 28 Hampton 16, Norfolk St. 14 Howard 52, Delaware St. 23 NC Central 24, Gardner-Webb 17 NC A&T 31, Florida A&M 20 Bethune-Cookman 12, SC State 9 Saturday’s Games NC A&T 24, Bethune-Cookman 20 Howard 39, Morgan St. 14 Hampton 31, Florida A&M 27 Delaware St. 17, SC State 14 Norfolk St. 28, NC Central 21 Savannah St. at Charleston Southern, 6 p.m. MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE Conference All Games W L PF PA W L PF PA N. Dakota St. 3 0 117 35 6 0 285 55 South Dakota 3 0 125 67 6 0 282 108 N. Iowa 3 1 110 87 4 3 200 191 W. Illinois 2 1 120 97 5 1 251 141 Illinois St. 2 1 65 64 4 2 170 114 South Dakota St. 1 2 74 71 4 2 207 121 S. Illinois 1 2 73 80 3 3 194 144 Youngstown St. 1 3 85 84 3 4 195 121 Missouri St. 0 3 50 121 1 5 121 248 Indiana St. 0 3 19 132 0 6 87 238 ___ Saturday, Oct. 14 South Dakota 56, Indiana St. 6 S. Illinois 42, Illinois St. 7 N. Iowa 38, South Dakota St. 18 W. Illinois 49, Missouri St. 30 N. Dakota St. 27, Youngstown St. 24 Saturday’s Games N. Iowa 19, Youngstown St. 14 South Dakota St. at Missouri St., 3 p.m. S. Illinois at Indiana St., 3 p.m. South Dakota at Illinois St., 3 p.m. W. Illinois at N. 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Illinois 27, Murray St. 24 Jacksonville St. 41, E. Kentucky 25 Austin Peay 21, Tennessee St. 17 Saturday’s Games UT Martin at E. Kentucky, 3 p.m. Jacksonville St. at E. Illinois, 3 p.m. SE Missouri at Austin Peay, 5 p.m. PATRIOT LEAGUE Conference All Games W L PF PA W L PF PA Colgate 2 1 121 60 4 4 203 179 Lafayette 2 0 24 17 2 5 87 221 Lehigh 2 0 95 73 2 5 252 315 Fordham 1 2 39 61 2 6 154 298 Holy Cross 1 2 34 55 2 6 167 215 Bucknell 0 1 0 20 3 3 127 140 Georgetown 0 2 44 71 1 6 118 221 ___ Saturday, Oct. 14 Colgate 38, Fordham 12 Harvard 38, Lafayette 10 Lehigh 54, Georgetown 35 Yale 32, Holy Cross 0 Bucknell 26, Cornell 18 Saturday’s Games Colgate 45, Holy Cross 7 Fordham 17, Georgetown 9 Bucknell at Lafayette, 3:30 p.m. PIONEER LEAGUE Conference All Games W L PF PA W L PF PA San Diego 4 0 180 61 5 2 238 143 Campbell 4 1 176 75 5 3 272 119 Butler 3 2 151 116 5 3 221 206 Drake 3 1 94 63 4 3 166 205 Jacksonville 2 2 111 158 4 3 230 258 Valparaiso 2 2 99 126 3 4 206 226 Dayton 2 3 110 106 3 5 168 170 Marist 2 3 135 138 3 5 172 236 Morehead St. 2 3 96 192 3 5 182 333 Stetson 1 4 116 160 2 6 143 253 Davidson 0 4 69 142 2 5 158 233 ___ Saturday, Oct. 14 Butler 37, Jacksonville 22 Stetson 28, Davidson 17 Campbell 17, Dayton 7 Valparaiso 49, Marist 15 San Diego 56, Morehead St. 27 Saturday’s Games San Diego 63, Jacksonville 10 Dayton 48, Davidson 22 Drake 19, Marist 14 Morehead St. 29, Stetson 26 Butler 37, Campbell 23 SOUTHERN CONFERENCE Conference All Games W L PF PA W L PF PA Wofford 4 1 128 118 6 1 186 149 W. Carolina 4 1 186 93 6 2 309 178 Furman 4 1 190 107 5 3 282 204 Samford 3 1 119 80 5 2 210 186 Mercer 3 3 174 120 4 4 232 151 The Citadel 2 3 95 118 4 3 174 139 ETSU 1 3 96 159 3 4 153 224 Chattanooga 1 4 111 143 1 7 141 236 VMI 0 5 45 206 0 8 65 318 ___ Saturday, Oct. 14 Furman 42, VMI 10 Mercer 30, Chattanooga 10 W. Carolina 49, ETSU 10 Wofford 20, The Citadel 16 Saturday’s Games Samford 24, Wofford 21 W. Carolina 26, VMI 7 Furman 28, Mercer 21 The Citadel 20, Chattanooga 14 SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE Conference All Games W L PF PA W L PF PA Cent. Arkansas 4 0 130 63 5 1 190 131 Nicholls 4 1 138 145 5 2 196 182 Southeastern Louisiana 4 1 209 119 4 3 280 198 McNeese St. 3 1 110 56 5 1 186 104 Sam Houston St. 3 1 163 110 5 1 255 175 Abilene Christian 2 3 106 85 2 5 130 161 Stephen F. 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    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Bernhard Langer matched the course record with a 9-under 63 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead in the Dominion Energy Charity Classic, the first event in the PGA Tour Champions’ Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs. Seeking an unprecedented fifth Schwab Cup and fourth in a row, the 60-year-old Langer leads the season standings and has a tour-high five victories this season. “I’m playing nicely,” Langer said. “It’s a lot of fun. Hitting a lot of fairways, a lot of greens, giving myself opportunities and today was pretty special.” Langer had nine birdies in his second straight bogey-free round to reach 14-under 130 on The Country Club of Virginia’s James River Course. Fellow Hall of Famer Vijay Singh was second after a 63 of his own. “I just have to continue to play great golf,” Langer said. “I know he’s (Singh’s) a great champion. He’s won lots of tournaments and majors, so he’s a tough competitor and he’s going to try and close the gap. I’m going to have to put the pedal down and keep making birdies.” The 54-year-old Singh teamed with Carlos Franco to win the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf in April for his lone senior title. “I drove it well, hit my irons quite nice and putted nicely,” Singh said. “I got my putter going, and anytime you putt well when you have so many opportunities, you’re going to make a good score.” Joe Durant (67) was 10 under, and Michael Allen (64) and Scott Verplank (66) were 9 under. The event is the first of three in the playoffs. The playoff field will be cut to 54 for the PowerShares QQQ Championship next week in Thousand Oaks, California, and the top 36 will advance to the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship in Phoenix. The post Langer shoots 63 to take 3-shot lead in playoff opener appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Harry Reid: Health care ‘ruined’ by TrumpHarry Reid: Health care ‘ruined’ by Trump

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    WASHINGTON — Maryland State Police want the public’s help bringing to justice a pickup truck driver who stabbed a man this week on MD 200 — the Intercounty Connector. The victim was a passenger in a white Chevy Silverado which was heading eastbound on the ICC, Wednesday afternoon, around 3:30. The incident began with a dispute between the drivers of the Silverado and a gray Ford pickup. The suspect then drove his gray truck on the shoulder to get around the white truck, according to police. On the ramp to northbound Interstate 95, as the Ford truck blocked the path of the Chevy truck, the aggression turned violent. “The suspect exited his vehicle, opened up the passenger side of the Chevy Silverado and stabbed the passenger in the leg, with a knife,” said Elana Russo, spokesperson for Maryland State Police. The man then jumped back into his truck and sped northbound on I-95. The victim was taken to a hospital where he was treated and released. Police described the suspect as a 6-foot-tall African American man, weighing 225 pounds and wearing a dark-colored T-shirt. His gray Ford pickup truck has an extended four-door cab. Police say aggressive driving is not uncommon on roads and highways in the D.C. area. “We see a lot of aggressive driving behavior and a lot of it contributes to crashes,” said Russo, who also says it’s unusual when road rage leads to violent confrontations. She recommends patience at the wheel and never getting involved with another driver who is raging at the wheel. “Police will tell you not to engage anybody who is driving aggressively, stay out of their way and continue to drive safe and defensively, call 911, if you can get a tag number and report that,” Russo said. The post Police search for suspect in road rage stabbing on MD 200 appeared first on WTOP.

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  • White House confirms JFK documents to be released, with one caveatWhite House confirms JFK documents to be released, with one caveat

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  • Oubre, Porter Provide Huge Boost to Wizards EarlyOubre, Porter Provide Huge Boost to Wizards Early

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  • Daniel Murphy Undergoes Knee SurgeryDaniel Murphy Undergoes Knee Surgery

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  • Trump: 'Sickening' that Frederica Wilson claimed John Kelly will say anything to keep his jobTrump: 'Sickening' that Frederica Wilson claimed John Kelly will say anything to keep his job

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  • Snyder: No Wrong Answer on Dusty Baker DecisionSnyder: No Wrong Answer on Dusty Baker Decision

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  • Replicas show what famed Hope Diamond looked like in 17th centuryReplicas show what famed Hope Diamond looked like in 17th century

    WASHINGTON — Never-before-seen replicas of two ancestors of the Hope Diamond were unveiled to reporters Friday at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. The gleaming replicas, which are made of cubic zirconia, will eventually go on display at the D.C. museum on the National Mall. They are of stones known as the Tavernier and French Blue diamonds, which existed during the time of France’s King Louis XIV, who reigned from 1643 until his death in 1715. The replicas are the result of 10 years of research by the Smithsonian’s Dr. Jeffrey Post, along with Dr. Francois Farges, professor of mineralogy at the Museum National D’Histoire Naturelle in Paris, and lapidary John Hatleberg of New York. “It’s not as big as making a dinosaur, but, in a sense, we’re doing the same thing. We’re bringing a piece of history to today that has been lost, that no one has seen since that time, and we can now put in front of you,” said Post, who is curator-in-charge of the National Gem and Mineral Collection at the museum. The Hope Diamond, center top, is displayed with the replicas below. At top left of the white box is a lead cast replica. The rest of the box, from left to right: Hope Diamond replica, French Blue Diamond replica and Tavernier Diamond replica. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution) window.Site = window.Site || {}; window.Site.Gallery = window.Site.Gallery || {}; window.Site.Gallery.options = window.Site.Gallery.options || {}; window.Site.Gallery.options = { slides: [{"type":"photo","media":"\n\t\n","caption":"The Hope Diamond, center top, is displayed with the replicas below. At top left of the white box is a lead cast replica. The rest of the box, from left to right: Hope Diamond replica, French Blue Diamond replica and Tavernier Diamond replica. 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A recent inventory of the gem collection at the Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris turned up a lead cast of the French Blue Diamond, which gave researchers excellent details about the stone’s size, shape and facets. In 1792, during the French Revolution, the French Blue Diamond was stolen from royal storage, and for decades, it’s not clear exactly where it was. But in 1839, a large blue diamond appeared in the collection of a Londoner named Henry Philip Hope. Scientists have determined that the Hope Diamond is derived from the French Blue Diamond, but it’s still not clear who cut the Hope Diamond or when. “Because of the information that we have now, the technology that we have available to us and some skilled people, we can actually produce a replica for the first time that will show us what (the Tavernier Diamond), the French Blue Diamond and, of course, the Hope Diamond look like side by side,” said Post. The real Hope Diamond is part of the museum’s permanent collection and can be seen in the Harry Winston Gallery, named for the New York jeweler who gifted the diamond to the museum. It famously arrived by registered mail, insured for $1 million. In addition be being an extremely rare blue diamond, the Hope Diamond is one of the largest known of its kind at 45.52 carats. To celebrate the unveiling of the replicas, the one-hour documentary “Mystery of the Hope Diamond” will re-air Friday at 9 p.m. on the Smithsonian Channel. The post Replicas show what famed Hope Diamond looked like in 17th century appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Snider: Hail To RFK, And GoodbyeSnider: Hail To RFK, And Goodbye

    It’s time to say farewell to our old friend RFK Stadium. Goodbye to good memories in local sports. The Redskins teams that won three Super Bowls, that saw fans literally rocking the temporary stands. Farewell to the Senators teams that were rarely any good, but No. 1 in our hearts. See ya to the many, many rock concerts. When DC United plays their final game on Sunday before moving to a new stadium next season, RFK won’t have a tenant for the first time since opening in 1961. The city will essentially mothball the place, with occasional events if someone can be suckered into an old venue that smells like wet dog on a good day. Maybe an international soccer match that requires more seating than United’s new venue. But this is life support, and probably a costly one to tax players. There is no scenario that keeps RFK open indefinitely. There are three scenarios city leaders are planning for the site. While some politicians are stalling for a chance to maybe get the Redskins to return to the site in 2027, that’s really fool’s gold. It’s not happening for many reasons. Best to turn to Plan B and C and get the site ready by detonating RFK. It will be sad to see more than a half century of sports become dust. Nobody really cried at Capital Centre’s demise, though we probably should have done so. But RFK felt more personal. Sure it was hotter than the sidewalks to hell on summer nights, that domed roof preventing any breeze from lifting the humidity and heat away. And it wasn’t pretty like today’s new venues needed to suck every dollar out of rich folks and entertain millennials who can’t simply watch the game. But this will be an old friend leaving, and it’s time to say goodbye rather than stand on the docks watching until the ship crosses the horizon. Have the Redskins, Senators and rock stars return for one great party in the parking lots, lift a glass to the stadium, and hit the detonating plunger. For it’s long past time to say thank you and farewell. Rick Snider has covered Washington sports since 1978. Follow him on Twitter @Snide_Remarks.

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And while the success of the Nationals gives the Lerners a pass, in terms of ownership dysfunction, believe me, they could share the same room with Dan Snyder in many ways when it comes to ownership dysfunction.” “The impact that Scott Boras has on this ownership group is one of the biggest jokes in all of baseball,” he said. Boras represents eight Nationals players on the books for 2018 — notably Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg, Anthony Rendon, Gio Gonzalez and Matt Wieters — and Jayson Werth, whose contract is expiring. “The Nationals right now, in the industry of baseball — and maybe fans don’t care about this, it’s up to you — but within the industry right now, with a move like this, they’re considered a joke inside their business,” Loverro said. “Everybody has a reputation within their business — within a radio business, within the newspaper business,” he said. “Right now, within the baseball business, the Nationals, for ownership, they’re considered a joke.” Loverro admits he didn’t expect Friday’s decision: “I’m surprised. I’m surprised that it took so long for them to do it, and then I’m surprised that the Nationals did it and did not renew Dusty Baker, because the word was, and it was an accurate word, that Mike Rizzo was determined to bring him back.” “I always did say the Lerners were the wild card,” he said of Nats ownership. “They’re unpredictable. You don’t know what they’re gonna do. I don’t even know if this came down to a money decision, which a  lot of people thought it might. At this point, I don’t know why they made the decision they did. I can only speculate on it.” “When Bryce Harper was asked after Game 5 what he thought about bringing Dusty back, he was non-committal,” he went on. “He said basically that decision’s made by people above me. “Now, when Matt Williams was in this same position two years before, he couldn’t say enough great things about Matt Williams, which really leads me to suspect that Team Boras was not happy with Dusty Baker.” “You brought that up several times on this show,” Dukes noted. “There were some events down the stretch here towards the end of the season. Do you think that could have been the fulcrum that swung the sentiment away from Dusty, despite the fact that this is back-to-back division winning seasons?” “I think it’s possible the Strasburg meltdown, before he wound up taking the ball [in Game 4 of the NLDS], might have contributed to it,” Loverro said. “Whether the owners blamed Dusty for the way it came off, whether Boras felt that Dusty and others hung his client, Stephen Strasburg, out to dry, that could have contributed to the Lerners digging in.” “But somebody was in their ear,” he said. “Somebody was in their ear telling them that you don’t have to bring this guy back. And I think it’s a bad idea. I think it’s a bad decision. The new manager, they’re not going to spend the money to bring in some great hired gun, so it’s gonna be somebody not with a lot of experience who’s going to take a little amount of money, and is gonna be handed a team with Bryce Harper entering his last year.” The decision not to renew Baker could have major implications on future moves, Loverro suggests. Although, even if Harper walks in 2018, Loverro does not believe the Nats are entering a window-closing scenario next season. Not with Victor Robles, Adam Eaton and Michael A. Taylor there to hold down the outfield. “I really don’t think that this organization will not be competitive in the post-Bryce Harper era,” he said. “However, that’s assuming Mike Rizzo is in charge of the Washington Nationals. Mike Rizzo’s contract as team president and general manager is up also at the end of next year. “And if Mike Rizzo was overruled by the ownership of bringing back Dusty Baker, like he was, I think it’s gonna be real difficult for Mike to be able to come back to this organization and continue to have his knees capped by the ownership.” This wouldn’t be the first time ownership has gotten in Rizzo’s way, Loverro adds. “Mike Rizzo wanted to give Davey Johnson, after 2012, a multi-year contract,” he explained. “But Davey wanted $4 million a year for several years, which is the same contract that Dusty Baker had gotten in Cincinnati. “The Lerners said, ‘No. We don’t want Davey back but for one year. We’ll pay him $4 million, but we’ll pay him for one year.’ So they overruled Mike Rizzo there. Mike Rizzo wanted to hire Cal Ripken as the manager after Davey left. The Lerners said, ‘No. We don’t want to pay him.’ So he hired Matt Williams. That’s another time that they overruled him.” “The first choice last time around was Bud Black,” he said. “And the ownership scared him away with a low-ball negotiation offer, which put Mike Rizzo in a tough spot.” “So every step of the way in hiring a manager since 2013,” he said, “the Lerners have basically knee-capped Mike Rizzo. And he might be getting tired of it.” Follow @ChrisLingebach and @1067TheFan on Twitter

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  • First lady Melania Trump donates inaugural gown to popular Smithsonian exhibitionFirst lady Melania Trump donates inaugural gown to popular Smithsonian exhibition

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  • Keidel: Falcons-Patriots Super Bowl Rematch Not A PreviewKeidel: Falcons-Patriots Super Bowl Rematch Not A Preview

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Considering Bill Belichick is not only considered the greatest coach of his generation, but also made his bones as a defensive coordinator, it’s astonishing to see the Pats ranked dead-last in defense, hemorrhaging 440.7 total yards per game. Worse than the Browns, 49ers… anyone. At least Atlanta is a modest 10th in the NFL, surrendering 312.4 total yards per contest. >>WATCH: The NFL on CBS All Access – Try It Free In fact, out of all NFL teams that have played six games, the Pats have given up more points (159) than anyone except the Titans and Browns. Their aggregate defensive numbers are more than troubling; they will probably keep them from this year’s Super Bowl, unless big holes are plugged. Both teams can move the ball, for sure. The Pats (4-2) are first in total yardage (412.0) while the Falcons are fifth (378.4). And Atlanta at least tries to be balanced, averaging 120.6 yards on the ground per game, which is 11th in the league. New England makes no pretense, with 310 of their 412 yards coming through the air. If there’s an oddity in either offense, it’s the fact that the Falcons haven’t found Julio Jones in the end zone. Arguably the best wideout in the sport — who likely would have won Super Bowl MVP had Atlanta won the game — Jones has not been so silenced to start a season during his dazzling career. Through five games, Jones has just 25 receptions, none longer than 34 yards. Whatever the 3-2 Falcons are now, they need to get the ball to their best player if they want to even sniff the Super Bowl this season. Both teams have showed craters in their playoff armor. Atlanta is almost schizophrenic, whipping the Packers (with Aaron Rodgers) while losing to the Miami Dolphins, at home, in their last game, an ugly affair in which they blew a 17-0 lead. Likewise the Pats were smoked on opening night, at home, by the Kansas City Chiefs,. They also lost to the Carolina Panthers at Gillette Stadium. Yet they beat the Texans and won games at resurgent New Orleans and Tampa Bay. >>MORE: Commentary from CBS Local Sports Voices But since the Pats won the Super Bowl, it seems they’re not ascribed the hangover handle. And when you have Tom Brady under center, it serves as gridiron makeup, hiding all kinds of defensive acne. Brady also has some big guns on each hip, with Rob Gronkowski, Brandin Cooks, a slew of solid slot receivers, and several skilled running backs. As long as No.12 continues to maintain his surreal stretch of good health, the Pats will likely outscore their opponents most of the season, though they do have some rugged road games against the Broncos, Raiders, Bills, and Steelers. Atlanta doesn’t have the HC/QB pedigree of the Pats. In fact, some say the Falcons have struggled not because of any Super Bowl malaise but rather because they dearly miss offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, who bolted Atlanta to take the head coaching gig with the San Francisco 49ers. Shanahan’s understanding of the team’s talent and his shorthand with Ryan made the Falcons more potent than ever. Doesn’t hurt to have a surplus of talent at all skill positions. Mohamed Sanu, Tyler Gabriel next to Jones, plus two Pro Bowl-caliber running backs in Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman make the play-action passing game among the best in football. So what gives? Why are the Falcons in a funk? And why are the Pats not far behind? The answer is easy. It’s not easy to win in the NFL, no matter your roster, history, or hardihood. Brady and Belichick made it look somewhat simple, but they are outliers, freaks, even by the impossible standards of pro football. No one had the Falcons winning the Super Bowl before the 2016 season, so it shouldn’t shock anyone that they aren’t favored in 2017. They don’t have a hangover, they just aren’t that good. Indeed, it’s the Patriots’ pillow-soft, Big 12 defense that should have our attention. So Sunday night may be a Super Bowl rematch, but it doesn’t feel like a Super Bowl preview. Jason writes a weekly column for CBS Local Sports. He is a native New Yorker, sans the elitist sensibilities, and believes there’s a world west of the Hudson River. A Yankees devotee and Steelers groupie, he has been scouring the forest of fertile NYC sports sections since the 1970s. He has written over 500 columns for WFAN/CBS NY, and also worked as a freelance writer for Sports Illustrated and Newsday subsidiary amNew York. He made his bones as a boxing writer, occasionally covering fights in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, but mostly inside Madison Square Garden. Follow him on Twitter @JasonKeidel.

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  • Travel to Roanoke in high style in classic rail carTravel to Roanoke in high style in classic rail car

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  • Dusty Baker OUT as Nationals ManagerDusty Baker OUT as Nationals Manager

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  • DC Health Exchange rates go up 15.6 percent next yearDC Health Exchange rates go up 15.6 percent next year

    WASHINGTON — The District Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking has approved rate increases for the District’s health insurance marketplace that will average 15.6 percent for individuals getting coverage under the DC Health Link. After its annual rate review process, two out of the four insurers in the marketplace revised their rates down from their initial filings, one as much as half of what proposed, the Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking said. It also approved a rate increase for businesses getting small group plans through the marketplace averaging 7.26 percent. “DISB completed a transparent, extended and rigorous rate review process to ensure District residents and small businesses are paying competitive prices for the plans offered by companies on the District’s health insurance marketplace,” said Commissioner Stephen C. Taylor. The same four major insurance companies as last year — Aetna, CareFirst BlueCross BlueSheild, Kaiser Permanente and UnitedHealthcare — will have plans on the D.C. Health Link. Aetna and UnitedHealthcare plans are the only ones available in the small business market for 2018. DC Health Link’s open enrollment runs from Nov. 1 through Jan. 31, 2018. You can see approved 2018 rates, including rate filings and sample rates on the Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking’s website. The post DC Health Exchange rates go up 15.6 percent next year appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Loogootee School Board recognizes long-time employee, athletesLoogootee School Board recognizes long-time employee, athletes

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  • How much will it cost to operate RFK with no revenue?How much will it cost to operate RFK with no revenue?

    When the final whistle blows in Sunday’s D.C. United match against the New York Red Bulls, RFK Memorial Stadium will be without a home team for the first time in nearly six decades. That will leave Events D.C., the city’s sports and conventions authority, to manage what will be a largely empty facility — and one generating virtually no revenue.  What does that mean for the sloping, concrete bowl? Events D.C. will continue to pay to maintain the facility — ensuring utilities and safety and…

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  • Movie Review: ‘Boo 2! A Madea Halloween’Movie Review: ‘Boo 2! A Madea Halloween’

    ★★★☆☆ Moments before the beginning of the press screening of “Boo 2! A Madea Halloween,” Tyler Perry’s voice unexpectedly filled the theater. Heads turned and then excited gasps filled the room: Perry was entering, microphone in hand, to introduce the film. “For 100 minutes, you’re going to see a stupid, silly movie,” Perry said. “This is a movie to have you be lifted and elevated for just a few minutes. I’m grateful that you’re here; enjoy yourself and laugh as hard as you can.” Perry’s words rang true: The audience’s laughter was audible for the duration of the film. “Boo 2! A Madea Halloween,” premiering Oct. 20, is the 10th film in the “Madea” film franchise, which chronicles the adventures of Mabel “Madea” Simmons, a tough elderly woman, and her family. It is a spooky comedy-thriller that gives Perry yet another opportunity to demonstrate his multi-faceted talent — he serves as writer, director and producer, in addition to playing three lead roles. The story begins when Madea’s great-niece, Tiffany, played by Diamond White, turns 18. Tiffany is invited to a fraternity’s Halloween party at Lake Derrick, a haunted campground with a murderous history, and she decides to sneak around her father so she can attend. When Tiffany’s elder relatives find out — namely Madea and Uncle Joe, played by Perry, Aunt Bam, played by Cassi Davis, and Hatti, played by Patrice Lovely — they decide to drive to Lake Derrick and rescue her. They soon encounter spooky little girls, men with chainsaws and undead phantoms, with their frightened reactions leaving the audience in uproarious laughter. One of the film’s key strengths is its simplicity: The scenes are primarily set at Tiffany’s home, Lake Derrick and in the car with the older relatives, and there is little to no place for the audience to get lost. This approach also lends itself to the hilarity of the film; it is easier to be swept up in comedy when the underlying plot is not hard to follow. The car scenes put four of the funniest characters in a small space with one another — it is a breeding ground for comic gold. The physical motion of the car also pushes the film’s plot forward by allowing the characters to quickly move through various situations. “Boo 2!” had few shortcomings, but their impacts were felt. The grandfather character, Uncle Joe, told jokes that at times were too raunchy or provocative. Although most of his lines elicited laughter, many incited an audience-wide cringe at the acknowledgement of the joke’s reality. He makes sexual comments to one of Tiffany’s best friends, despite the 50-year age difference and the fact that she is underage and wearing a skimpy Halloween costume. He also frequently references the power dynamic between men and women and even refers to women as “hoes” and “prey.” Other aspects of the film felt unrealistic, including the Halloween party. The fraternity boys seem to have an unrealistically narrow-sighted focus on Tiffany and her friend, who are both high schoolers. An additional frustration of the film was the lack of character development in Tiffany. Throughout the movie, she is rude and ungrateful toward her father, who is clearly working hard to make her happy, making it difficult for audiences to sympathize with her. But ultimately, the strengths of “Boo 2!” overshadowed its weaknesses. The humor was constant without being repetitive and was both verbal and physical — just a facial expression or a dance move could cause the audience to erupt in laughter. The group of older family members were distinct, comical and a rare demonstration of the ways in which older people can be funny without being the butt of the joke. Ultimately, “Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” is a great pick when in need of easy, continuous hilarity. It is a clear demonstration of Perry’s immense talent and an ode to the uplifting nature of a good laugh, even, or perhaps especially, when there is a little bit of fear packed in.The post Movie Review: ‘Boo 2! A Madea Halloween’ appeared first on .

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  • United Medical Center operator tells D.C. it will replace CEOUnited Medical Center operator tells D.C. it will replace CEO

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  • Actors play men with disabilities and get awards. Women never even get the chanceActors play men with disabilities and get awards. Women never even get the chance

    The Reelist is a column featuring Kristen Page-Kirby’s musings on movies. For Washington Post film critic Alan Zilberman’s review of “Breathe,” click here. “My Left Foot.” “Born on the Fourth of July.” “The Theory of Everything.” They all grabbed Oscar wins or nominations for the (able-bodied) actors who portrayed men with visible physical disabilities. In […]

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  • Movie Review: ‘Dina’Movie Review: ‘Dina’

    ★★★★☆ Telling an ordinary story with extraordinary subjects, “Dina” boldly defies the conventions of nonfiction film. The winner of the U.S. Grand Jury Prize for documentaries at the Sundance Film Festival, “Dina” presents a compelling tale of the romance between real-life Dina Buno and Scott Levin, a couple on the autism spectrum. Co-directed and produced by Daniel Sickles, a former teacher of Dina’s, and Antonio Santini, the film provides an insightful, empathetic look into the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The filming is so unobtrusive and natural that it contributes to viewers easily forgetting that the film is unscripted. As we learn from her mother, Dina suffers from “a smorgasbord” of mental health conditions, including Asperger’s syndrome, obsessive-compulsive disorder, developmental disability, depression and anxiety. At 48 years old, Dina is about to begin her second marriage with an upcoming wedding to Scott, who also has Asperger’s syndrome. As Dina often tells both friends and strangers, she lost her first husband to cancer, and in the years following his death, she suffered a violent stabbing at the hands of a boyfriend whom she unaffectedly deems a “psycho.” Dina’s ability to recover from these traumas is an impressive demonstration of her strength, something of which she is very proud. “Dina” is a wonderfully unconventional documentary. Unlike that of many other nonfiction films, the camerawork in “Dina” is smooth and natural. The shots are intentionally desaturated in a manner that indicates authenticity, and the sequence of scenes is easy to follow. Dina and Scott are unbothered by the presence of cameras, which allows viewers to have an intimate look at many of their private moments. At one point in the film, Dina, who is constantly frustrated with Scott’s seeming lack of interest in sex, buys him “The Timeless Guide to Lovemaking” and flips through the pages with him, asking if he knows certain things. The lack of sexual intimacy in their relationship is a source of discontent for Dina, who has many discussions with Scott about it and shares with their friends, “I’m tired of being rejected. Think about having disabilities and people rejecting you your whole life.” The filmmakers’ approach to Dina and Scott’s relationship allows viewers to see that their while their intellectual and developmental disabilities are certainly challenging, they do not prevent them from leading regular lives. Dina admits to her mother that “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and “I Am Cait” are her guilty pleasures, and later in the film, she describes to Scott why she believes that Hillary Clinton should win the 2016 presidential election. Viewers also see Dina’s bachelorette party, which features a male stripper. In scenes like these, Dina is eager to engage in the fun and get rowdy with her friends — there is no indication that she is not neurotypical. Through such moments, the film demonstrates to audiences that having a disability and leading a regular life are not mutually exclusive. The film’s directors made the smart decision not to include documentary-style interviews or additional background information. Santini and Sickles allow viewers to develop a more natural understanding of the daily lives of Dina and Scott; without knowing the details of the couple’s disabilities, viewers must take every situation at face value. This approach also enables Dina and Scott to define themselves on their own terms rather than through medical labels. Though audiences may wish for more concrete information, the lack of background information ultimately contributes to the film’s goal of normalizing developmental disabilities by not focusing solely on them. “Dina” also provides commentary on relationships and the importance of communication. Audiences are privy to the inner workings of Scott and Dina’s relationship, such as both the sweet kisses and constant verbal support that they share and the times in which they must help each other overcome personal challenges, often regarding their own disabilities. Furthermore, Dina’s eccentricity and outspoken confidence are compelling to viewers and contribute to the unscripted feel of the film. At the end of the film, viewers finally hear the audio of the police call that Dina’s boyfriend made after he stabbed her, a frightening and upsetting supplement to Dina’s often unaffected descriptions of the experience. Though this part of the film is gut-wrenching, hearing it solidifies the viewers’ notion that Dina is impressively positive considering her past experiences. As she shares with a stranger on the bus on the morning of her wedding, “The theme of my wedding is butterflies because I’ve turned into a beautiful butterfly over the years.” “Dina” provides an intimate and enlightening look at the day-to-day challenges of individuals, and in particular, couples, on the autism spectrum while also providing a comical and relatable commentary on adult relationships and their struggles. “Dina” is a nonfiction film in a class of its own.The post Movie Review: ‘Dina’ appeared first on .

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  • EDITORIAL: Refocus Admissions on MeritEDITORIAL: Refocus Admissions on Merit

    As admissions season gets underway, nearly 20,000 hopeful students will vie for a spot in the Georgetown University Class of 2022. Last year, a mere 15.4 percent of the 21,465 applicants were accepted. In this admissions cycle, Georgetown should evaluate applicants on their merit alone by ceasing the practice of race-based affirmative action in its admissions process. This practice not only discriminates against particular demographics of students, specifically against fully qualified Asian students, but also perpetuates racist attitudes toward Asians. This editorial board believes that all students deserve a fair chance to be admitted to competitive universities based only on their merit as applicants. Affirmative action in university admissions was first implemented in the 1960s to redress the significant disadvantages that minority students often faced as a result of centuries of starkly discriminatory policies. Nevertheless, lifting up some minority groups by disadvantaging others does not achieve the idea of racial justice that this policy set out to accomplish. In August, it was reported that the Department of Justice would begin investigating affirmative action policies at universities. It is widely believed this investigation will focus on a lawsuit against Harvard University that alleges discrimination against Asian-Americans under Harvard’s affirmative action policies. The topic of affirmative action has also been extensively debated at the Supreme Court level. Most recently, the 2016 Fisher v. University of Texas case held that the University of Texas at Austin’s use of race-based affirmative action as part of a holistic assessment was acceptable as long as it supported educational diversity. But empirical data demonstrates this discrimination against Asian-American students. A study conducted by Princeton University shows that applicants of comparable qualifications who identify as Asian must score 140 points higher on the SAT than white applicants to have the same chance of admission to private colleges, as The New York Times reported. Proponents of affirmative action argue that this disparity is a result of universities’ desire to maintain holistic and diverse classes, which requires consideration of more than just academic ability. However, the blanket discrimination against Asian-American students in the admissions process ignores the enormous diversity within this label. This diversity undermines the argument that affirmative action is intended to foster greater diversity in universities. Looking past the label of “Asian-American,” it becomes  evident that there are historically disadvantaged populations in the group itself. Thirty percent of all Americans over the age of 25 have a bachelor’s degree, according to the Pew Research Center. While 72 percent of Indian-Americans have a bachelor’s degree or a higher degree, the numbers are anemic for  Laotian-Americans, at 16 percent, and Bhutanese-Americans, at 9 percent, the center found. Moreover, as The New Yorker explains, the diverse class argument would only be plausible if Asian-American applicants overall were significantly less likely than other applicants to have the particular, often abstract, nonacademic qualities that universities look for, such as leadership and a willingness to take initiative. This notion only serves to perpetuate the racist myth of the “model minority,” which uniformly depicts all Asian-American students as academically achieving individuals who are stunted in other areas. In addition, a comparison of Asian-American enrollment at universities before and after they ceased affirmative action policies indicates that the policy disproportionately hurt this group of students, as is clear from the work of David Colburn, a professor and former provost at the University of Florida. Colburn’s work found that at selective public universities that ended race-based affirmative action, such as the University of Florida and the University of California, Berkeley, the proportion of Asian Americans increased dramatically after the policy’s termination. For example, the proportion of Asian American freshmen at Berkeley rose to from 37.3 percent in 1995 to 46.6 percent in 2005. California barred affirmative action in university admissions processes in 1996. As is empirically evident, affirmative action discriminates against Asian-Americans. The system of college admissions masks itself as a meritocracy but in practice is suppressing a historically marginalized minority group in the name of racial justice. Those who champion affirmative action in the name of racial justice fail to recognize that discrimination against one minority group to elevate other groups is not an acceptable means to an end; as such, race-based affirmative action must end.The post EDITORIAL: Refocus Admissions on Merit appeared first on .

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  • MEN’S SOCCER | Hoyas Defeat Wildcats, Topple TerpsMEN’S SOCCER | Hoyas Defeat Wildcats, Topple Terps

    The No. 13 Georgetown men's soccer team concluded its hard-fought two-game road trip with shutout wins against Villanova University and the University of Maryland in two closely contested Big East matches. The Hoyas’ (10-2-1, 4-1 Big East) first game came against the Villanova Wildcats (7-7, 2-3 Big East) at Talen Energy Stadium, home of MLS team the Philadelphia Union. The Hoyas dictated play throughout the first half before finally breaking down the Wildcats’ defense in the 31st minute. Freshman forward Derek Dodson received the ball at the top of the 18-yard box and promptly played it to junior midfielder Kyle Zajec, who was able to slot it past Villanova redshirt senior goalkeeper Will Steiner and find the back of the net for his first collegiate goal. Despite some back-and-forth action to close out the half, the Hoyas went into halftime with a 1-0 lead. In contrast to the first half, the Wildcats came out of halftime on the front foot and forced the Hoyas to defend and absorb pressure for long periods of play. After most of the second half, the Hoyas finally were able to start a quick counterattack leading to their second goal of the night in the 79th minute. Senior midfielder Declan McCabe picked out a pass to senior forward Zach Knudson, who calmly finished the attack off with a goal, giving the Hoyas a 2-0 lead. “It’s great having Knudson back on the field, but [in his absence] guys have done a great job to step up,” Head Coach Brian Wiese said. After the second goal, the Hoyas were able to stifle the Wildcats’ attack and the game ended in a 2-0 victory for the Hoyas. Villanova outshot Georgetown 15-14, but Georgetown was more clinical with its chances and earned an important Big East road win. Four days later, Georgetown travelled to College Park, Md., to take on the No. 3 Maryland (10-1-3, 5-0-2 Big Ten) at Ludwig Field. Coming into this matchup with the Hoyas, the Terrapins had been riding a 30-game winning streak in regular season play dating to last season. Early on, the Terps dictated the pace of play and forced the Hoyas to defend, but the Hoyas proved themselves up to the challenge and made several key defensive stops. “Guys defended when we had to defend, [but] we had good moments of possession and were able to dictate the tempo of the game at times, which is important,” Wiese said. Despite being outshot 7-1 in the first half, the Hoyas went into the break still tied 0-0. This was due in large part to senior goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski’s six saves in the first half. “JT’s a fantastic goalkeeper,” Wiese said. “He does a really good job keeping his composure in net. He has such a calm and great presence in goal.” Throughout the majority of the second half, both teams were able to stifle the opposition’s attack, leading to few chances to score for either team. “Both teams were able to make it hard on the other team, so neither of us got as great chances as we’re normally accustomed to in games,” Wiese said. Eventually, the Hoyas were able to break the deadlock in the 88th minute with a goal from freshman midfielder Jacob Montes assisted by senior midfielder Christopher Lema. “The goal came about from us picking up a loose ball in midfield and recognizing that we had some space to run in at the Maryland backs,” Wiese said. “It was a great pass by Chris Lema. It was a tricky finish, but [Montes] did really, really well to keep that ball low. It was a bouncing ball. He finished it superbly.” After the game, Wiese praised Montes and the composure he showed scoring his first collegiate goal in such a big moment. “For a freshman, he’s got such great composure. He’s such a talent. He really is. He’s got amazingly soft feet. He’s deceptively fast, and he can really play a combination with players,” Wiese said. Following Montes’ goal, the Hoyas were able to hold off the Terps’ final attacks and close out a huge 1-0 victory, despite being outshot 12-6. Marcinkowski finished with eight saves and earned his second straight shutout and sixth shutout overall of the season. The win over third-ranked Maryland will boost Georgetown’s RPI ranking heading into their last four conference games against Seton Hall (5-7-1, 2-3 Big East), Providence (4-7-2, 1-2-2 Big East), St. John’s (5-6-2, 2-2-1 Big East) and Creighton (8-4-1, 2-2-1 Big East). Georgetown will square off against Seton Hall on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Shaw Field. The game will be televised on the BIG EAST Digital Network.The post MEN’S SOCCER | Hoyas Defeat Wildcats, Topple Terps appeared first on .

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  • WOMEN’S SOCCER | Squad Suffers 1st Conference LossWOMEN’S SOCCER | Squad Suffers 1st Conference Loss

    The Georgetown women’s soccer team lost its first Big East game of the year Sunday in a low-scoring 1-0 affair against Providence before returning to action Thursday and defeating Marquette 3-0. Against Providence (9-6-0, 4-2-0 Big East), Georgetown (11-3-2, 5-1-1) failed to find the back of the net the entire game, despite outshooting Providence 18-4. “It was disappointing,” Head Coach Dave Nolan said. “It was a big game, and we would have had a great chance to open up some sunlight between us and the rest of the pack [in the Big East]; now, we’re at the top of a very tight pack.” The game was not only the Hoyas’ third loss of the year but also the third game in which they failed to score. Georgetown has also been shut out in one of its two ties, a home matchup against Rutgers (10-2-4, 4-2-3 Big Ten). Coming off a dominant offensive performance against Villanova in a 5-0 victory, in which redshirt sophomore forward Amanda Carolan led the way with four goals, Georgetown looked to keep the ball rolling on Sunday. However, it was Providence that drew the first and only blood of the game, a quick goal in the first six minutes of action off the foot of senior midfielder Christina Klaum. “We gave up a goal off a long throw, which was disappointing because we saw it, and we trained [for] it,” Nolan said. Despite having the clear advantage in shots (18-4) and advantage in shots (18-4) and corner kicks (8-0), the Hoyas were unable to equalize and tie the game. Georgetown hit the crossbar twice in addition to three other shots on goal. “We just had so much possession of the ball; we just had them pinned back in,” Nolan said. “We’d get the ball wide, and we’d be serving the ball into the box, but because they had so many numbers in there, it was very difficult for us to get in front of one.” Senior midfielder Rachel Corboz took six shots, with junior forward Caitlin Farrell and sophomore defender Meaghan Nally adding three more each. After their early goal, the Friars did not put a shot on net for the following 80-plus minutes. Georgetown returned to action on Thursday in a home matchup against another Big East foe, Marquette (10-6-1, Big East 3-4-0). Despite having lost two of three games heading into the Marquette match, Nolan remained confident about his team’s abilities. “We’ve dominated every game we’ve played, even the ones we’ve dropped points in,” Nolan said. “If we weren’t doing that, I’d probably be worried.” Riding that optimism, the Hoyas beat the Golden Eagles, recording their 12th shutout of the season in a 3-0 victory. Senior defender Taylor Pak notched her third goal of the in the 16th minute off an assist from Corboz, giving the Hoyas a 1-0 lead. Sophomore forward Paula Germino-Watnick and junior forward Amanda Carolan added goals in the 31st and 84th minutes, respectively, to give the Hoyas the decisive victory. The victory brings Georgetown’s Big East record to 5-1-1, keeping them atop the conference standings, with Butler (10-1-4, 3-0-3 Big East) in second place. Georgetown will face off against Butler this Sunday at Indianapolis. The game is scheduled for 1 p.m.The post WOMEN’S SOCCER | Squad Suffers 1st Conference Loss appeared first on .

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  • FOOTBALL | Struggling GU Hosts Rival FordhamFOOTBALL | Struggling GU Hosts Rival Fordham

    After losing its first conference game last week against Lehigh in its fifth consecutive loss, the Georgetown football team looks to rebound against Fordham at home on Saturday. The Hoyas (1-5, 0-1 Patriot League) lost 54-35 to the Mountain Hawks (2-5, 2-0 Patriot League), which amassed more than 625 total yards on offense. The team allowed 50 points or more for the second week in a row. Fordham (1-6, 0-2 Patriot League) has struggled on offense compared to Lehigh, having only scored a total of 32 points over its last three games. With an average of only 19.6 points per game, the Rams have the lowest-scoring offense of any team the Hoyas have played thus far this season. Georgetown Head Coach Rob Sgarlata said that, in spite of Fordham’s weak statistics, it will be a tough task to keep the Rams’ offense in check. “Offensively, I know their stats, but they’re explosive. They have really good kids on the edge, and [senior running back] Chase Edmonds makes it go, so it’ll be interesting to see if we can make him one-dimensional and really put the weight on the quarterback’s shoulders,” Sgarlata said. Last year, the Consensus First Team All-American Edmonds led the Football Championship Subdivision in rushing yards per game with 163.5 and finished fourth in voting for the Walter Payton Award, which is presented to the most outstanding player in the FCS. Edmonds has fared worse on the ground this year, racking up only 65.8 yards per game and one touchdown this season, but he still presents a threat. Senior cornerback Jelani Williamson, who helped lead the Hoyas’ defense last week with seven tackles and an interception, recognized Edmonds’ playmaking ability and agreed with Sgarlata that cutting off Fordham’s running game is critical. “If a team can’t run on you, then you make their offense one-dimensional, so it’s always easier to play defense. Fordham has a great running back, a great running game, so we have our work cut out for us. But I think we will be alright,” Williamson said. On the other side of the ball, Georgetown’s offense has recovered since its performance against Harvard in which it put up zero points (the team’s two points came on a safety). Against Lehigh, Georgetown did not turn the ball over for the first time this season and scored more than 30 points for the second week in a row, the first such occurrence since 2003. Sophomore quarterback Gunther Johnson, a transfer from the University of Arizona, saw the majority of snaps behind center last week and finished with 290 passing yards and two touchdowns. He added 71 yards on the ground and three rushing touchdowns, and his performance earned him an Honorable Mention as Patriot League Player of the Week. “I feel like we were a lot more comfortable than we had been in the past. The line blocked better than they had the entire year,” Johnson said. “The receivers made plays for us, made my job easy. We took advantage of what they were giving us, and it worked out.” Lehigh held the ball for almost 15 minutes longer than Georgetown did last weekend, and that gap in time of possession was one of the major factors that contributed to Lehigh’s offense exploding for 27 points in the second quarter. Williamson said that playing a strong defense and giving the offense as much time as it needs is key to a win this weekend. “It’s always easy to play offense when you’re on offense. As much as [defensive players] love to score and as much as I love to score, it’s easier for [the offense] to score than for us to score. We definitely have to get off the field by any means necessary,” Williamson said. Sgarlata and Williamson said the team is focusing on getting out of the slump and winning in the Patriot League. “Every week, you have a chance to change that dynamic [of the Patriot League]. All we can do is worry about what we’re doing and hopefully win out in the Patriot League and see how the thing falls out at the end,” Sgarlata said. Williamson emphasized the importance of the team’s attitude going into this conference showdown. “If you go into football hesitant, then you’re going to struggle. The mentality going into this game for our defense and our team is reckless abandon — leave it all on the field and do everything we can to come out with a win,” Williamson said. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Cooper Field. The stream for the game and the game cast will be available at guhoyas.com.The post FOOTBALL | Struggling GU Hosts Rival Fordham appeared first on .

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  • SANTAMARIA & CRAIGE | USMNT Must Overcome Bias Against Players Born AbroadSANTAMARIA & CRAIGE | USMNT Must Overcome Bias Against Players Born Abroad

    Since our last column, we have had the pleasure of seeing Bruce Arena resign as the head coach of the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team, as well as learning that several candidates may run for president of the U.S. Soccer Federation come February. The current president, Sunil Gulati, is largely incompetent and is a big part of the problem with the team, a team that — to open a recent wound — failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 32 years. The list of potential candidates includes Landon Donovan, a man who, despite his heroic achievements as a player donning the Stars and Stripes, is part of the reason the U.S. men’s soccer program is struggling so much. The ugly truth is that the United States cannot fix its own problems. The country needs a foreign perspective to clean house, to retool the youth system and to scout out every potential American star, whether he lives in Beverly Hills or Buenos Aires. It should not matter if a player is born on a military base thousands of miles away from America; it should only matter that he can play the game. Donovan said in a 2015 interview that he believes people born outside the U.S. care less about the national team than American-born players do. Donovan could not be more wrong, and statements like these are exactly why he would be a horrible U.S. Soccer Fedration president. The entire concept is backward and outdated. Many call America the greatest country in the world, and regardless of that statement’s veracity, any weight that it would hold rests on a simple fact: You can be American without ever having lived in the United States. The United States has bases around the world, allows for dual citizenship with few stipulations and fosters enormous national pride among its citizens, both native-born and naturalized. It is absurd that we apply a higher standard to American soccer players than we do to potential presidents. There was hardly any backlash against Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who was born on a U.S. military base in Panama, when he ran for president in 2000 and in 2008. Yet we cry foul if an American born on a base in Germany tries to play soccer for his country. If America was filled to the brim with only people like Donovan and Abby Wambach, who said in an interview with The New York Times that she does not support foreign-born soccer players on the U.S. team, then America would not be America. Now, it is time for U.S. soccer to accept that fact. Soccer is the world’s game. The 2014 World Cup reached a total audience of 3.2 billion people. The United States needs to get with the program or forever risk losing any hope of having a good national team. At the 2000 UEFA European Football Championship, Germany collapsed and burned out, tallying just one point in the group stages. The same scenario repeated itself at the 2004 Eurocup, prompting the entire German Soccer Federation to make sweeping changes. In the following years, it invested millions of euros into a revamped youth program, scouting high and low and building facilities that could house thousands of people. As one member of the new program roughly stated: If the next superstar is born in a village on the side of a mountain, we are going to find him. It is important to note that a key driving force behind this upheaval was none other than former U.S. Coach Jürgen Klinsmann. Yes, the very man who was fired for changing too many things and not achieving instantaneous championships is the one who helped Germany eventually lift the World Cup in 2014, as well as finish in the top four at six straight major international tournaments. The results speak for themselves. We are not advocating for the return of Klinsmann, although we were certainly not patient enough with him. We are advocating for the United States to be honest with itself and bring in someone from a winning culture, a culture that knows how to develop youth and honor nationality across borders. This is 2017 — if talented players choose to identify as American, then we better let them play. MLS is not even a top-15 soccer league in the world. The United States is not even a top-50 national team in the world, since we all know that FIFA rankings are questionable at best. It is time to be honest. The fans hardly help either, with internet forums shooting down suggestions of players solely on the grounds of citizenship. Fans should be kissing the ground in wonder at the fact that former World Cup-winner and former Paris Saint-Germain manager Laurent Blanc might take the U.S. head coaching job. Instead we get fans clamoring about a sissy European style of play and lack of hard, physical play that is emblematic of being American. Little do they realize how winning would fix everything. The United States and its most successful companies have always been results-focused. It is, after all, how the best businesses are run. And the United States men’s soccer program desperately needs to catch up. Vanessa Craige and Paolo Santamaria are seniors in the School of Foreign Service and the College, respectively. "NOTHING BUT NET" appears every Friday.The post SANTAMARIA & CRAIGE | USMNT Must Overcome Bias Against Players Born Abroad appeared first on .

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  • CROSS COUNTRY | Teams Achieve High Finishes at Pre-National MeetCROSS COUNTRY | Teams Achieve High Finishes at Pre-National Meet

    The Georgetown men’s cross country team placed 14th out of 41 teams at the 2017 Pre-National Meet hosted by University of Louisville on Saturday, while the women’s team finished 19th out of 33 teams at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational on Friday in Madison, Wis. The women’s team arrived at the meet ranked No. 22 in the country and produced several successful individual performances. Georgetown’s top finisher, freshman Martha MacDonald, placed 68th out of 225 with a time of 20:56.4 in her second race for the Hoyas, making her the only Georgetown female to break 21 minutes. The Hoyas’ second and third place finishers, sophomore Margie Cullen and senior Josette Norris, earned 78th and 88th place with times of 21:01.3 and 21:06.5, respectively, putting them within ten seconds of MacDonald. Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Julie Culley praised the performance of the trio. “I thought those three women did a really good job moving through the numbers,” Culley said. “[MacDonald] was one of the best freshmen in the NCAA.” Georgetown’s final point scorers, seniors Piper Donaghu and Madeline Perez took 132nd place and 146th place, respectively, bringing the team’s total score to 512 points. Georgetown’s all five point-scoring competitors finished within 43.9 seconds of each other. Culley said despite some strong individual performances, the team’s overall performance was disappointing. “As a team we were pretty disappointed. We need to tighten up as a pack,” Culley said. “We need to put this meet behind us as a team.” The men’s cross country team went into Saturday’s meet ranked No. 19 by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Georgetown’s men’s top finisher, graduate student and All-American Jonathan Green, came in eighth overall with a time of 23:19.0, a performance consistent with his strong results in past seasons. Following Green were junior Spencer Brown at 85th place, sophomore Matthew Bouthillette at 112th place, junior Reilly Bloomer at 120th place and senior Nicholas Golebiowski at 133th place. The four runners formed a close pack, all finishing in a span of 24 seconds to bring Georgetown’s total score to 447 points. Brown’s time of 24:22.7 was almost a full minute behind Green’s time. “Going into the meet I thought the team was in good shape,” Men’s Cross Country Head Coach Brandon Bonsey said. However, looking back on the competition, Bonsey said that the heat and intensity of workouts in the week leading up to the competition. “At pre-nationals we came in pretty tired and drained,” Bonsey said. Bonsey said that Green’s individual effort was particularly impressive on a day with hot weather conditions. “Jon Green ran a great individual race,” Bonsey said in an interview with GUHoyas. “He was a little too aggressive in the middle but we will fix those tactics moving forward. That was a great field and he came in tired. Finishing where he did and running that fast on a hot day was a great effort.” Bonsey said he is optimistic for next season. “Historically, we’ve never been great this weekend. We’ve generally had people finish higher at Nationals than these meets. We’ve won the Big East the two years and we’d like to do it again,” Bonsey said. Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams will take a break from competition this upcoming weekend and will return to competition, this time together, at the Big East Championships in Kenosha, Wis. on Oct. 28.The post CROSS COUNTRY | Teams Achieve High Finishes at Pre-National Meet appeared first on .

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  • MEN’S CREW | Hoyas Prepare for Head of the Charles RegattaMEN’S CREW | Hoyas Prepare for Head of the Charles Regatta

    The Georgetown men’s rowing team will continue its fall season at the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston on Saturday. With teams from across the world competing in this regatta, both the lightweight and heavyweight teams will be racing against high-level competition. In an attempt to give more team members experience, this weekend’s competition will feature only freshmen in both the lightweight and heavyweight four. Varsity team members will stay behind for development. "The goal with the varsity group, in particular, is to get fit and strong on land, on the machines, and in the weight room,” Head Coach Luke Agnini said of this weekend’s roster choice. “We have been rowing very hard. Now, the goal is to get everybody rowing effectively." Overall, the team’s focus is to build confidence as rowers and to provide the newcomers with valuable competition experience. Agnini believes this approach to this fall’s competition will further the program’s long-term goals, which are oriented to the spring season. "Culturally, we are trying to teach guys how to gain confidence, how to get better, how to get faster, how to believe in what they are doing,” Agnini said. “It's a grind. It's a really long year with rowing. You're pounding the machines. You're on the water." With some of the rowers unable to compete due to injuries, weight concerns and study-abroad programs, the team is not sending its top eight rowers to the Head of the Charles. Instead, the Hoyas are laying the foundation for the spring by concentrating on skill development and injury recovery. On the lightweight side, the two previous competitions have given Lightweight Varsity Coach Lee Rumpf useful knowledge of his personnel, as four of the team’s strongest rowers are missing. “The Potomac and the Occoquan helped the guys get into the rhythm of race day,” Rumpf said. “[The guys were] practicing what it means to wake up and have a race, because the Charles comes with a lot of pressure.” Both coaches remain optimistic that the sheer amount of training hours the team has put in, along with Boston’s predicted warm weather this weekend, will provide a good platform for the Hoyas to showcase their abilities, despite only sending freshmen to this year’s Head of the Charles Regatta. “The important thing is what the guys do when they are given the opportunity and how much can they run with it. That is one of the really fun parts,” Agnini said.The post MEN’S CREW | Hoyas Prepare for Head of the Charles Regatta appeared first on .

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  • MEN’S GOLF | Hoyas Record Comeback VictoryMEN’S GOLF | Hoyas Record Comeback Victory

    The Georgetown men’s golf team earned its first win of the season last weekend at the 33rd Annual Georgetown Intercollegiate at the Members Club at Four Streams Club. The Hoyas, who sat in sixth place after 36 holes, posted the best round of the tournament on Tuesday to surge into the lead. The scores posted during the first two rounds Monday reflected challenging windy conditions. Georgetown dropped an impressive 18 strokes in its final performance from the previous round. “It was going to take a good round of golf, not a medium round of golf,” Head Coach Tommy Hunter said. The Hoyas’ lineup at the Georgetown Intercollegiate featured three seniors and two sophomores. Experienced sophomore Eduardo Blochtein and walk-on sophomore Patrick DiPasquale stepped up this week, posting scores of 227 and 229, respectively. The impressive performance of the Gray Team, the men’s golf alternate side, contributed to the team’s overall success this week. Senior co-captain Cole Berman led the Hoyas’ Blue Team to victory with a six-over par score of 219, placing him in a six-way tie for first place after 54 holes. Although the Naval Academy’s freshman Charlie Musto would claim individual medalist honors after a playoff, Berman’s performance proved vital to the team’s victory. “The seniors have to play well all the time if the team is to succeed,” Hunter said. “All in all, it was a good day for all ten of us.” According to Hunter, succeeding in mid-major golf tournaments such as the Georgetown Intercollegiate helps the team not only in terms of national standing and win-loss record, but also in confidence. The highlight of the tournament for the Hoyas occurred when Berman sunk his chip shot on the 18th hole on Tuesday to join five other golfers in the tie for first place. Despite this moment of glory, Berman said the team’s victory was more important than his individual placement, encapsulating the Hoyas’ team spirit this week at The Members Club at Four Streams. This weekend, Georgetown men’s golf will make its first appearance in the ODU/OBX Intercollegiate, hosted by Old Dominion University at Kilmarlic Golf Club in Powells Point, N.C. “This will be an opportunity to continue to bolster our win-loss record,” Hunter said. The tournament will feature 18 teams including Old Dominion, Saint Joseph’s and George Mason. The ODU/OBX Intercollegiate will be the Hoyas’ final event of the fall season. The ODU/OBX Intercollegiate will take place on Oct. 22-24.The post MEN’S GOLF | Hoyas Record Comeback Victory appeared first on .

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  • 10 things to do in DC this fall before it freezes10 things to do in DC this fall before it freezes

    WASHINGTON — The scorching heat is gone and so are the summer crowds. Here are the top 10 things to do this fall in D.C., before the frost and freeze set in. The Hope Diamond, center top, is displayed with the replicas below. At top left of the white box is a lead cast replica. The rest of the box, from left to right: Hope Diamond replica, French Blue Diamond replica and Tavernier Diamond replica. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution) window.Site = window.Site || {}; window.Site.Gallery = window.Site.Gallery || {}; window.Site.Gallery.options = window.Site.Gallery.options || {}; window.Site.Gallery.options = { slides: [{"type":"photo","media":"\n\t\n","caption":"The Hope Diamond, center top, is displayed with the replicas below. At top left of the white box is a lead cast replica. The rest of the box, from left to right: Hope Diamond replica, French Blue Diamond replica and Tavernier Diamond replica. (Courtesy Smithsonian Institution)\n","ampmedia":"\n\n\t\t","alt":""},{"type":"photo","media":"\n\t\n","caption":"circa 1915: Evalyn Walsh McLean, one of the owners of the famous Hope Diamond, which, legend has it, was taken from the eye of a Burmese idol and is supposed to bring bad luck to anyone who owns it. McLean died of pneumonia in Washington at 60 years old. (Photo by Topical Press Agency\/Getty Images)\n","ampmedia":"\n\n\t\t","alt":""},{"type":"photo","media":"\n\t\n","caption":"Jeffrey Post, curator of Smithsonian Institution’s national gem collection, shows off the Hope Diamond, center, flanked by the Heart of Eternity diamond, left, the Blue Heart diamond at the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum in Washington Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003. (AP Photo\/Ron Edmonds)\n","ampmedia":"\n\n\t\t","alt":""},{"type":"photo","media":"\n\t\n","caption":"The Hope Diamond, center, flanked by the Heart of Eternity diamond, left, the Blue Heart diamond, is displayed at the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum in Washington Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003. (AP Photo\/Ron Edmonds)\n","ampmedia":"\n\n\t\t","alt":""},{"type":"ad","media":"\n\tAdvertisement\n\t\n\t\t\n\t\n","caption":"","ampmedia":"","alt":""},{"type":"photo","media":"\n\t\n","caption":"The Hope Diamond, center, flanked by the Heart of Eternity diamond, left, the Blue Heart diamond are tested for their light refracting qualities at the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum in Washington Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003. The Hope Diamond, the world’s most famous blue diamond, was removed from its high-security case for testing to try to determine what impurities give it its blue colors. (AP Photo\/Ron Edmonds)\n","ampmedia":"\n\n\t\t","alt":""}], previews: [{"index":0,"src":"https:\/\/wtop.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/10\/new-diamonds-260x174.jpg"},{"index":1,"src":"https:\/\/wtop.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/10\/hope-diamond4-260x174.jpg"},{"index":2,"src":"https:\/\/wtop.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/10\/hope-diamond1-260x174.jpg"},{"index":3,"src":"https:\/\/wtop.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/10\/hope-diamond2-260x174.jpg"},{"index":5,"src":"https:\/\/wtop.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/10\/hope-diamond-260x174.jpg"}], prev: "\t", next: "\t" }; The post 10 things to do in DC this fall before it freezes appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Is Colin Cowherd Back to Critiquing John Wall?Is Colin Cowherd Back to Critiquing John Wall?

    WASHINGTON — Sports talking head Colin Cowherd has a long history with Washington Wizards star John Wall, dating back to unfair criticisms of him in college at Kentucky, extending through the early part of his career (here, here, here, here, here and here), and culminating with an unexpected apology in 2016. Now, after seemingly accepting Wall as a legitimate NBA talent, Cowherd might be slipping back into old habits. During a Wednesday segment, which preceded the team’s first game of the season, Cowherd offered three words on each NBA team on the eve of the regular season: 3 words to describe every NBA team pic.twitter.com/bdkuCJIham — Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) October 18, 2017 “The Wizards…sort of hit a wall. John Wall.” Whatever that means. It’s a catchy shorthand segment and not one that was heaped with praise for most teams. That isn’t exactly Cowherd’s style. But of the team’s perceived weaknesses (lack of big man depth, shaky defensive options), Wall is one of the team’s strengths, coming off a season where he proved to be one of the most dynamic playmakers in the NBA. It’s possible that Cowherd was passing commentary on Wall’s massive, $170-million contract, signed this offseason, but that seems unlikely. Either way, the Wall-led Wizards had a strong first showing on Wednesday, flexing against the Philadelphia 76ers in a nationally-televised game at the newly-renamed Capital One Arena. John Wall led the team with 28 points and eight assists, en route to a 120-115 come-from-behind victory that tied the Wizards with half the NBA at 1-0. Wall was everything that the team needed him to be. It’s possible that Cowherd wasn’t slamming the player of the team, but hitting a wall would be an obscure compliment and he has a long history of unfounded Wall criticisms. Maybe next time he can spend more than three words on the topic.   Follow Brian Tinsman and 106.7 The Fan on Twitter.

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  • Two Times Kirk Cousins Could’ve Become an EagleTwo Times Kirk Cousins Could’ve Become an Eagle

    WASHINGTON — At least twice in his young NFL career, quarterback Kirk Cousins could’ve donned the greenish threads of a Philadelphia Eagles uniform, but for a few pivotal decisions outside of his control. In the lead-up to the 2012 NFL Draft, the Eagles were high on Cousins, working him out extensively along with Ryan Tannehill, Russell Wilson and Nick Foles, his one-time teammate at Michigan State. ALSO READ: Seriously, How Did Wentz End Up in Philly? Tannehill went in the first round to the Miami Dolphins, allowing them to focus on defensive picks in the first two rounds, keeping true to their draft board. When Wilson went to the Seattle Seahawks with the 75th overall pick, 13 picks before the Eagles’ next selection, a civil war broke out in the Philly war room. On one side was general manager Howie Roseman and the scouting staff, who preferred Cousins. On the other side were Andy Reid and his coaching staff, preferring Foles. How close was it? According to Mark Eckel of NJ.com, it was razor thin: When Cleveland took defensive tackle John Hughes of Cincinnati with the 87th pick, the Eagles were still in debate mode between the two quarterbacks, with the scouts on one side and the head coach on the other. Reid, of course, won the battle and the pick was Foles. One member of the organization, who left the room at the time, was shocked when he came back and saw the team didn’t take Cousins, and instead had selected Foles. According to his source, it was Reid’s seniority that won out, bringing Foles to Philly and leaving Cousins for the Redskins at 102nd overall pick. Kirk Cousins on how he thought there was a chance he'd go to Philly in 2012 draft: pic.twitter.com/T12uGiWwGy — Zach Berman (@ZBerm) October 19, 2017 Fast-forward nearly four years, and Roseman narrowly missed out on Cousins again. Heading into the start of the 2016 season, Cousins and the Redskins were at an impasse on contract negotiations, and Cousins and the Eagles reportedly had a mutual interest in rekindling their forbidden love. Via Eckel: A source told N.J. Advance Media that there was mutual interest between the Eagles and Cousins and the Eagles would have been the first team Cousins’ people would have called Monday when teams are first allowed to talk to other team’s free agents. The Redskins were wise to this situation and upgraded plans to apply the transition tag again, using the franchise tag instead. Cousins signed the contract tender and the Eagles signed Sam Bradford to a two-year, $36 million contract. Fast-forward 18 months and Cousins remains with the Redskins on another one-year deal, the Eagles drafted Wentz (which really irks Redskins coach Jay Gruden) and traded Bradford to the Minnesota Vikings. The NFL is a wild league. But maybe someday, somewhere, Cousins and Roseman can finally be together. Roseman probably even pronounces Kirk’s name correctly.   Follow Brian Tinsman and 106.7 The Fan on Twitter.

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  • Jay Gruden Still Bewildered by Philly Drafting Carson WentzJay Gruden Still Bewildered by Philly Drafting Carson Wentz

    WASHINGTON — Something has been upsetting Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden for a long time and it finally came to light on Thursday. How the heck did quarterback Carson Wentz end up in Philadelphia? Sure, he was drafted in 2016. Yes, he has already played the Redskins three times in his young career, with D.C. taking two of three. But how does this happen? The disbelief came up as part of a discussion with members of the media on Thursday, in the leadup to the fourth game that Gruden’s Redskins will play against Wentz’s Eagles. It all started as a typical list of compliments that coaches pay to opposing players through the media. This followed the approximate script of every other time a coach discusses an opponent. “I think he’s progressed at a rate as fast as anybody I’ve seen really,” Gruden said. “His ability to make plays in the pocket, his ability to stay in the pocket in the face of a rush and still deliver balls accurately, his command of the offense. “I think he’s already proven this short in his career that he’s one of the top quarterbacks in the league, quite frankly, and he’s going to be for a long time.” That’s pretty typical accolades, as coaches try not to give opposing teams any bulletin board or motivational material. But then Gruden went a step further. “And I don’t know how he got to Philadelphia,” he said. “And I’m very upset about that.” The obvious answer is because Philly drafted him. That’s how 250-plus players make it to the NFL each year. You have to wonder how many of them make Gruden upset. But the more complete answer is that Wentz was selected when the Eagles traded up to the No. 2 overall pick, becoming the highest FCS player ever drafted. But the Eagles, who were reportedly competing with other teams for the Browns’ No. 2 overall pick, gave up a king’s ransom for the selection: three top-100 picks in 2016, their 2017 first-round pick and a 2018 second-round pick. That, Jay, is how Wentz got to Philadelphia. But I guess it’s OK to be upset about that. “Every week it seems like we’re playing against an excellent quarterback and knowing that Wentz is going to be there for a long period of time just puts a few more gray hairs on my head,” Gruden said. “But love the competition and it’s our job to get after him and make him uncomfortable.”   Follow Brian Tinsman and 106.7 The Fan on Twitter.

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  • Chris Russell Fears Redskins Set Jonathan Allen Up to Look SoftChris Russell Fears Redskins Set Jonathan Allen Up to Look Soft

    Redskins head coach Jay Gruden stated publicly earlier this week that he only expected Jonathan Allen to miss three to four weeks with a Lisfranc injury. Today, Allen was placed on injured reserve after undergoing foot surgery. Now, Chris Russell worries the Redskins may have set an unfair bar for Allen with their initial 3-to-4-week projection. He fears how fans might perceive the rookie defensive lineman if he’s unable to return before the end of the season. Related: Something Screwy Going On With Allen Reports “I just have a fear that when we come to late December,” Russell told Nick Ashooh on 106.7 The Fan Thursday evening, “people are gonna be labeling Jonathan Allen a softy.” “They should have said from the go: ‘Indefinite. We don’t know,'” Russell said. “‘We’ll have a better idea once he has surgery.'” “The thing is, how do  we know,” Ashooh rebutted. “And maybe you know and you’re not gonna say, and you’re gonna do the whole, ‘I know, but I’m not gonna really say it on the air’ thing. How do we know where the ‘three-to-four’ weeks actually came from? Do we know for sure that that actually came from the team?” “Well, of course it did,” Russell said. “Because Jay actually said it on Monday.” “But if it comes from the coach, he’s not a doctor,” Ashooh said. “So you have to be careful with that.” “I understand that,” Russell said. “It’s a matter of semantics, but that’s my point, is that they raise false hopes all the time. What I also fear here, and think about it from this respect: What if, by putting this eight-week time mark, and fans buy into this and they’re one win away from getting to the playoffs, and then there’s this encouragement that Jonathan Allen is out there practicing, and there’s video on NBC Sports Washington that Jonathan Allen is out there practicing! And then he can’t play when he’s eligible.” “What if he doesn’t play,” he added. “Then people are gonna say, ‘Oh, this guy’s soft. Oh, this guy couldn’t suck it up. Oh, this guy couldn’t find a way.'” Ashooh responded by saying Russell was “overthinking” this, to which Russell replied, “I don’t know… Because this happens all the time! It happened with Doctson! It happened with Cravens! It happens with all these guys!” “Yeah, but it’s different,” Ashooh said. “Doctson was a mysterious Achilles injury that had this weird achy-ness that they couldn’t figure out. This is a specific: You broke a bone in your foot. You’re a 300-pound guy that’s already had, granted, injuries that don’t have any relation to this foot injury right now. They’re not the same thing. It’s not an apples-to-apples comparison. “And look, if it seems like Jonathan Allen’s back, and he’s practicing, and it’s the last two games of the season, and there’s… Hey. Maybe he’ll play late in the year, and they’re in playoff contention, and they’ve got to win the last two games — whatever it is. If he doesn’t play, I mean are fans not going to show up to the games? Are they gonna not watch?” “No, I think they’re gonna show up to the games,” Russell said. “Right. So in the end, it’s ‘oh, I’m disappointed,’ but there are a lot of other players on this roster,” Ashooh said. “And who knows where this team is injury wise? They could be totally healthy by the end of the year, or it could be the total opposite direction, so I wouldn’t overthink the one situation with Jonathan Allen as sort of a make-or-break at the end of the year type of situation.” Russell bounced into a ‘perception is greater than reality’ argument, saying, “when it comes to this town, the way words are parsed… “And I’m telling you, because Jay went out and said it on top of the reports, which is a little bit different than the initial report that he does have a chance of coming back, people are gonna buy that hook, line and sinker. And people are gonna think that if Jonathan Allen can’t suit up for Dec. 31 at the Giants, or even possibly Dec. 24 against the Broncos… I worry that people are gonna think he’s soft, or he’s injury prone.” “You’re way overthinking this,” Ashooh said. “No, but that’s just the way it is,” Russell insisted. “That’s the way people’s perceptions are! I think the Redskins do a disservice to the player by trying to: A) rush these guys back; and B) trying to set these definitive timelines.” Ashooh, for what it’s worth, wasn’t the only person thinking Russell was doing too much thinking. Oh boy. What'd he do now? — Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) October 19, 2017 Because you are listening to me? Haha — Chris Russell (@Russellmania621) October 19, 2017 my logic can be a slow creep, eventually it just overtakes you and you can't deny it anymore — Nick Ashooh (@NickAshooh) October 19, 2017 That was just a joke! For fun. Let's not make this a big deal! — Chris Russell (@Russellmania621) October 19, 2017 “We’ll bet a big salad on it,” Russel wrapped up his thoughts. “Listen, I hate to be a party pooper, I’m just kind of telling you based on experience what I’m feeling, that the Redskins have kind of set Jonathan Allen to come back and look soft if he doesn’t return by the end of the year. Just my gut feeling. I’m not saying I’m right, wrong, whatever. Just based on experience, how they normally handle this thing.” Follow @ChrisLingebach and @1067TheFan on Twitter

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  • Ed Gillespie ties MS-13 gang to sanctuary city, immigration debateEd Gillespie ties MS-13 gang to sanctuary city, immigration debate

    Fear of MS-13 is rising in Virginia, and Republican Ed Gillespie is counting on riding it to the governor's mansion, flooding the state's airwaves with dire warnings about the dangers of the Central American gang and the blame his Democratic opponent bears for it. Down in the polls heading into ...

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  • After one last hurrah, RFK Stadium will be left with nothing but rust and memoriesAfter one last hurrah, RFK Stadium will be left with nothing but rust and memories

    First the baseball team left for Texas in 1971. Then, after more than three decades in Southeast Washington, the football team crossed the border for a new home in Maryland. In 2007, another baseball team moved away for sparkling new digs. Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium has already bid farewell to the Senators, Redskins and […]

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  • Project Homeless Connect event aims to help homeless get access to support servicesProject Homeless Connect event aims to help homeless get access to support services

    The District's third annual Project Homeless Connect on Thursday saw about 500 people in need gain access to critical support systems and welfare benefits offered by the city. A large tent covered the basketball court of the Kennedy Recreation Center in Northwest, shading dozens of tables displaying pamphlets for various ...

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  • Trending: ‘Star Wars’ replica makes waves; Lulu the dog leaves the CIATrending: ‘Star Wars’ replica makes waves; Lulu the dog leaves the CIA

    Check out this “Star Wars” replica. “I’m so happy to have an HOA or my husband would be outside building one right now.” Bethany Amedure-Clark, commenting on a Facebook story about a two-story “Star Wars” Halloween display that a man built outside of his Parma, Ohio, home. Nick Meyer, who built the four-legged All Terrain […]

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  • Whitman-Walker breaks ground on redevelopment project for Elizabeth Taylor siteWhitman-Walker breaks ground on redevelopment project for Elizabeth Taylor site

    On Wednesday, community health center Whitman-Walker Health took a step toward long-term sustainability when it broke ground on a new redevelopment project at its Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center site, at 1701 14th St. NW. The project is a joint venture entered into with Fivesquares Development, a local real estate development company, that will see the […] The post Whitman-Walker breaks ground on redevelopment project for Elizabeth Taylor site appeared first on Metro Weekly.

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  • We’re Failing Chechnya’s Gay MenWe’re Failing Chechnya’s Gay Men

    Western governments are failing Chechnya's persecuted gay men. It's time for citizens to act. The post We’re Failing Chechnya’s Gay Men appeared first on Metro Weekly.

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  • Memo to President Trump on the meaning of 'inner cities'Memo to President Trump on the meaning of 'inner cities'

    ANALYSIS/OPINION: In your election night victory speech, Mr. President, you didn't have me until you uttered these 42 words: "We are going to fix our inner cities and rebuild our highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals. We're going to rebuild our infrastructure, which will become, by the way, second to ...

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  • 8 things to do in D.C., Maryland and Virginia from Oct. 19-258 things to do in D.C., Maryland and Virginia from Oct. 19-25

    Oct. 19-20: ‘When Life Gives You Clemens’ Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW; Thu. & Fri., 7 & 9 p.m., $39-$60. Try to guess which of the Second City cast members is destined for “Saturday Night Live” when the comedy troupe brings “When Life Gives You Clemens” to the Kennedy Center. A tribute to Mark […]

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  • Man charged in fatal July 4 Metro stabbing pleads guiltyMan charged in fatal July 4 Metro stabbing pleads guilty

    WASHINGTON — The man accused of repeatedly and fatally stabbing a 24-year-old on a Metro train on July 4, 2015, pleaded guilty Thursday. In D.C. Superior Court, Jasper Spires, 21, pleaded guilty to premeditated first-degree murder while armed in the stabbing death of Kevin Sutherland on a Metro train on July 4, 2015. Related Stories Teen formally charged in July 4 Metro stabbing Washington, DC News Court records reveal new details from July 4 Metro stabbing Washington, DC News Friends remember man murdered on Metro train Washington, DC News Prosecutors say Spires attempted to rob 24-year-old Sutherland on a Red Line train approaching the NoMa-Gallaudet University station and stabbed him as many as 20 times. In addition to stab wounds to his heart, lungs, back, sides and arms, Sutherland had other bruises and cuts on his body, including defensive wounds. Officials say after the stabbing, Spires robbed two more people before fleeing. As part of his plea deal, the six other serious counts against Spires are dropped and he could face 30-35 years in prison. Also, Spires waived his right to plead not guilty by reason of insanity, which was the initial filing from the defense. Spires could have gotten life without parole if found guilty in trial. Sutherland’s parents, Douglas and Theresa Sutherland attended the hearing. “Hearing that he actually admitted to murdering Kevin is something that you really cannot explain because you never expect to have to go through something like this. This has been a nightmare since July 4, [2015],” Theresa Sutherland said. Douglas Sutherland said Spires destroyed many lives through his actions — including Spires’ own. “He accepted responsibility for what he actually did do, and he’s going to have to pay the price,”  Douglas Sutherland said. “Hopefully he will have sufficient time to think about what he did – I hope he can turn his life around and make something out of it. But he still has a life … Kevin doesn’t.” Spires will be sentenced in January. The post Man charged in fatal July 4 Metro stabbing pleads guilty appeared first on WTOP.

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  • North Carolina governor issues order extending limited LGBTQ protectionsNorth Carolina governor issues order extending limited LGBTQ protections

    North Carolina LGBTQ residents may get some relief from both an executive order issued by Gov. Roy Cooper and a proposed settlement to lawsuit over the law that replaced the state’s controversial HB 2 statute. Cooper, a Democrat, was a longtime opponent of HB 2, which placed strict limitations on what facilities transgender people could […] The post North Carolina governor issues order extending limited LGBTQ protections appeared first on Metro Weekly.

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  • No Go: Pokemon-costumed man arrested after White House jumpNo Go: Pokemon-costumed man arrested after White House jump

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Kentucky man dressed as the Pokemon character Pikachu is accused of trying to jump the White House fence — all in the name of making a YouTube video. Curtis Combs of Somerset, Kentucky, was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with unlawful entry. An arrest affidavit says Combs was dressed as Pikachu and told authorities he wanted to become famous and had planned to post a video of it on YouTube. The affidavit filed in D.C. Superior Court says Combs jumped a barrier on the outer perimeter of the south grounds of the White House complex and was quickly arrested. Combs told police he expected to be arrested and had researched D.C. charges and previous jumpers. Combs pleaded not guilty Wednesday. Combs’ attorney, Edward Gaines, declined comment. The post No Go: Pokemon-costumed man arrested after White House jump appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Lara Trump swings White House behind pets for vets campaignLara Trump swings White House behind pets for vets campaign

    A building "pets for vets" campaign to link troubled war veterans with abandoned pets in shelters won a huge White House backing.Read more at WashingtonExaminer.com

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  • Crys Matthews opens at Jammin Java this weekendCrys Matthews opens at Jammin Java this weekend

    Matthew tours in support of two new accomplished, simultaneously released albums The post Crys Matthews opens at Jammin Java this weekend appeared first on Metro Weekly.

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  • Best of D.C. 2017: See what Express staff and readers picked as their favorite things in WashingtonBest of D.C. 2017: See what Express staff and readers picked as their favorite things in Washington

    Our Best Of issue is finally here! To see what you, our readers, voted as your favorite things in D.C., click here. And then there are our picks. It’s our job as local writers to know what’s worth doing around D.C. Every bar we stay up late to visit, every new restaurant we sample and every concert […]

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  • Montgomery County has its own virtual Pride CenterMontgomery County has its own virtual Pride Center

    The Montgomery County Pride Center hopes to serve as a go-to resource for LGBTQ people in the suburbs The post Montgomery County has its own virtual Pride Center appeared first on Metro Weekly.

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  • Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom IllustrationDrawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustration

    A  showcase of the Library of Congress’ extensive collection of original drawings by artists, commissioned during the past 50 years by newspapers and television stations to capture the personal dynamics of legal trials where cameras aren’t allowed. Artists in the exhibition include Howard Brodie, Marilyn Church, Pat Lopez, Arnold Mesches, Gary Myrick, Freda Reiter, Bill Robles, Jane Rosenberg, and Elizabeth Williams. Their […] The post Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustration appeared first on Metro Weekly.

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  • Bubba's back: Georgetown U to celebrate 25th anniversary of Clinton electionBubba's back: Georgetown U to celebrate 25th anniversary of Clinton election

    The "comeback kid" and his whole team of Clintonistas are getting a big welcome at Georgetown University next month to celebrate the 1992 el...Read more at WashingtonExaminer.com

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  • Mayor Bowser Launches Neighborhood Revitalization Program in Lower Georgia AvenueMayor Bowser Launches Neighborhood Revitalization Program in Lower Georgia Avenue

    Mayor Bowser presented a certificate to Lower Georgia Avenue Main Street, designating the area as a full member of the DC Main Streets program. Each DC Main Streets program is organized and led by local volunteers and community development professionals who lead sustainable, community-driven efforts to promote economic development, strengthen their neighborhoods, and improve the quality of life for residents.

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  • Mayor Bowser Invests $3 Million to Bring New Grocery Options to Wards 7 and 8Mayor Bowser Invests $3 Million to Bring New Grocery Options to Wards 7 and 8

    Mayor Bowser announced the awardees for the Neighborhood Prosperity Fund, a pilot program that provides financial support for non-residential components of mixed-use projects in underserved neighborhoods in Washington, DC. Through the Neighborhood Prosperity Fund, LDP Holdings LLC was awarded $2.1 million for its Penn Hill project located at 3200 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE and South Capitol Improvement LLC was awarded $880,000 for its South Capitol Affordable Housing project located at the intersection of Atlantic and South Capitol Streets, SW.

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  • Review: Avant Bard’s “Emilie”Review: Avant Bard’s “Emilie”

    In Avant Bard's Emilie, a trailblazing scientist leaves her mark The post Review: Avant Bard’s “Emilie” appeared first on Metro Weekly.

    Metro Weekly / 2 d. 8 h. 31 min. ago
  • Census 2020 fears: Counting the dead, ignoring the livingCensus 2020 fears: Counting the dead, ignoring the living

    The critical 2020 Census has a big problem.Read more at WashingtonExaminer.com

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  • Your Complete Guide to Reel Affirmations 24Your Complete Guide to Reel Affirmations 24

    Reviews of every film showing at this year's Reel Affirmations Film Festival! The post Your Complete Guide to Reel Affirmations 24 appeared first on Metro Weekly.

    Metro Weekly / 2 d. 8 h. 44 min. ago
  • Councilmember Todd Swears-In Two Ward 4 Advisory Neighborhood CommissionersCouncilmember Todd Swears-In Two Ward 4 Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners

    This week, Councilmember Todd had the pleasure of swearing-in two new Ward 4 Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners (ANCs). On Monday, the Councilmember welcomed Marlene Moss as the new ANC 4A07 Commissioner. On Tuesday evening at the ANC 4D monthly meeting, Councilmember Todd swore-in Jamie Barden, the newly-elected ANC 4D04 Commissioner.

    The Washington Sun / 2 d. 8 h. 48 min. ago
  • HBCU TECH SUMMIT AT MOREHOUSE INSPIRES AFRICAN-AMERICAN MILLENNIALS TO PURSUE ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND HIGH-TECH CAREERSHBCU TECH SUMMIT AT MOREHOUSE INSPIRES AFRICAN-AMERICAN MILLENNIALS TO PURSUE ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND HIGH-TECH CAREERS

    Innovators, silicon valley start-ups, technology thought-leaders, STEM practitioners, and higher education administrators along with HBCU Presidents, administrators, faculty, and alumni, will meet in Atlanta with the ambitious goal of equipping HBCU Graduates to become Start-Up founders, Innovators, and ultimately build sustainable enterprises. This event is led by NBITLO – The National Black Information Technology Leadership Organization.

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  • New Report Shows That the Mortgage Interest Deduction is one of the Drivers of the U.S. Racial Wealth GapNew Report Shows That the Mortgage Interest Deduction is one of the Drivers of the U.S. Racial Wealth Gap

    The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) and the Institute on Assets and Social Policy (IASP) at Brandeis University’s Heller School released recently a report, “Misdirected Investments: How the Mortgage Interest Deduction Drives Inequality and the Racial Wealth Gap.”

    The Washington Sun / 2 d. 8 h. 50 min. ago
  • QUADRANTS - Washington PostQUADRANTS - Washington Post

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  • Washington, DC to Host 1,800 Linguists from Around the WorldWashington, DC to Host 1,800 Linguists from Around the World

    The American Translators Association (ATA), the nation’s largest professional organization for translators and interpreters, will hold its 58th Annual Conference in Washington, DC, October 25-28, 2017. The event, to be held at the Washington Hilton (1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW), will attract an estimated 1,800 professional translators, interpreters, and language services providers from around the world.

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  • Four days of investigation, a month of Old Hollywood and a day with a beloved sci-fi filmFour days of investigation, a month of Old Hollywood and a day with a beloved sci-fi film

    Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival Investigative reporting has certainly been front and center recently, with journalists digging for facts and papers continually freaking out over having to redesign their front page every time another story breaks. Celebrate the hunting instinct at the Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival, which is all about telling untold stories. The […]

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  • GIANT FOOD DONATES $400,000 TO USO-METROGIANT FOOD DONATES $400,000 TO USO-METRO

    On October 4th, Giant Food presented a check for $400,000 to USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore. Thanks to the support of customers, vendor partners and associates, Giant had its most successful fundraising campaign for USO-Metro. Throughout the month of June, they hosted several initiatives to benefit USO-Metro including:

    The Washington Sun / 2 d. 8 h. 55 min. ago
  • Shaw Main Streets Invited to Participate in Partners in Preservation: Main StreetsShaw Main Streets Invited to Participate in Partners in Preservation: Main Streets

    From now through October 31, 2017, the public is able to vote daily to “Forge the Future in Shaw,” in support of DC among 24 other cities by voting online. Shaw is competing for the restoration of an “Ugly Duckling” building built in 1881 as a blacksmith shop in Washington, DC's Shaw neighborhood.

    The Washington Sun / 2 d. 8 h. 56 min. ago
  • Halloween at DPR October 26-31Halloween at DPR October 26-31

    “We are happy to provide some great alternatives for kids to have fun during this Halloween season,” said DPR Director Keith A. Anderson. “We strive to provide a safe and fun environment every time we open a recreation center door; we just add a few tricks and treats during this time of year.” 



    The Washington Sun / 2 d. 8 h. 58 min. ago
  • MD Council & MD Works Invest in Job Development Trainings for Direct Support ProfessionalsMD Council & MD Works Invest in Job Development Trainings for Direct Support Professionals

    The Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council has partnered with MD Works to co-sponsor three ACRE Approved Basic Community Employment Certification Trainings for direct support professionals to assist people with disabilities in their job development and discovery. With this funding, a total of 50 professionals will be certified--20 on the Eastern Shore, 15 in Southern Maryland, and 15 in Western Maryland.

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  • CANCER PATIENTS, SURVIVORS, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS GATHER TO CELEBRATE, HONOR AND REMEMBER THOSE TOUCHED BY CANCERCANCER PATIENTS, SURVIVORS, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS GATHER TO CELEBRATE, HONOR AND REMEMBER THOSE TOUCHED BY CANCER

    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s LLS National Capital Area Chapter will celebrate its 2017 Light The Night® on October 21st, 2017 at 5pm on the National Mall. Light The Night is a series of fundraising campaigns benefiting LLS and their funding of research to find blood cancer cures. Coming together for a common goal, friends, family and co-workers form fundraising walk teams and gather to celebrate, honor or remember those touched by cancer.

    The Washington Sun / 2 d. 9 h. ago more
  • Review: Antony and Cleopatra at Folger TheatreReview: Antony and Cleopatra at Folger Theatre

    Shirine Babb rules all in "Antony and Cleopatra" The post Review: Antony and Cleopatra at Folger Theatre appeared first on Metro Weekly.

    Metro Weekly / 2 d. 9 h. 26 min. ago
  • Billy Gilman brings his powerful voice to Bethesda Blues & JazzBilly Gilman brings his powerful voice to Bethesda Blues & Jazz

    Billy Gilman prepares to bring down the rafters in Bethesda The post Billy Gilman brings his powerful voice to Bethesda Blues & Jazz appeared first on Metro Weekly.

    Metro Weekly / 2 d. 9 h. 41 min. ago
  • Mysterious Motives: Michael Kahn on the power of PinterMysterious Motives: Michael Kahn on the power of Pinter

    The key to understanding playwright Harold Pinter is to approach his plays like the puzzles they are The post Mysterious Motives: Michael Kahn on the power of Pinter appeared first on Metro Weekly.

    Metro Weekly / 2 d. 9 h. 51 min. ago
  • Washington DC Councilman Introduces Waterway Regulation Bill ... - U.S. News & World ReportWashington DC Councilman Introduces Waterway Regulation Bill ... - U.S. News & World Report

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  • Can you solve this grisly dollhouse murder?Can you solve this grisly dollhouse murder?

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    WashingtonPost.com / 2 d. 12 h. 10 min. ago
  • Best of D.C. 2017: See all the winners you picked hereBest of D.C. 2017: See all the winners you picked here

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  • Best of D.C. 2017 Staff Picks: ThingsBest of D.C. 2017 Staff Picks: Things

    Best Taxidermy Display Owney the mail dog National Postal Museum, 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE There’s no shortage of stuffed animals at the Smithsonian museums: In addition to hundreds of anonymous critters on display at the National Museum of Natural History, you can find three stuffed war heroes — a pigeon, a dog and a horse […]

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  • Best of D.C. 2017 Staff Picks: Where to make your Instagram followers jealousBest of D.C. 2017 Staff Picks: Where to make your Instagram followers jealous

    The Hamilton 600 14th St. NW I take a lot of pictures at concerts, but I’m not a professional photographer — just that annoying guy with an iPhone and an Instagram account. The Hamilton is the venue where I know I’m most likely to get nearly pro-level photos. The key is to snag a spot […]

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  • Radee Prince, shooting suspect, captured by police; they say he targeted 6 people he knewRadee Prince, shooting suspect, captured by police; they say he targeted 6 people he knew

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  • Hunger is not a gameHunger is not a game

    ANALYSIS/OPINION: Rova and Jiana are both 5, yet one stands practically head and shoulders above the other. See, they are malnourished and live in Madagascar, where dancing lemurs singing "I want to move it" breeds a familiar visual for American moviegoers. Like their counterparts in Madagascar, children in Israel are ...

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    A three-judge court panel ruled Wednesday that a World War I memorial in the shape of a cross in Bladensburg, Maryland, is unconstitutional, a decision that a legal scholar says could imperil other similar memorials. In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit said the ...

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  • Amazon HQ2 headed to Washington? DC could be a serious contender - USA TODAYAmazon HQ2 headed to Washington? DC could be a serious contender - USA TODAY

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  • William A. Hazel: Addiction itself should be focus, not opioids William A. Hazel: Addiction itself should be focus, not opioids

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  • Mark Levin: Take a knee America to protest left's 'insanity'Mark Levin: Take a knee America to protest left's 'insanity'

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  • Washington, D.C.'s Bike-Sharing Goes Dockless and Electric - Government TechnologyWashington, D.C.'s Bike-Sharing Goes Dockless and Electric - Government Technology

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  • Sean Urbanski, Maryland man, indicted for hate crime in UMD student's slayingSean Urbanski, Maryland man, indicted for hate crime in UMD student's slaying

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  • Drudge, Facebook, NYT readers could face libel suits for sharing 'fake news'Drudge, Facebook, NYT readers could face libel suits for sharing 'fake news'

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  • Maryland sheriff says 3 people killed after shooting at business park, 2 woundedMaryland sheriff says 3 people killed after shooting at business park, 2 wounded

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  • After Wharf opening, DC Council weighs new waterway regulationsAfter Wharf opening, DC Council weighs new waterway regulations

    WASHINGTON — As the District continues to develop its waterfront areas, the D.C. Council is considering legislation that would dedicate resources to keeping waterways safe and orderly, giving city officials the ability to more closely manage increased traffic and growth. “With the opening of The Wharf last week, we’re already seeing more boats, kayakers and water taxis on the water,” said D.C. councilmember Charles Allen, who introduced the bill Tuesday. “I love seeing more District residents utilizing and enjoying these waterfront spaces, and we are going to see even more people getting out onto the water in the months and years ahead.” The Wharf, the city’s largest new development project, opened Thursday along D.C.’s Southwest waterfront. It adds an entire community to the area with shops, restaurants, condos, apartments, piers, a boardwalk along Washington Channel and hundreds of boat slips. There is also a 6,000-person music venue, called The Anthem. Construction continues next year with the groundbreaking of another phase of the $2.5 billion project, which is expected to be completed around 2022. “As the prominence of our waterfront continues to grow across our entire city, we must ensure that the growth is strategic and that we are convening all the relevant stakeholders,” Allen said. Allen’s bill would create a District Waterways Management Office within the Office of the City Administrator that would be responsible for leading the city’s efforts regarding safety, environmental and recreational needs as it relates to waterways and adjacent properties. The office would advise the mayor’s office and the city council. Also, the legislation would establish a District Waterways Management Commission that would be tasked with developing plans and strategies for continued safety, environmental preservation and economic growth. The commission would have 11 voting members along with several other ex officio members that would represent local and federal stakeholders. Allen’s bill will be considered by the council’s Committee on Government Operations. Before Monty Hoffman, CEO and founder of PN Hoffman, redeveloped The Wharf, the Southwest Waterfront shoreline sat, for the most part, unused for decades, despite its proximity to the National Mall. “On the water, here, where we developed, was really large, flat, plain parking lots and clubs that were left here. That was sort of a tired, old-school use for the water,” Hoffman said. “And meanwhile, while other cities were refurbishing their waterfronts, changing manufacturing to residential or merchandising, this city didn’t do that. And so, we’re catching up, frankly, to what other cities have already started doing.” Hoffman is expecting the The Wharf to attract about 15 million visitors each year, and he sees that as 15 million opportunities to show off the Potomac and raise awareness about the importance of keeping it clean. “The Potomac River is our greatest natural resource, and I think when people see it and they get on it and they’re part of it, aware of it, then the conscious level of cleaning it up and doing other things in our environment goes way up,” he said. Read more of WTOP’s coverage: Part 1: The Wharf: DC’s most ambitious development project set to open Part 3: Restaurants, retail and entertainment venues take center stage Part 4: Will The Wharf be your traffic nightmare? Part 5: Maine Avenue Fish Market gets a makeover WTOP’s Rachel Nania contributed to this post. The post After Wharf opening, DC Council weighs new waterway regulations appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Late-term abortion clinic in Maryland draws pro-life protestersLate-term abortion clinic in Maryland draws pro-life protesters

    More than 100 pro-life activists rallied Tuesday outside an abortion clinic that opened its doors this week in Bethesda, reigniting a seven-year war to drive one of the nation's most notorious late-term abortionists out of Maryland. LeRoy Carhart began performing abortions through all nine months of pregnancy at his Germantown ...

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  • Surprise poll: Clinton voters hate Washington more than Trump votersSurprise poll: Clinton voters hate Washington more than Trump voters

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  • New legislation muddies D.C. waterwaysNew legislation muddies D.C. waterways

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  • Darwin Martinez-Torres case: Rape allegation makes Muslim teen's death a capital caseDarwin Martinez-Torres case: Rape allegation makes Muslim teen's death a capital case

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — An already disturbing case about a 17-year-old Muslim girl killed as she walked to her mosque took another unsettling turn after an indictment alleged the victim was raped as well. The indictment Monday includes capital murder and rape charges and will allow prosecutors to pursue a ...

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  • Hillary Clinton's lawyers defended by state of Maryland amid ethics probeHillary Clinton's lawyers defended by state of Maryland amid ethics probe

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  • Mayor Bowser Launches MyChildCareDC.orgMayor Bowser Launches MyChildCareDC.org

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  • Metro Extends Grace Period For Students To Obtain DC One Cards: November 13thMetro Extends Grace Period For Students To Obtain DC One Cards: November 13th

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  • 10 Years of Education Reform at DC Public Schools10 Years of Education Reform at DC Public Schools

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    The Washington Sun / 16 d. 6 h. 18 min. ago
  • Tunnel for Elon Musk’s East Coast Hyperloop promised in MarylandTunnel for Elon Musk’s East Coast Hyperloop promised in Maryland

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  • Del. Robert Marshall: Conservative warrior fights to preserve ‘laws of nature’Del. Robert Marshall: Conservative warrior fights to preserve ‘laws of nature’

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    The Washington Post
  • D.C. police release name of Md. woman fatally shot in AnacostiaD.C. police release name of Md. woman fatally shot in Anacostia

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