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VIA REUTERS: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s mother, Catherine Eugenia “Jean” Finnegan Biden, died on Friday at the family’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, the vice president said in a statement. She was 92. Biden said his mother “passed away peacefully” surrounded by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other loved ones. “At 92, […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: President Obama lamented December job losses Friday while saying the overall employment trend “is still pointing in the right direction,” and he announced new tax credits aimed at spurring the growth of clean-energy jobs and promoting U.S. leadership in developing green technologies. A government report that showed the nation shed 85,000 […]

Join Bernie McCain today at 5 pm eastern when he talks to PolicyLink President/CEO Angela Glover Blackwell about D.C.’s shrinking black population. VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: The District has continued to lose African American residents, according to new census estimates released Thursday, while the number of whites and every other census-tracked minority has risen. The […]

Finally, Gilbert Arenas’ quirky practical joking side is no longer a laughing matter. The NBA slapped agent less than zero with an indefinite suspension to police a fugitive of authority who is on the verge of ruining an organization. The Washington Wizards face of the franchise has been a train wreck waiting to happen since […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: The District has continued to lose African American residents, according to new census estimates released Thursday, while the number of whites and every other census-tracked minority has risen. The city remains a majority African American city, though the numbers and percentage slipped in every year between 2000 and 2008. About 54 […]

THE WASHINGTON POST: A man created a scene — and a Secret Service scare — near the White House during rush hour Wednesday evening when he stripped to the buff and took off running, leaving his bag of clothes unattended on the Ellipse. The man shed his clothes near 15th and E streets, at the […]

“Gilbert Arenas has another thing coming,” Ben Ross was saying outside Verizon Center on Thursday morning. “He’s not above the law,” Earl Bell said. “He thinks he is,” Ross said. “Gilbert thinks it’s a . . . joke.” “He needs to be prosecuted,” Bell said. “See if he laughs then.” “Yeah, and fire your damn […]

From The Baltimore Sun Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon entered an Alford plea to one count of perjury and pledged to tender her resignation effective Feb. 4 as part of an agreement settling the active criminal cases against her. The plea means that Dixon acknowledges that prosecutors had enough evidence to find her guilty of charges […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: The 89-year-old man accused in June’s fatal shooting at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum died Wednesday, according to his defense attorney and prison officials. James W. von Brunn, a white supremacist, died of undetermined causes while in custody of U.S. authorities in North Carolina, where he was undergoing psychological tests at […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Former Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan reached agreement with the Washington Washington Football Team Tuesday night to become the team’s next head coach and vice president of football operations, taking the position that many in the National Football League have for months presumed would be be his once the season ended. […]