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Mayor Says DC Employee Shot, Killed 13-Year-Old Boy

Karon Blake case has outraged DC residents

(Newser) - The man who shot and killed a 13-year-old boy in the early hours of Saturday is a DC government employee who has been placed on leave, Mayor Muriel Bowser said Wednesday amid rising outrage over the boy's death. Sixth-grader Karon Blake died from his wounds after he was shot...

Greg Abbott Slammed After Migrants Dropped Off in DC

Prominent Dems, WH blast 'shameful stunt'; Texas governor still hasn't confirmed he sent buses

(Newser) - The White House and prominent Democrats are blasting Texas Gov. Greg Abbott after three busloads of migrants were dropped off in frigid weather on Christmas Eve outside of Vice President Kamala Harris' DC home. "Governor Abbott abandoned children on the side of the road in below freezing temperatures on...

Armed Robbers in DC Home: Don't Worry, We're FBI

They weren't, Metropolitan PD says of 4 suspects in tactical gear who fled in stolen silver Audi

(Newser) - The occupants of a DC home had a frightening Wednesday morning after an armed robbery by a group claiming to be FBI agents. The Metropolitan Police Department says that four suspects decked out in tactical gear used flashlights and a crowbar in the predawn hours to enter the home, where...

Congressman-Elect, 25, Denied DC Apartment

Maxwell Frost is couch-surfing as a result of bad credit

(Newser) - Maxwell Frost will be the voice of the Generation Z when the 25-year-old congressman-elect takes his seat in the House in January as the youngest member of Congress—and he's already bringing attention to an issue affecting young people: financial barriers to adequate housing. Indeed, the Florida Democrat says...

Here Are the 10 Best, Worst US Cities to Be Car-Less

You don't need wheels to get around San Francisco, per LawnStarter

(Newser) - In some places, not having a car could adversely affect everything from employment opportunities to how you spend your downtime. LawnStarter wanted to see where a vehicle isn't as necessary for your daily routine, so it looked at the 200 largest cities in the US to measure their standings...

Congrats, NYC: You're Not the 'Rattiest' City in America

Chicago takes that honor in rankings by Orkin pest control company; the Big Apple comes in 2nd

(Newser) - Think "rats in the city," and many people are likely to envision the rodents who creep around in the Big Apple's alleyways and subway system. It's not New York City, though, but Chicago atop Orkin's list of the "rattiest" cities in America. USA Today...

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Prosecutors Scored Some Wins in Oath Keepers Trial

In media's view, witnesses gave them some compelling evidence

(Newser) - Three weeks into an Oath Keepers trial , the prosecution has put forth "its strongest evidence to date" that founder Stewart Rhodes and other members committed seditious conspiracy on Jan. 6, in the New York Times' view. The story by Alan Feuer and Zach Montague says former Oath Keeper Jason...

This Is the Greenest City in America

San Diego takes the top spot in WalletHub's ranking of environmentally conscious metropolises

(Newser) - With what seems like a never-ending series of headlines tied to the effects of global warming on Earth, many of us may be thinking ahead on what we can do next to help save our planet. Where we choose to live could also prove meaningful, with some cities around the...

2 Killed in Shooting Outside Senior Residence in DC

Police say area is an 'open-air drug market'

(Newser) - Police say two people were killed and three others injured Wednesday in a shooting in front of a senior citizens center and near several schools in the nation’s capital. The Metropolitan Police Department said Wednesday’s shooting happened in the Truxton Circle neighborhood of Washington in front of a...

Here Are the Best, Worst States to Have a Kid

Massachusetts is the No. 1 state, in WalletHub's assessment; Alabama comes in last

(Newser) - If you're thinking of starting a family, or want to expand the one you have, there are some US states that may be better than others, from the birthing process onward. WalletHub looked at nearly three dozen metrics for all 50 states and DC, in four main categories: cost,...

Here Are the Most, Least Educated US Cities

Ann Arbor, Michigan, tops WalletHub's list, while Visalia, California, comes in last

(Newser) - Where college grads head to after they've thrown their caps in the air can make or break a city's smarts cachet. WalletHub wanted to see which US cities can claim that "most educated" prestige, so it looked at 150 of the most populated metropolitan areas around the...

This Is the Best-Run City in America

According to WalletHub, it's Nampa, Idaho; Washington, DC comes in last

(Newser) - As the US continues along on its COVID recovery path, cities are trying to get back on their feet, with local leadership trying to balance continuing pandemic issues with the other complexities of running their municipalities. WalletHub was curious which cities across America are doing best at this task, including...

Chappelle Has Surprise News at Theater Dedication

Theater at his alma mater, Duke Ellington School, won't be named after him after all

(Newser) - Just before Dave Chappelle's most recent Netflix special dropped, his alma mater, the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC, announced its theater would be named for the comedian, who pledged to donate $100,000 to teachers' wages. It's "the most significant honor of my...

In Alabama, an Unusual Test of Trump's Influence

Former president initially endorsed Mo Brooks in Senate race, then unendorsed him

(Newser) - A handful of states are holding contests Tuesday at the midpoint of a primary season that has been shaped by former President Trump's effort to influence the GOP, per the AP . Nowhere is that more in evidence than in Alabama, where GOP Rep. Mo Brooks and fellow Republican Katie...

Want to Get (and Stay) Married? Here's Where to Go

LawnStarter ranks the best US cities for wedded bliss

(Newser) - Maybe there actually is something to getting married in front of Cinderella Castle. Orlando, Fla., where the "happiest place on Earth" (Disney World) is located, is just one of the entries making up the top 10 in LawnStarter's ranking of the best US cities to get (and stay)...

Millennials, You May Want to Head to This State

Washington ranks first in WalletHub's rankings for most appealing places for the 26-41 set

(Newser) - Whether you call them Generation Y or millennials, the group wedged between Generation X and Generation Z—ie, those born between 1981 and 1996 —has its own particular wants and needs when looking for a place to settle down. WalletHub wanted to figure out the most appealing states for...

Police Identify Man Killed at Ambassador's Residence

Officials suggested no motive in the case, in which the Secret Service shot a 19-year-old

(Newser) - Update: DC police on Saturday identified the man shot to death this week by Secret Service agents on the grounds of the Peruvian ambassador's residence. Gordon Casey, of Germantown, Maryland, died outside the residence Wednesday, per ABC News , after an intruder was reported. Police gave no information Saturday on...

Panic as 4 Hit in 'Sniper-Type' Shootings in Washington, DC

Suspect was found dead later Friday

(Newser) - At least four people, including a 12-year-old girl, were shot when a gunman unleashed a flurry of bullets in the nation's capital Friday, leading to lockdowns at several schools and leaving a community on edge before the suspect was found dead hours later. The suspected gunman was found dead...

Fox Euthanized After Allegedly Biting Congressman

DC authorities say animal bit 9 people and is being tested for rabies

(Newser) - Sad news from the Washington, DC Department of Health: A fox suspected of biting numerous people on the grounds of the Capitol has been euthanized. The mother fox was captured Tuesday , hours after Capitol Police warned that there had been reports of encounters with an "aggressive" fox. DC Health...

'Aggressive' Fox Captured on Capitol Grounds

Rep. Ami Bera was among at least 6 people bitten or nipped in recent days

(Newser) - An aggressive fox that had apparently been attacking people on the grounds of the Capitol is now in custody, police say. Capitol Police said Tuesday that they had received reports of "individuals being attacked or bitten by a fox" and there are "possibly several fox dens on Capitol...

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