Data broker shared billions of phone location records with D.C. government as part of covid-tracking effort
Data brokers have worked to improve their public image and squash privacy concerns by sharing their records with public health agencies, researchers and news organizations, claiming the data could provide an indispensable way to monitor potentially risky crowd movements and public gatherings.washingtonpost.com
Multiracial Americans could represent America’s future, some say
Multiracial populations increased faster than any single race across the U.S. in the last census, with gains of more than 1 million in several major metro areas. Some say multiracial Americans could represent America’s future.washingtonpost.com
The best things to do in the D.C. area the week of Aug. 19-25
Don’t Mute D.C. at the Kennedy Center: Fifty years ago, a group of D.C. middle school students formed a funk group that eventually became Experience Unlimited, also known as E.U. Thanks to a song called “Da Butt,” featured in Spike Lee’s 1988 film “School Daze,” E.U. 's golden anniversary this weekend at the Kennedy Center as Don’t Mute D.C. curates the weekly events outdoors at the Reach. Thursday’s highlight is a screening of “School Daze” at 8:15 p.m., preceded by music from DJ Big John and a panel discussion about go-go and the Grammys. Saturday brings a full day of activities, including go-go yoga and fitness classes, climaxing with live music from T.O.B.washingtonpost.com
Judge asks why Capitol riot damage restitution is $1.5 million when cost to taxpayers is $500M
A federal judge asked prosecutors Monday to explain why restitution in Capitol riot cases was limited to $1.5 million for repairs to the building when the total cost to taxpayers was $500 million, per Politico.Of note: D.C. Chief U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell's comments come some two weeks after she questioned whether it's appropriate for prosecutors to offer defendants misdemeanor plea deals in cases that saw insurrectionists "terrorizing members of Congress."Stay on top of the latest marketnews.yahoo.com
Landlords mount legal challenge to Biden administration's new eviction moratorium
A group of landlords and real-estate companies issued a legal challenge on Wednesday night in a D.C. district court to the Biden administration's new national eviction moratorium.Driving the news: The Alabama and Georgia Associations of Realtors' emergency motion argues that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's order Tuesday barring evictions for most of the U.S. through Oct. 3 exceeds the CDC's powers, according to a statement from the National Association of Realtors.Stay on top ofnews.yahoo.com
Should you cancel travel plans because of the coronavirus’s delta variant? Ask these questions.
Rising hospitalizations, mostly among the unvaccinated, due to the hyper-transmissible delta variant have forced some would-be travelers to reconsider whether it’s safe to take their trips.washingtonpost.com
Four police officers who responded to Capitol riot have died by suicide
Four D.C. Metropolitan Police police officers who responded to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot have died by suicide, according to the WUSA9, a CBS affiliate in the city.Driving the news: Officer Kyle DeFreytag, who served in the Fifth District and responded to the Capitol riot, was found dead on July 10. DeFreytag joined the department in 2016, per CNN.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeThe big picture: Confirmation of DeFreytag's death manews.yahoo.com
‘Sick and Tired’: Shooting of 6-Year-Old Infuriates D.C.
D.C. Metropolitan PoliceWashington, D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee’s voice was thick with anger on Saturday night as he talked about the last victim of gun violence in the city: a bubbly 6-year-old named Nyiah Courtney, who was riding her scooter just before a drive-by shooter snuffed out her life.“I am asking that we all stand together and say, ‘No more!’’ Contee said. “I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.”Just after 11 p.m. on Friday, Nyiah was on the street with her parents and sistenews.yahoo.com
Toronto FC fires head coach Chris Armas
Toronto FC fired head coach Chris Armas on Sunday in the wake of a 7-1 loss at D.C. United, the club’s sixth straight defeat. Under the first-year coach, Toronto (1-8-2) is winless in seven and languishing in last place in the 27-team league. Toronto is mired in its second-worst start to a season.news.yahoo.com
Israeli ambassador to United States resigns
Israel’s ambassador to the U.S. resigned on Sunday, hours after welcoming Israeli President Reuven Rivlin to D.C., where he will meet on Monday with President Biden at the White House.Why it matters: Gilad Erdan's decision comes as the Biden administration and new Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett feel each other out, particularly on the most contentious issues like Iran and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Sunews.yahoo.com
Wixom man charged with assaulting police officer at Capitol riot will be transferred to Washington, D.C.
WIXOM, Mich. – The Wixom man that was charged with assaulting a Capitol police officer at the pro-Trump riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. is being transferred out of Michigan as the case against him continues. Michael Foy was shown in videos taken at the violent riot using a hockey stick as a weapon to strike a police officer who had been knocked to the ground, according to police. That video is one piece of evidence that led FBI agents to a condo in Wixom and Foy. READ: Feds: Wixom man was one of the most violent participants in siege on US CapitolFederal prosecutors said the officer’s body camera shows Foy using a hockey stick to strike the officer in his head, face, neck and body. Photos from Foy’s own cell phone placed Foy in the middle of a trashed Capitol, police said.
Michigan businesses rethink political donations after deadly riot at U.S. Capitol
If it’s money that talks in politics, then Michigan businesses are speaking loudly. On Thursday, the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce announced its political action committee (PAC) is reevaluating who it gives its money too. In 2020, the chamber gave more than $20,000 in donations to candidates on both sides of the aisle, including Rep. Lisa McClain, voted to object the election results in Pennsylvania and Arizona. All of the companies rethinking their donations don’t contribute on their own, rather through action committees or other subsidiaries, but it is their voice in politics. Other major Michigan companies like Lear, Whirlpool and Kellogg’s have not said whether they’ll be suspending donations or changing how they spend their political dollars, but pressure is on.
How to talk to your children about the deadly siege on the US Capitol Building
The riots in Washington, D.C. Wednesday that left five people dead were scary and unsettling to watch for many people across the nation. Let them know that what they see on screen does not necessarily reflect the real life that’s going on around them. Experts said if you’re a parent who agrees with what happened then it’s important to be candid. The bottom line is that it’s an ongoing dialogue and a parent is the most important source of information for a child. Reports: FBI warns of possible armed protests at 50 state Capitols starting Jan. 16A memo from the FBI to law enforcement agencies across the United States is warning of possible armed protests at all 50 state Capitols starting Jan. 16, several outlets are reporting Monday.
Trump International Hotel in D.C. Under Scrutiny as Impeachment Trial Begins
As the Senate is sworn in ahead of the President Trump's impeachment trial, the former businessman's luxurious Trump International in D.C. is under scrutiny. “It was like a breeding ground at the Trump hotel,” Parnas said. “Every event would be there, so everybody would hang out there afterwards, all the meetings would be there.”The lobby is a magnet for Trump supporters. “I walk in and the bartenders start chatting, the manager will come over and start talking to me,” he told Inside Edition. RELATED STORIESMan Burned Trying to Set Fire to Himself in Protest Outside Trump HotelInside the Moscow Hotel at Center of Unsubstantiated Intelligence Report Concerning Donald TrumpDirty Bathrobe at Trump's New Hotel Not Washed Between Guests, Investigation Finds
Take a selfie with (wax) Apollo 11 astronauts at DC's Madame Tussauds
The "Meet the Legends" exhibit at Madame Tussauds in D.C. features relaunched sculptures of Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong as well as a lunar module where guests can pose to take photos with the astronauts. Now, the astronauts involved in the mission are getting a permanent photo-op thanks to Madame Tussauds newest additions to its attraction in the US capital. In conversation with Madame Tussauds' General Manager Therese Alvich, Stern explained just how significant the moon landing was for science and technology. "We are about to enter a new age of exploration with the Artemis Project, which will send astronauts to the moon in the 2020s. That will be in preparation for sending astronauts to the surface of Mars in the 2030s and beyond.