Washington D.C.

Trump goes after Amazon, again

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is renewing his attacks on e-commerce giant Amazon, and he says the company is "doing great damage to tax paying retailers."<p>Trump tweets that "towns, cities and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt - many jobs being lost!"<p>The president has often …

Donald Trump

CakeLove Is Headed to Wal-Mart

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Walmart

Justice Dept. Demands Data on Visitors to Anti-Trump Website, Sparking Fight

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is trying to force an internet hosting company to turn over information about everyone who visited a website used to organize protests during President Trump’s inauguration, setting off a new fight over surveillance and privacy limits.<p>Federal investigators last …

News (U.S.)

Lincoln Memorial Vandalized With Red Spray Paint

Someone vandalized the Lincoln Memorial, the National Park Service says.<p>The words "F--- law" were found written in red spray paint early Tuesday on a …

Street Art

Stop What You're Doing and Enjoy These Photos of Richard Spencer Crying

Nazi bro <b>Richard Spencer</b> got Maced, or maybe pepper-sprayed, or exposed to some sort of lachrymatory agent in Charlottesville this past weekend. “Up …

Richard Spencer

What the Hell was that Helicopter Doing? Petworth/Columbia Heights edition

“Dear PoPville,<p>Did anyone else notice the helicopter flying circles over Petworth/Columbia heights this morning? I am currently out walking my dog …

Lincoln Memorial, D.C. Monuments Vandalized

<b>BALTIMORE (WJZ) —</b> The Lincoln Memorial was vandalized with an expletive written in red paint.Work to remove the graffiti is underway.U.S. News and …

Tourism

Lincoln Memorial vandalised with profanity in Washington DC - BBC News

National Park Service<p>The memorial to President Abraham Lincoln, who led the US through the Civil War, has been vandalised in Washington DC.<p>The vandals appear to have used red spray paint to write "[expletive] law" early on Tuesday morning, the National Park Service said in a statement.<p>Crews are …

History

“Urban Backyard” Spot Coming to Blagden Alley, Plus More Intel

Oceanaire’s surcharge is provoking ire<p><b>Coming attractions</b><p><i>Washington City Paper</i> reports that Blagden Alley will soon boast another restaurant when the cozy Calico — from Greg Algie and Nathan Beauchamp — opens early this fall. As al fresco dining is the main draw at Calico, its owners are requesting …

Restaurants

Are You Freaking Kidding Me?!?! Please Allow Me to Vent

<i>Photo by Hugh Clarke</i>“Dear PoPville,I’m a big fan of your website but I believe this one (german diplomat truck) is distasteful. Would you post it if …

How a Bartender and a Sommelier Suggest You Talk to Your Kids About Alcohol

The birds and the bees may be “the talk” parents are most worried about having with their children, but discussing alcohol can be just as emotionally …

Alcohol

PM Modi, Trump to establish new dialogue mechanism between two countries: Top developments

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |<p>Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President of United States of America (USA), Donald Trump at the Joint Press …

World Leaders

Restaurant Week Doesn’t Suck Anymore—Here’s Why

Ask avid restaurant-goers what they think about Restaurant Week, and you’ll likely get some version of an eye roll. There’s a tendency to treat the …

Restaurants

Addie’s Sets Opening Date, Teases Menu

Jeff Black’s resurgent neighborhood restaurant is almost here<p>The anticipated Addie’s Restaurant will welcome new and old fans in Park Potomac, Maryland on Tuesday, August 22.<p>Addie’s, named after restaurateur Jeff Black’s grandmother, was the spot that launched his culinary empire 22 years ago. …

Restaurants

US government demands details on all visitors to anti-Trump protest site

Privacy advocates call warrant for IP addresses of 1.3 million people who visited inauguration protest website an unconstitutional ‘fishing expedition’<p>The US government is seeking to unmask every person who visited an anti-Trump website in what privacy advocates say is an unconstitutional “fishing …

News

Taco Kits Are a Thing Now, Plus More Intel

Plus, Cooper’s Hawk has an opening date<p><b>Taco kits today</b><p>Today marks the first day of service for Tortilladora — the first solo venture of Chef Ed McIntosh (who previously worked for Matchbox Food Group among others.) The deal is: Tortilladora sends out three separate containers of food — think: one …

Restaurants

Underserved: BABA Bar's CPR

<b>Where:</b> BABA, 2901 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington; (703) 312-7978; baba.bar<p><b>Price:</b> $12<p><b>What You Should Be Drinking:</b> No, nana hasn’t fallen and can’t get …

Food

D.C. Gives Fewer F*cks Than The Rest Of The Country (On Twitter, Anyway)

While "fuck Trump" has become something of a city-wide rallying cry and a street-art anthem, it hasn't actually translated to Twitter profanity in …

Language

Go Home Already: It's All Going Down In The Senate Subway

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MPD Is Now Investigating Another Violent Logo Worn By Police Officers

Activists have filed a dozen complaints against individual D.C. police officers after uncovering a photo of them posing behind a skull-and-crossbones …

Policing

District Line Daily: Sanford Capital Fights Results of Bowser-Ordered Inspections

<i>A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.</i><p>In …

London Public Transport

The Early Word on Hummingbird

“Coastal chic with a little historic Old Town charm.”<p>Eat Good Food Group’s work-in-progress <b>Hummingbird</b> is taking shape inside Hotel Indigo.<p>The airy waterfront restaurant from Restaurant Eve chef Cathal Armstrong includes an oyster bar and a rolling bar cart that floats between the shucking station, …

Restaurants

YouTube Stars Charged With Child Neglect After Posting Disturbing Videos

A Maryland couple who made headlines for posting disturbing “prank” videos featuring their children now faces charges that could put the duo in jail …

Crime

Sanford Capital Rejects Damning Assessments of Its Properties

In March, Mayor <b>Muriel Bowser</b> commissioned District-wide inspections of over 65 buildings owned and managed by Sanford Capital—the massive …

Austin Tice Has Been Missing in Syria for Five Years. His Family and Friends Haven’t Stopped Searching For Him.

It’s been five years since Austin Tice, a freelance journalist and Georgetown Law student, went missing while reporting in Syria. Ask his classmates, …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Metro Adds Cell Service Between Metro Center And Stadium-Armory Stations

Riders can now experience the results of some of Metro’s weekend work on the rails.<p>Metro announced on Tuesday that passengers traveling between Metro …

Gear Prudence: Is It Bad to Buy Bike Stuff Online Instead of at Your Local Bike Shop?

<i>Gear Prudence: How bad is it, really, to buy bike stuff over the internet instead of at a local bike shop? And if it’s OK to buy over the internet,</i> …

eCommerce

Nationals Pitcher Speaks Out Against Charlottesville Rally and Trump’s Response

Unlike their counterparts in the NBA and NFL, Major League Baseball players aren’t known for chiming up on politics and current events off the field. …

Sean Doolittle

Dupont Neighbors Fight Alcohol Sales At The Soviet Safeway

<b>By DCist contributor Chris Cioffi</b><p>About 100 Dupont residents shuffled into the Chastleton apartment building last night, a number wearing matching …

Capital Bikeshare Releases Its First Official Mobile App

The company behind Capital Bikeshare has announced the release of a dedicated mobile app, available immediately for both iPhone and Android. The …

Cycling