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4-year-old's anti-Trump dinosaur protest gives us the fuel we need to stay woke.

Since Donald Trump was elected to the presidency, protests have rocked both the nation and the world. Millions of people got up, made signs and gathered to make their voice and thoughts heard. SEE ALSO: Holiday takes an anti-Trump turn with #NotMyPresidentsDay protests On a little patch of Washington D.C. earth, a similar ...

- Mashable! - US

Meet Sebastian Gorka, a Trump adviser who went from the fringes of Washington to the center of power.

For years, Gorka had labored on the fringes of Washington, D.C. Today, the former Breitbart News editor occupies a senior job in the Trump White House

- National Post - CA

Washington Zoo's panda Bao Bao on nonstop flight to China to join breeding program.

Bao Bao left the zoo Tuesday morning in a special crate and began her 16-hour flight to Chengdu, China on Tuesday afternoon from Washington D.C.

- National Post - CA

EPA chief Pruitt appeals to 'civility' but fails to quell environmentalists' concerns.

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt's first speech to employees of the EPA at midday on Tuesday did little to assuage the concerns of environmentalists over his ties to the fossil fuel industry. At the EPA's headquarters in Washington, D.C., Pruitt called for civility and listening in his highly ...

- Yahoo! News - US

'Bizarre': MSNBC panel doubts Trump's sanity for saying black history 'love' is like his travel ban.

An MSNBC panel on Tuesday questioned the mental health of President Donald Trump after he seemed to misunderstand the purpose of the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. During a tour of the museum for Black History Month on Tuesday, Trump spoke to MSNBC's Craig Melvin about...

- The Raw Story - US

At African American Museum, Donald Trump Vows to Defend 'Promise of Freedom'.

President Donald Trump visited the African-American Museum of Arts at Culture in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, commenting on its significance in American history.

- Breitbart - US

This is your last chance to buy tickets to the D.C. Meetup + Pitch-off!.

Tonight is the night! The Washington, D.C. Meetup + Pitch-off is tonight and we have quite the show in store for you. But time is running out to buy a ticket and get in on the fun. So buy a ticket! Get in on the fun!

- TechCrunch - US

National Park Service: Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument vandalized over Presidents Day weekend.

The National Park Service discovered graffiti on three monuments in Washington, D.C., over Presidents Day weekend, according to WRC-TV. The outlet reported that small spaces at…

- TheBlaze.com - US

Trump's first month of travel expenses cost taxpayers just less than what Obama spent in a year.

Meanwhile, his budget proposal cuts programs for poor people.CREDIT: AP Photo/Susan WalshOn Monday, President Trump will return to Washington, D.C. from his private Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, where he's spent the last three weekends.The Washington Post reports that those three trips probably cost the federal treasury ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Trump's three wrongs could make a right.

Donald J Trump has taken to his month-old presidency with the same brand of brashness, bluster, haste and "gut" instinct that propelled him towards his $US4-5 billion net worth and through the rigours of his against-all-odds victory last November, writes Greg Jennett in Washington DC.

- ABC News - AU

Overcome divisions to protect God's creation, bishops ask US government.

Washington D.C., Feb 20, 2017 / 02:03 pm .- The United States government has the opportunity to overcome political divisions and respond effectively to climate change, the nation's bishops have said in a letter to the Secretary of State. “The Judeo-Christian tradition has always understood the environment to be a gift ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Life, conversion of Roe v. Wade's Norma McCorvey remembered

Washington D.C., Feb 20, 2017 / 02:42 pm .- As the woman at the center of the case legalizing abortion in the U.S. passed away, pro-life leaders hailed her ultimate conversion on the issue and her ensuing struggles to promote life. “Ultimately, Norma’s story after Roe was not one of bitterness but of ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

The National Zoo's giant panda Bao Bao is moving to China

For the past three years, Bao Bao has been delighting crowds at the Smithsonian National Zoo, where she frolicked in the snow, climbed on rocks, and ate as much bamboo as possible. Now, she's off to a new adventure in China. Bao Bao was born in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 23, 2013, to parents born in China: Mei Xiang and Tian ...

- The Week - US

Milo Yiannopoulos disinvited from speaking slot at CPAC

Yiannopoulos has been disinvited from speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. this week

- CBS NEWS - US

'Not My President's Day' protests in the U.S.

Thousands of people in cities around the country turned out to demonstrate against the policies of President Trump on Monday in a protest that organizers called Not My President's Day.' Yahoo News dispatched reporters to cover the major demonstrations in New York City, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and elsewhere. Follow our ...

- Yahoo! News - US

White nationalist Richard Spencer attempts to troll Libertarian conference and is promptly rejected

According to Reason's Robby Soave, white nationalist and alt-right leader Richard Spencer attempted to crash a Libertarian gathering in Washington D.C., but after a heated…

- TheBlaze.com - US

Trump's first month travel expenses cost taxpayers just less than what Obama spent in a year

Meanwhile, his budget proposal cuts programs for poor people.CREDIT: AP Photo/Susan WalshOn Monday, President Trump returns to Washington DC from his private Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, where he's spent the last three weekends.The Washington Post reports that those three trips probably cost the federal treasury about ...

- ThinkProgress - US

WATCH: Not My President Day protests: DC's DuPont Circle

ABC News' Serena Marshall talks to organizers and protesters in Washington, D.C.

- ABC News - US

Why are there different 'flavors' of iron around the Solar System

Washington DC Feb 21, 2017 New work from Carnegie's Stephen Elardo and Anat Shahar shows that interactions between iron and nickel under the extreme pressures and temperatures similar to a planetary interior can help scientists understand the period in our Solar System's youth when planets were forming and their cores were ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Bao Bao the panda gets ready to head to China

Bao Bao the panda celebrated her last day at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. with a cake, in preparation for her journey to China. CBSN's Meg Oliver and Jamie Yuccas have more details.

- CBS NEWS - US

At 'Not My President's Day' rallies across the U.S., demonstrators protest against Trump

Their signs said it all — "Not My President," "Happy President's Day, President Putin," and "Resist." In Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and more than two dozen other cities on Monday, thousands of people gathered for "Not My President's Day" rallies, speaking out against President Trump ...

- The Week - US

'CPAC, The Ultimate Safe Space': Twitter Reacts to CPAC Rescinding Their Invitation to Milo Yiannopoulos

Political Twitter is lighting up on Monday in response to the news that Milo Yiannopoulos will no longer be appearing at the Conservative Political Action Conference this week in Washington D.C.

- Mediaite - US

'Not My President's Day' protests pop up in NYC, D.C. and L.A.

Thousands of people in cities around the country turned out in protest of President Trump on Monday — a federal holiday that organizers have dubbed Not My President's Day.' Yahoo News dispatched reporters to cover the major demonstrations planned in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. For a recap of the ...

- Yahoo! News - US

'Not My President's Day' protests in the U.S.

Thousands of people in cities around the country are expected to turn out in protest of President Trump on Monday — a federal holiday that organizers are calling Not My President's Day.' Yahoo News has dispatched reporters to cover the major demonstrations planned in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Milo Yiannopoulos invited to speak at CPAC, apparently without board OK

Yiannopoulos has been invited to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. this week

- CBS NEWS - US

Live updates: Presidents' Day protests in NYC, D.C. and L.A.

Americans in cities around the country are expected to protest on Monday, Presidents' Day, against the current one, President Trump, and some of his controversial policies. Yahoo News has dispatched reporters to cover the major demonstrations planned in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and elsewhere. Follow the ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Parishes aren't talking about the epidemic of domestic abuse.

Washington D.C., Feb 19, 2017 / 04:02 pm .- Domestic violence is a hidden epidemic that many clergy and laypersons are not properly trained to fight, says one priest who runs the country’s largest parish-based ministry to counter the problem. “When you start talking about it, that’s when people will start ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

FBI conducting at least 3 probes into Russian hacking - Report

The probes are reportedly taking place out of three field offices in Washington DC, San Francisco and Pittsburgh.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Elderly woman charged with murder after DC slaying

WASHINGTON " Police say a 76-year-old woman has been charged with murder in the beating death of a 63-year-old man in Washington.District of Columbia police say Thomasine Bennett was charged Saturday with first-degree murder...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

LGBT Anti-Trump Protest in DC Fizzles Bigly

WASHINGTON D.C. — Even on a beautiful day with temperatures in the high 60s, organizers could not muster a decent-sized protest turnout against President Donald Trump at an LGBT event on Sunday outside the Trump International Hotel, a few blocks from the White House.

- Breitbart - US

'No Trump supporters' adverts reveal widening gulf in US society

One Washington DC resident denies her 'No Trump' houseshare advert is intolerant

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Amid anti-Trump rallies scheduled for Mon., Dem leaders to activists: Cool it with impeachment talk

Democratic lawmakers in Washington, D.C., are trying to quiet their grassroots counterparts from pushing talk of impeaching President Donald Trump because they fear discussion of the…

- TheBlaze.com - US

Gang Task Force: MS-13 Recruiting Elementary School Students in Washington, D.C. Area

Notorious El Salvadoran gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, is recruiting students as early as fifth grade, according to investigators tasked with containing gang violence.

- Breitbart - US

Florist who lost religious liberty case says all freedoms are at stake

Washington D.C., Feb 19, 2017 / 03:03 am .- A Washington florist fined for not serving a same-sex wedding out of conscience says the state's supreme court “violated” her freedoms by ruling against her on Thursday. “What the court decided was that now the government has the power to separate me from my ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

National Zoo prepares to say goodbye to giant panda Bao Bao

After spending her entire life at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington D.C., 3-year-old panda Bao Bao will be heading off to China.

- FOX News - US

New honorary consul for Sri Lanka in Hawaii

Bede Dhammika Cooray had been appointed as the new Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka to the State of Hawaii, Sri Lankan Embassy in Washington DC said.

- Dailymirror.lk - LK

How the possible Vatican-China agreement could be problematic

Washington D.C., Feb 18, 2017 / 04:02 pm .- The archbishop emeritus of Hong Kong expressed serious concerns about a possible agreement between the Vatican and China on the appointing of bishops. The agreement would essentially allow the government to pick candidates for bishops and put pressure on the Pope to veto them. ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

States' rights stop at Idaho's borders when it comes to demon weed, says Republican governor

It's not like Idaho's Republican Gov. Butch Otter has things to do, like figuring out how to get health care to 78,000 people in the Medicaid gap. Idaho didn't accept Medicaid expansion because Otter was trying to keep the jack-booted foot of the federal government off of the throat of the state. But now that the jack-boot ...

- Daily Kos - US

Over 200 Republicans decided to hide from constituents next week instead of hosting town halls

This is the weekend that congressmen and congresswomen return to their districts, leaving the smoky rooms of Washington, D.C., behind to be with the constituency they are supposed to represent. You know, the people who gave them their job. For Republicans this is problematic since now more than ever, it's apparent that they ...

- Daily Kos - US

DC Council chair: Council to revisit paid family leave bill

WASHINGTON — The D.C. Council's chairman says the body will consider revising its recently-passed law granting a half-million workers in the nation's capital up to eight weeks of paid family leave.

- Billings Gazette - US

Education Secretary DeVos criticized teachers at D.C. school she visited — and they're not having it

Newly minted Education Secretary Betsy DeVos had a hard time getting inside the District of Columbia's Jefferson Middle School Academy last week when protesters briefly blocked her from entering. But at the end of her visit -- her first to a public school since taking office -- she stood on Jefferson's...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

DC Council chair: Council to revisit paid family leave bill

WASHINGTON " The D.C. Council's chairman says the body will consider revising its recently-passed law granting a half-million workers in the nation's capital up to eight weeks of paid family leave.D.C. Council Chairman Phil...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Ex-House GOP Leader Bob Michel - a "Great Guy" Who Symbolized Minority Mentality

At the Former Members of Congress gala in Washington DC in 2010, former House Republican Leader and former 38-year Rep. Bob Michel , R-Ill., was introduced and greeted with a standing ovation.

- Newsmax - US

US lawmakers to visit India next week

Twenty-seven US lawmakers will visit India next week as New Delhi relies more on American Congress in the wake of immigration reforms and foreign policy changes by Donald Trump administration.A delegation of 19 US lawmakers will visit New Delhi and Hyderabad next week under the auspices of Aspen Institute, a think-tank ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Citing Trump's voter fraud lie, states are working to make it harder to vote

Secretaries of state say legislation like voter ID laws are necessary.Voters wait in line outside a polling place at the Nativity School on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in Cincinnati. CREDIT: AP Photo/John MinchilloWASHINGTON, D.C. — President Trump will never come up with real evidence to support his claim ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Trump On Autism, DeVos Protests And More Education Stories Of The Week

With Secretary Betsy DeVos rolling up her sleeves and joining President Donald Trump to talk with educators and parents, Washington, D.C., is at the center of a lot of education news this week.

- NPR - US

When Black Power Went Global

In 1972, 10,000 African-Americans marched through Washington, D.C., to fight apartheid, colonialism and other ills.

- OZY - US

The Impossible Diplomacy of Human Rights

Lecture by Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington D.C. on the occasion of the presentation of Georgetown University's Trainor Award for Excellence in the Conduct of Diplomacy

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Catholic thinker Michael Novak remembered with gratitude

Washington D.C., Feb 17, 2017 / 02:38 pm .- The theologian, philosopher and Catholic commentator Michael Novak died Friday, drawing remembrances for his insights and influence on religion in public life. “We are immensely grateful that he could end his academic life as he began it, as a member of our community,” ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Week In Politics: Trump's Press Conference, Michael Flynn

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with political commentators, Jason Riley, of The Wall Street Journal and the Manhattan Institute, and Abderrahim Foukara, Washington, D.C., bureau chief for Al Jazeera, about President Trump's wide-ranging news conference on Thursday and the resignation of national security adviser Michael Flynn.

- NPR - US

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