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German media corporation Axel Springer to buy Washington based Politico for over $1 billion

Axel Springer, the German media corporation has agreed to buy the Washington-based Politico franchise for more than $1 billion. Politico’s tech news sibling Protocol is also included in the deal, which was announced on Thursday. Axel Springer and Politico already work together on a joint venture in Europe. Building on that connection, the two sides […]

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Asian giant ‘murder’ hornet nest destroyed in Washington

The first Asian giant hornet nest of 2021 has been eradicated in Washington, according to state officials. The nest was found by the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) in the base of a dead alder tree in rural Whatcom County. The nest consisted of nine layers of comb and had almost 1500 hornets in […]

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Man intentionally sinks car into Yakima river to ‘fill radiator with water’

Emergency services responded to a SUV submerged at the Yakima River and found that the driver did it intentionally. Passersby called and said they saw a blue Suburban in the water of the Yakima River near Century Landing in the gap south of Yakima and Union Gap. Yakima County Sheriff deputies responded and found the […]

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Washington: Lookout ordered for ‘murder hornet’ after it was spotted attacking paper wasp nest in Blaine

Entomologists in Washington state are setting up traps and urging people to be on the lookout after a “murder hornet” was spotted attacking a paper wasp nest this week near the US-Canadian border. It’s the first confirmed sighting of a live “murder hornet,” or Asian giant hornet as they’re formally known, this year, according to […]

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China sanctions seven Americans including former US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross

China imposed sanctions on American individuals and originations¬†in response to recent US sanctions on Chinese officials in Hong Kong. Those targeted include former US Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross. The counter-sanctions come days before US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman is due to visit China. The US sanctions on Chinese officials in Hong Kong were […]

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Washington, D.C. Shooting: 6-year-old killed, 5 wounded

A six-year-old girl was killed and five other adults were wounded in a shooting in Washington, DC, on Friday night, officials said. The incident happened shortly after 11:00pm in the southeast part of the district about 5 miles from the US Capitol. Metropolitan Police Department Executive Assistant Chief Ashan Benedict said officers in the area […]

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Cicada invasion grounds White House press charter flight

The White House press charter plane scheduled to leave Washington on Tuesday evening ahead of Joe Biden’s first trip abroad as president was delayed by cicadas, the noisy insects that have emerged after their nearly two decades of slumber. The chartered plane was scheduled to depart around 9:00pm ET but a new plane had to […]

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Seven suitcases with more than 170 pounds of marijuana seized in Atlanta

Four people were arrested and seven suitcases with more than 170 pounds of marijuana were seized after it arrived in Atlanta on a flight from Seattle, according to Atlanta Police. On May 26, an Atlanta Police Department K-9 dog alerted authorities to five suitcases that were unloaded from the flight and on their way to […]

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Boat burst into flames after its passengers harass group flying LGBTQ pride flags

People on a boat who were allegedly harassing a family flying LGBTQ pride flags on their vessel had to be rescued on Sunday evening after their watercraft burst into flames on Moses Lake in Washington state. According to video of the incident, which has gone viral on TikTok and Twitter, the boaters “harassed and spun […]

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Facebook just banned the ‘voice of Donald Trump’ from its platform

Facebook has removed a video of former US President Donald Trump from the page of his daughter-in-law Lara Trump. The social media giant banned Mr Trump from its platform in January following riots by his supporters on the Capitol building in Washington. Lara Trump, a new Fox News contributor, posted a video of herself interviewing […]

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India No Longer A ‘Free’ Democracy: Global Freedom Watchdog

India slipped to ‘partly free’ democracy in an annual ranking of democracies by the U.S. government funded research group Freedom House. This is the lowest India slipped to since 1997. The Washington-based organization said India slipped because of continuing discrimination against its Muslim citizens and increased harassment of government critics and journalists under Prime Minister […]

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Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner relocate to Miami and lease luxury condo

White House advisers of Former President Trump, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner moved out of their Washington, DC, home, and signed a one-year lease on a luxury condo in Miami at the Arte, an expensive oceanfront residential building, local media reported. The last of their moving trucks departed the now-vacant property in the Kalorama neighborhood […]