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DC City Council wants to slash millions from police budget as murder rate rises

The Democratic mayor of Washington, D.C., asked the city council to reconsider its plans to pull millions of dollars in funding from the capital region’s police department.
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Hopkins calls new federal rules for international students 'disturbing' and 'draconian'

Johns Hopkins University said a new federal regulation that requires foreign students to attend in-person courses at their colleges in the fall or else leave the U.S. is "draconian," and "flies in th…
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Capital One's PPP rollout was roundly criticized. Now we know how many loans it approved.

More than 4.8 million businesses have gotten PPP loans so far. But not many stemmed from Capital One.
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DOD solicits bids on $12.6B IT services contract

The Department of Defense issued its final request for proposals Monday for a $12.6 billion contract to provide IT services to the Defense Intelligence Agency and the National Geospatial-Intelligence…
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Even as Amazon thrived, sellers like Arlington's Amify needed PPP to get through the worst of the pandemic

Amazon posted billions in sales during the early days of the pandemic, but third-party sellers needed help.
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Perspecta takes its Navy IT contract protest to court

Perspecta Inc. has once again picked up the gauntlet to challenge Leidos Holdings Inc.’s $7.7 billion award of the NGEN-R Service Management, Integration and Transport contract, this time in the Cour…
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Some of Greater Washington's largest commercial real estate firms received PPP loans

The aid led many to retain or bring back furloughed workers.
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D.C. streetcar's extension just survived a budget challenge. But its future still looks murky.

District lawmakers will keep money in the budget to fund the much-maligned extension of the H Street streetcar to Benning Road Metro station — but the future of the project looks far from settled. …
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Larry Hogan in favor of name change: Redskins a 'hurtful name'

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Wednesday that Redskins is a "hurtful name," and said he "absolutely" agrees it should be considered a racial slur.  Appearing on the "Today" show, Hogan joined the gro…
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Western Market food hall signs Roaming Rooster, three others as it prepares for fall opening

Foggy Bottom's Western Market food hall is still slated to open in the fall despite the pandemic, and it recently signed four new tenants to build up the venue's offerings. Fried chicken favorite R…
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Richmond removes Confederate Soldiers and Sailors statue

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Work crews have taken down the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors statue, the sixth Confederate monument to be removed in Richmond amid national protests against police brutality a…
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Jarrod Ramos case: Sanity trial in Capital-Gazette shooting postponed amid pandemic

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Court proceedings to determine criminal sanity for a man who pleaded guilty to killing five people at Maryland newspaper have been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.…
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Succotash in Penn Quarter got a PPP loan. But the math still didn't work to stay open this summer.

Its founder talks about the decision — and its challenges with PPP.
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Virtual Program for Nonprofits Navigating COVID-19

Money is oxygen. Without it you can't breathe. Is your organization on life support? Are you receiving the air you need to survive the social and economic crisis we're now facing? If you're a nonprof…
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Meals on Wheels America News - I Depend on My Meals on Wheels!

Seniors across the country were suddenly burdened with a new assortment of challenges when the coronavirus pandemic hit. Fear of leaving the house and adhering to safety precautions made it difficult…
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