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USDA to Reopen FSA Offices for Additional Services During Government Shutdown

Washington, DC -- U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on January 22, 2019 announced that all Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices nationwide will soon reopen to provide additional administrative …
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The Center for Education Reform Newswire: LA Lies, Exclusive Franchise and More

National School Choice Week:LA MAKES THE WRONG CHOICE. The nation celebrates #SchoolChoiceWeek this week. Being able to choose one's own school is vital, and giving every student, parent, and teacher…
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Enlightenment Capital forms another government tech platform

Chevy Chase-based aerospace and defense investment firm Enlightenment Capital has taken a stake in a Chantilly security engineering company. System High Corp. becomes the initial investment of a new…
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Gaithersburg biotech faces uncertain future amid wound therapy study setback

The uncertainty follows a turbulent run for Nuo Therapeutics, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2016 and rebranded from Cytomedix Inc. in 2014.
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Sinkhole appears near White House

Traffic was diverted near the White House Tuesday after a sinkhole emerged on a road that runs parallel to its grounds.
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Vox Media acquires comment moderation platform The Coral Project

Digital news company Vox Media Inc. has acquired The Coral Project, an open-source platform with the Mozilla Foundation that helps news publishers moderate comment sections. Terms of the deal were …
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Baltimore's The Local Oyster coming to Ballston

The Local Oyster will be shucking down south starting next month. The Baltimore-based seafood bar plans to open a second location inside Quarter Market, part of the Ballston Quarter redevelopment o…
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Ballston to get poké, soup restaurants

Ballston is getting in on the Hawaiian poké bowl craze, with Poke it Up slated take 1,737 square feet in the Arlington Square building at 4401 N. Fairfax Drive this summer.  The restaurant, which wi…
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What a shutdown-induced 'liquidity shock' does to the region's economy

The partial government shutdown reached the 32-day mark Tuesday as stop-work orders continue to pile up and calls are increasing to end the standoff and stave off permanent economic damage. Indeed, …
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This couple started their own biz after the 2013 shutdown. Here's how they're doing.

During the last federal shutdown in 2013, Roy and Halie Edwards were working for the federal government, enduring the uncertainty of the shutdown for 17 long and agonizing days. They decided then th…
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Report: MoCo's economy, quality of life at risk

The report cites lower revenues, slow growth affecting spending on education, transportation, health and public safety.
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An extended shutdown could bode poorly for local biotechs

Delays at the Food and Drug Administration could require companies to invest more money than they’d planned for already expensive trials.
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Native American elder says Covington high school student Nick Sandmann didn't apologize, maybe should be expelled

The Native American elder at the center of the controversial encounter with a group of Kentucky Catholic school students in Washington, D.C. has contradicted and criticized the statement issued by th…
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New York Daily News searches desperately for real dirt on Covington students, accuses them of ‘blackface’

Certain newsrooms are in bargaining mode over the Covington Catholic fiasco.
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Autonomous food delivery robots make their way to George Mason University

Students and faculty at George Mason University can now have a latte delivered to the classroom — via a robot. San Francisco's Starship Technologies has teamed up with food service company Sodexo U…
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