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  • nieuwSaratoga Immigration Coalition aims to help first-generation, DACA students
    Nearly two decades ago, Jax's parents, who only went to school through sixth and ninth grade in Mexico, immigrated to work on the Capital Region dairy farm. Jax is the first person in his family to go to college and he's hoping to get a scholarship t…
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  • nieuwValleyCats home opener postponed by rain
    The ValleyCats postponed tonight's game against the Staten Island Yankees because of rain.The contest will be made up as part of a single-admission doubleheader on Sunday, Aug. 25. Fans can exchange tickets for today's game for any upcoming home ga…
    - 8 hours ago 16 Jun 19, 6:54pm -
  • nieuwBates rallies to win Schenectady Classic
    Starting the day six shots off the lead, Ben Bates of Mohawk fired a 3-under-par 69 Sunday to win the Schenectady Classic, a three-day amateur event at Schenectady Municipal.Bates finished 54 holes at 2-under 214, one shot better than Lance Hope of…
    - 8 hours ago 16 Jun 19, 6:40pm -
  • nieuwMechanicville woman finds stranger in spare room
    A Mechanicville woman found a stranger sleeping in her spare bedroom over the weekend.
    - 9 hours ago 16 Jun 19, 5:36pm -
  • nieuwRain dampens Father's Day, and after
    ALBANY — If your father asked for steady rain on Father's Day, his wish has come true.The National Weather Service said that showers will dominate through the daylight hours, though they were expected to slack off after 5 p.m., with new precipita…
    - 11 hours ago 16 Jun 19, 3:44pm -
  • Class of 2019 looks ahead and reflects on high school years
    Be true to your school. And just as important, be true to yourself.That was one of the takeaways from interviews with a handful of this year's soon-to-be high school graduates from across the Capital Region. Following one's own motivations, likes and…
    - 1 day ago 16 Jun 19, 2:34am -
  • Monday night forum to address East Greenbush's future
    EAST GREENBUSH – The town has to update its planning and zoning to determine its future as it handles the growth of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals to 4,000 to 5,000 employees locally and the addition of new businesses to serve that employment base, town…
    - 1 day ago 15 Jun 19, 4:43pm -
  • Years in the making, Ballston Spa baseball title earned in state final
    More than a celebration, it was a manifestation, according to coach Curtis Nobles.The Ballston Spa baseball program reached the promised land Saturday at Binghamton University, capturing the state championship with a 13-6 victory over Maine-Endwell…
    - 1 day ago 15 Jun 19, 3:47pm -
  • Disclosure form shows student debt is an issue that hits home for Delgado
    WASHINGTON — Freshman U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado frequently speaks out in town hall meetings and elsewhere on financially burdensome student loans, but he rarely talks about his own debt stemming from his days at Harvard Law School in the early 2000…
    - 2 days ago 14 Jun 19, 10:42pm -

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  • nieuwFormer AAF players try to keep the dream alive at D.C. XFL showcase
    SPRINGFIELD, Va. — Roughly 100 players worked out at the XFL D.C. Summer Showcase on Saturday, and in many ways the lineup had a geographical tilt toward the DMV. The group included former Baltimore Ravens running back Bernard Pierce; wide receiver…
    - 6 hours ago 16 Jun 19, 8:12pm -
  • Trump hotel liquor license at risk over 'good character' requirement
    President Trump's hotel in D.C. risks losing its liquor license after local alcohol regulators set the stage this week to consider whether he satisfies their "good character" requirement. The district's Alcoholic Beverage Control Board ruled Wednesda…
    - 1 day ago 15 Jun 19, 9:04pm -
  • D.C. still owed more than $7 million for Donald Trump's 2017 inauguration: Report
    The Trump administration and Congress have yet to pay the District of Columbia $7 million for President Trump's 2017 inauguration ceremony, while Mr. Trump plans a Fourth of July speech at the Lincoln Memorial, The Washington Post reported. Congress…
    - 2 days ago 14 Jun 19, 5:56pm -
  • Maryland official says Baltimore resisted help after hack
    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland information technology official says Baltimore leaders resisted accepting help from the state for about a week after the city's computer servers were hacked. The Baltimore Sun reports it obtained a transcript from a May…
    - 2 days ago 14 Jun 19, 5:21pm -
  • The Washington Times wins 21 awards in two contests for journalism excellence
    The Washington Times has won a combined 21 awards in two major journalism competitions. The Times took home 16 awards in the Society of Professional Journalists' 2019 Dateline Awards for journalism excellence, landing six first-place wins and 12 fina…
    - 3 days ago 14 Jun 19, 2:24am -
  • Made in D.C. collaborative pop-up kiosk sees business booming at Reagan National Airport
    Travelers on the hunt for souvenirs have made the newest kiosk at Ronald Reagan National Airport — Made in DC — a standout that outsells its nearby rivals. The kiosk is the first of its kind in the airport — owned and operated by a collaborativ…
    - 3 days ago 14 Jun 19, 2:16am -
  • D.C. Council hears from public on increasing voter participation
    The D.C. Council's Judiciary Committee on Thursday took public comments about legislation aimed at encouraging voter participation changing the ballot initiative process. The committee focused on three bills in Thursday's hearing: ⦁ The Initiative…
    - 3 days ago 14 Jun 19, 2:02am -
  • Elected leaders should be held accountable for abuse in D.C. schools
    Do you know who's minding your children? Do you want to know? If you answer 'yes,' then hold yourself, your elected leaders and their appointed educrats accountable. Here's the why. Parents whose kids attend a Montessori school on Capitol Hill learne…
    - 3 days ago 14 Jun 19, 1:53am -
  • Damonte Dodd, former Terrapins player, found not guilty on rape charges
    Former University of Maryland basketball player Damonte Dodd was found not guilty on Thursday of all four charges related to a rape accusation leveled against him last year. Dodd was accused of forcing an intoxicated woman to have sexual intercourse…
    - 3 days ago 13 Jun 19, 9:31pm -
  • Bishops OK anti-abuse steps, but skeptics seek tougher moves
    BALTIMORE (AP) — Under intense public pressure, the nation's Roman Catholic bishops approved new steps this week to deal more strongly with the clergy sex-abuse crisis. But activists and others say the moves leave the bishops in charge of policing…
    - 3 days ago 13 Jun 19, 9:10pm -
  • NASA honors 'Hidden Figures' heroes
    Hidden figures now have space in front of NASA's headquarters in the District. A sign at the corner at Third and E streets SW was renamed Hidden Figures Way on Wednesday in honor of the black women whose mathematical computations contributed to the s…
    - 4 days ago 13 Jun 19, 2:44am -
  • Baltimore withdraws lawsuit against owner of Preakness track
    BALTIMORE — Baltimore announced Wednesday that it has withdrawn a lawsuit against the owner and operator of the historic city racetrack that hosts the Preakness Stakes, the Triple Crown series' middle jewel and the second-oldest track in America. E…
    - 4 days ago 12 Jun 19, 5:39pm -
  • Virginia primary has lots of surprises, no clear message
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's closely watched off-year primary contest produced plenty of surprises Tuesday, but little in the way of a coherent message. The top Democrat in the state Senate narrowly won his primary despite heavily outspending a…
    - 5 days ago 12 Jun 19, 10:28am -
  • Sexual abuse survivors protest U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops meeting in Baltimore
    BALTIMORE — Holding signs, a small group of sexual abuse survivors convened Tuesday outside a hotel at the Inner Harbor where the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops was holding its annual meeting. It mirrored a scene in Birmingham, Alabama, where…
    - 5 days ago 12 Jun 19, 1:41am -
  • D.C. virtual school conducts real graduation
    Fourteen eighth-graders strolled across a stage Tuesday to receive very real certificates for graduating from their virtual school. The students celebrated each other — and their parents and teachers — in Tuesday's ceremony for the Friendship Pub…
    - 5 days ago 12 Jun 19, 1:30am -
  • Maryland governor urges Mnuchin not to delay $20 Tubman bill
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is urging Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to reconsider delaying the redesign of the $20 bill to feature abolitionist leader Harriet Tubman. The Republican governor made the request in a letter Tues…
    - 6 days ago 11 Jun 19, 2:12pm -
  • Feisty Virginia primaries closely watched for national trend
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Voting has begun in primary elections Tuesday in Virginia, where off-year contests for all 140 seats in the state legislature can serve as a political barometer for the coming presidential election year. The state's elections i…
    - 6 days ago 11 Jun 19, 5:16am -
  • Washington, D.C., reviewing policies on medicinal marijuana
    The D.C. Council and Mayor Muriel Bowser are focusing on how city agencies are applying policies on medical marijuana, which has been legal in the District since 2010. The scrutiny comes amid reports that some agencies prohibit employees from using m…
    - 6 days ago 11 Jun 19, 2:07am -
  • D.C legislators' intent to decriminalize prostitution filled with sex, lies and idiocy
    As a young reporter, I once prowled the city's red-light district looking for prostitutes to tell me what life was like, and several were obliged to talk as long as I walked with them. They explained that they began their strolls along K Street in No…
    - 6 days ago 11 Jun 19, 1:37am -
  • Fourth suspect arrested in death of Ariana Funes-Diaz
    Authorities have announced the arrest of a fourth suspect in the beating and stabbing death of teenage girl found by a creek in Prince George's County in April. In a press release Monday, Prince George's County Police said that Edwin Rios, 18, of Sou…
    - 6 days ago 10 Jun 19, 9:13pm -

The Week

  • nieuwProtests continue in Hong Kong despite suspension of extradition bill
    Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators returned to the streets in Hong Kong on Sunday to protest a proposed bill that would allow extradition to mainland China. The rally reportedly looks like it could reach the scale of last Sunday's protests, for…
    - 15 hours ago 16 Jun 19, 11:52am -
  • nieuwThe new way to an MBA
    Here are three of the week's top pieces of financial advice, gathered from around the web:The new way to an MBAA growing number of universities are shutting down their MBA programs "in favor of shorter, specialized master's and online degrees," sai…
    - 16 hours ago 16 Jun 19, 10:54am -
  • nieuwIn the near future, you could be seated in an airplane's wings
    Each week, we spotlight a cool innovation recommended by some of the industry's top tech writers. This week's pick previews a new way to fly."A V-shaped airliner that seats passengers in the wings instead of a central fuselage could make long-dista…
    - 17 hours ago 16 Jun 19, 9:50am -
  • nieuwHow the world's monarchs are adapting to modern times
    Kings, queens, and emperors have ruled over nations for 5,000 years. How have they adapted to the 21st century? Here's everything you need to know:How many monarchies remain?About 30, reigning over some 45 countries. The British monarchy, which dat…
    - 17 hours ago 16 Jun 19, 9:40am -
  • nieuwThe absolute joy of being miserable with my dad
    My dad insists that there are three levels of fun. He got this idea from a National Geographic speaker he heard a few years ago, but it always seemed to me to be a way to retroactively justify dragging my brother and me on some of the worst vacation…
    - 17 hours ago 16 Jun 19, 9:35am -
  • U.S. diplomat calls for independent investigation into Sudan violence
    Tibor Nagy, the U.S. assistant secretary of state for Africa, on Friday called for an "independent and credible" investigation into the violence waged by Sudan's paramilitary security forces when they stormed a protest camp in the country's capital,…
    - 1 day ago 15 Jun 19, 5:13pm -
  • The Trump campaign is growing more concerned about Elizabeth Warren
    One might recall President Trump declaring in an April speech that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a 2020 presidential candidate, was "finished." Now, though, Trump's re-election campaign team considers Warren a legitimate threat and is reportedly…
    - 1 day ago 15 Jun 19, 4:28pm -
  • Susan Collins says she'll oppose Trump's federal judicial nominee because of 'alarming bias' against LGBTQ community
    It's unlikely to make a difference in outcome, but Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said on Friday she will oppose one of President Trump's federal judicial nominees, anyway, The Washington Post reports.Collins, who has opposed Trump on various occasio…
    - 1 day ago 15 Jun 19, 3:51pm -
  • Mike Pence was set to deliver a speech criticizing China's human rights record. Trump reportedly delayed it.
    President Trump on Friday told Fox News that "it doesn't matter" if China's President Xi Jinping meets with him at the G-20 summit in Osaka in June. But, Bloomberg reports, Trump is indeed thinking long term when it comes to trade negotiations with…
    - 1 day ago 15 Jun 19, 3:21pm -
  • No elephants were poached in a major wildlife reserve in Mozambique in the last year
    That's one victory for wildlife conservation.Niassa, one of the largest wildlife preserves on the African continent, situated in a remote region in northern Mozambique, has marked a year without a single elephant found killed by poachers; the last…
    - 2 days ago 15 Jun 19, 2:34pm -
  • 10 things you need to know today: June 15, 2019
    1. Mass protests in Hong Kong, which began Sunday and continued through the week, have convinced the territory's Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Saturday to suspend a controversial bill that would allow extraditions to mainland China. The protests had…
    - 2 days ago 15 Jun 19, 1:09pm -
  • Iran to continue scaling back compliance with nuclear pact unless other countries show 'positive signals'
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday affirmed Tehran will continue to cease complying with certain aspects of the 2015 nuclear deal if other signatories do not soon start showing "positive signals." He did not provide many specifics, includi…
    - 2 days ago 15 Jun 19, 12:25pm -
  • Hong Kong leader postpones extradition bill, but protests may continue
    Mass protests in Hong Kong, which began Sunday and continued through the week, convinced the territory's Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Saturday to suspend a controversial bill that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China.The protests had…
    - 2 days ago 15 Jun 19, 11:47am -
  • Karen Russell's 6 favorite literary journeys to the underworld
    Karen Russell's new book, Orange World and Other Stories, offers eight idiosyncratic encounters with the uncanny. Below, the acclaimed author of the novel Swamplandia! and two previous story collections recommends six journeys to the underworld.Ped…
    - 2 days ago 15 Jun 19, 10:00am -
  • Did Trump's Mexico tariff threats work?
    The smartest insight and analysis, from all perspectives, rounded up from around the web:President Trump has been criticized, often rightly, for his reliance on import tariffs as a tool to bring foreign governments to heel, said National Review in…
    - 2 days ago 15 Jun 19, 9:50am -
  • 5 great gifts for motorcycle enthusiasts
    1. Union Garage Deluxe Tool Roll ($295)This "beautiful and organized" 50-piece tool roll holds all the essentials for repairs on the go, including a tire-pressure gauge, a flashlight, and folding Leatherman pliers. It's made of durable waxed cotto…
    - 2 days ago 15 Jun 19, 9:50am -
  • 6 lovely homes bordering national forests
    Carson City, Nevada. Clear Creek Tahoe is surrounded by 6 million–acre Humboldt-Toiyabe, the largest national forest in the continental United States. This house, built there in 2018, features high ceilings, walnut kitchen cabinets, two master su…
    - 2 days ago 15 Jun 19, 9:50am -
  • In defense of yacht rock
    With the first days of summer nearly upon us and the usual predictions for "song of the summer" being thrown around, I've found myself uninspired by the front page of Apple Music or the droll Chainsmokers remixes that continue to be piped into Walma…
    - 2 days ago 15 Jun 19, 9:40am -
  • 7 scathingly funny cartoons about Trump's 'foreign dirt' comment
    Get the best political cartoons delivered to your inbox with our free daily cartoon newsletter. Sign up here.
    - 2 days ago 15 Jun 19, 9:40am -
  • Trump campaign denies internal polling data showing defeat by Biden
    President Trump's internal campaign polling showed him losing in a hypothetical race against former Vice President Joe Biden in a number of battleground states, ABC News reported Friday.The polling data reportedly showed Biden with double-digit lea…
    - 2 days ago 14 Jun 19, 9:39pm -
  • Missy Elliott becomes first female rapper inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame
    Honoring some of the biggest names in music, the Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony took place on Thursday, praising artists like Cat Stevens, John Prine, Justin Timberlake and the night's most historic winner, Missy Elliott, per The Hollywood Report…
    - 2 days ago 14 Jun 19, 9:09pm -
  • The week's best photojournalism
    A man drives a classic car near Klecany, Czech Republic. | (MARTIN DIVISEK/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)A water park in Yantai, China. | (REUTERS/Stringer)A migrant at a shelter in Guatemala City. | (ESTEBAN BIBA/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)A museumgoer a…
    - 2 days ago 14 Jun 19, 8:14pm -
  • Anthony Bourdain's legacy honored with 'Bourdain Day' and new animated TV series
    On the first anniversary of Anthony Bourdain's death, the chef's memory is living on with a new TV show.On Friday it was announced that Bourdain's posthumous graphic novel in collaboration with Joel Rose, Hungry Ghosts, will be turned into an anima…
    - 2 days ago 14 Jun 19, 8:04pm -
  • The congressmember tasked with making the GOP more diverse is quitting
    Republicans lost 40 House seats in the last midterm elections. Rep. Susan Brooks (R-Ind.) was supposed to make sure it never happened again.But on Friday, the National Republican Congressional Committee's recruitment chair shocked Capitol Hill —…
    - 2 days ago 14 Jun 19, 7:46pm -
  • The Week contest: UFO message
    This week's question: The U.S. military has begun taking numerous sightings of UFOs by its pilots seriously, and is trying to figure out whether these mysterious objects pose a threat. In seven words or fewer, please come up with a message that we c…
    - 2 days ago 14 Jun 19, 6:42pm -
  • Online pet product retailer Chewy is having a stellar first day on the stock market
    Chewy's IPO day has been a total nailbiter for its competitors.On Friday, the online pet product retailer debuted on the New York Stock ExchangeY with a $22 initial public offering. That was above the $19-21 range Chewy's IPO was expected to debut…
    - 2 days ago 14 Jun 19, 6:37pm -
  • Trump administration can't block undocumented minors from getting abortions, court rules
    The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Friday that undocumented immigrant minors in federal custody cannot be blocked from getting abortions, striking down the Trump administration's efforts to prevent migrant teenagers from visiting abortion cl…
    - 2 days ago 14 Jun 19, 5:31pm -
  • The first Democratic debates will pit Biden vs. Bernie, with Elizabeth Warren leading the other night
    And now, the moment you've all been waiting for... the 2020 Democratic lineup!On Thursday, the Democratic National Committee revealed the 20 contenders who had made the cut for its first round of debates on June 26 and 27. Now, NBC has conducted a…
    - 2 days ago 14 Jun 19, 5:17pm -
  • 'The Mooch' for White House press secretary
    Poor Sarah Sanders. After three years, one of the only genuinely decent people in the history of the Trump administration and one of the few remaining original members of the White House staff, is leaving. Sanders cried when she resigned on Thursday…
    - 2 days ago 14 Jun 19, 4:13pm -
  • Here's what the Harriet Tubman $20 bill looked like before Steven Mnuchin paused its work
    Harriet Tubman's $20 bill was a lot closer to Americans' wallets than Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin made it seem.While testifying to the House Financial Services Committee last month, Mnuchin said the Tubman bill's planned 2020 rollout had been…
    - 2 days ago 14 Jun 19, 4:08pm -
  • Adobe builds a tool to spot digitally manipulated photos
    Adobe shared a new research project in collaboration with University of California, Berkeley on Friday, revealing a tool that can detect digital manipulation in photographs and videos, The Verge reports.Designed to spot Photoshop's edits, the resea…
    - 2 days ago 14 Jun 19, 3:25pm -
  • Drake announces new music in honor of Raptors' NBA win
    If you're someone who hates Drake, this will be a long summer of radio play. Fans, however, have double the reason to celebrate.On Thursday night, the Toronto Raptors finally beat the Golden State Warriors becoming the NBA champions for the first t…
    - 3 days ago 14 Jun 19, 2:21pm -
  • Trump isn't sure he'll endorse Mike Pence in 2024
    President Trump is only focused on the very immediate future.On Friday, Trump called into his favorite morning show Fox & Friends and was pretty forthcoming about how much foreign help he'd accept in an election. But he was less blatant about elect…
    - 3 days ago 14 Jun 19, 2:03pm -
  • Trump says he'd accept dirt from a foreign government to see 'if it's bad'
    Fox & Friends knows President Trump's got some explaining to do.After Trump caught heat for telling ABC News that he'd be open to receiving dirt on an opponent from a foreign government, the subject inevitably came up when he called in to Fox & Fri…
    - 3 days ago 14 Jun 19, 1:54pm -
  • The end of an NBA era
    This is not the end of the Golden State Warriors, so to speak. Despite losing, some would say surprisingly, to the Toronto Raptors in six games in the NBA Finals, Golden State will almost certainly remain one of the league's best teams. But the loss…
    - 3 days ago 14 Jun 19, 12:51pm -
  • The daily business briefing: June 14, 2019
    1. U.S. stock index futures retreated early Friday as attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman increased concerns over tensions in the Middle East. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average were down by 0.2 percent, while those of the S&P 50…
    - 3 days ago 14 Jun 19, 12:29pm -
  • Trump's comments about accepting foreign help reportedly wrecked 2 years of FBI work
    Three months after President Trump appointed Christopher Wray as FBI director, Wray told Congress he'd set up a "foreign influence" task force, bringing together dozens of counterintelligence, counterterrorism, and cyber officials to work with FBI f…
    - 3 days ago 14 Jun 19, 12:25pm -
  • 10 things you need to know today: June 14, 2019
    1. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers carrying petrochemicals in the Gulf of Oman near the Strait of Hormuz, a key waterway for oil shipments. Iran's United Nations mission said it "categorically rej…
    - 3 days ago 14 Jun 19, 12:01pm -
  • Louise Linton is 'uncomfortable' around Donald Trump Jr.
    Louise Linton is aware you probably know her from that photo where she's touching newly printed cash with leather opera gloves with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, now her husband, or that luxury-brand-tagged Instagram post of her stepping off a…
    - 3 days ago 14 Jun 19, 10:51am -
  • Why 'deepfakes' aren't the problem
    There sits Mark Zuckerberg, staring into a camera, proclaiming that the secret to controlling the future is controlling the stolen data of billions. A shocking declaration for the head of one of the world's most important and powerful companies to m…
    - 3 days ago 14 Jun 19, 9:50am -

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