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UPDATE: 3 people dead in mall shooting outside Washington, DC

"Several" people have been injured in a shooting at a shopping mall in Columbia, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, various US television stations reported Saturday. News reports said that the mall, located about 45 minutes outside the US capital, was……

LGBT advocates criticize DC Comics for forbidding marriage for lesbian superhero

DC Comics, already criticized earlier this year for hiring noted author Orson Scott Card to write stories featuring flagship character Superman, is being knocked again by LGBT advocates for refusing to depict a same-sex marriage in the award-winning comic Batwoman. Pop culture site IO9 reported that the series’ current creative…

George Clooney jokes around after release from jail

Actor George Clooney was in a jovial mood when he was released from jail on Friday, poking fun at himself and those who were arrested with him for protesting outside the Sudanese embassy in Washington, DC. “It was really rough, you can imagine,” Cloony told reporters. “Have you ever been…

Alleged WikiLeaks source Manning to be charged

Bradley Manning, the US soldier suspected of leaking a trove of secret military and diplomatic documents to the WikiLeaks website, was to be formally charged in a military court on Thursday. The 24-year-old will be charged with 22 counts — the most serious being aiding the enemy — in a…

Eight arrested as police move in on Occupy DC

Police swept through the Washington offshoot of Occupy Wall Street, arresting eight people in a day-long raid that virtually shut down the tent colony a stone’s throw from the White House. Some scuffles broke out, but stunned members of Occupy DC otherwise put up little resistance as National Park Service…

‘Occupy DC’ seeks court order to avert eviction

WASHINGTON — Occupy DC applied for a court order Wednesday to head off any attempt by police in the US capital to sweep away its encampment in McPherson Square, a small park near the White House. In a request for a US District Court injunction, the protesters said it would…

DC reading at Busboys & Poets tonight

Posting may be light (or may not—the bus has wifi) since I’ll be traveling today and tomorrow to read in DC. The reading is at Busboys & Poets at 6:30 tonight, May 11th. If you’re in town, you should come on by! Marc did take the time to make a…

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