US Pompeo meets with Australian Foreign Affairs minister Marise Payne | AFP

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Australia’s minister for Foreign Affairs, Marise Payne, at the State Department in Washington, DC.

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People at the Lincoln Memorial as DC’s mayor makes masks mandatory | AFP

On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial people walk around with and without masks, despite an order from Washington DC’s Mayor to wear masks indoors and outdoors to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

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DC mayor criticizes Trump on virus testing

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bower chided the Trump administration over the federal government’s commitment to coronavirus testing, saying, “we can’t have our national leadership throwing up their hands.” (July 20)

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Here’s the latest for Monday, July 20th: Trump, Republicans to discuss COVID-19 relief; Congressional Democrats want federal response to Portland protests investigated; 9 shot in Washington, DC; UAE spacecraft launched from Japan, heading to Mars.

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White House is central to DC July 4th celebrations

For more than two centuries the White House has always played a central role in the Independence Day celebrations for the nation’s capital. (July 2)

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DC cautious amid virus as feds ready July 4th

The District of Columbia is preaching caution and urging area residents to practice social distancing as the federal government readies the Fourth of July celebrations, which include a military flyover and giant fireworks display. (July 1)

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Here’s the latest for Friday June 26th: A federal appeals court ruled Trump wrongly diverted $2.5B for border wall; Texas and Florida clamped down on bars; House adopts bill to make DC 51st state; Senate GOP opposes; Spacewalking astronaut loses mirror.

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House approves DC statehood, Senate opposed

The Democratic-controlled House approved a bill Friday to make the District of Columbia the 51st state, but the bill faces insurmountable opposition in the Republican-controlled Senate. (June 26)

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US House Democrats pass DC statehood bill in historic vote | AFP

US House Democrats make history by voting for Washington DC to become the nation’s 51st state, but the move, a push for voting rights for the capital’s residents, is doomed in the Senate. The bill passed by 232 votes to 180. IMAGES

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DC protesters criticize Emancipation Memorial

Calls are intensifying for the removal of the Emancipation Memorial in Washington, D.C. It depicts a freed slave kneeling at Abraham Lincoln’s feet – optics that jar and offend many in a nation confronting racial injustice through a fresh lens. (June 26)

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US Republican Senator opposes DC statehood law

Republican Senator Tom Cotton on Thursday argued strongly against DC statehood legislation being considered in the House. In an address on the Senate floor, Sen Cotton attacked House Democrats for pushing the move. (June 25)

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House nears passing historic DC statehood legislation

The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives will vote Friday to pass a bill on District of Columbia statehood, the first time such a bill will pass either house of Congress. (June 25)

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Droptek – Comply (Smooth & DC Breaks Remix)

Droptek’s fantastisc debut album receives a remix treatment by some of the biggest names in the scene, including this one by Smooth and DC Breaks!

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Protesters try to pull down Jackson statue in DC

Protesters tried to pull down a statue of former US President Andrew Jackson near the White House on Monday night before being dispersed by police. (June 23)

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Black-owned eateries buoyed by grassroots support since virus hit | AFP

Black-owned eateries in Washington, DC, are trying to hold on as the they face massive drops in business during the coronavirus pandemic. But in recent weeks, as the nation has focused on race issues in the wake of the killing of unarmed black man George Floyd in police custody, there has been an explosion of solidarity and support from activists, as well as social media and commercial campaigns, to support African-American restaurant owners.

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DC protesters topple statue of Confederate general

Protesters toppled the only statue of a Confederate general in the nation’s capital and set it on fire on Juneteenth, the day marking the end of slavery in the United States. (June 20)

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Images of Washington’s toppled Confederate general statue | AFP

Images show a toppled statue of Albert Pike, Washington DC’s only statue of a Confederate general. The figure was pulled down on late Friday with a rope by dozens of demonstrators who chanted ‘black lives matter’, according to local media. IMAGES

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Juneteenth rally gets festive in Washington DC | AFP

Protesters sing and dance during a rally marking Juneteenth at Black Lives Matter Plaza, in Washington DC. Juneteenth is generally celebrated with prayer services and family gatherings but it comes this year amid a national soul-searching over America’s legacy of racial injustice. IMAGES

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DC Breaks – ‘Pickett Line’ (Technimatic Remix)

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Following on from heavyweight club cuts ‘Club Thug’ and ‘Raise the Bar’, DC Breaks now shift their focus to more uplifting, vocal centred flavours with the next instalment of their DCXV project. ‘Back for More’ drips lush summery vibes and feel good energy in true DC Breaks fashion. Alongside their new tracks the DCXV series also shines a spotlight on reworks of DC Breaks’ most beloved records. Paired with ‘Back For More’ is a perfect reimagining of the classic DC Breaks track ‘Pickett Line’ by Technimatic. Adding lush textures amongst mist like vocals, they maintain the original’s rolling rhythm, staying true to the DC Breaks vibe whilst adding Technimatic’s trademark touches. Perfect summertime business!
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