Families With Kids Go Homeless as U.S. Rents Exceed Pay

The former DC General Hospital now serves as a homeless shelter for many families. Homeless families struggle in the District with a lack of both affordable housing and shelter space. Placement is especially difficult when the family is large, more than 2-3 children.     Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images

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D.C. Cops Running Drill on Same Day as Capitol Shooting

First responders participated in drill to “perfect their skills”

Adan Salazar
Oct. 3, 2013

A joint training exercise ending today, in addition to barricades and checkpoints placed at the White House, may have played a role in the horrific police execution of a woman today at the nation’s capitol.

Capital Shield 14 trained first responders to "perfect their skills"

According to a report featured on Army.mil, this is the last day federal, state, local and municipal agencies will be testing “interagency operability during a crisis impacting the District of Columbia,” as part of a joint exercise known as Capital Shield 14.

“Capital Shield 2014 is a joint training exercise in the National Capital Region, or NCR, that runs from Sept. 30 thru Oct. 3, and is hosted by the Joint Force Headquarters – National Capital Region,” the army’s report says. The NCR includes Washington, D.C.’s metropolitan area.

The drill “also trains and prepares the Department of Defense to provide defense support to civil authorities and employ appropriate force protection measures as requested,” force protection measures necessary to protect the homeland like those employed today in the brutal shooting of the 34-year-old dental hygienist.

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7 injured after ceiling collapse in DC

Photo courtesy of Heather Faison.

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) — A ceiling collapse in DC has left seven people injured, police said.

All seven are in stable condition. This incident occurred on the 200 block of I Street S.E. at approximately 9:00 p.m., police said.

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) were holding an opening reception gala for Go-Go-Swing at 200 I Street S.E., according to its website. It is not confirmed that the ceiling collapse took place at this event. 

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Russian Forces to Provide “Security” At US Events

FEMA signs deal with Russian Emergency Situations Ministry to “exchange experts”

Russian troops. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Paul Joseph Watson
July 1, 2013


As part of a deal signed last week in Washington DC between the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry and FEMA, Russian officials will provide “security at mass events” in the United States, a scenario that won’t sit well with Americans wary of foreign assets operating on US soil.

According to a press release by the Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense and Emergencies, US and Russian officials met on June 25 at the 17th Joint U.S.-Russia Cooperation Committee on Emergency Situations.


In addition to agreeing with FEMA to “exchange experts during joint rescue operations in major disasters,” the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry will also be providing “security at mass events” in the United States.

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