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Joe Biden Shares Clip from White House Mental Health Sit-Down with Selena Gomez: 'Such an Honor'

Selena Gomez and President Joe Biden are offering further insight into their recent White House meeting, where they discussed the importance of destigmatizing mental health. Gomez, 29, gave a passionate speech in Washington, D.C. last week during the Mental Health Youth Action Forum — and on Thursday, Biden shared footage of a sit-down he had with the star, First Lady Jill Biden and U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy.
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NY DJ who smoked pot during Capitol riot sentenced to 3 years in prison

A Long Island DJ who recorded himself smoking pot while storming the Capitol on Jan. 6 was sentenced to three years and five months in prison Thursday. Greg Rubenacker, 26, in February pleaded guilty to all 10 charges he faced – including civil disorder and committing an act of physical violence on Capitol grounds – for his part in the insurrection. At a hearing in Washington, DC, federal court, Chief Judge Beryl Howell sentenced the Farmingdale man to 41 months of imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release and a $2,000 fine in restitution, prosecutors announced. During the riot, Rubenacker recorded videos...

Washington, D.C. Wants to Charge Residents More to Register Heavy Trucks and SUVs

Legislators in Washington D.C. have proposed a law that would increase the cost of registering vehicles that weigh over 6,000 pounds. The proposal is meant to discourage D.C. city residents from using big, heavy trucks and SUVs to get around, according to Bloomberg. If passed into law, the annual cost of registration for these giant trucks and SUVs would go from $155 to $500.

Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard: Most explosive moments so far in star-studded defamation trial

The defamation trial opposing Johnny Depp and Amber Heard has put the Hollywood heavyweights’ tumultuous relationship on full display inside a courtroom in Fairfax, Virginia. Depp sued Heard, his ex-wife, for alleged defamation over an op-ed she wrote in 2018 in The Washington Post, in which she describes herself as “a public figure representing domestic abuse”.Heard countersued her ex-husband, accusing him of allegedly orchestrating a “smear campaign” against her and describing his own lawsuit as a continuation of “abuse and harassment.”Depp has asked for $50m in damages; Heard has asked for $100m and immunity against Depp’s claims. The trial...

Jack Sparrow cosplayers, court campers and dogs dressed as lawyers: Fans at the Depp v Heard trial

Yvonne Deboer booked a whole year off work to support Johnny Depp.The travel agent and self-proclaimed “number one fan” left behind her life in Los Angeles to come to Fairfax, Virginia, for the entirety of the actor’s defamation trial.For the last six weeks, she has spent every day inside the courtroom watching the case unfold and every night camped outside the courthouse to snap up one of the limited spaces in the public gallery the next morning.“I get here [in the line] at 1 in the morning and then we get into the court at 9am,” she told The Independent...

More products with Jif peanut butter recalled due to salmonella fears

More products that contain Jif peanut butter are being recalled nationwide because of possible salmonella contamination. It’s all related to a recall of specific lots of Jif that was announced last week. Snack packs and candies that contain Jif are among the items being recalled in the past few...

Here are the states where housing prices are rising fastest

Home prices are up all over the country, but some states have seen particularly severe jumps. The typical U.S. home value is currently $344,141, according to Zillow’s home value index, which only includes the middle price tier of homes. That figure marks more than a 20 percent jump in the past year.

Crispy, Spicy, and Double Stacked: Visit this Black-Owned, Fried Chicken Sandwich Spot in Burke, VA

OG Nashville (top) and The Club (bottom) SandwichesPhoto Courtesy of Shanelle Highsmith. Fried chicken sandwiches are the rave, and even more so since the Popeyes uproar. You can find new spots cooking up these spicy handhelds continuously emerging in the DMV (DC, Maryland, and Virginia) region, but they are mostly found in more urban neighborhoods and cities. However, Roaming Roosters has taken the leap and ventured into the suburbs, including the suburb of Burke, VA. They opened the doors to their brick and mortar in Burke, VA in April 2022.

John Carlson Has Been Awful In The Last Three Playoffs

As Washington Capitals fans, whether you love John Carlson’s play on the ice or hate it, you cannot deny one thing. Carlson is one of the best Capitals currently on the team, and maybe ever. The way the vast majority of people look at hockey would easily tell you this. Points rule all, and Carlson is very good at getting those sweet, sweet points. You can’t argue that.

Police: Maryland high school student arrested for bringing ghost gun parts to class

FAIRMOUNT HEIGHTS, Md. — Police are crediting an alert and brave student for helping thwart a potentially dangerous and deadly situation. A Fairmont Heights High School student was arrested Thursday afternoon for allegedly bringing ghost gun parts to class, according to the Prince George's County Police Department. It is unclear if the parts would have made a complete weapon if assembled.

16-year-old shot and killed in Southeast

WASHINGTON - A 16-year-old boy was shot Thursday morning in Southeast, according to D.C. Police. Authorities say the teenager was shot on the 2200 block of Savannah Terrace. The call came in for the shooting at 11:24 a.m. Shell casings were recovered at the scene and the investigation is ongoing.

Restaurants Participating in This Weekend’s Taste of Rockville

Hometown Holidays/Taste of Rockville takes place this weekend, Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29 between 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. at Redgate Park (14500 Avery Road). This is the first year at the new location, moving away from Rockville Town Square where the event was previously held. Per...