Washington, D.C.

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celebrity series

arts center organizations act as sole presenter for events using the venues within the center, but most also frequently rent their performance spaces to other performing arts presenters or self-presenting performing arts groups. Examples of this practice are the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. renting venues in the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts or the Celebrity Series of Boston renting venues in Boston's Citi Performing Arts Center


made sense

'' that in 1993, Bhutto had downloaded secret information on uranium enrichment, through Pakistan's former top scientist dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, to give to North Korea in exchange for information on developing ballistic missiles (Rodong-1) and that Bhutto had asked him to not tell the story during her lifetime. Nuclear expert David Albright of the Institute of Science and International Security said the allegations "made sense" given the timeline of North Korea's nuclear program


running science

World Science Fiction Society title The Long List of World Science Fiction Conventions (Worldcons) url http: www.nesfa.org data LL TheLongList.html accessdate 08 Feb 2011 He was a regular parliamentarian (Parliamentarian (consultant)) for business meetings of the World Science Fiction Society and authored a guide to running science fiction conventions, ''The Con-Committee Chairman's Guide''.


teaching writing

, Georgetown Law often touts the advantages of its wide range of program offerings and proximity to federal agencies and courts, including the Supreme Court (Supreme Court of the United States). Teaching, writing, and later life Drinan taught at the Georgetown University


year painting

Bob Arnebeck. Appel's imaginative black-and-white collages illustrated Arnebeck's profiles of people and animals. Second major U.S. tour (1897-1900) Just after 35 years of marriage, his wife died on September 29, 1897. A few months later, Neal decided to return to the United States for a full two-year painting and exhibition tour. His trip started with a little scare, as the passenger ship ''Pretoria'' out of Hamburg had engine failure, and Neal along with the rest of the passengers


range great

Sep 2002 The North America continent has also been witness to the growth of megapolitan areas. In the United States exists eleven megaregions that transcend international borders and comprise Canadian and Mexican metropolitan regions. These are the Arizona Sun Corridor, Cascadia (Pacific Northwest), Florida, Front Range (Front Range Urban Corridor), Great Lakes Megaregion, Gulf Coast Megaregion (Gulf Coast of the United States), Northeast megalopolis


building history

that was formerly the home of Daniel Webster. Controversy On September 19, 2000 while on a speaking tour, Paulk was spotted at Mr. P's, a Washington, D.C. gay bar. A patron recognized him and contacted Wayne Besen of the Human Rights Campaign, Truth

in Washington, D.C., and focuses on American craft and decorative arts from the 19th century to the 21st century. It is housed in a National Historic Landmark building that was begun in 1859 on Pennsylvania Avenue and originally housed the Corcoran Gallery of Art (now one block from the White House and across the street from the Eisenhower Executive Office Building (Old Executive Office Building)). History The Renwick Gallery building was originally built

on a training mission at the Fort Dix (Fort Dix, New Jersey) United States Army installation (military base) in Warren Grove was climbing upward at 8,000 feet. The pilot fired the internal M61 Vulcan cannon, discharging 25 rounds of 20mm ammunition which then fell to the ground, with eight striking the school's roof and the rest hitting the parking lot and the side of the building. History Before the September 11 attacks, Lower Manhattan was the third biggest central business district in the United States. It is now the fourth largest, behind Midtown Manhattan, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.


solo home

a minute of silence. The Phillies went on to win the game, 9–8. The Phillies saluted Kalas by placing a picture of him in their dugout during the game. Center fielder Shane Victorino also saluted Kalas after hitting a solo home run by pointing up to the press box where Kalas would have called the game.


construction history

The '''Urban Land Institute''', or '''ULI''', is a non-profit research and education organization with offices in Washington, D.C., Hong Kong, and London. Its stated mission is "to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide." Urban Land Institute Mission & Principles. ULI.org. Retrieved November 8, 2010. ULI advocates progressive development, conducting research and education in topics such as sustainability, smart growth, compact development, place making, and workforce housing. Biography Hickox was born August 29, 1903 in Washington, D.C. Enlisting in the United States Marine Corps September 23, 1921, he was appointed to the United States Naval Academy July 18, 1923 and commissioned ensign June 2, 1927. In the peacetime Navy Hickox served in a variety of ships and stations and was finally appointed commanding officer of the destroyer ''Truxtun'' (USS Truxtun (DD-229)) (DD-229) October 3, 1941. He had been commissioned lieutenant commander July 1, of that year. Career Dominguez holds B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) and M.A. (Master of Arts (postgraduate)) degrees from the School of International Service at American University, in Washington, D.C. In 2003, Loma Linda University conferred upon her the honorary degree of Doctor of Humanitarian Service. thumb left 200px Chairwoman Dominguez and Governor of Vermont Vermont Governor (File:DouglasEEOC.jpg) Jim Douglas sign a resolution aimed at enhancing employment opportunities in state government for people with disabilities. Covington served as chief justice of that court from October 1, 1914, to June 1, 1918, when he resigned to practice law in Washington, D.C.. He was a professor of law at Georgetown University from 1914 to 1919, and was appointed by President Woodrow Wilson as a member of the United States Railroad Commission in January 1918. He and Edward B. Burling established the law firm of Covington & Burling on January 1, 1919. Covington died in Washington, D.C., and is interred in Spring Hill Cemetery of Easton. Character overview Cross is a detective and psychologist living and working in the Southeast (Southeast, Washington, D.C.) quadrant of Washington, D.C. He works in the homicide division of the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia (MPD), but eventually becomes a Senior Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). After his stint with the FBI, Alex returns to private psychology practice, but continues to consult for the MPD and the FBI as needed, ultimately rejoining the MPD as a special consultant to the Major Case Squad. Weasel Geoffrey Shafer is a Colonel of the British Army who later received a posting in the MI6 Intelligence Service and then served as a diplomat in the British embassy in Washington, D.C. In ''Pop Goes the Weasel (Pop Goes the Weasel (novel))'', he waives his diplomatic immunity to stand trial for the murder of Detective Patsy Hampton and is acquitted in a case marked by considerable sensationalism. Shafer survives his encounter with Cross in the Bahamas and under a disguise, returns to England to murder his wife Lucy. By the events of ''London Bridges'', Shafer settles in Salvador, Brazil (Salvador, Bahia) but he is caught by "The Wolf" and forced to work for him, being assigned to kill Cross. In London, England, Shafer held Cross at gunpoint but failed to anticipate that the latter would fight back; Detective Cross gets the upper hand in the scuffle and shoots Shafer dead. Early life


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Washington, D.C.

'''Washington, D.C.''', formally the '''District of Columbia''' and commonly referred to as '''Washington''', "'''the District'''", or simply '''D.C.''', is the capital (Capital city) of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast (East Coast of the United States). The U.S. Constitution (United States Constitution) provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction (District of Columbia home rule) of the Congress (United States Congress) and the District is therefore not a part of any U.S. state.

The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown (Georgetown (Washington, D.C.)) and Alexandria (Alexandria, Virginia). Named in honor of George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia (District of Columbia retrocession); in 1871, it created a single municipal government (District of Columbia Organic Act of 1871) for the remaining portion of the District.

Washington, D.C., had an estimated population of 658,893 in 2014, the 23rd-most populous city (List of United States cities by population) in the United States. Commuters from the surrounding Maryland and Virginia suburbs raise the city's population to more than one million during the workweek. The Washington metropolitan area, of which the District is a part, has a population of 5.8 million, the seventh-largest (Table of United States Metropolitan Statistical Areas) metropolitan statistical area (United States metropolitan statistical area) in the country.

The centers of all three branches of the federal government of the United States are in the District, including the Congress, President (President of the United States), and Supreme Court (Supreme Court of the United States). Washington is home to many national monuments and museums (List of museums in Washington, D.C.), which are primarily situated on or around the National Mall. The city hosts 176 foreign embassies (List of diplomatic missions in the United States) as well as the headquarters of many international organizations, trade unions, non-profit organizations, lobbying groups, and professional associations.

A locally elected mayor (Mayor of the District of Columbia) and a 13‑member council (Council of the District of Columbia) have governed the District since 1973. However, the Congress maintains supreme authority over the city and may overturn local laws. D.C. residents elect a non-voting (District of Columbia voting rights), at-large congressional delegate (Non-voting members of the United States House of representatives) to the U.S. House of Representatives, but the District has no representation in the U.S. Senate. The District receives three electoral votes (Electoral College (United States)) in presidential elections as permitted by the Twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution, ratified in 1961.

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