Senate Committee Witness: Robocall scams can result in tragedy

Senate Committee Witness: Robocall scams can result in tragedy

Senate Aging Committee Chairman Sen. Susan Collins and the top Democrat on the committee, Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, have introduced measures to combat the illegal robocalls. Casey’s bill, introduced in January, aims to create a federal advisory council to develop educational materials for financial institution, retail and wire transfer company employees.

Senate Committee Witness: Robocall scams can result in tragedy

Senate Aging Committee Chairman Sen. Susan Collins and the top Democrat on the committee, Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, have introduced measures to combat the illegal robocalls. Casey’s bill, introduced in January, aims to create a federal advisory council to develop educational materials for financial institution, retail and wire transfer company employees.

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Poor People’s Campaign organizes in D.C.

Poor People’s Campaign organizes in D.C.

WASHINGTON — Over fifty years after Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. sought to mobilize the country to address the issue of poverty, activists in D.C. are picking up the mantle and looking to address issues that effect the poor in D.C. The D.C. Poor People's Campaign...

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North Dakota students compete at the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee

Despite spelling both their words correctly, the two national spelling bee participants from North Dakota did not land a spot in the final round. Bee officials said they selected 50 finalists based on spellers’ performance in the two rounds of onstage oral spelling and a preliminary written test taken earlier in the week.

VIDEO: Organizations host hiking event to diversify Rock Creek Park

The Rock Creek Conservancy and Ambreen Tariq, the founder of Brown People Camping partnered on an event focused on diversifying the use of the park’s 3.5-mile fall foliage. Tariq and members of Brown People Camping led newcomers on a hike through Rock Creek Park’s beautiful parkland and supplied first-time hikers with boots provided by Merrell footwear.

VIDEO: Presidential Pardons for Turkeys Peas and Carrots

Following a holiday tradition dating back to the Lincoln administration, President Donald Trump granted pardons to two South Dakota turkeys named “Peas” and "Carrots." Despite pardoning both turkeys, Trump honored the popular vote winner, Peas during the annual...

Anime fans in D.C. celebrate East Asian pop culture

WASHINGTON -- Tens of thousands of comics and animations fans, wearing the outfits of beloved characters like magic girl Cardcaptor Sakura and soldiers fighting giants in Attack on Titans, gathered in Washington over the weekend to celebrate Japanese manga and anime,...

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