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Federal Government Closed Thursday


WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The Federal Government will be closed on Thursday, the Office of Personnel Management's website says.

"Non-emergency employees (including employees on pre-approved paid leave) will be granted excused absence (administrative leave) for the number of hours they were scheduled to work unless they are:"

Restaurant Alert: 2 closures at Eastern Market and 2 closures at Trinity Square.

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA9) - This week's health department closures in Virginia and all over DC include famous sandwich shops, one of Washington's most famous destinations, and a carryout closed a fourth time for violations inspectors ruled put the public health at risk.

All the restaurants have passed re-inspection and except for a Subway that now appears vacant, are back in business.

To know about restaurant closures first, follow @russptacek on Twitter or like Russ Ptacek on Facebook.

DC Rollergirls Bout, Double Header

DC Rollergirls Bout, Double Header

1 Feb! The DC Rollergirls are hosting another action packed nail-biter...make that two! At the DC Armory!

 

BOUT 1 (4pm): Scare Force One vs. Cherry Blossom Bombshells

BOUT 2 (5:45pm): Majority Whips vs. DC DemonCats

 

Tickets are just $15 for adults age 12 and up! For children age 6-11, tickets are only $6. Future rollerbabies under age 6 are FREE! Military tickets are $12.

Get your tickets here or at the door. http://www.ticketmaster.com/DC-Rollergirls-tickets/artist/82763

 

DC Rollergirls

http://DCRollergirls.com/

 

DC Armory

2001 East Capitol St SE

Washington, DC 20003

(202) 547-9077

JOIN THE HAY-ADAMS FOR JAN. 27 AUTHOR SERIES WITH RICHARD MOE & LUNCH BY CHEF PETER SCHAFFRATH

JOIN THE HAY-ADAMS FOR JAN. 27 AUTHOR SERIES WITH RICHARD MOE & LUNCH BY CHEF PETER SCHAFFRATH

The American lawyer and preservationist will discuss his latest book, Roosevelt’s Second Act, while The Hay-Adams Chef Peter Schaffrath presents a delicious lunch on Top of the Hay, the hotel's rooftop venue

On Monday, January 27, 2014The Hay-Adams Author Series will welcome Richard Moe, who has had a distinguished career in government, law and historic preservation, to discuss his recent book, Roosevelt’s Second Act: The Election of 1940 and The Politics of War, while dining with guests at The Top of the Hay, the Hotel’s elegant rooftop spaces overlooking the White House. Chef Peter Schaffrath will prepare a delicious seasonal luncheon with dessert by Pastry Chef Josh Short.

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LIST: Restaurant Week in DC

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Food lovers, rejoice! It's Restaurant Week in D.C.

Hundreds of restaurants are participating in Restaurant Week, which takes place from January 13 to 19.

Click through these photos to see some of the participants and visit http://www.ramw.org/restaurantweek for a full list.

DC delegate blocked from testifying on abortion bill

CAPITOL HILL (WUSA9) -- DC Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton blasted a House Republican subcommittee chair she was denied a chance to speak on a bill to permanently ban the city from spending its own tax money on abortions for low-income women.

Chairman Trent Franks (R-AZ) says Delegate Norton could have testified, but only as the Democrats sole witness on the 'No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion Act'. "The minority was entirely free to invite Ms Norton as their witness."

Democrats say the bill hits women across the country. And they say allowing Norton to testify is a common courtesy almost always extended to members of the House.

Elephant Tusks theft suspect wanted in DC

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- DC Police are looking for the person or people responsible for stealing a pair of elephant tusks. 

The tusks were stolen from the Wilson Building, on 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, between the dates of August 12 and August 27, police said. 

Police released a photo of the tusks, that were given to the City of Washington, DC as a gift in 1954, by the Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202)727-9099.