20 January 2022
White House: NSA Jake Sullivan spoke with Afghan counterpart Hamdullah Mohib today to "review the February 2020 U.S.-Taliban agreement, including to assess whether the Taliban was living up to its commitments to cut ties with terrorist groups, to reduce violence in Afghanistan"
DC firefighters responded to 479 calls on Thursday, January 21st. There were 148 critical and 250 non-critical EMS dispatches, and 81 fire related incidents and other types of emergencies, including 1 working structure fire
DC firefighters have determined today's fire on Yuma St NW was accidental, the result of combustibles placed too close to a heat source. A minimum of 3 feet distance is a must
New US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin: I pledge to provide all tools to US forces to deter and defeat the enemies of the country
President Biden:Today, I signed H.R. 335 into law, clearing the way for Lloyd Austin to serve as the next Secretary of Defense. I look forward to working with him to lead our military, revitalize our alliances, and ensure the safety of the American people
Expectation is @POTUS will continue to attend religious services regularly but "he has not selected a church yet," says @PressSec
President Biden asked the Director of National Intelligence to complete a threat assessment on domestic violent extremism, @PressSec Jen Psaki said at a White House briefing
Smoke Alarms were present and operational at the fire on Yuma Street NW. Occupants were able to safely escape the home. Smoke Alarms save lives. Test yours monthly
Newly confirmed defense chief Lloyd Austin's first day includes leading a coronavirus briefing with top brass and speaking by phone with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at 3:45pm. At 4, he will receive operational briefings about China and the Middle East, Pentagon says
Box Alarm 5000 block Yuma St NW. Basement fire with extension via walls to 1st floor of large 2 story house. DC firefighters have contained fire & checking for remaining hotspots. 3 civilians will be transported with minor injuries. Investigators on scene to determine cause
The Senate has confirmed retired Gen. Lloyd Austin to lead the Pentagon. He will be the first African American defense secretary
DC FEMS reports Fire Activity in the 5000 block of Yuma Street NW. The 5000-5100 block of Yuma Street NW
Box Alarm 5000 block Yuma St NW. Laundry room fire in single family home. Fire knocked down. Checking for extension. EMS evaluating 3 residents
Schumer says he will turn down McConnnell's request for Democrats to protect the filibuster as part of the 50-50 Senate: "Leader McConnell's proposal is unacceptable, and it won't be accepted"
The Senate Finance Committee approves the Janet Yellen as Secretary of the Treasury
SCHUMER on the Senate floor: the articles of impeachment will be delivered to the senate Monday
National Guard Forced to Evacuate Capitol After Alleged Mask Complaint
According to the statement, Sullivan discussed issues related to China, Iran, Russia, North Korea and the coronavirus pandemic with the officials and underscored President Biden's "intention to strengthen the transatlantic alliance"
US National Security Adviser Sullivan has held calls with officials from France, Germany, UK and Japan: statement
@jensstoltenberg: I welcome @POTUS Biden's intention to seek NewSTART 5-year extension. We shouldn't end up in a situation where we have no limitation whatsoever on nuclear warheads. NATO Allies have made clear New START treaty is of great importance
Washington, DC, bus crash: 1 dead, 7 hurt after car, Metrobus collide, officials say
Teenager killed in Southeast, 1 of 6 shootings within hours. At least four separate shootings occurred in SE resulting in three deaths. Two other shootings occurred in NW and NE
Head on collision involving a vehicle and Metro bus at Minnesota Ave & Benning Rd NE. NLT injuries reported
Metrobus was reportedly not moving when the Nissan Altima crashed into it
U.S. Capitol Police are investigating a report that Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md., tried to bring a gun onto the house floor on Thursday, a department spokesperson told NBC news
Fatal shooting IN DOUGLASS NEIGHBORHOOD/ Gunshot victim pronounced dead at the scene.
Shooting Investigation in the 1800 block of Alabama Ave SE. No lookout.
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A Metro Detroit man arrested by the FBI was charged with several crimes connecting him to the riot at the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6. Footage shows him hitting a police officer with a hockey stick
Teenage male found shot inside a vehicle on the 1100 block of Congress St SE around 7:16pm. He was pronounced dead. The shooting initially occurred on the 1300 block of Congress St SE. Lookout for black, male, heavyset last seen fleeing the scene.
DC firefighters Fire Chief John Donnelly and firefighters from local fire companies gathered with the community for a vigil in memory of Lester and Rosa Wilson, who perished in an early morning fire on 8th Street NW in the Petworth neighborhood. Their loss is our loss
Biden unveils national strategy to fight COVID19 pandemic as U.S. endures record levels of infections, deaths
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On all the last-minute pardons by President Trump, "it's not a model for how a Biden Justice Department would work," explains @PressSec
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The @FBI director, Christopher Wray, "will continue to serve in his role," but some leaders in other agencies asked to leave, says @PressSec
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Concerning the Senate impeachment trial of Trump, @PressSec says "our biggest priority and focus is ensuring in that it doesn't delay" discussion of COVIDRelief package
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"We are going to be increasing our engagement" with leaders on Capitol Hill, says @PressSec. Preference is bipartisan package on COVID19relief
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A 5-year extension sought of the New START nuclear treaty sought by US, confirms @PressSec
House passes waiver to let Lloyd Austin become defense secretary, 326-78. Senate preparing to vote within the hour, Schumer says
Fauci says goal of 100 million vaccinations within 100 days is "reasonable"
Discussing the coronavirus "mutants," Dr. Fauci says the one that is in UK "seems to have a greater degree of transmissibility
Frmr top State Dept official, who resigned due to Pompeo's conduct during Ukraine investigation, writes: "It has been said that "only truth" will save democracy in the US. To that I would add another corrective, "and the rebuilding of our institutions"
US President Joe Biden signs several new executive orders regarding the Coronavirus
"This is a war-time undertaking," says @POTUS, invoking the Defense Production Act
"For the past year we couldn't rely on the federal government" to act against COVID19 as we needed and there was "a tragic cost," says @POTUS
DC firefighters Fire Prevention Team and nearby fire companies fan out in the Petworth neighborhood where the fatal fire on 8th St NW took place. They are providing fire safety literature and will install smoke alarms in any home where they find the need
Biden proposes to extend the "New START" treaty to limit nuclear weapons for five years
David Cohen was sworn in as CIA's Deputy Director yesterday, and temporarily takes the reins as Acting DCIA, pending the confirmation of nominee Bill Burns12 month ago
David Cohen was sworn in as CIA's Deputy Director yesterday, and temporarily takes the reins as Acting DCIA, pending the confirmation of nominee Bill Burns
National Guard troops from out of state will begin leaving the District today. However, city officials have requested DC National Guard to be deployed through Jan. 30 in light of the joint session of Congress, a "national security event
Praise from House Intel Comm's @RepAdamSchiff for @JoeBiden decision to keep @FBI Dir Wray for rest of his 10-year term Says the 10-year term "were intended to insulate a director from the kind of improper personal or political considerations" seen under Trump
#ThrowbackThursday DC firefighters battle a 5 Alarm blaze that destroyed the Weaver Brothers Hardware store at 1208 Wisconsin Avenue NW. The fire took place on July 8th, 1963
DC firefighters, including Fire Chief John Donnelly, return to the scene of the fatal fire in the 4200 block of 8th Street NW at 1 PM to provide fire safety material throughout the neighborhood and provide smoke alarms if we find any homes in need of one
@FBI offering $75,000 for information on the person/people who placed pipe bombs near the RNC and DNC during the USCapitol riot & siege January 6
National Guard: "No confrontations" between 25,000 Guard troops and any protesters in D.C. during inauguration
DC firefighters determined there were no smoke alarms in the home where 2 residents lost their lives this morning on 8th St NW. We will return to the area later today to provide the community with fire safety literature & smoke detectors where needed
Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi: We look forward to working with the new US administration to strengthen the strategic relations between our two countries and support stability and peace in the Middle East region
Petworth neighborhood, where a fire early this morning claim the lives of two elderly adults. Man and woman found inside this home. Unclear how the fire started, but it was a fire in the back, where the porch collapsed.
[email protected] arrested a Connecticut man for allegedly assaulting a DC police officer who was seen in videos trapped bet doors during Jan 6 US Capitol riot & insurrection, authorities said yesterday. The 23-yr-old was taken into custody in WhitePlains, NY
Working Fire 4200 block 8th St NW. Some fire extension to an adjacent home. Partial collapse of rear porch. DC firefighters continue to aggressively attack the fire. 2 adult victims have been transported with very critical life threatening injuries
Fire 4200 block 8th St NW. Heavy fire both floors rear of 2 story attached row house. DC firefighters have rescued 2 adult patients both being transported with very critical life threatening injuries
FEMS reports the 400 block of 8th Street, NW, between Upshur and Varnum Streets is closed due to fire activity.
The Wall Street Journal: The Department of Homeland Security suspends all deportations of illegal immigrants for 100 days
Male victim has been shot several times but was last reported still conscious. Suspect wore a dark jacket, gray sweatpants with white shoes. Police are investigating if the man firing the rifle from the van on 2nd St was related to this shooting.
U.S. president Biden 'looks forward to working with leaders in both parties to position America to out-compete china' - Biden NSC spokeswoman
Biden: I applaud the Senate for putting partisanship aside to prioritize our national security. Americans can rest easy tonight knowing Avril Haines has been confirmed as the Director of National Intelligence
Biden's first foreign leader call will be to Canada's Trudeau, says White House
84-10, Biden gets his first nominee confirmed: Avril Haines as Director of National Intelligence
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