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Washington Blade
The WASHINGTON BLADE is a lesbian , gay , bisexual and transgender ( LGBT
LGBT
) newspaper in the Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
metropolitan area . The Blade is the oldest LGBT
LGBT
newspaper in the United States and third largest by circulation, behind the Philadelphia Gay
Gay
News and the Gay City News of New York City
New York City
. The Blade is often referred to as America's gay newspaper of record because it chronicled LGBT
LGBT
news locally, nationally, and internationally. The New York Times
The New York Times
said the Blade is considered "one of the most influential publications written for a gay audience." The paper was originally launched by a group of volunteers as an independent publication in October 1969 with a focus on bringing the community together
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Avalon Equity Partners
AVALON EQUITY PARTNERS is a New York, New York -based investment group that invested in media, communications and information services industries. In 1999, it formed its first fund from private individuals and the Small Business Administration and in 2006 it formed an exclusive partnership with a leading hedge fund to provide its financial backing. Established in 1999, the first fund invested in media , communications and information services industries
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Shareholder
A SHAREHOLDER or STOCKHOLDER is an individual or institution (including a corporation ) that legally owns one or more shares of stock in a public or private corporation . Shareholders may be referred to as members of a corporation. Legally, a person is not a shareholder in a corporation until his or her name and other details are entered in the register of shareholders. Shareholders of a corporation are legally separate from the corporation itself. They are generally not liable for the debts of the corporation; and the shareholders' liability for company debts are said to be limited to the unpaid share price, unless if a shareholder has offered guarantees. DESCRIPTIONShareholders are granted special privileges depending on the class of stock. The board of directors of a corporation generally governs a corporation for the benefit of shareholders
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Washington City Paper
The WASHINGTON CITY PAPER is a U.S. alternative weekly newspaper serving the Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
, metropolitan area. It was started in 1981 by Russ Smith and Alan Hirsch, the owners of the Baltimore City Paper
Baltimore City Paper
. For its first year it was called 1981. The name was changed to City Paper in January 1982 and in December 1982 Smith and Hirsch sold 80% of it to Chicago Reader , Inc. In 1988, Chicago Reader , Inc. acquired the remaining 20% interest. In July 2007 both the Washington City Paper
Washington City Paper
and the Chicago Reader were sold to the Tampa -based Creative Loafing chain. In 2012, Creative Loafing Atlanta and the Washington City Paper
Washington City Paper
were sold to SouthComm Communications . The City Paper is distributed on Thursdays; its average circulation in 2006 was 85,588
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Eleanor Holmes Norton
ELEANOR HOLMES NORTON (born June 13, 1937) is a non-voting Delegate to the United States House of Representatives
United States House of Representatives
representing the District of Columbia
District of Columbia
. As a non-voting member , Norton may serve on committees as well as speak on the House floor; however, she is not permitted to vote on the final passage of any legislation
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LGBTQ
LGBT or GLBT is an initialism that stands for lesbian , gay , bisexual , and transgender . In use since the 1990s, the term is an adaptation of the initialism LGB, which was used to replace the term gay in reference to the LGBT community
LGBT community
beginning in the mid-to-late 1980s. Activists believed that the term gay community did not accurately represent all those to whom it referred. The initialism has become mainstream as a self-designation; it has been adopted by the majority of sexuality and gender identity-based community centers and media in the United States, as well as some other English-speaking countries . The term is also used in dozens of other countries. The initialism LGBT is intended to emphasize a diversity of sexuality and gender identity-based cultures. It may be used to refer to anyone who is non-heterosexual or non-cisgender , instead of exclusively to people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender
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Republican Party (United States)
Majority: Conservatism Economic liberalism
Economic liberalism
Fiscal conservatism Social conservatism Federalism Factions: Fusionism Libertarianism Neoconservatism
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John McCain
JOHN SIDNEY MCCAIN III (born August 29, 1936) is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator
United States Senator
from Arizona since 1987. He was the Republican nominee for President of the United States in the 2008 election , which he lost to Barack Obama
Barack Obama
. McCain graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1958 and followed his father and grandfather —both four-star admirals —into the United States Navy . He became a naval aviator and flew ground-attack aircraft from aircraft carriers . During the Vietnam War
Vietnam War
, he was almost killed in the 1967 USS Forrestal fire . While McCain was on a bombing mission over Hanoi
Hanoi
in October 1967, he was shot down, seriously injured, and captured by the North Vietnamese . He was a prisoner of war until 1973
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LGBT
LGBT, or GLBT, is an initialism that stands for lesbian , gay , bisexual , and transgender . In use since the 1990s, the term is an adaptation of the initialism LGB, which was used to replace the term gay in reference to the LGBT community beginning in the mid-to-late 1980s. Activists believed that the term gay community did not accurately represent all those to whom it referred. The initialism has become mainstream as a self-designation; it has been adopted by the majority of sexuality and gender identity-based community centers and media in the United States, as well as some other English-speaking countries . The term is also used in dozens of other countries. The initialism, LGBT, is intended to emphasize a diversity of sexuality and gender identity-based cultures. It may be used to refer to anyone who is non-heterosexual or non-cisgender , instead of exclusively to people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender
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National Labor Relations Board
The NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD (NLRB) is an independent US government agency with responsibilities for enforcing US labor law in relation to collective bargaining and unfair labor practices . Under the National Labor Relations Act of 1935 it supervises elections for labor union representation and can investigate and remedy unfair labor practices . Unfair labor practices may involve union-related situations or instances of protected concerted activity . The NLRB is governed by a five-person board and a General Counsel , all of whom are appointed by the President with the consent of the Senate . Board members are appointed to five-year terms and the General Counsel is appointed to a four-year term. The General Counsel acts as a prosecutor and the Board acts as an appellate judicial body from decisions of administrative law judges
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JavaScript
com.netscape.javascript-source TYPE OF FORMAT Scripting language Part of a series on JAVASCRIPT * JavaScript syntax * JavaScript library * Unobtrusive JavaScript * JavaScript engine LISTS OF FRAMEWORKS AND LIBRARIES * Ajax frameworks * JavaScript
JavaScript
web frameworks * Comparison of JavaScript frameworks * List of JavaScript libraries * JavaScript
JavaScript
unit testing frameworks JAVASCRIPT OBJECT NOTATION See also * ECMAScript * v * t * e JAVASCRIPT (/ˈdʒɑːvəˌskrɪpt/ ), often abbreviated as JS, is a high-level , dynamic , weakly typed , object-based , multi-paradigm , and interpreted programming language
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United States Presidential Election, 2008
George W. Bush
George W. Bush
Republican ELECTED PRESIDENT Barack Obama
Barack Obama
Democratic 2008 U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION * Timeline * General election debates * National polling * Statewide polling * Parties DEMOCRATIC PARTY * Candidates * Debates and forums * Primaries * National polling * Statewide polling * Results * Nominee * Convention * Superdelegates REPUBLICAN PARTY * Candidates * Debates and forums * Primaries * National polling * Statewide polling * Results * Nominee * Convention MINOR PARTIES * Libertarian Party * Convention * Green Party * Primaries * Convention * Constitution Party * All candidates RELATED RACES * House * Senate * Governors * 2004 ← * 2008 * → 2012 * v * t * e The UNITED STATES PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF 2008 was the 56th quadrennial presidential election
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Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
The WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITY (WMATA, pronounced wuh-MAH-tuh ), commonly referred to as METRO, is a tri-jurisdictional government agency that operates transit service in the Washington metropolitan area . WMATA was created by the United States Congress
United States Congress
as an interstate compact between the District of Columbia
District of Columbia
, the State of Maryland
Maryland
, and the Commonwealth of Virginia
Virginia
. WMATA provides rapid transit service under the Metrorail name, fixed-route bus service under the Metrobus brand, and paratransit service under the MetroAccess brand. The authority is also part of a public-private partnership that operates the DC Circulator
DC Circulator
bus system. WMATA has its own police force, the Metro Transit Police Department
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Masthead (publishing)
In American usage, a publication's MASTHEAD is a printed list, published in a fixed position in each edition, of its owners, departments, officers and address details, which in British English usage is known as imprint . In the UK and many other Commonwealth nations, "the masthead" is a publication's designed title as it appears on the front page; what in American English is known as the nameplate
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Library Of Congress
The LIBRARY OF CONGRESS (LOC) is the research library that officially serves the United States
United States
Congress and is the de facto national library of the United States
United States
. It is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States. The Library is housed in three buildings on Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill
in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
; it also maintains the Packard Campus in Culpeper, Virginia , which houses the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center . The Library of Congress
Library of Congress
claims to be the largest library in the world . Its "collections are universal, not limited by subject, format, or national boundary, and include research materials from all parts of the world and in more than 450 languages
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ProQuest
PROQUEST LLC is an Ann Arbor, Michigan
Michigan
-based global information-content and technology company founded in 1938 as UNIVERSITY MICROFILMS by Eugene B. Power . ProQuest
ProQuest
provides solutions, applications, and products for libraries. Its resources and tools support research and learning, publishing and dissemination, and the acquisition, management and discovery of library collections. From its founding as a producer of microfilm products and then as an electronic publisher , the company has grown through acquisitions. Today, the company provides tools for discovery and citation management and platforms that allow library users to discover, manage, use and share research gained from authoritative content
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