NEWS ROUNDUP: What we’re talking about in DC this week

by Alycia Williams

Here’s what we were talking about this week. Tell us what was on your mind!

The 19-year-old baseball phenom, Bryce Harper, made his home major league debut this week for the Nats. He claims he doesn’t feel he has anything to prove, but with the spotlight on him, fans may beg to differ.

The Occupy movement returned to DC this week in “celebration” of May Day. Activists called it “A Day Without the 99 Percent,” according to The Washington Post and they turned out in droves in locations around the country.

One of DC’s trendiest neighborhoods was featured in the New York Times this week. The 14th Street corridor’s revitalization from vacant lots to posh stores and restaurants is something residents have been talking about for years, we appreciated the national spin.

Former DC Councilman, Harry Thomas, received a 38-month sentence for stealing government funds and filing false tax returns.  We guess crime doesn’t pay.

How much is the White House really worth?  Although the famed mansion isn’t for sale, experts are estimating that the 55,000 square foot luxury home would sell for $100 to $115 million.


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