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Awesome events: LOL alert: Trevor Noah is at the Kennedy Center and Tank is at the Howard Theatre tonight; DC Shorts Festival kicked off this week – and no we’re not talking about your summer wardrobe (RIP); Tomorrow is a good day to check out the 202 Arts and Music Festival; We all need some uplifting; Adams Morgan is more than just bars and late-night pizza; Here’s something we haven’t mentioned in a while: Redskins are BACK for regular season against the Eagles at FedExField on Sunday!


Flashback Friday: In a world where terror and fear are clouding our news feeds and our minds, one thing that remains clear is our need for kindness and charity. This crew recognizes that and that’s why they’ve dedicate all of their time to spreading that message.


If it’s made in DC, it will be sold in this store; Ugh. So sad.; There’s a couple named Harvey and Irma and they’ve been married 75 years (#NotTheOnion); This walkie-talkie app is seriously helpful amid the recent hurricanes; Amazon is looking towards baby number two.


A new addition to the FamousDC and American Gaming Association event roster has been added. The two teams joined forces last night to kick off the most wonderful time of the year: NFL football.


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 A big congratulations to HuffPost senior political reporter and politics managing editor Amanda Terkel on her recent appointment as D.C. bureau chief; Also from HuffPost, reporter Michael Calderone has rejoined Politico to cover the intersection of politics and media. Calderone will start Morning Media on September 25; Energy & Commerce majority staffer Mike Reynard has joined the Travel Technology Association as director of communications; Boeing adds Chairman & CEO of IMGE Phil Musser as senior vice president for communications; Nick Simpson recently joined the Consumer Bankers Association as vice president of public affairs. Before this, Simpson served as director of communications for the Managed Funds Association; Former chief of staff to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) Pablo Carrillo has joined Squire Patton Boggs as of counsel; From the Wall Street Journal, Deborah Solomon joins the New York Times as economics editor for its D.C. bureau; Forbes Tate adds Sabrina Siddiqui as a vice president for strategic communications and public affairs. Siddiqui previously served as a spokeswoman for Treasury during the Obama Administration; Veteran communicator and former White House communications director for President Obama Jen Psaki has been named vice president for communications and strategy for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Katharine Cooksey, most recently deputy press secretary for the House Ways and Means Committee, has joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as manager of media and external communications; Events and protocol staffer for Speaker Paul Ryan Carah Goldoust will assume Cooksey’s former role for the committee; The House Budget Committee adds Sarah Corley as press secretary. Corley most recently assisted with media relations for the Phillips Collection; AP White House reporter Jonathan Lemire has been named a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC; Also joining NBC News and MSNBC as a contributor is editor of Bloomberg View and Gadfly, Tim O’Brien; Podesta Group principal and former Bush Administration government official Stephen Rademaker has moved to Covington & Burling’s DC office; The Republican Main Street Partnership welcomes Danielle Varallo, from UnitedHealth Group, as its new communications director; Reporter Emily Cadei has joined McClatchy’s DC operation as a Washington correspondent for the Sacramento Bee. Cadei most recently led Newsweek’s daily political coverage; The Air Travel Fairness Coalition has named former head of communications for Motorola Solutions Kurt Ebenhoch as its new executive director; The Washington Free Beacon’s Maddy Weast is now press secretary for Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY); VOX Global has promoted two of its own, Mike Marker and Carey Tarbell, to managing director and general manager; From Edelman, Kate Olender joins the United Fresh Produce Association as senior director of health and wellness; Ben Schreckinger is making a move to GQ Magazine from Politico, where he recently spent more than two years as a staff writer; FoxNews.com adds The Wrap reporter Brian Flood to its growing media team; 38 North Solutions welcomes former chief of staff to Speaker Paul Ryan Dave Hoppe as a senior principal; Hill veteran Ed Kim has been named senior health policy advisor for Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX); And finally, congratulations to Molly Ball and Margaret Talev on their recent appointments as CNN political analysts. Molly Ball is currently a politics writer for The Atlantic and Talev is a senior White House Correspondent for Bloomberg.


Famous birthday wishes to Steve Chaggaris, Kalyn Cassanova Stephens, Dan Ronayne, Cory Brown, Kate Andesen Brower, Elizabeth Golding, Brendan Kownacki, Jennifer Stewart, Michael Moroney, Meghan Vadala, Sara Bonjean, Hadley Gamble, Corinne Hoare, Brian Diffell, Jon Downs, Andrea Talley and Alison Harden Siciliano!


Ken Farnaso can tie his tie correctly … on the 4th try; A murder in a Georgetown Starbucks the summer of 1997; How in the world is Brent DeForest doing these days?; Speaking of celebrations this week, we’re checking in on Michelle Hawks Reinshuttle; We’re still waiting on Sean Spicer to cut onions with us – and we’ll even do it in Ireland with him; Anyone in DC still get a lunch break these days?; We’re jealous, again, of Kate Bennett; Jim Dyke sells delicious wine; Kelly Hudak is breaking records this week with her WHIP FLOOR UDATE emails; Cool Disco Clinton Yates is crushing it at ESPN; Next Thursday swing by Comet Ping Pong and discover an awesome, local band: Mystery Friends; Molly Mitchell followed us back on Twitter; Erin Gray’s style is on point; E&C is taking over Nats Park TONIGHT; Ali Rubin can’t plan an average event, even if it’s HH; Mollymae Metheny rocked Thursday night; Blair Ellis even looks put together at the gym; The Senate Press Secretaries Association partnered with the Washington Post to host an AWESOME Welcome Back bash at their downtown HQ Thursday night; Congrats to Michael Kennedy and his debut art talk on Wanderlust!; The Beer Institute welcomed several hundred congressional staff last night at their “Welcome Back Congress” Reception. Awardees included Sens. Roy Blunt (R-MO), Ron Wyden (D-OR) as well as Reps. Ron Kind (D-WI) and Erik Paulsen!


Prayers for Florida.