Daily Archives: September 22, 2020

Public Report on Worldwide Threats Is More Than 7 Months Overdue

The federal agency tasked with delivering a report on worldwide threats to the United States has yet to deliver this year’s report, which was expected in February. The Worldwide Threat Assessment is a report produced by the intelligence community to shed light on risks facing the American public. It’s one of the few assessments the public gets directly from our…

Coronavirus in DC, Maryland, Virginia: What to Know on Sept. 22

Thousands of U.S. flags have been placed on the National Mall to memorialize the 200,000 Americans who have died from COVID-19. The COVID-19 Memorial Project installed all 20,000 flags Monday night facing the White House. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi participated in an interfaith service Tuesday morning to commemorate the lives lost. On Monday night, the Centers for Disease Control and…

DC Reveals Its Next Generation Area Code: 771

When a 202 number flashes on your phone screen, you know you’re getting a call from D.C. But the famed area code that’s covered the city for decades is running out of numbers. Now, District residents know the area code for the next generation of phone numbers: 771. The North American Numbering Plan Administrator (NANPA) doled out the new area…