We're now hearing the lockdown placed on the Capitol has been lifted, with the Senate Sergeant At Arms tweeting in confirmation:
Earlier reports of an active shooter situation shocked and scared the nation as those working on Capitol Hill were presumed in danger.
Confirmation on details are still scare. Stay tuned.
[Image via Twitter.]
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There is an active shooter situation underway at Capitol Hill right now.
Emergency vehicles have surrounded the U.S. Capitol Thursday afternoon, following reports of shots fired.
Amidst the chaos, an order was given over the speaker system telling people to shelter in place due to an active shooting situation.
Details are scarce right now. Stay tuned as the story develops.
[Image via AP Images.]
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While on a recent trip to Capitol Hill, Jillian Michaels spoke with Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein about cosponsoring a bill that would ban the slaughter of horses in America.
PETA's Vice President Dan Mathews was there as well, lending his voice to the issue.
They all retreated to Sen. Boxer's office to talk more about the bill that would make it illegal to kill horses for their meat but also they discuss the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act.
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Ryan Lochte is such an inspiration!
While the Olympian isn't swimming, he's visiting Capitol Hill to talk about the MD-CARE Act with senators in Washington, D.C. and is also showing his support for the Muscular Dystrophy research.
Lochte is currently the spokesperson for Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, and because he lost someone close to him from this illness, he takes his spokesman duties seriously.
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This is GREAT news!!!
On Monday, New York Sen. Charles Schumer, reintroduced a bill that would provide more copyright protection for designers' creations.
The Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act was originally presented to Congress last year by Rep. Bob Goodlatte, but very little progress has been made after its two biggest proponents, the American Apparel & Footwear Association and the CFDA, had to come up with a different approach.
However, now that Schumer got the ball running this week, hope has returned to the industry!
Currently copyright protection doesn't apply
Tags: american apparel and footwear association, capitol hill, charles schumer, congress, council of fashion designers of america, diane von furstenberg, innovative design protection and piracy prevention act, jack mccollough, jason wu, kevin burke, lazaro hernandez, narciso rodriguez, nicole miller, proenza schouler, steven kolb
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Jada Pinkett Smith went to Capitol Hill and brought Will Smith & Willow while she testified in front of “The Next Ten Years In The Fight Against Human Trafficking: Attacking The Problem With The Right Tools” committee hearing at the Hart Senate office building.
Willow posted an amazing picture of her sitting in John Kerry's desk.
Can you say BALLA?!?!
Here's what Willow said on her Facebook:
“I’m getting radical on human trafficking!!!”
Heck yes, girl!
You're definitely doing the right thing.
We guess her daddy Will isn't no Enemy Of The State after all!
P.S. CLICK HERE to "follow" Perez on Twitter!
P.P.S. CLICK HERE to "like" Perez on Facebook!
[Image via Facebook/Willow Smith.]
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The grandson of Guccio Gucci made an appearance in Washington DC this week to support the two bills that would crack down on those producing and selling counterfeit goods.
At the Intellectual Property Rights in the Fashion Industry and Its Effects on Our Nation's Economy forum, Giorgio Gucci said:
"The people who are exploiting the work of others have no conscience. All women want nice things … so I understand how tempting it is … but any woman who carries a copy is hurting other women."
He also told the men in attendance that if they really loved their lady, they would buy them the real thing.
[Image via Carrie Devorah/WENN.]
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