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3 hrs ago | USA Today

Ebola crisis could last for years if not controlled quickly

If the Ebola outbreak isn't controlled quickly, it could end up lasting for years and spreading to many more countries, a U.S. health official told a Senate hearing Tuesday. Ebola crisis could last for years if not controlled quickly If the Ebola outbreak isn't controlled quickly, it could end up lasting for years and spreading to many more countries, a U.S. health official told a Senate hearing Tuesday.

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7 hrs ago | Politico

Herbalife fight hits D.C. trade association, as Avon withdraws from...

HERBALIFE FIGHT HITS D.C. TRADE ASSOCIATION, AS AVON WITHDRAWS FROM DSA: The cosmetics company Avon has withdrawn from the Direct Selling Association trade group, making some thinly veiled, indirect references to the Herbalife fight unfolding in Washington, D.C., and beyond. "We believe the association's agenda in the U.S. is overly focused on the issues of a few specific brands rather than industry-wide challenges," the company said in a letter to other members explaining its departure.

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12 hrs ago | The Washington Post

D.C.'s statehood movement gets an inch, takes a proverbial mile on Capitol Hill

Senator Tom Coburn, , left 40 minutes into the hearing after calling the New Columbia statehood act a "distraction." Along the walk underground from the Capitol to the Dirksen Senate Building, you traverse a long, soulless hallway with a mini train track.

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12 hrs ago | ABC News

US Troops Could Fight ISIS in Iraq, General Tells Senate

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, right, appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee, the first in a series of high-profile Capitol Hill hearings in Washington, D.C. on Sept.

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14 hrs ago | Gizmag

Architects envision Washington DC's first elevated park

Four competing teams of architects have unveiled their proposals for what will become the first elevated park in Washington, DC . Measuring roughly the same length as three American Football fields placed end-to-end, the 11th Street Bridge Park project will be built upon the foundations of a former freeway bridge that spans the Anacostia River and serve the communities which lie either side.

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17 hrs ago | Switched

One Family Was Powerful Enough To Change The Course Of This GOP Primary

To understand what transpired in the craziest Republican primary of the 2014 election cycle, you need to take a look at one family: the Barbours. Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and his nephews Henry and Austin were instrumental in saving the political hide of Sen. Thad Cochran .

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Goose Creek Gazette

Goose Creek consultant travels to DC

Photo Provided Deborah Dawson of Goose Creek was part of a group of 400 in Washington, DC for Direct Selling Association's Day. Deborah Dawson of Goose Creek joined more than 400 others from across the country last week in Washington, DC as part of the Direct Selling Association's Day on Capitol Hill.

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Science Daily

When rulers can't understand the ruled: Study finds significant gaps...

A significant gap has been found in demographics, experience and partisanship between Washington insiders and the Americans they govern. "The elements of difference we have identified between the rulers and the ruled give us some reason to suspect that the two groups may not perceive the political world in the same way," the researchers write.

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The Alternative Press

Lance Meets With Rahway River Mayors

Vows to Continue Fighting to Complete Flooding Project For Central New Jersey WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance welcomed members of the Mayors' Council on Rahway River Watershed Flood Control to Washington this week to present their constituent petition and meet with representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to address the chronic flooding problems that plague the municipalities along the Rahway River. Lance has vowed to continue working on a solution and secured a meeting between the Council and Mark Mazzanti, Chief of the USACE Civil Works Program.

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News Max

Fitbit Enlists the Aid of DC Lobbyist Amid Privacy Concerns

The health-tracking device company Fitbit has hired a Washington-based lobbyist to work on consumer privacy and health care issues, according to public disclosure records. Amid criticism of its privacy policies, Fitbit hired lobbying firm Heather Podesta + Partners.

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KOLD-TV Tucson

No DC gridlock for gay marriage, legal marijuana

By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer NEW YORK - While many liberal policy goals have proved elusive during Barack Obama's presidency, there have been dramatic advances for two causes that once seemed quixotic - the legalization of same-sex marriage and the decriminalization of marijuana. Neither cause was embraced by Obama during his first term.

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Daily Chronicle

Gay marriage, medical marijuana get past Washington gridlock

NEW YORK – While many liberal policy goals have proved elusive during Barack Obama's presidency, there have been dramatic advances for two causes that once seemed quixotic - the legalization of same-sex marriage and the decriminalization of marijuana. Neither cause was embraced by Obama during his first term.

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National Review Online

In Defense of Christians

Doran, a former State Department official, talks with about the Cruz incident but more so about the meeting of Arab Christians last week in Washington, D.C., why it was important, what came of it, and what might be to come. : It's unfortunate that Senator Cruz was booed.

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Fox News

Riding High Proponents look to expand pot legalization in Nov.

Even more states could vote to legalize marijuana this year, as pro-pot advocates look to capitalize on changing voter attitudes to replicate their recent successes in Colorado and Washington state. The legalization question is coming before voters in very different areas of the country, both politically and geographically -- Alaska, Oregon and the District of Columbia.

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Ag Professional

Coalition for the Advancement of Precision Agriculture launched

The Coalition for the Advancement of Precision Agriculture announced its official launch and upcoming Precision Ag Forum, taking place Sept. 18 in Washington, D.C. Comprised of trade associations and organizations representing a diverse range of sectors within the agriculture industry, CAPA will serve as a voice for the benefits of precision agriculture technology.

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Baltimore News

DC statehood bill to get Capitol Hill hearing

For the first time in 21 years, a Congressional committee will consider the notion of turning the District of Columbia into the nation's 51st state. A Senate committee will hear testimony on Monday about a bill that would transform the nation's capital into the "state of New Columbia."

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

The News-Star

Stonecipher: Landrieu is more D.C. than La.Stonecipher: Landrieu is...

Stonecipher: Landrieu is more D.C. than La. Elliott Stonecipher looks at Mary Landrieu being more about Washington than Louisiana Check out this story on thenewsstar.com: http://tnsne.ws/1tO7UcP Honestly, I wondered if I could make it all the way through this skirmish without offering my two cents worth.

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DFW Catholic

Christian leaders prayerfully remember 9/11 at historic summit

Washington D.C., Sep 13, 2014 / 05:10 pm .- On the 13th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, Christian patriarchs denounced terrorism and emphasized the need for peaceful unity between Christians and Muslims in the Middle East. "The symbolism and significance of our presence here in Washington, D.C. on September 11 is lost to no one.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

DFW Catholic

Christian leaders prayerfully remember 9/11 at historic summit

Washington D.C., Sep 13, 2014 / 05:10 pm .- On the 13th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, Christian patriarchs denounced terrorism and emphasized the need for peaceful unity between Christians and Muslims in the Middle East. "The symbolism and significance of our presence here in Washington, D.C. on September 11 is lost to no one.

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The News-Star

Stonecipher: Landrieu is more D.C. than La.Stonecipher: Landrieu is...

Stonecipher: Landrieu is more D.C. than La. Elliott Stonecipher looks at Mary Landrieu being more about Washington than Louisiana Check out this story on thenewsstar.com: http://tnsne.ws/1tO7UcP Honestly, I wondered if I could make it all the way through this skirmish without offering my two cents worth.

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