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1 hr ago | US News & World Report

Reject Pot Legalization, Washington Post Says

People cheer as doors open for the first day of recreational marijuana sales in Thurston County, Wash., at the 420 Carpenter store east of Lacey, Wash., on July 11. The Washington Post is urging D.C. residents to oppose legalization. Less than two months after The New York Times editorial board endorsed the efforts of marijuana legalization activists, editors at The Washington Post on Monday reinvigorated those seeking to break the momentum of pot reformers.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Washington Post, Publishing, Washington DC, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Patrick Kennedy, Democrat

5 hrs ago | City Paper

The Needle: Bear Hug

In Defense of Arlington: An Arlington native carved a detailed bear sculpture into a dying oak tree in Virginia Square. +2 Put It Out : The Washington Post editorial board wrote that D.C. voters should reject the rush to legalize marijuana on the Nov. 4 ballot.


9 hrs ago | Business Journal

Robert Griffin III says MRI shows no fracture in dislocated ankle

An MRI of Washington NFL team quarterback Robert Griffin III's dislocated left ankle on Monday did not indicate any fractures, according to The Washington Post.


13 hrs ago | The Washington Post

After the Silver Line: Fairfax looking at future bus service

Fairfax Connector routes underwent major changes to bring commuters to the Silver Line station at Wiehle Avenue and the Dulles Toll Road. Opening the Silver Line was the biggest shakeup in decades for Fairfax County's transportation system.


Related Topix: Fairfax, VA, Dulles, VA, Washington Post, Publishing, Fairfax County, VA, Loudoun County, VA

17 hrs ago | Business Journal

National media preps for likelihood Wilson won't be charged in Brown death

The Washington Post is calling St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch 's move of "dumping" evidence on the grand jury "highly unusual." McCulloch is overseeing the county's investigation of Darren Wilson , who killed unarmed teen Michael Brown Aug. 9. A decision from the grand jury could come this month.


18 hrs ago | The Drinks Business

US spends $3.2m on 'drunk monkey' project

A US government research body is spending US$3.3 million of taxpayers' money getting monkeys to drink excessive amounts of alcohol to test its effect on body tissue. The US National Institutes of Health is currently funding an experiment testing the effects of alcohol on monkeys, according to reports by The Washington Post, at the Oregon Health & Science University.


Related Topix: Oregon Health & Science University, Medicine, Alcoholism

20 hrs ago | NBC12

Education Editorial: Department of Education accountability

The Washington Post recently ran an editorial by Valerie Strauss that highlighted a remarkable inconsistency in the US Department of Education's call for accountability. Don't do what I do; do what I say! The Fed web site offers teaching materials related to 9/11 but opens with a disclaimer.


Related Topix: Opinion

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Washington Post

Shifting his views, Rand Paul seeks broader appeal - but may risk his outsider image

From aid for Israel to abortion to Medicare, Sen. Rand Paul has been shading, changing or dropping some of the positions he espoused as a tea-party-backed candidate and as a new senator. Sen. Rand Paul wanted to eliminate aid to Israel.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Abortion, Washington Post, Publishing, Wedding


Michelle Obama's push to fire up the base

Another big challenge facing President Barack Obama and some new twists on key 2014 dynamics and players surfaced during our weekly trip around the "Inside Politics" table. Michelle -- not Barack -- is the Obama who will be racking up some miles in the seven-week sprint to Election Day.


Related Topix: Michelle Obama, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Washington Post, Publishing, African-American, Iowa

The Washington Post

Officer who shot Navy Yard gunman says it 'needed to be done'

At 9:15 a.m., the near-hour-long search through 600,000 square feet of office space narrowed to a single corridor, six rows of cubicles and a smattering of offices of Building 197. Aaron Alexis was hiding amid the cluttered desks and six-foot partitions.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Washington Navy Yard, Prison

CNN Panel: Dems Don't Want to Be Seen with Obama, Starting to Be a Drag with Women Voters

Sunday on CNN's "Inside Politics," host John King pointed to President Barack Obama's low poll numbers and said, "Look at his approval rating in the CNN poll, 37 percent approval in Iowa, 56 percent disapprove. That tells you about the president's struggled in this midterm election year and changes the calculation for every Democrat."


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Bad Obamacare News for Dems? WashPost Keeps Burying Virginia Republican Senate Contender on Page B-4

The Washington Post knows how to bury the news it doesn't like. On Saturday, they began one this way: "Health-insurance plans of as many as 250,000 Virginians will be canceled in January because the policies do not meet the standards set by the Affordable Care Act, a development that Republican Ed Gillespie hopes will boost his prospects as he tries to unseat Sen. Mark R. Warner."


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Virginia, Virginia Government


Indie-venue investment paying off

Rock fans listen to the band Narcotic Self perform at Slowdown in Omaha, Nebraska, on August 30. Slowdown was built by Saddle Creek Records, a local label of indie rockers led by Conor Oberst, but the city of Omaha invested $1.3 million in tax increment financing for the venueis construction. Illustrates OMAHA-INDIEROCK , by Danielle Paquette © 2014, The Washington Post.


Albany Times Union

MARCH 10: Catherine Rampell, columnist for The Washington Post in Washington, DC on March 10, 2014. A new report finds that employers are increasingly requiring a bachelor's degree for positions that didn't used to require baccalaureate education.


Related Topix: Opinion

Sat Sep 13, 2014

WUSA-TV Washington

Metro seeking volunteers to test new fare gates

Metro says it is seeking volunteers to test out new high-tech fare collection machines at its turnstiles, beginning in January. Metro seeking volunteers to test new fare gates Metro says it is seeking volunteers to test out new high-tech fare collection machines at its turnstiles, beginning in January.


Related Topix: Washington Post, Publishing

Arutz Sheva Israel News

Islamic State Beheads British Aid Worker

The Islamic State group on Saturday released a video showing the execution of British aid worker David Haines in the same grisly manner as the murder of two American journalists in recent weeks, The Washington Post reported. The video, titled "A Message to Allies of America," appears to show Haines clad in an orange jump-suit kneeling beside a man who speaks in the same London-accented English as the apparent executioner in two previous videos.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom

Ars Technica

Senator demands US courts recover 10 years of online public records

The head of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee is urging the federal bureaucracy to restore a decade's worth of electronic court documents that were deleted last month from online viewing because of an upgrade to a computer database known as PACER. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy said the removal of the thousands of cases from online review is essentially erasing history.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat

The Alternative Press

Summit H.S. Principal Details School's Ranking by Statewide, National Media Outlets

Speaking at the Summit Board of Education meeting September 11, Summit High School Principal Paul Sears summarized the high school's ranking comparisons, as published by New Jersey Monthly Magazine , Newsweek , U.S. News and World Report , and The Washington Post . In their rankings, New Jersey Monthly had Summit High School ranked 38th, compared to first for Chatham, and fourth for Millburn.


Related Topix: Education Etc., New Jersey, Chatham, NJ, Millburn, NJ, Summit, NJ

Deseret News

These are America's 10 poorest congressmen

Not all of Congress has a high net worth. In fact, there are plenty of politicians without much net worth at all.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Dana Rohrabacher, California

National Public Radio

Revamped Visitor Center Gives Public A Peek Into The White House

A model of the White House is seen in the renovated White House Visitor Center Matt McClain/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption Just about every day in Washington, rain or shine, tourists stand along Pennsylvania Avenue snapping photographs of the White House or just peering through the iron fence. But getting an inside look can be tricky.


Related Topix: Washington Post, Publishing, Pennsylvania, US News, Liberal Political News


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