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President Obama Issues Executive Order Prohibiting Federal...

On July 21, 2014, President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating in employment decisions based on applicants' or employees' sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, District of Columbia Government

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

'Star-Spangled Banner' writer had complex record on race

First biography of Francis Scott Key in 75 years chronicles a man who gave free legal help to slaves but helped spark a race riot In Edward Percy Moran's 1912 painting "By Dawn's Early Light," Francis Scott Key stands on deck, observing that the flag still flew over Fort McHenry after heavy British Bombardment during the night of Sept.

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Related Topix: Riot, Entertainment

Politico

States want more time to use Obamacare exchange funds

States running their own Obamacare exchanges were supposed to wean themselves off federal funding by the end of this year, but some of them want that Obama administration spigot open a bit longer.

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Business Journal

RealtyTrac: More than half a million Ohio homes remain 'seriously under water'

Just over one quarter of Ohio residential properties have values well under their outstanding mortgages, a report from the RealtyTrac real estate analysis firm shows.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, District of Columbia Government

Business Journal

The curious case of Alabama construction jobs

The first half of 2014 featured no shortage of announced construction projects entering the pipeline.

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Insight News

Payday lender ACE Cash Express fined $10 million

For the second time in as many years, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has fined a major payday lender.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government, Missouri, Jay Nixon, US Governors

Thu Jul 24, 2014

City Paper

The Needle: Florida Man

I think the president must be spending too much time in Colorado because you would have to be high to think that Congress or anyone else is going to support making the District of Columbia the 51st state."

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government

WCAV

Va. to Join Higher Education Distance Learning Agreement

Virginia higher education officials are working to make it easier for students to take online classes and for universities to offer them.

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Star-Telegram.com

Smoke-filled room? Legal marijuana debated at National Press Club

For Bill Piper, there's no doubt that the nation's war on drugs has failed, with 666,000 Americans arrested on marijuana charges last year alone.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Prison

Townhall

If You're Thinking About Bringing Your Guns Into DC, DON'T

There are places where you just don't go with your firearms. Any gun owner knows them; any person who staunchly supports Second Amendment rights knows them; any person who knows gun laws knows them.

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Related Topix: Guns, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Marino, District of Columbia Government

Autoblog

Cellphone bans don't reduce accidents, research finds

Common sense says that talking on a cellphone while driving is not a particularly safe thing to do.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government, California, Mathematics, Science, Autos

Autoblog

Odds of dying in a traffic accident depend on which state you reside in

Motorists in Massachusetts and Washington DC can breathe easier on their afternoon commutes today.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, District of Columbia Government, Autos

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Business Wire

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Mindcubed Awarded a Prime Contract to Develop Technology Strategic Plan for the District of Columbia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council )--Mindcubed today announced that it has been awarded a prime contract to develop District of Columbia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council three year Information Technology Strategic Plan.

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Related Topix: Prison

Christian Science Monitor

Why the White House thinks it will win latest Obamacare legal battle

The White House offered a confident response when an appeals court in Washington struck down a key provision of Obamacare that provides insurance subsidies to 4 million Americans living in states that do not operate their own health insurance marketplaces.

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Related Topix: US News, Health Insurance, Health, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, Healthcare Law, Law

The Raw Story

Lawsuit challenges Louisiana governor's plan to ditch Common Core

A group of charter schools, teachers and parents filed suit on Tuesday against Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, asserting that he overstepped his authority and has sown chaos by moving last month to ditch the Common Core education standards for teaching English and math which he helped usher in four years ago.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Standardized Testing, Education

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Trump: DC hotel will be among world's best

Trump joined federal and local leaders on Wednesday morning for a ceremonial groundbreaking at the 115-year-old building.

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City Paper

Coming Soon to D.C.: A Bike Factory?

The team behind BicycleSPACE is starting its own custom bike company and has launched an Indiegogo campaign to help fund a manufacturing facility here in the District.

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The Daily Caller

University Of Arkansas: Charter Schools More Cost-Effective

A new report from the University of Arkansas says that charters schools are more efficient with money than ordinary public schools, producing notably better test scores for each dollar spent.

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Related Topix: University of Arkansas, District of Columbia Government, US News, Conservative Political News

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Law.com

Obamacare Subsidies Voided In Part by Halbig v. Burwell, With Implications for Speaker Boehner

Halbig v. Burwell, No.14-5018 states its conclusion plainly. Section 36B of the Internal Revenue Code, part of the ACA makes tax credits available as a form of subsidy for those who purchase health insurance exchanges "which are "established by the State .

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Related Topix: Tax

US News & World Report

10 Law Schools That Receive the Most Full-Time Applications

The University of California-Los Angeles was among the law schools that get the most applications, with 5,562 for fall 2013.

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Related Topix: UC Los Angeles, Georgetown University, College of William and Mary, University of South Dakota

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