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2 hrs ago | Business Journal

How far does $100 go in Missouri compared with Illinois?

One hundred dollars is more valuable in Missouri than it is in Illinois - in fact, more valuable than in all but three other states, and one of those is a tie.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government

Texas Tech Football #ALSIceBucketChallenge

LAPD Cop: If You Don't Want To Get Shot, Don't Challenge Me

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

This Cover of 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' is Hauntingly Beautiful

6 hrs ago | WUSA-TV Washington

CSX tunnel expansion decision delayed for hearing

CSX tunnel expansion decision delayed for hearing A decision on changes to a CSX tunnel in the D.C. area has been delayed.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Democrat, Virginia, Virginia Government

10 hrs ago | The Hill

Public turns on Obama's education policies

Public support for President Obama's education policies is plunging, according to a new survey.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Lamar Alexander, US Senate, Republican, Representative Todd Rokita, US House of Representatives, Standardized Testing, Education

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Reuters

Judge blocks Louisiana governor's move to scrap Common Core tests

In a blow to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's move to withdraw his state from Common Core education standards, a state judge on Tuesday blocked Jindal's plan to scrap a key set of standardized tests due to be introduced in the coming school year.

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

TheAlternativePress.com

Bridgewater Students Set to Begin College

A number of Bridgewater residents are preparing to begin at James Madison University as part of the class of 2018.

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Related Topix: James Madison University, District of Columbia Government

WUSA-TV Washington

IRS reviewing records from DC housing complex

IRS reviewing records from DC housing complex WASHINGTON - Criminal investigators from the IRS are reviewing records related to an affordable apartment complex in the District of Columbia Check out this story on WUSA9.com: http://on.wusa9.com/VD21Us WASHINGTON - Criminal investigators from the IRS are reviewing records related to an affordable ... (more)

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Related Topix: Vincent Gray, US Governors

Washington Times

Reds pitcher Alfredo Simon wants accuser IDed

A woman who accused Cincinnati Reds pitcher Alfredo Simon of sexual assault should have to publicly identify herself, his lawyer said Tuesday, though the woman has said she fears being harassed or hurt by Simon's fans.

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The TTABlog

Pro-Football Seeks Section 1071 Review of TTAB's 'REDSKINS' Decision in E.D. Va. District Court

On August 14th, Pro-Football, Inc. filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, seeking Section 1071 review of the TTAB's "REDSKINS" decision of June 18, 2014 [ TTABlogged here ].

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government, Recreational Vehicle, Coleman

The Washington Post

District asks for more time as it ponders ruling throwing out handgun carry ban

The Second Amendment does not include an "unalloyed right" to carry guns in public, District officials argued in a court pleading filed Monday that seeks more time before a judge's ruling takes effect and overturns the city's ban on carrying handguns in public.

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Related Topix: Guns, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Sunherald.com

Mississippi ranks last in underprivileged children

Does the Magnolia state care about its children? Most Mississippians would likely say yes, but WalletHub ranked the state 51st in the country -- 50 states plus the District of Columbia -- when it comes to underprivileged children.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Mississippi Government, District of Columbia Government

Reuters

Ex-Guatemalan drug kingpin pleads guilty to U.S. charges

The patriarch of a Guatemalan family linked by authorities to Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel pleaded guilty on Monday to conspiring to import more than 450 kilograms of Colombian cocaine into the United States.

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Related Topix: Prison, Drugs, US News

The Reporter

Judge approves merger of Corcoran Gallery of Art

One of the nation's oldest museums and its art college will be allowed to merge with two larger institutions, effectively dissolving one of the few independent art galleries in the nation's capital, a judge ruled Monday.

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Related Topix: George Washington University

Manchester Journal

Judge approves merger of Corcoran Gallery of Art

One of the nation's oldest museums and its art college will be allowed to merge with two larger institutions, effectively dissolving one of the few independent art galleries in the nation's capital, a judge ruled Monday.

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Related Topix: George Washington University

Windsor Beacon

Nurse practitioners fight for more independence

Nurse practitioner Bob Hobbs once came within days of closing his doors to patients because a doctor who gave him permission to write scripts was leaving the state and he couldn't find another one quickly enough.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs

NewsOK.com

State unemployment rate rises slightly

Oklahoma's unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 4.6 percent in July, up from 4.5 percent from the previous month, according to data released Monday by to U.S. Department of Labor.

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JD Supra

New DC Construction Codes Take Effect

Already on the forefront of green building innovation, the District of Columbia has adopted a new set of construction codes that, most notably, includes advanced energy and green construction regulations.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government

Kevin, M.D.

Does direct primary care improve quality measures?

In earlier posts, I have described direct primary care in its various forms called membership, retainer and concierge.

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Medical News Today

Increased teen suicide attempts linked to mass layoffs

Mass layoffs may trigger increased suicide attempts and other suicide-related behaviors among some teenagers, says new research from Duke University.

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Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Health

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Townhall

What States are the Biggest Job Winners and Losers in the Recovery?

The Deloitte University Press has a very interesting, and comprehensive study on job gains and losses, by type of job, and state by state.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government, Opinion

GretaWire

this is So Messed Up! Nyt James Risen, a journalist, headed to jail...

THIS IS SO MESSED UP! NYT James Risen, a journalist, headed to jail for doing his job and CIA Director John Brennan ADMITS CIA COMMITTED CRIMES and he gets to just say "sorry" and Holder won't do his job and investigate! I don't know if Director Brennan is behind the domestic spying but he sure is not telling us who is and he knows who it is..and ... (more)

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