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52 min ago | MarketWatch

Pennsylvania joins states in Obamacare plan

The Obama administration scored a major coup in its efforts to get more states to embrace the Affordable Care Act Thursday when Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett agreed to adopt the act's Medicaid expansion.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett, Medicaid, Health

4 hrs ago | Harlan Daily Enterprise

Lower Medicare, Medicaid costs projected

Reduced costs for medical services and labor have trimmed the 10-year projected cost of Medicare and Medicaid by $89 billion, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health, Medicaid, Health Insurance, Opinion

8 hrs ago | The Washington Post

PostEverything: The attack on bad teacher tenure laws is actually an attack on black professionals

After the Vergara v. California decision in California's state Supreme Court, which held that key job protections for teachers are unconstitutional, anti-union advocates everywhere began spawning copycat lawsuits.

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12 hrs ago | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

New Education Policy Analysis Indicates Implementation is Key to Success

First Edition of Voucher Laws Across the States Ranking & Scorecard from The Center for Education Reform Offers Roadmap for Policymakers Out of 14 states and the District of Columbia that have voucher programs, three earn A's, three earn B's, seven earn C's, and two earn D's on a new ranking and analysis from the Center for Education Reform , ... (more)

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government

16 hrs ago | CBS Local

U.S. Mint Begins Producing Great Sand Dunes Quarter

At the U.S. Mint in Denver, 750 quarters are minted per machine every minute. Starting this week, some of those newly minted quarters will feature Colorado for the second time.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Examiner.com

Governor Jindal sues federal government over Common Core

For the last four years, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has championed the set of learning benchmarks known as the Common Core State Standards -- but a simmering mess of litigation in the state's court system shows that Jindal has moved as far away... The Federal government has violated the Tenth Amendment and over-stepped its authority by coercing ... (more)

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

SFGate

Washington test scores hold steady over 3 years

Washington public school students are doing about as well on state tests as they have done over the past few years, but many more schools are failing to meet federal standards because the rules have changed, state education officials announced Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

KOTA-TV Rapid City

WeedHire: The job search app for the legal pot biz

WeedHire in a new app that connects pot labs, dispensaries and even government regulators to potential employees.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, District of Columbia Government

Roll Call

U.S. Attorney: Police Response to Navy Yard Killing Was a Clean Shoot

No criminal charges will be filed against the officers who responded nearly a year ago to the Navy Yard shooting, U.S. Attorney Office for the District of Columbia Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, US Military, US Navy, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Fire Dog Lake

How Congressional Dysfunction Could Help Marijuana Reform in the Nation's Capital

The historically unproductive Congress has mostly been a burden on the country but one of the few unlikely benefactors of this dysfunction could be marijuana reform efforts in the District of Columbia.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government, US Politics, US News, Representative Andy Harris, Republican, US House of Representatives, Marijuana

Stuff.co.nz

Child can legally own firearm in 30 US states

In the wake of the accidental death of a gun instructor in Arizona, many are likely asking how a nine-year old was allowed to hold and fire an automatic weapon.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government, Guns

USA Today

Seniors can get car insurance discount for classes

Seniors can get car insurance discount for classes Drivers 55 and older who take an approved class get car insurance discounts in 34 states.

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Related Topix: Health, AARP, District of Columbia Government, Illinois, Autos

The Washington Post

Going Out Guide for the District of Columbia, Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 2014.

"The Winter's Tale" Shakespeare Theatre Company concludes its run of the play, this season's Free for All selection.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Theater

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

D.C. Asks Federal Court to Erase Second Amendment Opinion Recognizing Right to Carry

Back in July, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia struck down Washington, D.C.'s ban on carrying handguns in public.

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Related Topix: Guns, District of Columbia Government

The Washington Post

DC police chief likes her military equipment

The District of Columbia police chief is urging President Barack Obama not to cancel a program enabling local law enforcement agencies to buy surplus military equipment at big discounts.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News

Lucianne.com

Holder's police-shooting hypocrisy

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is enjoying a tidal wave of laudatory press coverage for his activism on the Ferguson, Mo., shooting and subsequent protests.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Tsunami, Natural Disasters, District of Columbia Government

Tue Aug 26, 2014

KSL-TV

Feds seek to shut down credit repair and debt relief scheme

Continuing its mission to protect American consumers, the Federal Trade Commission has filed suit against unnamed defendants operating as American Bill Pay Organization and American Benefits Foundation in an effort to halt allegedly fraudulent and deceptive debt relief and credit repair practices targeted at financially distressed individuals.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Law.com

10-Day Waiting Period for Gun Delivery Voided in California

In Silvester v. Harris, No. 1:11-CV-2137 AWI SAB , a federal trial court held that Penal Code sections 26815 and 27540 , which require ten days between purchase and delivery of a firearm, are unconstitutional under the Second Amendment as to those who have already been previously cleared for weapons possession by reason of a previous firearm ... (more)

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Related Topix: California, California Government, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Government

Eduwonk.com

Is Arne Duncan's Teacher Evaluation Moratorium Unnecessary?

In his back-to-school speech last week, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan praised several states for their progress in developing new teacher evaluation systems.

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Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

If You Already Own a Gun, Federal Judge Says, Making You Wait 10 Days ...

In a decision handed down last week and published today, a federal judge rules that California's 10-day waiting period for gun purchases is unconstitutional as applied to people who already own firearms and have passed a background check.

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Related Topix: Guns

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