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The Huffington Post
LOOK: The 10 States With The Hungriest Kids
New Mexico has the hungriest kids in the country, with 30.6 percent having "uncertain access to adequate food," according to Feeding America's rankings by state.
Wed Jun 19, 2013
Report: 9 percent of Illinois' bridges 'structurally deficient'
Nearly 9 percent of Illinois' bridges are "structurally deficient" and in need of serious maintenance or replacement -- an uptick of 1 percent from two years ago, a new report on the state of the nation's bridges indicates.
Abolitionist Frederick Douglass celebrated with Capitol statue
Frederick Douglass, prominent abolitionist, writer and orator, now towers over a podium in the U.S. Capitol, a speech curled passionately in his hand.
New commander for SC Army Recruiting Battalion
The 44-year-old Army officer says his unit has to combat apathy among teens as well as a lack of knowledge about benefits the military can provide.
VP Biden pays tribute to civil rights leader
Vice President Joe Biden is hailing Frederick Douglass for his work to bring about equal justice, leading a series of tributes at the unveiling of a statue of the 19th-century orator and writer.
House panel starts rewrite of No Child Left Behind
House lawmakers are beginning work on a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind education law that would give states more authority and Washington less.
International Business Times
Jesse Jackson Jr. Asks To Serve Jail Sentence Before Wife, Says He Can't Pay Court Fine
Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., says he is unable to pay the $750,000 fine he was ordered by the government to fork over for campaign fund offenses.
Tue Jun 18, 2013
By Staci DaSilva firstname.lastname@example.org MidAmerican Energy says it hasn't raised your rates since 1995.
US News & World Report
HUD Study Finds Same-Sex Discrimination in Rental Housing Market
Same-sex couples are discriminated against in the rental market, even when correspondence happens online, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admi...
Possible record-setting dead zone for Gulf of Mexico
Less oxygen dissolved in the water is often referred to as a "dead zone" because most marine life either dies, or, if they are mobile such as fish, leave the area.
Sessions Held To Train Teachers On New Standards
Tennessee education officials are training teachers from across the state on how to implement a new set of uniform benchmarks for math and reading.
Feedback Wanted for Proposed Circulator Bus Expansion
Riders of the District of Columbia's popular Circulator buses will have a chance to weigh in on possible expansion of the system.
News 13 holds June 19 discussion on same sex marriange
The Supreme Court is expected to make an imminent decision on the federal Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8. North Carolina is one of 30 states that have approved constitutional bans on gay marriage.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
Mayo Clinic: Teens with chronic pain should not use medical marijuana
Due to a lack of information on the risks and benefits of medical marijuana for adolescents, the Mayo Clinic is not recommending that youth be given pot for pain conditions.
Higher Prices For New Drivers In DC
Some new drivers are anxious to get out on the roads, vut in the District of Columbia there's a waiting list several months long just to take the road test.
GM Recalls Almost 200,000 SUVs Over Fire Risk
General Motors is recalling another 230,000 midsize SUVs due to a potential fire risk serious enough that the maker also is advising owners to park outside until repairs can be made.
High court to hear NJ housing discrimination case
The Supreme Court won't reconsider a jury's decision that an off-duty Seattle police officer who was cut off in traffic violated a man's rights by detaining him at gunpoint.
Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato highlight MuchMusic Awards
It's not expected to see stars on a red carpet going into a beauty pageant, but at the Miss USA pageant the stars did shine.
Official Wire News
15 beauty queens left in Miss USA contest in Vegas
The ranks of 51 beauty queens from every U.S. state and the District of Columbia competing for the Miss USA crown in Las Vegas has been cut to 15. Miss Texas, Miss South Carolina and Miss California were among the long-haired, super-fit women who remained in the competition after the first cut Sunday night at the Planet Hollywood casino in Las ... (more)
Sun Jun 16, 2013
Gray Touts Early Education Reform
In his exclusive weekly radio address with All-News 99.1 WNEW, Mayor Vincent Gray expressed his intent to improve early education and childhood development programs in the district.