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To Make Children Healthier, A Doctor Prescribes A Trip To The Park

When Dr. Robert Zarr wanted a young patient to get more exercise, he gave her an unusual prescription: Get off the bus to school earlier.

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Related Topix: George Washington University

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Stuff.co.nz

US colleges bar sex but must regulate it

NOT HERE: Some US colleges have strict prohibitions about sex before marriage, but still need to teach the value of consensual relations.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Washington Post

The real Medicaid problem

Indeed, this has been happening for decades. From 1989 to 2013, the share of states' general funds devoted to Medicaid has risen from 9 percent to 19 percent, reports the National Association of State Budget Officers.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Opinion

Washington Examiner

DC police arrest suspect in fatal triple shooting

District of Columbia police say they have arrested a suspect in a triple shooting that left one person dead on North Capitol Street.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

Examiner.com

Mayor Vincent Gray stands up for Senior Citizens in DC

On July 11, 2014, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray struck a blow against a proposed tax hike that would hurt Senior Citizens .

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Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

Albany Times Union

Excelsior College graduates receive

The featured speaker was Jamie P. Merisotis, president and CEO of Lumina Foundation, the nation's largest private foundation committed solely to enrolling and graduating more students from college.

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Stars and Stripes

Navy Yard report details killer's death, shootings

In the end, after more than an hour of slaughter, it came down to a gunfight in a warren of cubicles in a very ordinary office building.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Washington Navy Yard, District of Columbia Government

Stars and Stripes

Crucial facts not shared during Navy Yard shooting

Communication problems among federal and local authorities complicated the search for the gunman during September's deadly mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, according to a District of Columbia police report that says D.C. officers were unable to make use of live video of the shooter as they streamed into harm's way.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Washington Navy Yard, District of Columbia Government

Washington Examiner

Smith to launch bid for DC attorney general

A former federal lawyer is officially launching his campaign to become the District of Columbia's first elected attorney general.

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Washington Blade

D.C. schizophrenia over becoming business-friendly

The District is dependent on the private sector for future economic growth. It's time D.C. Council members swallow that medicine.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government

Groong

BAKU: Will Nagorno-Karabakh Settlement Pass Through Camp David?

KARABAKH SETTLEMENT PASS THROUGH CAMP DAVID? AzerNews, Azerbaijan July 11 2014 11 July 2014, 10:51 By Claude Salhani Senior editor of the English service of Trend Agency Outside Caspian-Caucasus region, just a few people may have ever heard of Nagorno-Karabakh region which has been the center of a dispute over the last three decades.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, Palestinian Territories

Reuters

U.S. Medicaid enrollment nears 7 million since Obamacare rollout

New enrollments in Obamacare's Medicaid expansion and other healthcare programs for the poor have reached 6.7 million people since the launch of President Barack Obama's healthcare reforms last year, the administration said on Friday.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Health Insurance

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Switched

Eleanor Holmes Norton Rips 'Tyrant' Congressman For Trying To Block D.C. Marijuana Laws

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton tore into Rep. Andy Harris on Friday for trying to block a D.C. marijuana decriminalization bill, comparing him to a tyrant and chiding him for meddling in her district's affairs.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Drugs, US Politics, Representative Andy Harris, Republican, District of Columbia Government

Sunherald.com

Police couldn't watch Navy Yard surveillance video

The report says the contract security guard who was monitoring the surveillance videos locked the door to the control room and didn't contact law enforcement.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Washington Navy Yard, District of Columbia Government

Breitbart.com

Harry Reid Will Not Allow Votes on GOP Gun Control Repeals

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is using Senate procedures to prevent Republicans from adding amendments to repeal gun control to the Sportsmen Bipartisan Act.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, District of Columbia Government

Foster's Daily Democrat

N.H. voted second safest state in U.S. on WalletHub

New Hampshire recently was named the second-safest state in the country in wallethub.com's "2014's Safest States" report.

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National Public Radio

No Charges For Police Who Killed Woman After D.C. Chase

Capitol Hill police officers look at a car belonging to Miriam Carey after she was shot and killed on Oct. 3 following a high-speed car chase that started near the White House.

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Woot

Refurb Madness

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Free Republic

Bill submitted to hold Lois Lerner in contempt: Congress takes first step towards arrest

WND has learned the House of Representatives is considering whether to send Lois Lerner to jail for contempt of Congress.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Steve Stockman, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Texas Government, Texas, Tax

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