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2 hrs ago | 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.


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

6 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Obama nominee McDonald pledges to 'transform' VA

President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs pledged Tuesday to transform the beleaguered agency, saying that "systematic failures" must be addressed.


Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Military, US Air Force, Senator Jerry Moran, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jerry Moran

7 hrs ago | The Skanner

Consumer Finance Protection Bureau Slaps Payday Lender ACE Cash Express With Million Fine

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


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

12 hrs ago |

Appeals court panel deals blow to Obamacare

A federal appeals court dealt a potentially major blow to President Obama's health care law Tuesday, ruling that participants in health exchanges run by the federal government in 34 states are not eligible for tax subsidies.


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

15 hrs ago | Blog Indeed

Low Local Unemployment Attracts Job Seekers from Neighboring States

Across the country, local economies range from rural to urban, tech-centric to industrial, and everything in between.


Related Topix: District of Columbia Government

19 hrs ago | Workplace Prof Blog

Job Applicants and Criminal History: Recent Legislation in Illinois and the District of Columbia

Illinois is the latest State to enact "ban the box" legislation, i.e. , legislation that restricts when an employer can ask a job applicant about his or her criminal history.


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

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Roll Call

Federal Judge Tosses Ron Johnson's Obamacare Lawsuit

A federal judge based in Green Bay has tossed a Sen. Ron Johnson's Obamacare lawsuit targeting the health benefits for members of Congress and their staff.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Senator Ron Johnson, US Senate, Republican, David Vitter

Bellingham Herald

Washington loses latest bid for education agility

U.S. Department of Education officials have rejected a request made about a month ago by Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn.


Bellingham Herald

Report: Retaliation for complaints common at VA

The report says a pharmacy supervisor in California was placed on leave after complaining about errors and delays in delivering medications to patients.


Related Topix: Medicine

ABC News

President Obama on Statehood for DC: 'I'm for It'

Obama was asked Monday about the prospect of the District of Columbia becoming the 51st state during a town hall at a city school.


Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, District of Columbia Government


Man exonerated in DC rape and slaying

A District of Columbia judge has declared that a 50-year-old man is innocent of a 1982 rape and slaying that put him in prison for 25 years.


Food Processing

Editor's Plate: CSR Means Paying Taxes

"We live those values every day, as we try to reflect the vision of Charles R. Walgreen by doing what is fair and beneficial to others."



US court says warrant for access to all content of email account is justified

A New York judge defended a controversial order that gave the government access to all content of the Gmail account of a target in a money laundering investigation, holding that courts have long recognized the practical need for law enforcement to seize documents if only to determine whether they fall within the warrant.


The News Tribune

Judge to rule on opposition to Corcoran Gallery

Judge Robert Okun heard arguments Friday on the group's motion to intervene. Okun said he would consider the case over the weekend and issue a ruling Monday.


Related Topix: George Washington University

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Washington Times

Russia could lose sovereign immunity if implicated in Flight 17 downing

The Russian Federation and its agents may face civil and criminal liability if it is proved that the Kremlin or its operatives supplied the missile that Ukrainian separatists are suspected to have used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Pro- Russia separatists reportedly have taken custody of the jetliner's black box and removed bodies from ... (more)


Related Topix: World News, Russia, Asia, Georgetown University, Netherlands,

Medical Daily

Hospitals In States That Opted Out Of ACA Medicaid Expansion Face Money Problems

The two dozen states opting-out of the federal expansion of Medicaid face financial problems as health care systems and health plans see two different Americas: one with Obamacare and one without.


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

Daily Record

Jacqueline Jackson | Anne Arundel Community College

Anne Arundel Community College has named Jacqueline S. Jackson , Ph.D., of Silver Spring as its new dean of student services.


Related Topix: University of the District of Columbia

Free Republic

Lose the Battle, win the War: The Story of Marbury v. Madison

Following the loss of the presidency and Congress in the election of 1800, the lame-duck Federalist Congress enacted the Judiciary Act of February 3, 1801, creating 58 new federal judgeships and new circuit courts.


Related Topix: District of Columbia Government

Free Republic

HIV diagnosis rate falls by a third in U.S.: researchers [deceptive headline alert!]

The annual rate of diagnosis with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, fell by a third in the United States between 2002 and 2011, researchers reported on Saturday.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Kansas City InfoZine

Healthy Recipes Win Kids Trip to the White House

By Erin Bell - Junior chefs whipped up healthy recipes for the third annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, earning them seats at the Kids' State Dinner at the White House on Friday.


Related Topix: Recipes, District of Columbia Government, Michelle Obama, Life, Food, Vegetables


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