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3 hrs ago | Examiner.com
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)
7 hrs ago | SFGate
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.
11 hrs ago | KOTA-TV Rapid City
WeedHire in a new app that connects pot labs, dispensaries and even government regulators to potential employees.
11 hrs ago | Roll Call
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.
11 hrs ago | Fire Dog Lake
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.
12 hrs ago | Stuff.co.nz
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.
12 hrs ago | USA Today
Seniors can get car insurance discount for classes Drivers 55 and older who take an approved class get car insurance discounts in 34 states.
15 hrs ago | The Washington Post
"The Winter's Tale" Shakespeare Theatre Company concludes its run of the play, this season's Free for All selection.
15 hrs ago | Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph
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.
19 hrs ago | The Washington Post
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
Three New Mexico health care centers received a combined $644,538 in federal grants for improvements to support their patient-centered medical homes model.
Beautiful, crisp fall days on the horizon mean long motorcycle rides on hilly country roads enticing motorcycle riders to feel the wind in their hair.
Many motorists outside the US have dreamed about cruising at high speeds on America's long, straight for miles highways.
Updated: Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:27 pm
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