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38 min ago | 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

38 min ago | 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

38 min ago | 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

1 hr ago | 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

1 hr ago | 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

4 hrs ago | 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

4 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | 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

10 hrs ago | 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

Business Journal

Three NM health care centers get federal grants

Three New Mexico health care centers received a combined $644,538 in federal grants for improvements to support their patient-centered medical homes model.

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Daily Herald

Motorcycle helmets save lives

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.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Illinois Government

INAUTONEWS

US: the fastest and slowest motorways

Many motorists outside the US have dreamed about cruising at high speeds on America's long, straight for miles highways.

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Related Topix: Texas, District of Columbia Government

ESchool News

Education Department tries to ease testing worries

Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Aug. 21 said that states can apply for extra time before they use student test scores to judge teachers' performance.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

JD Supra

Private Sector Employers in the District of Columbia Will Soon Be...

On August 22, 2014, the District of Columbia Mayor signed a new law restricting most employers that operate in the District of Columbia in their ability to rely on criminal history information, including criminal background records, for employment purposes.

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Related Topix: Prison

TheBlaze.com

Gov't Watchdog Says IRS Lawyer Admitted Lois Lerner's...

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton told FoxNews Monday that attorneys for the IRS have admitted that all of the supposedly lost emails from former IRS employee Lois Lerner are backed up, and that the IRS has not admitted this because they say it would be too hard to dig them out of these backed up files.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News

Contra Costa Times

National education poll shows opposition to standards, support for charters

Results of a national poll released Wednesday show that many Americans are opposed to the newly implemented Common Core standards, although their reasons reveal they don't understand them.

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