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5 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Gay Americans accuse Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie of betrayal by getting married

Many gay Americans are accusing Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie of betraying the cause of same sex marriage by getting married last week.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Wedding

12 hrs ago | The Madison Courier

Labor Day: We honor working men and women

OUR VIEW Every time an election rolls around we hear lots of heated rhetoric about the need to create more jobs; to put people back to work so that our economy can move forward.

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Related Topix: Life, Labor Day, Holidays

19 hrs ago | Off the Kuff

Lawsuit over same sex benefits for city employees moved back to state court

The passage of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance and the efforts to put a repeal referendum on the ballot have been one of the big local stories this year, but you may recall that before we were all talking about HERO there was another big story relating to equality in Houston.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

On Top Magazine

Charlie Crist Urges Rick Scott Not To Appeal Gay Marriage Ruling

Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist on Friday called on Governor Rick Scott to do what's best for Floridians and not appeal a recent federal judge's ruling striking down Florida's ban on gay marriage.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Gay/Lesbian, Charlie Crist, Rick Scott, US Governors

Big News Network.com

D.C. Mayoral Candidates Must Overcome Voter Apathy

Our eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news.

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ImmigrationProf Blog

Immigrant of the Day: Judge Frank Schwelb, DC Court of Appeals

A civil rights lawyer. A fair and reasonable judge. A wonderful husband. An immigrant turned naturalized citizen.

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Washington Examiner

Small fires force DC hotel guests to relocate

Guests at a large Washington hotel were forced to evacuate their rooms overnight and sleep in ballrooms and other areas of the hotel due to a series of small fires.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government

St. Petersburg Times

Editorial: Federal education enforcers out of line

Duncan said Thursday that states can apply for extra time before they use student test scores to judge teachers' performance.

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Related Topix: George Bush, W., Florida, Florida Government, Standardized Testing, Education, Opinion

KSFO AM 560

Obama Pushes for Increased Minimum Wage in Weekly Address

With Labor Day just around the corner, President Obama outlined the arguments behind his continued push for an increased minimum wage in his weekly address.

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WTOP-FM Washington

DC mayoral candidates must overcome voter apathy

On Nov. 4, District of Columbia residents will elect the seventh mayor in the city's history.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government

Fri Aug 29, 2014

SFGate

7 Surprising Ways Your Company Can Still Discriminate Against You

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, District of Columbia Government, Transgender

Evening Sun

Army vet pleads guilty to arms export violations

A former U.S. Army officer who operated a business in Portland selling military-grade weapons parts and accessories pleaded guilty Friday to arms export violations and mishandling classified documents.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, District of Columbia Government, e-dialog

Brandon Sun

Chris Brown to appear in DC court for plea hearing on assault charge from hotel fight

Singer Chris Brown is scheduled to appear in a District of Columbia court for what would be a third attempt at a plea deal to resolve an assault case that dates to October 2013.

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Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Acoustic, Chris Brown, District of Columbia Government

Patch.com

Police on Lookout for Aggressive Driving in Maryland, DC

Maryland Transportation Authority Police will target aggressive drivers in Maryland and the District of Columbia from Sunday, Aug. 31, through Saturday, Sept.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government

JD Supra

Washington, D.C. Joins the Ban-the-Box Movement for Private Employers

The District of Columbia has passed one of the most stringent ban-the-box laws in the nation.

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Related Topix: Vincent Gray, US Governors

HCAM News

Is Marijuana Medicine?

Massachusetts voters in 2012 overwhelmingly approved a ballot question allowing patients to use marijuana for "debilitating medical conditions."

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Massachusetts, District of Columbia Government

Thu Aug 28, 2014

NewsOne

Re: Did You Know: US Gov't Paid Reparationsa To Slave Owners

Since writer and cultural critic Ta-Nehisi Coates made his compelling " Case For Reparations " in The Atlantic , it has been a hot-button topic and the questions have come fast and furious.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Keith Ellison, US House of Representatives, Democrat

MarketWatch

Pennsylvania joins states in Obamacare plan

The Obama administration scored a major coup in its efforts to get more states to embrace the Affordable Care Act Thursday when Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett agreed to adopt the act's Medicaid expansion.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett, Medicaid, Health

Harlan Daily Enterprise

Lower Medicare, Medicaid costs projected

Reduced costs for medical services and labor have trimmed the 10-year projected cost of Medicare and Medicaid by $89 billion, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday.

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

The Washington Post

PostEverything: The attack on bad teacher tenure laws is actually an attack on black professionals

After the Vergara v. California decision in California's state Supreme Court, which held that key job protections for teachers are unconstitutional, anti-union advocates everywhere began spawning copycat lawsuits.

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