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Unimpressive DC Cas Scores

The D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education released the 2014 DC CAS results yesterday and the numbers are stunningly underwhelming .


Related Topix: District of Columbia Government

Fri Aug 01, 2014

House Dem: Boehner Deserves a Lot of Credit for Avoiding Impeachment with Lawsuit

Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton took a contradictory tack to her Democratic colleagues multiple claims that House Speaker John Boehner's lawsuit against President Barack Obama is a "march toward impeachment."


Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Eleanor Holmes Norton, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, Barack Obama

The Daily Caller

DC's Students Are Improving, But Not Fast Enough

Public school students in the District of Columbia improved their proficiency rates by just 1.4 percentage points in math and less than one point in reading, District leaders announced yesterday.


Related Topix: District of Columbia Government, US News, Conservative Political News


Progressive Group Labels GOP 'Child Welfare Act' Homophobic

David Christensen, the Vice President of Governmental Affairs for the Family Research Council, sent an urgent email to supporters Thursday morning asking them to call their legislators to co-sponsor the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act of 2014.


Related Topix: Representative Mike Kelly, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

The Washington Post

McMillan plan combines preservation, urban design and inventive architecture

The fate of the McMillan Sand Filtration Plant has been the subject of heated controversy ever since the federal government closed the water purification facility in 1986 and sold the 25-acre site to the District of Columbia.


Related Topix: District of Columbia Government, Life, Veteran Affairs

Medical News Today

Expansion of newborn screening could improve early detection, treatment of 'bubble boy' disease

Children born with so-called "bubble boy" disease have the best chance of survival if they undergo a hematopoietic stem cell transplant as soon after birth as possible, according to a detailed analysis of 10 years of outcome data by researchers at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.


Related Topix: Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, Health

Thu Jul 31, 2014

WUSA-TV Washington

City to unveil mural at DC aquatic facility

District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray will help unveil a new mural at a city aquatic facility near Eastern Market.


Navy Times

U.S. Family Health Plan too costly, watchdog report says

A popular health care program that serves more than 130,000 military family members and retirees is redundant and should be eliminated, the Government Accountability Office says.


Related Topix: District of Columbia Government

ABC News

Marion Barry's Son Jailed After Latest Arrest

Court documents show the only son of former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry has been jailed after he was caught driving on a revoked license.


Related Topix: District of Columbia Government, Drugs

The Daily Caller

DC Charter Schools Sue City Over Funding Gap

Dozens of Washington, D.C. charter schools are launching a lawsuit against the District and Mayor Vincent Gray, claiming they have been systematically shortchanged in funding by a hostile city administration.


Related Topix: Vincent Gray, US Governors, Conservative Political News, US News

Washington Examiner

Former DC mayors to celebrate nominee's birthday

The Democratic mayoral nominee in the nation's capital is turning 42, and a who's who of local politics is helping her celebrate.


Related Topix: Vincent Gray, US Governors

WBAL-AM Baltimore

Man Charged With Stabbing Transgender Girl At a DC Metro Stop

A man has been charged with stabbing a transgender girl on a Metro train. Metro Transit police say 24-year-old Reginald Klaiber has been charged with stabbing a 15-year-old on a southbound Green Line train as it approached the Fort Totten station at around 4:30 Wednesday afternoon in the District of Columbia.


Related Topix: Transgender, District of Columbia Government

The Pordland Mercury

A History of Criminalization

C annabis wasn't always illegal. Its legal use goes back more than 7,000 years, as medicine, fiber, and food.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs

Wed Jul 30, 2014

CBS News

America's forgotten heroes: World War I veterans

A hundred years ago Wednesday, Austrian warships bombarded Belgrade. It was day three of what would be known as The Great War, The World War, and eventually World War I. It was supposed to be "the war to end all wars."


Related Topix: History in the News, District of Columbia Government, National Mall, US National Parks

Government Executive

Terror Victims Can't Seize Iranian and Syrian Web Addresses

The global body that regulates Web addresses has moved to block an effort by U.S. terrorism victims to collect on civil damages by seizing country-specific IP addresses for Iran, Syria and North Korea.


Related Topix: Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, Computers, District of Columbia Government

WUSA-TV Washington

Feds probing for fraud in DC building projects

Federal investigators are looking for fraud in a program meant to bring local contractors into major construction projects in DC.



giveaway: win an iPad mini and GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition courtesy of younity

Summer has long been the season of vacations, beach outings and BBQs, and that means documenting every possible moment on camera.


Related Topix: Facebook, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPhone, Gadgets


Car firms sued over CD 'rip' system

A group representing musicians in the US is suing Ford and General Motors over in-car CD players that allow tracks to be stored on a hard drive.


Tue Jul 29, 2014

Logan Banner

W.Va. files suit against Obama1:00 am

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has announced that the State of West Virginia filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia challenging President Barack Obama's practice of cherry-picking which laws his Administration will enforce.


Related Topix: West Virginia, West Virginia Government, District of Columbia Government, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

CBS Local

Judge Delays His Ruling Against DC Handgun Ban

A surge in the number of Americans with permits to carry concealed weapons coincides with a significant drop in violent crime in the U.S. .



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