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1 hr ago | Star-Telegram.com

Smoke-filled room? Legal marijuana debated at National Press Club

For Bill Piper, there's no doubt that the nation's war on drugs has failed, with 666,000 Americans arrested on marijuana charges last year alone.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Prison

5 hrs ago | Townhall

If You're Thinking About Bringing Your Guns Into DC, DON'T

There are places where you just don't go with your firearms. Any gun owner knows them; any person who staunchly supports Second Amendment rights knows them; any person who knows gun laws knows them.

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Related Topix: Guns, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Marino, District of Columbia Government

9 hrs ago | Autoblog

Cellphone bans don't reduce accidents, research finds

Common sense says that talking on a cellphone while driving is not a particularly safe thing to do.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government, California, Mathematics, Science, Autos

13 hrs ago | Autoblog

Odds of dying in a traffic accident depend on which state you reside in

Motorists in Massachusetts and Washington DC can breathe easier on their afternoon commutes today.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, District of Columbia Government, Autos

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Business Wire

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Mindcubed Awarded a Prime Contract to Develop Technology Strategic Plan for the District of Columbia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council )--Mindcubed today announced that it has been awarded a prime contract to develop District of Columbia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council three year Information Technology Strategic Plan.

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Related Topix: Prison

Christian Science Monitor

Why the White House thinks it will win latest Obamacare legal battle

The White House offered a confident response when an appeals court in Washington struck down a key provision of Obamacare that provides insurance subsidies to 4 million Americans living in states that do not operate their own health insurance marketplaces.

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

The Raw Story

Lawsuit challenges Louisiana governor's plan to ditch Common Core

A group of charter schools, teachers and parents filed suit on Tuesday against Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, asserting that he overstepped his authority and has sown chaos by moving last month to ditch the Common Core education standards for teaching English and math which he helped usher in four years ago.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Standardized Testing, Education

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Trump: DC hotel will be among world's best

Trump joined federal and local leaders on Wednesday morning for a ceremonial groundbreaking at the 115-year-old building.

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City Paper

Coming Soon to D.C.: A Bike Factory?

The team behind BicycleSPACE is starting its own custom bike company and has launched an Indiegogo campaign to help fund a manufacturing facility here in the District.

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The Daily Caller

University Of Arkansas: Charter Schools More Cost-Effective

A new report from the University of Arkansas says that charters schools are more efficient with money than ordinary public schools, producing notably better test scores for each dollar spent.

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

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Law.com

Obamacare Subsidies Voided In Part by Halbig v. Burwell, With Implications for Speaker Boehner

Halbig v. Burwell, No.14-5018 states its conclusion plainly. Section 36B of the Internal Revenue Code, part of the ACA makes tax credits available as a form of subsidy for those who purchase health insurance exchanges "which are "established by the State .

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Related Topix: Tax

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.

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

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.

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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

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.

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

NWCN.com

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.

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

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.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Medicine

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