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40 min ago | 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.

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Related Topix: Vincent Gray, US Governors

4 hrs ago | 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.

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Related Topix: Transgender, District of Columbia Government

9 hrs ago | 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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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Engadget

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.

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

Newsday

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.

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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.

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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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Russia Taday

Washington, DC ban on carrying handguns again in effect, being enforced by police

The ongoing saga of the constitutionality and enforceability of Washington, DC's handgun ban added yet another new chapter today, as the federal judge who ruled it unconstitutional issued a stay.

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Related Topix: Guns, Vincent Gray, US Governors, US News, US Supreme Court

CBS Local

DC Mayor To Sign Bill Banning Styrofoam

Mayor Vincent Gray plans to sign a bill that would ban the use of plastic foam food containers in the District of Columbia.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government

The Nation

Federal Contractors Strike To Demand Higher Wages

Low-wage federal workers will walk off the job Tuesday morning across Washington D.C. to demand an executive order for higher wages - building off a successful push earlier this year to raise the wage of federal contract workers to $10.10.

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Related Topix: University of the District of Columbia, US News, Liberal Political News

WTVC

DC asks for stay of order that struck down gun ban

Lawyers for the District of Columbia have asked a federal judge to stay his ruling that strikes down the city's ban on carrying guns outside the home.

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Related Topix: Guns, District of Columbia Government

Outside the Beltway

Federal Judge Strikes Down D.C. Law Barring Carrying Handguns In Public

Six years ago, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in District of Columbia v.

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

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Hill

Bill Press: Prohibition on pot

Someday, we'll look back on two federal prohibitions - on same-sex marriage and marijuana - and ask ourselves: "How were we ever so dumb? What's the big deal?" Indeed, more and more people are asking that question every day.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Opinion

News Observer

Texan Castro sworn in as new housing secretary

The official ceremony makes Castro one of the highest-ranking Hispanics in the government.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Examiner.com

Cooking with your child in the kitchen

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama poses for photographs with students from five District of Columbia schools after eating a meal using the summer crop from the White House Kitchen Garden in the State Dining Room at the White House Kids love activities that keep their hands and mind busy; cooking is an excellent activity for a child of most any age.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government, Family, Kids, Life, Food, Recipes

CBS Local

DC Asks For Stay of Ruling Allowing Gun Carrying

Lawyers for the District of Columbia have asked a federal judge to stay his ruling that strikes down the city's ban on carrying guns outside the home.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government

The Town Talk

'New York Times' pro-marijuana editorial pushes legalization debate

Drug Policy Alliance Ethan Nadelmann said the piece took "intellectual and moral clarity as well as courage," according to a statement.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana

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