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1 hr 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

1 hr 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

4 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

7 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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KSFY

Hot Lotto ticket sold in Sturgis worth $9,000

A Hot Lotto ticket sold in Sturgis is worth $9,000 in the latest drawing. South Dakota lottery officials say the ticket matched four of five white ball numbers and the Hot Ball to win the game's third prize of $3,000 in the Saturday drawing.

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Related Topix: South Dakota, Lottery, South Dakota Government, District of Columbia Government

Lucianne.com

D.C. Area Schools Braced ForInflux Of Unaccompanied Minors

Since the beginning of the year, nearly 40,000 Central American minors detained after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border have been reunited with their parents or relatives in the U.S. About 6,000 of them are in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

PR-inside.com

Market Report, "District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority -...

The profile will give you a clear and an unbiased view of the company's key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

ESchool News

App of the Week: Do you know your states?

What is it? Test your U.S. state knowledge with Census PoP Quiz, a new population challenge about the 50 states and the District of Columbia from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government

Examiner.com

The Battle of North Capitol brings the city together

Tonight Dunbar High School gave a capacity audience an exciting and well played inaugural performance in The Battle of North Capitol as the students served their city with great training and discipline in the brand new Dunbar High School Athletic Complex on 101 N Street, NW.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government

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