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1 hr ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

9 hrs ago | 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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12 hrs ago | 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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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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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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Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

New Education Policy Analysis Indicates Implementation is Key to Success

First Edition of Voucher Laws Across the States Ranking & Scorecard from The Center for Education Reform Offers Roadmap for Policymakers Out of 14 states and the District of Columbia that have voucher programs, three earn A's, three earn B's, seven earn C's, and two earn D's on a new ranking and analysis from the Center for Education Reform , ... (more)

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CBS Local

U.S. Mint Begins Producing Great Sand Dunes Quarter

At the U.S. Mint in Denver, 750 quarters are minted per machine every minute. Starting this week, some of those newly minted quarters will feature Colorado for the second time.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Examiner.com

Governor Jindal sues federal government over Common Core

For the last four years, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has championed the set of learning benchmarks known as the Common Core State Standards -- but a simmering mess of litigation in the state's court system shows that Jindal has moved as far away... The Federal government has violated the Tenth Amendment and over-stepped its authority by coercing ... (more)

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

SFGate

Washington test scores hold steady over 3 years

Washington public school students are doing about as well on state tests as they have done over the past few years, but many more schools are failing to meet federal standards because the rules have changed, state education officials announced Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

KOTA-TV Rapid City

WeedHire: The job search app for the legal pot biz

WeedHire in a new app that connects pot labs, dispensaries and even government regulators to potential employees.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, District of Columbia Government

Roll Call

U.S. Attorney: Police Response to Navy Yard Killing Was a Clean Shoot

No criminal charges will be filed against the officers who responded nearly a year ago to the Navy Yard shooting, U.S. Attorney Office for the District of Columbia Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, US Military, US Navy, Criminal Defense Law, Law

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