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1 hr ago | Silicon Alley Insider

OpenTable Says These Are The Best US Restaurants For Foodies

OpenTable has just announced its top 100 restaurants that are Fit For Foodies, which is based on more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 19,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The list of winners spans 29 states, with 14 in California, 13 restaurants in Oregon and Pennsylvania, and 8 in New York.


Related Topix: District of Columbia Government, Pennsylvania

5 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington

Marion Barry hosting documentary about his ward

Former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry has produced a documentary about the ward he represents on the D.C. Council. The documentary is called "Ward 8 -- The Past.


10 hrs ago | Washington Times

DC leaders preparing to rewrite gun laws

District of Columbia leaders are preparing to rewrite the city's gun laws to address a judge's ruling that struck down a ban on carrying handguns outside the home in the nation's capital. Mayor Vincent Gray and D.C. Council members plan to announce emergency legislation to address the ruling on Wednesday.


Related Topix: District of Columbia Government

Tue Sep 16, 2014


Senator ties NFL tax status to Redskins name

A U.S. senator says she will introduce a bill to eliminate the NFL's tax-exempt status because the league has not taken action over the Washington Redskins name. District of Columbia Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton was one several speakers hoping to put pressure on the NFL for its handling of the Redskins name Tuesday as part of the "Change the Mascot" campaign.


Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Eleanor Holmes Norton

RGA brings in $75 million under Chris Christie's leadership, group announces

The Republican Governors Association has raised $75 million since Gov. Chris took the reins as the group's chairman in November, the group announced. The RGA, which helps elect and reelect GOP officials across the country, released the updated figures as Christie embarks on a swing through the Carolinas today before heading to Maryland and first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire on Wednesday .


Related Topix: US Governors, Chris Christie


giveaway: win a Scorpion EX Pro Kit courtesy of Cam Caddie

Unless you're aiming to film the next Cloverfield -style cinematic masterpiece, you may want to consider some tools to smooth out those shots. Cam Caddie has just the thing, with kits like its Scorpion EX Pro .


Related Topix: Gadgets

CBS Local

Survey: D.C. Drivers Among Rudest in America

Drivers in the District of Columbia are known for being some of the worst in the country, but a new survey also pegs them as some of the rudest. polled motorists across the country and found that drivers in D.C. are the second-rudest in the country, trailing only drivers in Idaho.


Related Topix: District of Columbia Government, New York

Go Local

GoLocalWorcester | Politics | Guest MINDSETTERa„˘ Michael Moore: It is Time to Comply with Real Id

For many Americans, using a driver's license to gain access into a federal building or a commercial airplane is a right often taken for granted. However, a lack of compliance to the federal REAL ID law from the Patrick Administration has caused residents of the Commonwealth to begin to lose these rights.


Mon Sep 15, 2014


AHPA issues recommendations on cannabis regulation

The American Herbal Products Association continues to help lead the conversation about cannabis with the issuance of recommendations to regulators on the best practices for production and consumption of the botanical. Interest in cannabis has ramped up significantly in recent years with the passage of medical marijuana laws in 23 states and the District of Columbia, recreational use approvals in both Colorado and Washington and wide-scale approval of industrial hemp cultivation gaining momentum .


Related Topix: Marijuana, District of Columbia Government

Dr Oz: Edible marijuana dangers and Kim Zolciak's fast 50-lb weight loss secrets

Dr. Oz: Marijuana sold to kids as brownies and snacks, Kim Zolciak's 50-pound diet and workout weight loss secrets Dr. Oz: Marijuana sold to kids as brownies and snacks, Kim Zolciak's 50-pound diet and workout weight loss secrets Dr. Mehmet Oz examined the dangers of edible marijuana and discussed Kim Zolciak's 50-pound weight loss diet and workout secrets on the Sept. 15 episode of the Dr. Oz Show .


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Life, Food, Dieting, Family, Kids

The Washington Post

Remember the Navy Yard tragedy Tuesday at Canal Park

Tuesday is a somber day in the District of Columbia: It is first anniversary of the Navy Yard rampage, in which deranged contractor Aaron Alexis killed 12 workers before being shot to death by police . The main ceremony commemorating the victims will be an invitation-only affair taking place behind the walls of the Navy Yard complex itself, featuring Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and members of the Navy brass.


Related Topix: District of Columbia Government, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Steny Hoyer

Nanaimo Daily News

While Washington gridlock stalls many liberal causes, gay marriage and legal marijuana advance

In this June 25, 2014 file photo, Johnnie Seitz moves a "mother" marijuana plant that was used to produce small "clone" plants at Sea of Green Farms, a recreational pot grower in Seattle. While many liberal policy goals have proved elusive during Barack Obama's presidency, there have been dramatic advances for two causes that once seemed quixotic, the legalization of same-sex marriage and the decriminalization of marijuana.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Gay/Lesbian, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Immigration Reform

The Raw Story

Senate committee to consider statehood for the District of Columbia

A U.S. Senate committee will consider statehood for the District of Columbia on Monday, the first hearing on the matter by Congress in two decades, but there is practically no chance for the U.S. capital to become the 51st state. The bill before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee would give Washington and its roughly 650,000 residents a vote in Congress by carving a state, New Columbia, out of the current District of Columbia.


Related Topix: District of Columbia Government, US News, US Politics, Senator Tom Carper, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Eleanor Holmes Norton

Business Journal

Arizona schools receive 'D' for academics

Beth Maloney, a teacher at Sunset Hills Elementary School in Surprise, works with fifth-grader Matthew Jonson on building a bridge with toothpicks, part of a Common Core lesson last May. According to, the report, which comes from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation used data from 2013 to evaluate schools. It found that, while Arizona schools showed slight gains since the last such report in 2007, the state still trailed behind much of the country in academic performance.


The Washington Post

Campaign to legalize marijuana in D.C. selects new slogans for November vote

The campaign to legalize marijuana in the District of Columbia has settled on its slogans for the Nov. 4 election: "Vote to refocus Police Resources," and "Legalization Ends Discrimination." The two lines were not tested with focus groups or polled for impact, but campaign chairman Adam Eidinger said he is confident that organizers have nailed it.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, District of Columbia Government


Tabtor Publishes 3rd-Grade Math Resource for Parents

Tabtor , a leader in iPad and tablet-based personalized learning platforms, today announced it is publishing a resource to help prepare families for the math concepts being introduced with the Common Core State Standards. The e-book, A Parents' Guide to 3rd Grade Math + Practice Worksheets, is available for free download at .


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Ipad, Education Etc.

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Eye On The Left: Bush, Hitler, Ritler, Pelosi and the South Pacific

A Washington, D.C., public school, apparently in an effort to shape students like the majority of residents in the District of Columbia, recently assigned sixth-graders a homework assignment that required students to compare former President George W. Bush and Adolf Hitler.


Related Topix: District of Columbia Government

Washington Times

D.C. resumes push for statehood

The District's top elected officials will join legal scholars on Capitol Hill Monday for the first congressional hearing on D.C. statehood in 20 years. The "New Columbia Admission Act" would reduce the federal District of Columbia to an enclave of land including the National Mall and White House while the remainder of the city would become the country's 51st state.


Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Eleanor Holmes Norton, District of Columbia Government, National Mall, US National Parks, Vincent Gray, US Governors


DC police seek driver in fatal hit-and-run crash

Police say a pedestrian was killed by a hit-and-run driver on Georgia Avenue in northwest Washington. District of Columbia police say the man was struck about 3:15 a.m. Sunday by a dark color, four-door Chrysler sedan.


Related Topix: District of Columbia Government

Miss America Pageant: What you should and shouldn't expect to see this year

The Miss America Pageant returns to Atlantic City on Sunday, September 14th for a live broadcast, where 53 state and regional pageant titleholders will compete for the coveted crown in talent, evening gown and fitness competitions. Here's what you can expect when you tune in to the 60th annual live telecast at 8pm EST on ABC .


Related Topix: Miss America Pageant


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