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37 min 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: Washington DC, California, Mathematics, Science

37 min ago | Sunherald.com

State hires top medical pot official

The Minnesota Department of Health said Wednesday that Michelle Larson, a deputy director in the department's Office of Statewide Health Improvement, would direct the new program.

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Related Topix: Minnesota Government, Minnesota, Marijuana, Washington DC

3 hrs ago | The Charlotte Observer

D.C. murder suspect arrested in Charlotte

Michael Gayle of Washington was arrested Tuesday in Charlotte by police and U.S. marshals.

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4 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, Washington DC, Autos

5 hrs ago | jdsupra.com

Employers Stand by Their Drug Policies as Marijuana Laws Gain Ground

Marijuana laws are undergoing a quick and radical transformation in the U.S. Currently, 20 states plus the District of Columbia allow the use of marijuana for medical reasons.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Washington DC, Drug Testing

11 hrs ago | Washington Examiner

Federal judges refuse to rewrite Obamacare to save it: Examiner Editorial

It was a long-awaited ruling, and it was a doozy. A three-judge panel of the Federal Circuit Court for the District of Columbia decided the Halbig case Tuesday , ruling that under President Obama 's signature legislative achievement only health insurance exchanges "established by the State" can award subsidies to consumers for purchasing health ... (more)

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Related Topix: Washington DC, Health Insurance, Health, US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Opinion

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Government Executive

FOIA-Tracking Websites Gain Steam in D.C., New York City

More than a month after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new website to track public-records requests in his city, the District of Columbia government has launched its own Freedom of Information Act online portal this week.

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WNYC-AM New York

America's Youth Orchestra Hits The Road - This Time, Playing For U.S.

Last year, the Carnegie Hall-organized National Youth Orchestra of the USA launched amid a rush of media attention from across the country and around the world, with performances in Moscow, St. Petersburg and London.

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Related Topix: Washington DC, SUNY College at Purchase, Symphony, Arts

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: Washington DC, Missouri, Jay Nixon, US Governors, Opinion

TheBlaze.com

GOP sees court ruling as major step toward unraveling of Obamacare

Republicans opposed to Obamacare are seeing Tuesday's ruling by a panel of judges at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia as a major decision that exposes the Democratic rush to pass the flawed bill, and could ultimately bring the law to its knees.

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Related Topix: US News, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, Washington DC, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Ohio

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, Washington DC, US News, Conservative Political News

Business Journal

Court: No subsidies for Obamacare in Kansas, Missouri

A U.S. Court of Appeals dealt a huge blow to the foundation of the Affordable Care Act in its 2-1 ruling Tuesday and that could have massive implications in both Kansas and Missouri.

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The Washington Post

Former Murky Coffee owner still owes $130,00 in back taxes.

More than four years after pleading guilty to tax fraud, Nick Cho still owes the District of Columbia $130,000 in back sales taxes from his days running Murky Coffee on Capitol Hill, according to a lawyer with the D.C. Office of the Attorney General.

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Related Topix: Drink, Coffee, Washington DC, US Politics, US News, Representative John Campbell, Republican, US House of Representatives, California, California Government, Tax

Chronicle.com

Colleges Must Help Further the Goals of Common Core Standards, Report Says

Higher education cannot afford to sit on the sidelines as states and secondary schools devise common standards that seek to define who's ready for college, according to a report released on Tuesday by the New America Foundation.

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Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Washington DC, Standardized Testing, Education

Construction Equipment

Construction Employment Declines in 27 States

Construction firms eliminated jobs in 27 states between May and June 2014, but added jobs in 38 states and the District of Columbia over the past 12 months, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America .

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Related Topix: Washington DC, Pennsylvania

Mon Jul 21, 2014

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: Washington DC, Law, Employment / Labor Law

VentureBeat

Judge says government can access everything in a Gmail account - privacy warriors weep

Check out this article! http://venturebeat.com/2014/07/21/judge-says-government-can-access-everything-in-a-gmail-account-privacy-warriors-weep/ At least that's what the latest court order from a judge in New York says.

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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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USA Today

Obama on D.C. statehood: 'I'm for it!'

President Obama has been a resident of the District of Columbia since 2009. He rides in a limousine with D.C. license plates.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Free Republic

Lose the Battle, win the War: The Story of Marbury v. Madison

Following the loss of the presidency and Congress in the election of 1800, the lame-duck Federalist Congress enacted the Judiciary Act of February 3, 1801, creating 58 new federal judgeships and new circuit courts.

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