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8 hrs ago | The Town Talk

Your Mail 4-19-14: This 'Core' is rotten ... Common Core can help

By using tax dollars as an incentive, the Obama administration, which supports Common Core, successfully "influenced" the states to adopt it.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Campbell Reporter

Computer education: Shouldn't it be part of high school?

Today our state faces a paradox: Too many Californians are having trouble finding employment, and at the same time, America's most innovative companies -- across industries and regions -- are unable to find the highly skilled workers they need to thrive.

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Related Topix: California, Computers, Science, Computer Science, California Government, Washington DC, Mathematics, Opinion

Economic Policy Institute

Despite Positive News, Some States Still Suffer from a Weak Recovery

While the March state employment and unemployment report released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed positive developments, a number of states are still suffering from a weak economic recovery.

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jdsupra.com

'Recent Developments in Aggregate State Contribution Limits After...

On April 2, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in McCutcheon v. FEC , striking down the aggregate limits imposed on individual contributions under federal law.

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Law.com

U.S. Senator Fights Subpoena in Labor Dispute

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D. Conn., is fighting a subpoena that would force him to give deposition testimony and turn over documents in a labor dispute between health care management companies and unions.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Washington DC, Connecticut, Connecticut Government

Business Journal

The POTUS prestige effect: When presidents visit local businesses, it registers big

President-elect Barack Obama, second from left, stands for a photo with Adrian Fenty, mayor of the District of Columbia, left, and D.C. police after eating at Ben's Chili Bowl in D.C. on Jan. 10, 2009, 10 days before he was sworn in as the 44th president.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Washington DC

KFOR-AM Lincoln

Fillibuster Kills Sexual Discrimination Bill

Nebraska will not join that list of states this year. Lawmakers fell 7 votes short of getting the support needed to overcome a filibuster and bring the bill to a vote.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Poynter Online

Newseum relents, will display weeklies after protest by editors

A daylong protest by weekly newspaper editors from around the U.S. against the Newseum's snubbing of community journalism resulted in the Washington, D.C., museum changing its policy to include weeklies in its Today's Front Pages exhibit.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Pennsylvania, Washington DC

SFGate

Singer Chris Brown's bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy leaves a... Photo-photo.5408990

Singer Chris Brown's bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy leaves a District of Columbia courthouse in Washington, Thursday, April 17, after the first day of his trial on an assault charge.

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Rock Hill Herald

An unjust approach to sentencing

When I was an assistant U.S. attorney in the District of Columbia, a common practice of narcotics officers was to walk the aisles of Amtrak trains when they stopped at Union Station and ask "suspicious" passengers for permission to search their bags.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Prison, Washington DC

TheStreet.com

Here Are the Best Days of the Week to Buy Gas

GasBuddy , which uses crowdsourcing to track gas prices at some 120,000 U.S. stations, recently analyzed four years of data to determine which days of the week offer the lowest average gas prices in various states.

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JD Supra

Mandate Withheld In Conflicts Minerals Case

In a little known action, the Clerk of Court of the Unites States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued an order in the conflicts minerals case to withhold issuance of a mandate until seven days after disposition of any timely petition for rehearing or petition for rehearing en banc .

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National Journal

Former US Vice President Al Gore speaks about climate change during...

On Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that adds New York to the roster of states in the National Popular Vote compact.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Al Gore, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Washington DC

Daily Policy Digest

Reforming Net Metering

The use of rooftop solar panels and other on-site power sources -- known as distributed generation -- is becoming more and more prevalent.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Uninsured ranks fall faster in states with own health exchanges

New surveys provide a glimpse into how many Americans have gained health insurance since the federal and state marketplaces opened in October.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Washington DC, Medicaid

Business Wire

WashingtonFirst Bank Celebrates 10th Anniversary

WashingtonFirst made history in 2004 when it became the first bank charted in the District of Columbia.

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ThinkProgress

Philadelphia Police Will No Longer Hold Immigrants Without A Warrant

Philadelphia police will no longer detain immigrants unless the federal government shows up with a warrant, Mayor Michael Nutter announced Wednesday morning.

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Related Topix: Washington DC, Pennsylvania, US News, Liberal Political News

Benzinga

NMI Holdings Approved to Write Mortgage Insurance in All 50 States, District of Columbia

NMI Holdings, Inc., the parent company of National Mortgage Insurance Corporation , announces today that National MI's application for an insurance license in Wyoming has been approved by the Wyoming Department of Insurance.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Washington DC

The Village Voice

New York State's Long-Running War on Weed

A U.S. map that shows where pot is legal looks a lot like recent electoral college maps, except instead of blue, the liberal states are rendered in green: the entire West Coast , progressive mountain and Midwest states , all of New England, plus New Jersey, Washington, D.C., and Hawaii.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Drugs, Marijuana, Washington DC, New York Government, New York

ThinkProgress

The Uninsurance Rate Is Falling Faster In States That Have Embraced Obamacare

The states that have worked to implement Obamacare's key provisions have seen a greater drop in their uninsurance rates than the states that have resisted health reform, according to a new Gallup poll released on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Washington DC, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, US News, Liberal Political News

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