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3 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Prince George's exec appoints new top aide

Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III has tapped a former District of Columbia government official to become his new top aide, replacing Brad Seamon who is resigning to return to the private sector.


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Tue Apr 22, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

More than two-thirds of Americans support mandated coverage of birth control in health plans

Lead author Michelle Moniz, M.D., is an OB/GYN and researcher at the University of Michigan Medical School.


Related Topix: Washington DC, Women's Health, Health, Health Insurance, Healthcare Law, Law

Metro Weekly

Assault Charges Dropped: Second woman implicated in Manny and...

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia on Tuesday agreed not to press charges against the second of two women implicated in the beating of Miles DeNiro, who performs in drag as Heidi Glm, in a Manny & Olga's restaurant last June after the suspect, Raymone Harding of Gaithersburg, complied with the terms of a deferred-sentencing ... (more)


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JD Supra

Maryland Legislature Approves Ban on Discrimination against Transgender Employees

Maryland is poised to become the 18th state, along with the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, to protect employees from unlawful discrimination based on gender identity.


Related Topix: Maryland, Maryland Government, Transgender, Washington DC, US Governors, Martin O'Malley

US News & World Report

U.S. News Releases the 2014 Best High Schools Rankings

April 22, 2014 - U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of education news and information, today announced the 2014 Best High Schools , available exclusively at usnews.com.


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The Daily Caller

Judge dismisses diversity officer's lawsuit against Gallaudet University

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Gallaudet University by the school's diversity officer, who the college demoted after she signed an anti-gay marriage petition.


Related Topix: Gallaudet University, Gay/Lesbian, Wedding, Washington DC, US News, Conservative Political News

Courthouse News Service

Prison Doctor Called Serial Rapist

The federal government refused to fire a doctor who it knew raped male prisoners and patients in its prisons and VA hospital system, an alleged victim claims in court.


Related Topix: Prison, Washington DC

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Washington Post

High-occupancy toll lanes could help reduce D.C. traffic

ANYONE WHO has sat in traffic on the crowded roadways from Virginia to the District of Columbia should understand the dilemma facing the region.


Related Topix: Washington DC, Opinion

Cape Cod Times

Chris Brown trial delayed

The bodyguard for R&B singer Chris Brown was convicted of assault Monday in connection with an altercation with a fan, and a judge delayed the singer's trial until Wednesday.


Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Acoustic, Chris Brown, Washington DC, Life, Self Defense


Mrs. Obama to appear on May episode of 'Nashville'

AUGUST 20: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama speaks during a Kids' "State Dinner" luncheon at the East Room of the White House August 20, 2012 in Washington, DC.


Related Topix: Michelle Obama, Washington DC, Louisville, KY, Entertainment


Volume 60, Issue 32: April 25, 2014

A professor of physics at the U. of the District of Columbia took a scientific interest in teaching and, in his work with one student in particular, found humanity in the... Wallace Hall may face impeachment for what some call a vendetta against the president of the University of Texas at Austin.


Related Topix: Washington DC, University of Texas at Austin, Texas, University of Pennsylvania

News Max

GOP Split Over Common Core Education Standards

Introduced as a bipartisan effort by 44 states and the District of Columbia to set national educational standards, the Common Core program is causing rifts in the Republican Party.


Related Topix: Washington DC, US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Representative Tim Scott, Bobby Jindal, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, Senator Rand Paul, Opinion

Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Advocate

Stephanie Grace: Common Core support aligns with election bids

One way to gauge how quickly the politics surrounding Common Core have changed is to track Gov. Bobby Jindal's journey from full support to abandonment to opposition so strong that he's willing to entertain an end-run around his own allies in the Legislature, on the state education board and in the education department.


Related Topix: Bobby Jindal, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Washington DC, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama, Nathan Deal, Opinion

Sat Apr 19, 2014

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.


Related Topix: Washington DC, Nebraska, Gay/Lesbian

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.


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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'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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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.


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.


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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