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3 hrs 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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Fri Aug 29, 2014

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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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, Washington DC, 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, Washington DC

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, Washington DC, Transgender

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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Phillymag.com

Corbett Expands Medicad to 300,000 People

Pennsylvania would be the 27th state to participate in Obamacare's Medicaid expansion, and Gov. Tom Corbett would be the ninth Republican governor to sign on.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Medicaid, Health, Washington DC, US Governors, Tom Corbett

US News & World Report

Florida Teachers, Parents Sue State Over School Voucher Tax Credit

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a Republican, said the lawsuit challenging Florida's tax credit voucher program, which he established as governor in 2001, is an "attack on parental choice."

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Education, School Vouchers, Washington DC

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Cleveland.com

Pay raise for judges? Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor says issue needs to be addressed

Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor said Thursday it's time for the state to have a serious conversation about giving judges a raise.

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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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Roll Call

HOH: #RubbleBucketChallenge? Gaza Activists Dumping Debris on Their Heads Near White House

Activists in the District of Columbia plan to repurpose the viral "Ice Bucket Challenge," during a Thursday night demonstration in front on the White House to show support for residents of the Gaza Strip.

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Related Topix: World News, Washington DC, Palestinian Territories, Middle East, Israel

Psychology Today

The Harm Marijuana Causes

The potential medicinal properties of marijuana have been the subject of substantive and heated debate.

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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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Wed Aug 27, 2014

USA Today

Seniors can get car insurance discount for classes

Seniors can get car insurance discount for classes Drivers 55 and older who take an approved class get car insurance discounts in 34 states.

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KION 46

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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The Age

The Uzi is a machine gun that comes in two versions - a handgun and a long gun.

This video still shows shooting instructor Charles Vacca standing next to a 9-year-old girl moments before she shot him dead at the Last Stop shooting range at Bullets and Burgers in White Hills, Arizona.

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Sydney Morning Herald

'There's nothing wrong with kids firing guns': In 30 American states, a child can legally own a rifle

This video still shows shooting instructor Charles Vacca standing next to a 9-year-old girl moments before she shot him dead at the Last Stop shooting range at Bullets and Burgers in White Hills, Arizona.

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Fire Dog Lake

How Congressional Dysfunction Could Help Marijuana Reform in the Nation's Capital

The historically unproductive Congress has mostly been a burden on the country but one of the few unlikely benefactors of this dysfunction could be marijuana reform efforts in the District of Columbia.

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Related Topix: Washington DC, US Politics, US News, Representative Andy Harris, Republican, US House of Representatives, Marijuana

WYFF-TV Greenville

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, Washington DC

The Age

The Uzi is a machine gun that comes in two versions - a handgun and a long gun.

This video still shows shooting instructor Charles Vacca standing next to a 9-year-old girl moments before she shot him dead at the Last Stop shooting range at Bullets and Burgers in White Hills, Arizona.

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Related Topix: Guns, Washington DC

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