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8 hrs ago | AmmoLand

Justice Denied: Gura Files Renewed Petition in DC case

On May 6th 2014, about six months after Alan Gura filed a petition for a writ of mandamus in the long delayed Palmer v.

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14 hrs ago | MarketWatch

Al Lewis: Cupcakes are everything that's wrong with America

Recipe for bankruptcy: Mix flour, sugar and cooking oil. Lease pricey real estate.

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Related Topix: Recipes, Economics News, Bankruptcy, Washington DC

18 hrs ago | Roll Call

Embezzlement Charges Against Capitol Police Officer Stir Up Criticism of Department Hiring

A guilty plea to embezzlement charges from the head of the Capitol Police's Office of Diversity provoked U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Judge Richard J. Leon to exclaim, "I've never seen anything like this in my 12 years here."

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Related Topix: Prison, Washington DC, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Reuters

Crumbs closes in bitter end for biggest U.S. cupcake chain

Cupcakes still lined the counter of an empty and unlit Crumbs Bake Shop on 42nd Street in New York City on Tuesday afternoon, the day after the largest U.S. cupcake retailer announced it was closing.

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Related Topix: Cake, Baked Goods, Life, Dessert, Food, Washington DC

WUSA-TV Washington

Bill to legalize pot in DC could make Nov. ballot

A campaign to get a marijuana legalization bill on the November ballot has twice the number of required signatures.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Washington DC

KLKN

UN: Lone woman heads 1-in-4 Syria refugee families

Advocates seeking more lenient marijuana laws have no intention of stopping with Colorado and Washington.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Washington DC, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mon Jul 07, 2014

ABC News

Who's Next? Pot Changes Won't Stop With Washington

Advocates seeking more lenient marijuana laws have no intention of stopping with Colorado and Washington.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Washington DC, Oregon Government, Oregon

Huntington News

OP-ED: New Report Exposes Growing Militarization of American Policing

Last month the American Civil Liberties Union released a report titled "War Comes Home: The Excessive Militarization of American Policing," shedding much-needed light on the emergence of a militarist ethos in policing across the nation.

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Related Topix: ACLU, Washington DC, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Opinion

Free Republic

Obamacare faces another court threat — and this one could be fatal

A case before the U.S. District Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia may determine the Affordable Care Act was written in such a way that it prevents the federal government's HealthCare.gov web site from offering subsidies.

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Related Topix: Washington DC, Healthcare Law, Law

CBS Local

D.C. Pot Group Submits Ballot Initiative Signatures

Supporters of a ballot initiative that would let District of Columbia voters decide whether possession of up to two ounces of marijuana should be legal in the nation's capital say they've got the signatures required to put the measure on November's ballot.

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Rehab Management

Legislation

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation on July 1 that grants direct access to physical therapy to the state's residents.

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Related Topix: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Medicine, US Governors, Rick Snyder, Washington DC

Castanet.net

63 girls, women escape

Mia Kuumba, of the District of Columbia, brandishes a wooden stick during a rally in front of the Nigerian embassy in northwest Washington, Tuesday, May 6, 2014.

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Related Topix: Washington DC, Nigeria, World News, Africa,

Medical News Today

Older residents in Northeast and Midwest report higher health-related quality of life

Health-related quality of life is an important predictor of morbidity and mortality; however, its geographical variation in older adults in the United States has not been characterized.

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Related Topix: Washington DC, Mississippi, Health

Sun Jul 06, 2014

Free Republic

Justice Denied: Gura Files Renewed Petition for Mandamus in Palmer...

On May 6th, about six months after Alan Gura filed a petition for a writ of mandamus in the long delayed Palmer v.

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Sat Jul 05, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Group says DC not focused enough on pedestrians

When Joe Riener drove around the District of Columbia on a recent morning looking for sidewalks blocked by construction sites, he did not have trouble finding them.

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Related Topix: Washington DC, Connecticut, Connecticut Government

Fri Jul 04, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

PolitiFact: Are child care costs higher than tuition?

We tracked down the source of the claim: a 2013 report by Child Care Aware of America, which describes itself as the "nation's leading voice for child care."

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KTAR

Census: Number of Arizonans living in 'poverty areas' jumped in 2010

The number of Arizona residents living in concentrated "poverty areas" grew significantly in the first decade of the century, according to a new Census report.

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Related Topix: Arizona, Arizona Government, Washington DC

The Washington Post

Phil Pannell for the State Board of Education

EDUCATION CONTINUES to be the most important issue facing the District of Columbia, and nowhere are the challenges greater than in Ward 8. That's why voters there would do well to pay attention to the candidates vying to represent them on the State Board of Education in a special election this month.

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Related Topix: Washington DC, Opinion

U.S. Department of Defense

New School Directory Guides Parents of Special-needs Kids

A permanent-change-of-station move prompts its own challenges, but family members with special-needs children face another complexity when looking for the right schools at their new home, a Defense Department official said here yesterday.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Washington DC

Business Journal

AJC Peachtree Road Race by the numbers

The 2014 AJC Peachtree Road Race on Friday expects 60,000 participants, making it the largest 10K in the country.

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