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Yesterday | WaterWorld

USGS to grant states $43M for outdoor developments through Land, Water Conservation Fund

On Tuesday, July 8, Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell joined Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, co-chair of the bipartisan coalition of Mayors for Parks, to announce that $43.38 million will be distributed from the Land and Water Conservation Fund to all 50 States, the Territories, and the District of Columbia for state-identified outdoor recreation ... (more)

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Yesterday | Washington Blade

D.C. schizophrenia over becoming business-friendly

The District is dependent on the private sector for future economic growth. It's time D.C. Council members swallow that medicine.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Navy Yard report details killer's death, shootings

In the end, after more than an hour of slaughter, it came down to a gunfight in a warren of cubicles in a very ordinary office building.

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CBS Local

DC Police Explain Difficulties On The Day of Navy Yard Shooting

An internal District of Columbia police report on the response to the Washington Navy Yard shooting says officers were hindered because they couldn't access live surveillance-camera footage of the shooter.

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Switched

Eleanor Holmes Norton Rips 'Tyrant' Congressman For Trying To Block D.C. Marijuana Laws

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton tore into Rep. Andy Harris on Friday for trying to block a D.C. marijuana decriminalization bill, comparing him to a tyrant and chiding him for meddling in her district's affairs.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Drugs, US Politics, Representative Andy Harris, Republican, Washington DC

Daily Kos

ACA Signups: The New Phonebooks Are Here

OK, by "new phonebooks", I actually mean " the May 2014 CMS Medicaid/CHIP report!! " but that's not nearly as catchy.

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

Tax Foundation

When Did Your State Adopt Its Sales Tax?

This week's map takes a look at when each state adopted its sales tax. The trend began with Missouri in 1930 and continued rapidly throughout the Great Depression - a crisis which left states strapped for cash amidst declining property and income tax collections.

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Foster's Daily Democrat

N.H. voted second safest state in U.S. on WalletHub

New Hampshire recently was named the second-safest state in the country in wallethub.com's "2014's Safest States" report.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Breitbart.com

Harry Reid Will Not Allow Votes on GOP Gun Control Repeals

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is using Senate procedures to prevent Republicans from adding amendments to repeal gun control to the Sportsmen Bipartisan Act.

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Baltimore News

Lateefah Williams to run for DC attorney general

A Washington attorney who's spent most of her career doing legislative and public policy work is the latest candidate to enter the race for District of Columbia attorney general.

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WUSA-TV Washington

Man dies after DC store robbery, beating

DC police need your help finding to armed robbers they caught on surveillance tape, who are also wanted for homicide.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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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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