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47 min ago | 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, District of Columbia Government

5 hrs ago | Baltimore News

Street Smart safety campaign launches in DC region

Officials from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia are launching an effort to help improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists in the region.

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6 hrs ago | Journalgazette.net

New SAT brings essay, scoring change

Attention, high school freshmen. If you're planning to take the SAT in two years, you probably won't need to memorize the definitions of words such as obsequious, propinquity, enervation or lachrymose.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Business Journal

Report: Doctors good for economic health of Greater Washington

Physicians don't just improve health. They boost the economy, says the American Medical Association in a report released Wednesday which details the economic impact of physicians around the country.

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Related Topix: Medicare, Medicaid, Health

National Public Radio

Holder Urges Use Of Overdose-Reversal Drug

Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday urged first responders to use an overdose-reversal drug to help save lives amid a nationwide resurgence in heroin abuse, a public health scourge claiming the lives of celebrities and young people alike.

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Related Topix: Drugs

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: District of Columbia Government, 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, District of Columbia Government

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, District of Columbia Government, 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: District of Columbia Government, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, US News, Liberal Political News

Examiner.com

All District of Columbia city offices will be closed for Emancipation Day

All District of Columbia city offices will be closed for customer service today in honor of DC Emancipation Day.

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Pacific Daily News

Only the tax man benefits from wage hike

Contrary to all the claims being made by the liberal socialist professors and pundits, the wage earner is the only loser in this minimum wage increase.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Washington Blade

The unfinished business of the mayor's race

The District of Columbia has now entered into an extraordinary period of political instability that threatens the positive direction of our city.

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Related Topix: Prison

Engadget

giveaway: win a Nexus 5 and wireless charger courtesy of iOttie

The art of automotive zen begins with a clean and orderly interior and this week's giveaway is sure to help provide a more cable-free ride.

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Related Topix: Gadgets

Reuters

Man in videotaped protest inside Supreme Court pleads guilty

A protester who disrupted a Supreme Court proceeding in February, and whose shouts at the justices were secretly recorded on a video that was later posted online, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a misdemeanor offense.

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Law.com

RNC Sues IRS Over Document Request

The Republican National Committee filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Internal Revenue Service, accusing the agency of failing to respond to a request for documents about the review of organizations seeking tax-exempt status.

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Related Topix: Tax, George Bush

TheBlaze.com

The Legal Challenge to Obamacare You Probably Haven't Heard of

A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., is debating a challenge to a provision of the Affordable Care Act that could completely destroy the law's stated goal of offering affordable health insurance coverage.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Government, W.

CBS Local

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Signs National Popular Vote Bill

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation to enter New York in an interstate agreement to award its electoral votes to the presidential candidate who receives the majority of the popular vote.

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Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors

City Paper

Ousted Housing Finance Director Sues D.C. Over Credit Card Rules

High-living former District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency boss Harry Sewell is back.

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New Hampshire Public Radio -

For Some Health Plans, Details On Abortion Coverage Still Elusive

Abortion coverage was a key sticking point during the congressional debate on the new health law.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law

Truthdig

A Third of American Adults Battling Chronic Diseases Suffer Food Insecurity, but What Can We Do?

Food insecurity is a term being used to describe the fact that, according to studies, many Americans can't afford to pay for the good food or medications they require to stay healthy in the face of diseases such as "diabetes, asthma, arthritis, high blood pressure, stroke, a mental health problem, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease."

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Nutrition, US News, Liberal Political News

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