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3 hrs ago | WUSA-TV Washington

DC gov't worker sentenced for stealing money

A former District of Columbia Office of Tax & Revenue employee has been sentenced to jail for stealing more than $114,000 from a retired military member's bank account.

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Related Topix: Prison

7 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington

Van service may help supplement D.C. cabs

It's pretty easy to hail a cab near the Verizon Center. But residents in some D.C. neighborhoods say getting a ride isn't that easy.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Perspective: How to serve and protect

The events this month in Ferguson, Mo., ought to be of grave concern to anyone who believes in the First Amendment, and specifically the rights to free speech, protest and assembly.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Education Week

Latest Waiver Move Could Weaken Key Obama Priority

The decision by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to let states operating under No Child Left Behind Act waivers delay tying student test scores to teacher evaluations potentially uproots one of the administration's biggest education policy priorities.

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ABC15.com

Group sues over immigrants' access to lawyers

A coalition of lawyers filed a lawsuit Friday to halt the quick deportation of Central American woman and children, saying immigrants at a New Mexico detention center don't have proper access to lawyers and are being forced to clean restrooms and retell stories of rape in front of children.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Activism, District of Columbia Government

JD Supra

Splits Are Not the Best for Business: Uncertainty after Conflicting...

The recent decisions by the Fourth Circuit and the D.C. Circuit address a controversy that could have far-reaching consequences for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act .

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Health Insurance, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Tax

Business Journal

Arizona's Obamacare health plan premiums expected to rise

Premiums for individual health plans on Arizona's insurance marketplace are expected to increase by 11 percent, according to a new report.

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Related Topix: Arizona Government, Arizona

US News & World Report

Drugged Driving Perplexes Scientists, Lawmakers

In the absence of a Breathalyzer test for marijuana, states are using other methods to check for THC in drivers.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, John Mica, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

JD Supra

LGBT in the Workplace: The Rundown on President Obama's...

On July 21, 2014, President Obama issued an executive order that amends Executive Orders 11478 and 11246 by adding LGBT anti-discrimination protections.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, Gay/Lesbian, George Bush

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Dirt

A Must-read: The Updated Urban Bikeway Design Guide

In the year 2000, the District of Columbia had three miles of bike lanes. Today, the district has roughly 80 miles of bike infrastructure , including the first lanes in historically underserved Ward 8 .

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government, us Travel, Travel

Discovery Educator Network

DEN on the BAY - Oct. 17 to 19, 2014

A great weekend is planned starting the evening of Friday Oct. 17, 2014 to Sunday morning Oct. 19th, 2014.

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Deseret News

Education Department tries to ease testing worries

Duncan said Thursday that states can apply for extra time before they use student test scores to judge teachers' performance.

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Statesboro Herald

How much is $100 really worth in your state?

Consumers be aware - $100 isn't "worth" the same amount in each state, according to a map released this week.

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MarketWatch

Tobacco fines dwarf bank payouts for shoddy mortgage lending

The world's biggest banks have now paid more than $125 billion in fines for wrongdoing tied to the financial crisis.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, District of Columbia Government, Smoking, Medicine, Health

US News & World Report

5 Things People Who are Colorblind (and Their Doctors) Want You to Know

If you've seen "The Giver," you've gotten a glimpse of what it might be like to live in a black and white world.

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Related Topix: Color Blindness, Health, Journalism, Genetics, Medicine, Ophthalmology, University of Washington

Wed Aug 20, 2014

News Max

Hate Crimes Decrease in DC, But Race-Based Incidents Rise

The total number of hate crimes in the District of Columbia declined in 2013 while those based solely on race rose by nearly 40 percent, according to an annual report from the Metropolitan Police Department.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government

WSTM-TV Syracuse

Maffei tells Katko: My wife and daughter are off limits in Congressional campaign

Democratic Congressman Dan Maffei stood before reporters Wednesday with a message to his republican opponent, John Katko, "Let me make this clear.

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Weekday Magazine

Italian Architect Of 'Putin's Palace' Granted Russian Passport

Ukraine -- Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Russian and local Crimean figures of culture at Chekhov museum in Yalta, Crimea, August 14, 2014 Ukraine -- Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Russian and local Crimean figures of culture at Chekhov museum in Yalta, Crimea, August 14, 2014 The Kremlin has ... (more)

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Related Topix: World News, Russia, Asia, Vladimir Putin,

Business Journal

How far does $100 go in Missouri compared with Illinois?

One hundred dollars is more valuable in Missouri than it is in Illinois - in fact, more valuable than in all but three other states, and one of those is a tie.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government

WUSA-TV Washington

CSX tunnel expansion decision delayed for hearing

CSX tunnel expansion decision delayed for hearing A decision on changes to a CSX tunnel in the D.C. area has been delayed.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Democrat, Virginia, Virginia Government

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