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1 hr ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

The Hill

Public turns on Obama's education policies

Public support for President Obama's education policies is plunging, according to a new survey.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Lamar Alexander, US Senate, Republican, Representative Todd Rokita, US House of Representatives, Standardized Testing, Education

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Reuters

Judge blocks Louisiana governor's move to scrap Common Core tests

In a blow to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's move to withdraw his state from Common Core education standards, a state judge on Tuesday blocked Jindal's plan to scrap a key set of standardized tests due to be introduced in the coming school year.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Standardized Testing, Education

TheAlternativePress.com

Bridgewater Students Set to Begin College

A number of Bridgewater residents are preparing to begin at James Madison University as part of the class of 2018.

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Related Topix: James Madison University, District of Columbia Government

WUSA-TV Washington

IRS reviewing records from DC housing complex

IRS reviewing records from DC housing complex WASHINGTON - Criminal investigators from the IRS are reviewing records related to an affordable apartment complex in the District of Columbia Check out this story on WUSA9.com: http://on.wusa9.com/VD21Us WASHINGTON - Criminal investigators from the IRS are reviewing records related to an affordable ... (more)

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Related Topix: Vincent Gray, US Governors

Washington Times

Reds pitcher Alfredo Simon wants accuser IDed

A woman who accused Cincinnati Reds pitcher Alfredo Simon of sexual assault should have to publicly identify herself, his lawyer said Tuesday, though the woman has said she fears being harassed or hurt by Simon's fans.

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The TTABlog

Pro-Football Seeks Section 1071 Review of TTAB's 'REDSKINS' Decision in E.D. Va. District Court

On August 14th, Pro-Football, Inc. filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, seeking Section 1071 review of the TTAB's "REDSKINS" decision of June 18, 2014 [ TTABlogged here ].

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government, Recreational Vehicle, Coleman

The Washington Post

District asks for more time as it ponders ruling throwing out handgun carry ban

The Second Amendment does not include an "unalloyed right" to carry guns in public, District officials argued in a court pleading filed Monday that seeks more time before a judge's ruling takes effect and overturns the city's ban on carrying handguns in public.

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Related Topix: Guns, Criminal Defense Law, Law

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