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2 hrs ago | Government Executive

Terror Victims Can't Seize Iranian and Syrian Web Addresses

The global body that regulates Web addresses has moved to block an effort by U.S. terrorism victims to collect on civil damages by seizing country-specific IP addresses for Iran, Syria and North Korea.

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Related Topix: Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, Computers, District of Columbia Government

6 hrs ago | WUSA-TV Washington

Feds probing for fraud in DC building projects

Federal investigators are looking for fraud in a program meant to bring local contractors into major construction projects in DC.

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10 hrs ago | Engadget

giveaway: win an iPad mini and GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition courtesy of younity

Summer has long been the season of vacations, beach outings and BBQs, and that means documenting every possible moment on camera.

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Related Topix: Facebook, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPhone, Gadgets

14 hrs ago | Newsday

Car firms sued over CD 'rip' system

A group representing musicians in the US is suing Ford and General Motors over in-car CD players that allow tracks to be stored on a hard drive.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Logan Banner

W.Va. files suit against Obama1:00 am

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has announced that the State of West Virginia filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia challenging President Barack Obama's practice of cherry-picking which laws his Administration will enforce.

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Related Topix: West Virginia, West Virginia Government, District of Columbia Government, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

CBS Local

Judge Delays His Ruling Against DC Handgun Ban

A surge in the number of Americans with permits to carry concealed weapons coincides with a significant drop in violent crime in the U.S. .

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Russia Taday

Washington, DC ban on carrying handguns again in effect, being enforced by police

The ongoing saga of the constitutionality and enforceability of Washington, DC's handgun ban added yet another new chapter today, as the federal judge who ruled it unconstitutional issued a stay.

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Related Topix: Guns, Vincent Gray, US Governors, US News, US Supreme Court

CBS Local

DC Mayor To Sign Bill Banning Styrofoam

Mayor Vincent Gray plans to sign a bill that would ban the use of plastic foam food containers in the District of Columbia.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government

The Nation

Federal Contractors Strike To Demand Higher Wages

Low-wage federal workers will walk off the job Tuesday morning across Washington D.C. to demand an executive order for higher wages - building off a successful push earlier this year to raise the wage of federal contract workers to $10.10.

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Related Topix: University of the District of Columbia, US News, Liberal Political News

WTVC

DC asks for stay of order that struck down gun ban

Lawyers for the District of Columbia have asked a federal judge to stay his ruling that strikes down the city's ban on carrying guns outside the home.

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Related Topix: Guns, District of Columbia Government

Outside the Beltway

Federal Judge Strikes Down D.C. Law Barring Carrying Handguns In Public

Six years ago, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in District of Columbia v.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government, Guns, Conservative Political News

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Hill

Bill Press: Prohibition on pot

Someday, we'll look back on two federal prohibitions - on same-sex marriage and marijuana - and ask ourselves: "How were we ever so dumb? What's the big deal?" Indeed, more and more people are asking that question every day.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Opinion

News Observer

Texan Castro sworn in as new housing secretary

The official ceremony makes Castro one of the highest-ranking Hispanics in the government.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Examiner.com

Cooking with your child in the kitchen

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama poses for photographs with students from five District of Columbia schools after eating a meal using the summer crop from the White House Kitchen Garden in the State Dining Room at the White House Kids love activities that keep their hands and mind busy; cooking is an excellent activity for a child of most any age.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government, Family, Kids, Life, Food, Recipes

CBS Local

DC Asks For Stay of Ruling Allowing Gun Carrying

Lawyers for the District of Columbia have asked a federal judge to stay his ruling that strikes down the city's ban on carrying guns outside the home.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government

The Town Talk

'New York Times' pro-marijuana editorial pushes legalization debate

Drug Policy Alliance Ethan Nadelmann said the piece took "intellectual and moral clarity as well as courage," according to a statement.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana

Business Journal

New leader named at National Civil Rights Museum

Terri Lee Freeman will take over as the Museum's president beginning in early November.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government, Virginia

District Administration

Washington state, U.S. Department of Education still at odds over 'No Child' law

Education Secretary Arne Duncan's plan to give schools a break from student-testing mandates in the federal No Child Left Behind law appears to be working in 42 states and the District of Columbia.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government

The Washington Post

Licensed handgun carry now legal in District of Columbia: Palmer v. DC

On Saturday afternoon, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia ruled unconstitutional the District's absolute prohibition on the carrying of handguns outside the home for lawful self-defense, in the case of Palmer v.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government, Travel

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Free Republic

Washington, D.C., handgun ban is unconstitutional, federal judge rules

A federal judge has found a Washington, D.C., ban on carrying handguns unconstitutional, according to court filings made public Saturday.

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