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Jeff Easterling '13 Awarded Critical Language Scholarship from US State Dept.

Jeffrey T. Easterling, a 2013 graduate of DePauw University, has been awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship to study critical needs languages.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Huffington Post

GOP Lawmakers Target D.C.'s Effort To Decriminalize Marijuana

A Republican-led House subcommittee will hold a hearing next month to examine the District of Columbia's decision to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, John Mica, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Eleanor Holmes Norton

ABC News

Arizona Court Rules on DUI Law for Marijuana Users

Authorities can't prosecute Arizona motorists for driving under the influence of marijuana unless the person is impaired at the time of the stop, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in the latest opinion on an issue that several states have grappled with across the nation.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana

Metro Weekly

Assault Charges Dropped: Second woman implicated in Manny and...

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia on Tuesday agreed not to press charges against the second of two women implicated in the beating of Miles DeNiro, who performs in drag as Heidi Glm, in a Manny & Olga's restaurant last June after the suspect, Raymone Harding of Gaithersburg, complied with the terms of a deferred-sentencing ... (more)

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Engadget Mobile

Engadget giveaway: win an Anki Drive Starter Kit and two of its newest cars

Video games are great, but sometimes on-screen action doesn't cut it when it comes to play time.

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The Daily Caller

Judge dismisses diversity officer's lawsuit against Gallaudet University

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Gallaudet University by the school's diversity officer, who the college demoted after she signed an anti-gay marriage petition.

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Related Topix: Gallaudet University, Gay/Lesbian, Wedding, District of Columbia Government, US News, Conservative Political News

Courthouse News Service

Prison Doctor Called Serial Rapist

The federal government refused to fire a doctor who it knew raped male prisoners and patients in its prisons and VA hospital system, an alleged victim claims in court.

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Related Topix: Prison, District of Columbia Government

The Huffington Post

FBI Not Investigating Publication Of 9/11 Mastermind's Letter, DOJ Tells Guantanamo Judge

In this Pentagon-approved sketch by court artist Janet Hamlin, Sept. 11 accused conspirator Khalid Sheikh Mohammad confers with defense attorney Cheryl Bormann, in black abaya prior to hearing at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba, Thursday April 17, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison, Cuba, World News, Guantanamo Bay, US Military, US Navy

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Colombians Fight 'Columbia' Misspelling

BOGOTA , Colombia-"Just landed in Columbia. On my way to the hotel," Paris Hilton tweeted last year as her plane touched down in BogotA for the opening of one of her handbag shops.

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Related Topix: South America, World News, Colombia, Twitter, Startups, Facebook, Marketing, Opinion

TheBlaze.com

Here's What It's Like Inside the White House Now That Healthy Eating Dominates

While the Obama administration has made many changes to what students eat at schools accepting federal subsidies - the most recent change will be felt this year when junk food is banned from vending machines and school stores - it at least makes sure to practice the moderation that it preaches.

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Related Topix: Bill Clinton, History in the News, George Bush, Dick Cheney, Michelle Obama, Home Gardening, Home

CBC News

Chris Brown's bodyguard found guilty of assault

Singer Chris Brown's bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, seen outside a D.C. courthouse last week, has been found guilty of assault against 20-year-old Parker Adams.

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Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Acoustic, Chris Brown

TheStreet.com

Why Won't Health Insurance Cover Medical Marijuana?

On the question of the drug's safety, Pew reports that, "by wide margins, the public views marijuana as less harmful than alcohol, both to personal health and to society more generally."

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana

Prince George Citizen

Birch Communications buying Cbeyond for approximately $323 million

Birch provides IP-based communications, cloud and managed services to businesses in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Canada and Puerto Rico.

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Courthouse News Service

Gallaudet College Officer Loses Bias Claim

A federal judge dismissed discrimination claims filed by the chief diversity officer of Gallaudet University, who was demoted after she signed an anti-gay marriage petition.

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Star Tribune

DC assault trial for singer Chris Brown to begin

This Jan. 8, 2014 file photo shows singer Chris Brown arriving at the District of Columbia Superior Court in Washington.

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Related Topix: Dance, Acoustic, Chris Brown, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Music, Entertainment

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Chronicle.com

The Human Variable in Teaching

The professor did not know if he could solve basic math problems, or if he wanted to learn.

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Related Topix: University of the District of Columbia

Memphis Commercial Appeal

Memphis native makes history as first African-American female pilot in DC National Guard

First Lieutenant Dina Elosiebo of Memphis poses with a District of Columbia National Guard UH-60 BlackHawk at Davison Army Airfield in Fort Belvoir, Va., on April 15. Elosiebo is the first female black helicopter pilot in the Washington National Guard.

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The Advocate

Stephanie Grace: Common Core support aligns with election bids

One way to gauge how quickly the politics surrounding Common Core have changed is to track Gov. Bobby Jindal's journey from full support to abandonment to opposition so strong that he's willing to entertain an end-run around his own allies in the Legislature, on the state education board and in the education department.

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Related Topix: Bobby Jindal, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, District of Columbia Government, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama, Nathan Deal, Opinion

Boxing Scene

Photos: Shawn Porter Gets Brutal Stoppage of Malignaggi

DC Armory, Washington, District of Columbia - IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter retained his title for the first time with a vicious fourth round knockout of two-division champion Paulie Malignaggi .

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Boxing Scene

Peter Quillin Gets Lopsided Nod Over Lukas Konecny

DC Armory, Washington, District of Columbia - WBO middleweight champion Peter Quillin had few issues in winning a lopsided twelve round unanimous decision over tough veteran Lukas Konecny .

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