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13 min ago | Medical News Today

Expansion of newborn screening could improve early detection, treatment of 'bubble boy' disease

Children born with so-called "bubble boy" disease have the best chance of survival if they undergo a hematopoietic stem cell transplant as soon after birth as possible, according to a detailed analysis of 10 years of outcome data by researchers at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.

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Related Topix: Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, Health

Thu Jul 31, 2014

WUSA-TV Washington

City to unveil mural at DC aquatic facility

District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray will help unveil a new mural at a city aquatic facility near Eastern Market.

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Navy Times

U.S. Family Health Plan too costly, watchdog report says

A popular health care program that serves more than 130,000 military family members and retirees is redundant and should be eliminated, the Government Accountability Office says.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government

ABC News

Marion Barry's Son Jailed After Latest Arrest

Court documents show the only son of former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry has been jailed after he was caught driving on a revoked license.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government, Drugs

The Daily Caller

DC Charter Schools Sue City Over Funding Gap

Dozens of Washington, D.C. charter schools are launching a lawsuit against the District and Mayor Vincent Gray, claiming they have been systematically shortchanged in funding by a hostile city administration.

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Related Topix: Vincent Gray, US Governors, Conservative Political News, US News

Washington Examiner

Former DC mayors to celebrate nominee's birthday

The Democratic mayoral nominee in the nation's capital is turning 42, and a who's who of local politics is helping her celebrate.

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Related Topix: Vincent Gray, US Governors

WBAL-AM Baltimore

Man Charged With Stabbing Transgender Girl At a DC Metro Stop

A man has been charged with stabbing a transgender girl on a Metro train. Metro Transit police say 24-year-old Reginald Klaiber has been charged with stabbing a 15-year-old on a southbound Green Line train as it approached the Fort Totten station at around 4:30 Wednesday afternoon in the District of Columbia.

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Related Topix: Transgender, District of Columbia Government

The Pordland Mercury

A History of Criminalization

C annabis wasn't always illegal. Its legal use goes back more than 7,000 years, as medicine, fiber, and food.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs

Wed Jul 30, 2014

CBS News

America's forgotten heroes: World War I veterans

A hundred years ago Wednesday, Austrian warships bombarded Belgrade. It was day three of what would be known as The Great War, The World War, and eventually World War I. It was supposed to be "the war to end all wars."

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Related Topix: History in the News, District of Columbia Government, National Mall, US National Parks

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

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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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

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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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

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