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3 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

Washington loses waiver on No Child Left Behind

Washington state is losing its independence to decide the best way to spend about $40 million in federal dollars to improve how students perform in its public schools, education officials said Thursday.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Governors, Standardized Testing, Education, District of Columbia Government

5 hrs ago | Free Republic

Scrutiny Over Photos Said to Tie Russia Units to Ukraine (NYT issuing a retraction?

A collection of photographs that Ukraine says shows the presence of Russian forces in the eastern part of the country, and which the United States cited as evidence of Russian involvement, has come under scrutiny.


9 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Going Out Guide for the District of Columbia, April 24-30.

"Elling" The Washington Stage Guild presents the area premiere of this comedy about two mismatched roommates who find a connection in poetry, based on a novel by Ingvar Ambjrnsen.


Related Topix: Arts, Poetry, George Washington University

13 hrs ago | BBC News

Jodie Foster marries girlfriend

The long-time actress acknowledged her long-time partner, Cydney Bernard, from whom she had already separated, in her Golden Globes speech She and her previous partner Cydney Bernard, with whom she had two sons, ended their 20-year relationship in 2008.


Related Topix: Crime Movies, The Silence of the Lambs, Thriller, Celebrities, Jodie Foster

18 hrs ago | Fox News

States move to criminalize 'revenge porn'

Dozens of states are joining the push to crack down on so-called "revenge porn" -- the posting of X-rated photos or videos online meant to embarrass or blackmail someone.


Related Topix: Colorado, District of Columbia Government, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Jackie Speier, Democrat, California, California Government

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Initiative seeks to legalize pot in Nevada

The measure backed by a group called Campaign to Regulate Marijuana would allow adults 21 and older to possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana.


Related Topix: Marijuana, District of Columbia Government, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Brian Sandoval, US Governors, Mitt Romney

9/11-Related Defamation Suit Against Attorney Is Tossed

A federal judge has dismissed a defamation suit against real estate attorney Adam Leitman Bailey for accusing opponents of a proposed Islamic center in lower Manhattan of bigotry in court filings.



U.S. may charge ex-Blackwater guard with murder for Iraq massacre

The U.S. Justice Department is considering charging a former Blackwater Worldwide security guard with murder over his alleged role in a 2007 massacre of unarmed civilians in Baghdad, a federal prosecutor said on Wednesday.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East,

City Paper

4/23 Blaze It: Petition Drive Starts for Marijuana Initiative

Washingtonians who want to enjoy legal pot can finally put their names behind it.



Singer Chris Brown's DC trial delayed for months

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


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

The Washington Post

The test Malia and Sasha dona t have to take but Eva does

President Obama, with daughters Sasha, center, and Malia, pays for his purchase at Politics and Prose in Northwest Washington last year.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Wesleyan University, Ohio Wesleyan University

Washington Examiner

DC plans public meeting on MLK library renovation

Architects and library officials want to hear from the public about what they would like to see in a major renovation of the central Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in downtown Washington.


Related Topix: Libraries

WGRE-FM Greencastle

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.


Related Topix: DePauw University

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.


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.


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)


Related Topix: District of Columbia Government

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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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