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2 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Dr Oz: Edible marijuana dangers and Kim Zolciak's fast 50-lb weight loss secrets

Dr. Oz: Marijuana sold to kids as brownies and snacks, Kim Zolciak's 50-pound diet and workout weight loss secrets Dr. Oz: Marijuana sold to kids as brownies and snacks, Kim Zolciak's 50-pound diet and workout weight loss secrets Dr. Mehmet Oz examined the dangers of edible marijuana and discussed Kim Zolciak's 50-pound weight loss diet and workout secrets on the Sept. 15 episode of the Dr. Oz Show .

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Life, Food, Dieting, Family, Kids

6 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Remember the Navy Yard tragedy Tuesday at Canal Park

Tuesday is a somber day in the District of Columbia: It is first anniversary of the Navy Yard rampage, in which deranged contractor Aaron Alexis killed 12 workers before being shot to death by police . The main ceremony commemorating the victims will be an invitation-only affair taking place behind the walls of the Navy Yard complex itself, featuring Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and members of the Navy brass.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Steny Hoyer

10 hrs ago | Nanaimo Daily News

While Washington gridlock stalls many liberal causes, gay marriage and legal marijuana advance

In this June 25, 2014 file photo, Johnnie Seitz moves a "mother" marijuana plant that was used to produce small "clone" plants at Sea of Green Farms, a recreational pot grower in Seattle. While many liberal policy goals have proved elusive during Barack Obama's presidency, there have been dramatic advances for two causes that once seemed quixotic, the legalization of same-sex marriage and the decriminalization of marijuana.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Gay/Lesbian, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Immigration Reform

11 hrs ago | The Raw Story

Senate committee to consider statehood for the District of Columbia

A U.S. Senate committee will consider statehood for the District of Columbia on Monday, the first hearing on the matter by Congress in two decades, but there is practically no chance for the U.S. capital to become the 51st state. The bill before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee would give Washington and its roughly 650,000 residents a vote in Congress by carving a state, New Columbia, out of the current District of Columbia.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government, US News, US Politics, Senator Tom Carper, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Eleanor Holmes Norton

13 hrs ago | Business Journal

Arizona schools receive 'D' for academics

Beth Maloney, a teacher at Sunset Hills Elementary School in Surprise, works with fifth-grader Matthew Jonson on building a bridge with toothpicks, part of a Common Core lesson last May. According to KTAR.com, the report, which comes from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation used data from 2013 to evaluate schools. It found that, while Arizona schools showed slight gains since the last such report in 2007, the state still trailed behind much of the country in academic performance.

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15 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Campaign to legalize marijuana in D.C. selects new slogans for November vote

The campaign to legalize marijuana in the District of Columbia has settled on its slogans for the Nov. 4 election: "Vote to refocus Police Resources," and "Legalization Ends Discrimination." The two lines were not tested with focus groups or polled for impact, but campaign chairman Adam Eidinger said he is confident that organizers have nailed it.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, District of Columbia Government

19 hrs ago | AndhraNews

Tabtor Publishes 3rd-Grade Math Resource for Parents

Tabtor , a leader in iPad and tablet-based personalized learning platforms, today announced it is publishing a resource to help prepare families for the math concepts being introduced with the Common Core State Standards. The e-book, A Parents' Guide to 3rd Grade Math + Practice Worksheets, is available for free download at www.tabtor.com/3rd-grade-math .

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Ipad, Education Etc.

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Eye On The Left: Bush, Hitler, Ritler, Pelosi and the South Pacific

A Washington, D.C., public school, apparently in an effort to shape students like the majority of residents in the District of Columbia, recently assigned sixth-graders a homework assignment that required students to compare former President George W. Bush and Adolf Hitler.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government

Washington Times

D.C. resumes push for statehood

The District's top elected officials will join legal scholars on Capitol Hill Monday for the first congressional hearing on D.C. statehood in 20 years. The "New Columbia Admission Act" would reduce the federal District of Columbia to an enclave of land including the National Mall and White House while the remainder of the city would become the country's 51st state.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Eleanor Holmes Norton, District of Columbia Government, National Mall, US National Parks, Vincent Gray, US Governors

SFGate

DC police seek driver in fatal hit-and-run crash

Police say a pedestrian was killed by a hit-and-run driver on Georgia Avenue in northwest Washington. District of Columbia police say the man was struck about 3:15 a.m. Sunday by a dark color, four-door Chrysler sedan.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government

Examiner.com

Miss America Pageant: What you should and shouldn't expect to see this year

The Miss America Pageant returns to Atlantic City on Sunday, September 14th for a live broadcast, where 53 state and regional pageant titleholders will compete for the coveted crown in talent, evening gown and fitness competitions. Here's what you can expect when you tune in to the 60th annual live telecast at 8pm EST on ABC .

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Related Topix: Miss America Pageant

Sat Sep 13, 2014

KRAV-FM Tulsa

Photos: 2014 ONE Music Fest in Atlanta

Women from every U.S. state are competing for the Miss America crown Saturday night, an honor that carries with it a $50,000 scholarship and a yearlong run as an advocate and role model. The contestants of this year's Miss America pageant were introduced in Atlantic City on Wednesday, September 3, 2014.

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Related Topix: Music, Entertainment

SFGate

Police investigating whether murders are connected

TV reports that police are investigating any possible connections between an unsolved July murder of a woman inside her home and the recent killing of the deputy director of operations the District of Columbia Department of Corrections , Carolyn Cross. Twenty-nine-year-old Dawit Seyoum was arrested earlier this week and charged with Cross's murder.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government

Housing Wire

FHFA, HSBC reach $550M settlement over mortgages

The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced a settlement for $550 million with HSBC North America Holdings , related companies and specifically named individuals , resolving claims that it violated private-label mortgage-backed security laws. The claims alleged violations of federal, Virginia and District of Columbia securities laws in connection with private-label mortgage-backed securities purchased by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac during 2005-2007.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, District of Columbia Government

Reason Magazine

Hiking the Minimum Wage Won't Help the Poor

The ground has been shifting in the battle over the minimum wage. With President Obama's proposal to hike the national minimum from $7.25 to $9 an hour stalled in Congress, local labor activists have been aiming even higher, getting behind a vastly higher minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News

MLive.com

Mega Millions numbers for Sept. 12; tonight's Powerball jackpot at $149 million

No one matched the Mega Millions winning numbers on Sept. 12, 2014, increasing the next jackpot to $62 million.

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Related Topix: Lottery

Right Wing News

Actually, Senators, You're the Ones Who Threaten the Country

We are, as it always seems, "at a pivotal moment in American history." At least that's what Sens. Tom Udall and Bernie Sanders maintained in a melodramatic Politico op-ed last week as they explained their efforts to repeal the First Amendment.

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Related Topix: Activism

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Verde Independent

National report card gives state's schools a D for academics

Arizona was one of 20 states, with the District of Columbia, to get a grade of D or worse for their students' academic achievement on a national report card. The national report card on schools measured math and reading scores for fourth- and eighth-grade students to get an academic achievement score.

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Related Topix: Arizona, District of Columbia Government

Windsor Beacon

Road, transit projects get a boost with federal grants

Cash-starved transit and transportation agencies around the USA are celebrating today as the U.S. Department of Transportation announces that 72 The money, from the U.S. DOT's TIGER 2014 program, will help pay for a broad mix of projects, including transit improvements, roads and bridges, and protected bicycle lanes. The TIGER grants, which are awarded annually, were particularly welcome this year, when federal transportation funding has been so dicey.

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ABA Journal

New conviction-integrity unit in DC is said to be first created by a federal prosecutor

Joining a trend that has sparked the creation of conviction-integrity units in a number of state prosecutor's offices, the District of Columbia is establishing what is billed as the first such unit in a federal prosecutor's office. "As prosecutors, our goal is not to win convictions, but to do justice," U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. told the Washington Post .

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government, Criminal Defense Law, Law

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