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9 hrs ago | JD Supra

Court Enjoins CMS From Enforcing Dissatisfaction Requirement When a...

On August 6, 2014, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia enjoined CMS, its Medicare Administrative Contractors , and the Provider Reimbursement Review Board from applying the self-disallowance regulation to any pending or future administrative appeal to the PRRB that involves a MAC's failure to issue a timely notice of ... (more)

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13 hrs ago | ABC15.com

Group sues over immigrants' access to lawyers

A coalition of lawyers filed a lawsuit Friday to halt the quick deportation of Central American woman and children, saying immigrants at a New Mexico detention center don't have proper access to lawyers and are being forced to clean restrooms and retell stories of rape in front of children.

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22 hrs ago | Green Car Congress

EPA proposes to include Southern Maine in the Federal Reformulated Gasoline Program

EPA is proposing , at the request of the State of Maine, to require the sale of reformulated gasoline in York, Cumberland, Sagadahoc, Androscoggin, Kennebec, Knox and Lincoln counties in southern Maine starting in June 2015.

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Yesterday | All Points Blog

GIS Education News Weekly: Census Quiz App, GeoHumanities at Penn State, ConnectED

The U.S. Census Bureau today released Census PoP Quiz , a new interactive mobile application that challenges users' knowledge of demographic facts for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Denver Post

Colorado a leader in public sector job growth

Colorado has added state and local government jobs at the second fastest pace of any state since the U.S. economy slipped into recession in late 2007, according to a report from the Economic Policy Institute .

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Char-Koosta News

New grant competition to increase access to high-quality preschool

Federal Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell and Education Secretary Arne Duncan recently announced that applications are now available for the $250 million Preschool Development Grants competition.

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Forbes.com

The Safest States For Driving: Traffic Death Rates Higher In Northern ...

I've worked as a journalist in new media, print, television news and documentary film, and have written and reported extensively about travel and road safety, as well as job trends, small business, personal spending, education, human interest topics, environmental and social issues, and the arts.

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The Dirt

A Must-read: The Updated Urban Bikeway Design Guide

In the year 2000, the District of Columbia had three miles of bike lanes. Today, the district has roughly 80 miles of bike infrastructure , including the first lanes in historically underserved Ward 8 .

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Freshnews

NTRR: U.S. Cannabis Market Poised to Grow with November Ballots

The U.S. cannabis market appears primed to continue its unprecedented growth this year with 17 votes on the herb scheduled for the November general election.

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Sunshine State News

Florida at Back of the Pack in ACT Scores

Florida's education system may have undergone changes in leaps and bounds over the last decade, but according to ACT test scores released Wednesday, Florida's high schoolers are severely unprepared for college.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

T.H.E. Journal

Common Core Brand Finally Recognized; Six in 10 Don't Like It

The state educational standards heralded with great acclaim in 2010 have hit on hard times.

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News Max

Hate Crimes Decrease in DC, But Race-Based Incidents Rise

The total number of hate crimes in the District of Columbia declined in 2013 while those based solely on race rose by nearly 40 percent, according to an annual report from the Metropolitan Police Department.

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Courthouse News Service

Teacher Claims he was Fired for Being Honest

A public schoolteacher claims in court that the District of Columbia fired him for refusing his principal's orders "to change and falsify student records, to alter test scores on standardized assessments, and to fabricate levels of student achievement."

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MarketWatch

Tobacco fines dwarf bank payouts for shoddy mortgage lending

The world's biggest banks have now paid more than $125 billion in fines for wrongdoing tied to the financial crisis.

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Business Journal

How far does $100 go in Missouri compared with Illinois?

One hundred dollars is more valuable in Missouri than it is in Illinois - in fact, more valuable than in all but three other states, and one of those is a tie.

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National Conference of State Legislat...

2014 Immigration Legislation

Lawmakers in statehouses across the United States have approved 132 immigration-related laws so far this year, representing a nine percent decline since 2013, according to a report issued by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

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Eff.org

EFF to Ethiopia: Illegal Wiretapping Is Illegal, Even for Governments

Earlier this week, EFF told the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that Ethiopia must be held accountable for its illegal wiretapping of an American citizen.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Times of India

'Manmohan immune from some claims of Sikh killings'

Boasberg ruled that US law bars former heads of state from being sued for actions they took while in office, but not for private acts or those taken in prior government posts.

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Customer Interaction Solutions

Shareholder Alert: Brower Piven Encourages Investors Who Have Losses...

The securities litigation law firm of Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation, announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia on behalf of all persons who purchased or otherwise acquired the common stock of , Inc. during the period between February 1, 2012 through May 7, ... (more)

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Security Sales & Integration

Legal Marijuana Trade Ushers in New Security Prospects

A Canna Security America technician surveys a legal marijuana growing facility. Cultivation facilities typically range from 10,000-25,000 square feet and require 30 to 80 surveillance cameras.

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