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57 min ago | ThinkProgress

Philadelphia Police Will No Longer Hold Immigrants Without A Warrant

Philadelphia police will no longer detain immigrants unless the federal government shows up with a warrant, Mayor Michael Nutter announced Wednesday morning.

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Related Topix: Washington DC, Pennsylvania, US News, Liberal Political News

3 hrs ago | Benzinga

NMI Holdings Approved to Write Mortgage Insurance in All 50 States, District of Columbia

NMI Holdings, Inc., the parent company of National Mortgage Insurance Corporation , announces today that National MI's application for an insurance license in Wyoming has been approved by the Wyoming Department of Insurance.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Washington DC

6 hrs ago | The Village Voice

New York State's Long-Running War on Weed

A U.S. map that shows where pot is legal looks a lot like recent electoral college maps, except instead of blue, the liberal states are rendered in green: the entire West Coast , progressive mountain and Midwest states , all of New England, plus New Jersey, Washington, D.C., and Hawaii.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Drugs, Marijuana, Washington DC, New York Government, New York

7 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

The Uninsurance Rate Is Falling Faster In States That Have Embraced Obamacare

The states that have worked to implement Obamacare's key provisions have seen a greater drop in their uninsurance rates than the states that have resisted health reform, according to a new Gallup poll released on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Washington DC, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, US News, Liberal Political News

7 hrs ago | Politico

Poll: Uninsured drops in key states

States that have expanded Medicaid and opened their own exchanges have seen a higher rate of decline in the number of uninsured, compared to other states, a new poll shows.

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10 hrs ago | Pacific Daily News

Only the tax man benefits from wage hike

Contrary to all the claims being made by the liberal socialist professors and pundits, the wage earner is the only loser in this minimum wage increase.

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11 hrs ago | Washington Examiner

DC to celebrate Emancipation Day

District of Columbia leaders and residents are preparing to celebrate a holiday that's unique to the nation's capital.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Bloomberg

Tight Job Market in U.S. Cities Prompts Higher Pay

Companies across the U.S. from Texas to the District of Columbia and Nebraska are struggling to fill positions with metropolitan jobless rates below the 5.2 percent to 5.6 percent level the Federal Reserve regards as full employment nationally.

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TheBlaze.com

The Legal Challenge to Obamacare You Probably Haven't Heard of

A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., is debating a challenge to a provision of the Affordable Care Act that could completely destroy the law's stated goal of offering affordable health insurance coverage.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, Washington DC, W.

Free Republic

Dick Morris: Democrats Conspiring to Rig Electoral College, Law Passed in 9 States So Far

A plan, now stealthily making its way through state legislatures with astonishing speed, would junk the Electoral College and award the presidency to the winner of the popular vote.

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Related Topix: US News, Washington DC, Illinois, Vermont, Vermont Government, Michigan, New Mexico, Michigan Government, New Mexico Government

Patch.com

Atlanta Court Challenges Federal Prison System in Effort to Keep Prisoner Safe

An appeals court in Atlanta has overturned the federal prison system's decision to reject a prisoner's plea for a safer facility after he allegedly was beaten and coerced into sexual relations, according to the Daily Report.

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Related Topix: Prison, Federal Prisons, Washington DC

Mon Apr 14, 2014

NBC Washington

Federal Standards Send D.C. Driver's License Holders to the DMV

No matter when your license expires, you're going to have to get a new one if you're licensed in the District of Columbia.

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The George Towner

Celebrate D.C. Emancipation Day on April 16

On April 16, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln abolished slavery in the District of Columbia.

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Related Topix: Washington DC, African-American, Pennsylvania, Howard University

District Administration

Iowa schools struggle to pass federal standard

That's not to say students, teachers, administrators or school boards are any worse than they have been in past.

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Examiner.com

Emancipation Day DC 2014

Join thousands of event goers on April 16th to commemorate the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia.

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Related Topix: Washington DC, Black Entertainment, Talib Kweli, Hip-Hop, Arrested Development, DJ Kool

BroadcastNewsroom

Genworth 2014 Annual Cost of Care Survey: At Home Care Costs Increase in the District of Columbia

On a national level, the survey shows a dramatic increase in facility based care, such as an assisted living facility or nursing home, while the cost to receive care at home through homemaker services or a home health aide is rising at a moderate growth rate.

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Related Topix: Washington DC, Long Term Care, Health

Examiner.com

What will become of neighborhood schools?

In light of the recent work by the Deputy Mayor for Education's Office to re-examine public school feeder patterns the Washington Post had a front page article yesterday questioning whether neighborhood schools are a thing of the past.

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Related Topix: Washington DC, Education Etc.

Fri Apr 11, 2014

The White House

Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate

William D. Adams, of Maine, to be Chairperson of the National Endowment for the Humanities for a term of four years, vice James A. Leach, resigned.

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Daily Policy Digest

How the Minimum Wage Increased Unemployment in 2013

High state minimum wages increased unemployment by 747,700 workers, says Ben Gitis, a policy analyst at the American Action Forum.

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ENR-Engineering News-Record

Natural Gas Boom Helps Fuel Region's Major Projects

Major projects moved ahead throughout the mid-Atlantic states in 2013, thanks in large part to significant investment in heavy civil, power and industrial projects.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Washington DC

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