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Warner bill aimed at tracking bay restoration
The Virginia Democrat says the legislation would require the Office of Management and Budget to compare costs and the performance of restoration activities by various federal agencies involved in the massive environmental endeavor.
Tue May 21, 2013
CREW Sues IRS to Revise Rules Governing 501(C)(4) Groups
May 21 - Today, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service in United States District Court for the District of Columbia to compel the agency to initiate a rulemaking procedure to address serious conflicts between the Tax Code's requirements for section 501 groups and implementing IRS ... (more)
Silicon Alley Insider
Public Education Spending Per Student Falls For The First Time In Nearly 40 Years
Public education spending per student fell in 2011 for the first time since 1977, according to the latest data from the Census Bureau.
Health Care Implementation Will Be Bumpy But Fruitful, Says Panel
The Obama administration's quickening push to implement health care reform is likely to create success stories and debacles that differ across states, a panel of experts said Monday.
Mon May 20, 2013
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Washington: Two charged with illegally shipping $2 million in pharmaceuticals.
Two Pakistani nationals have been extradited to the United States to face charges alleging that they operated Internet sites that illegally shipped pharmaceuticals from Pakistan and the United Kingdom to customers in the United States.
Education Department gives 3 more states waivers
Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced on Monday that three more states would join the ranks of those given permission to ignore parts of the federal No Child Left Behind law in favor of their own school improvement plans.
White Lake Beacon
Montague High School earns another silver medal for best high school
The U.S. News and World Report Magazine released the 2013 best high school rankings and Montague High School was awarded a silver medal for the second year in a row.
Sun May 19, 2013
NH Senate to vote on amended medical pot bill
New Hampshire could be on its way to joining 18 other states and the District of Columbia in legalizing the medical use of marijuana by people with serious illness.
Wells Kicks Off DC Mayoral Campaign
DC Councilman Tommy Wells officially kicked off his campaign for mayor on Saturday.
Sat May 18, 2013
The largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history was $656 million. The Powerball game is played in 43 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands "I don't know what I'd do with that kind of money honestly," said Ryan Emerson after he bought Powerball tickets.
Man pleads guilty in international fraud case
A man who told people in Washington he was a former British spy has pleaded guilty to defrauding former business associates of $2.1 million.
Fri May 17, 2013
International Business Times
Unemployment rates drop in most states, Illinois climbs
A handful of states, including Illinois, Delaware, Indiana, Wisconsin, Mississippi and New Hampshire saw their jobless rates rise over the year.
Arizona construction employment slips in April
Arizona was among 32 states and the District of Columbia that saw a slip in construction employment between March and April.
Powerball Jackpot Reaches $600 Million
The Powerball jackpot for Saturday's drawing will be at least $600 million, the third largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history, after no one matched the winning numbers in Wednesday night's draw.
Boy Scouts need to open their doors to gay youth, leaders
The walls of homophobia keep tumbling down, with news this week that Minnesota became the latest state to legalize same-sex marriage.
Thu May 16, 2013
Montgomery Blaira s Michelle Chavez Set to Accept 2013 Powell Award
By T.C. Cameron Michelle Chavez didn't set out to break barriers or change perceptions.
Powerball jackpot 3rd largest ever
The Powerball jackpot for Saturday's drawing will be at least $475 million, the third largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history, after no one matched the winning numbers in Wednesday night's draw.
Wed May 15, 2013
What Gay Couples Can Expect If DOMA Falls
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on a challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act before its summer recess, and legal experts are already in disarray over what the ruling could mean for same-sex married couples who live in, work in, or move to one of the 38 states that specifically bar the recognition of gay marriage.
Where gays, lesbians live
UCLA's pro-gay Williams Institute think tank reports today that with the addition of Minnesota to the ranks of states that have legalized same-sex marriage, more than a fifth, or 22 percent, of gays and lesbians now live in states where they can marry.
New Media Journal
Dirty Tricks Cover-Up in Gregory Gun Crime Investigation
Editor's Note: The Washington Times' Emily Miller is currently investigating why NBC's David Gregory hasn't been charged with possessing a high-capacity magazine within the District of Columbia.