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President Obama Nominates Mehta As District Court Judge

Serving as the partner at Zuckerman-Spader since 2007, Mehta would be seen taking over the seat as US District Court Judge for the District of Columbia.


Related Topix: Prison, Washington DC, Asian-American, Indian-American, Canada,

Thu Jul 31, 2014

U.S. Family Health Plan too costly, watchdog report says

A popular health care program that serves more than 130,000 military family members and retirees is redundant and should be eliminated, the Government Accountability Office says.


Related Topix: Washington DC

News Observer

Lawyers challenging health subsidies seek quick Supreme Court ruling

"The monumental significance of this legal issue requires the court's immediate, urgent attention," they said in a filing.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Tax, Washington DC

ABC News

Marion Barry's Son Jailed After Latest Arrest

Court documents show the only son of former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry has been jailed after he was caught driving on a revoked license.


Related Topix: Washington DC, Drugs

Courthouse News Service

Charter Schools Want More Money From D.C.

Charter schools sued the District of Columbia on Wednesday, claiming the District underfunds charter schools that serve 37,000 of the District's children.


Related Topix: Washington DC, Vincent Gray, US Governors

Medical News

Few states plan to extend Medicaid pay raise for primary care docs

Kaiser Health News : Capsules: 6 States, D.C. Extending Medicaid Pay Raise Next Year To Primary Care Doctors Just six states and the District of Columbia will use their own money in 2015 to sustain the federal Medicaid pay raise to primary care doctors, which was a key provision of the Affordable Care Act intended to make sure millions of ... (more)


Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Washington DC

WBAL-AM Baltimore

Man Charged With Stabbing Transgender Girl At a DC Metro Stop

A man has been charged with stabbing a transgender girl on a Metro train. Metro Transit police say 24-year-old Reginald Klaiber has been charged with stabbing a 15-year-old on a southbound Green Line train as it approached the Fort Totten station at around 4:30 Wednesday afternoon in the District of Columbia.


Related Topix: Transgender, Washington DC

The Wave

Editorial: Another D.C. gun ban shot down

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia struck another blow for the Second Amendment and law-abiding gun owners when it ruled last weekend that the Washington, D.C., ban on carrying guns outside the home is unconstitutional.


Related Topix: Guns, Washington DC, Opinion

Wed Jul 30, 2014

CBS News

America's forgotten heroes: World War I veterans

A hundred years ago Wednesday, Austrian warships bombarded Belgrade. It was day three of what would be known as The Great War, The World War, and eventually World War I. It was supposed to be "the war to end all wars."


Related Topix: History in the News, Washington DC, National Mall, US National Parks

Government Executive

Terror Victims Can't Seize Iranian and Syrian Web Addresses

The global body that regulates Web addresses has moved to block an effort by U.S. terrorism victims to collect on civil damages by seizing country-specific IP addresses for Iran, Syria and North Korea.


Related Topix: Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, Computers, Washington DC

The Washington Post

Lawsuit against WMATA claims policy on background checks is a civil rights violation

Attorneys in D.C. filed a class-action lawsuit Wednesday against the Washington Metro Transit Authority on behalf of nine African American men who claim the agency's criminal background screening policy violates their civil rights.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Washington DC

ABC News

Feds Probing for Fraud in DC Building Projects

Federal investigators looking for fraud in the nation's capital are scrutinizing a program meant to give local contractors a share of major construction projects, people familiar with the probe have told The Associated Press.


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US News & World Report

The Real Cost of Women Opting Out

When Christine Ryan Jyoti had her first child seven years ago, she decided to stay home with her daughter instead of returning to her full-time job handling communications for a nonprofit in the District of Columbia.


Related Topix: Washington DC, Family, Kids, Hunter College, City University of New York, Illinois

Agri Marketing

Court Of Appeals Upholds Mandatory Country Of Origin Labeling

COURT OF APPEALS UPHOLDS MANDATORY COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELING Jul. 30, 2014 BrownfieldAgNews reports: The U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia upheld mandatory country of origin labeling for meat and meat products.


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NBC Washington

Sherwood's Notebook: How They Really Feel

There was lots of swooning last week when President Barack Obama deigned to embrace statehood for the District.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Representative Andy Harris, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Mica, Representative Thomas Massie, Washington DC

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Related Topix: Washington DC, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Amy Klobuchar

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Lanier rescinds prior order, calls D.C. gun laws back in effect after court stay

MPD Chief Lanier has rescinded her prior order and told department members DC gun laws against carrying firearms are now back in effect for the 90-day court-ordered stay.


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West Virginia Metro

AG challenges President in court

On Tuesday, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed a lawsuit - on the state's behalf - in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


Related Topix: Washington DC, Healthcare Law, Law

Pam's House Blend

Poverty is Profitable: 1 out of 3 U.S. Consumers in Debt Collection Status

A new report by the Urban Institute and Encore Capital Group's Consumer Credit Research Institute shows 77 million Americans- 35 percent of those with files at a major credit bureau- have a debt in collection.


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


McDonnells on Trial: Judge Spencer in charge

Editor's note: Paul Goldman is a guest columnist for The views expressed below are his own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of NBC12.


Related Topix: Washington DC, Virginia