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1 hr ago | 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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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Washington DC, Texas, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC)

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This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

5 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: World News, Ethiopia, Africa, Washington DC, Spyware, Science / Technology, Computers

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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Related Topix: Manmohan Singh, World News, India, Asia, Washington DC

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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Related Topix: Marijuana, Washington DC

Washington Examiner

IRS reviewing records from DC housing complex

Criminal investigators from the IRS are reviewing records related to an affordable apartment complex in the District of Columbia that's become a flashpoint in the race for mayor.

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Related Topix: Washington DC, Vincent Gray, US Governors

TheAlternativePress.com

Bridgewater Students Set to Begin College

A number of Bridgewater residents are preparing to begin at James Madison University as part of the class of 2018.

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Related Topix: James Madison University, Washington DC

The TTABlog

Pro-Football Seeks Section 1071 Review of TTAB's 'REDSKINS' Decision in E.D. Va. District Court

On August 14th, Pro-Football, Inc. filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, seeking Section 1071 review of the TTAB's "REDSKINS" decision of June 18, 2014 [ TTABlogged here ].

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Related Topix: Washington DC, Recreational Vehicle, Coleman

ESchool News

5 ways the Common Core could be worthless

Common Core State Standards, which have been adopted by 43 states and the District of Columbia, are supposed to be the ultimate indicator for a student's college readiness.

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Related Topix: Washington DC

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Sunherald.com

Mississippi ranks last in underprivileged children

Does the Magnolia state care about its children? Most Mississippians would likely say yes, but WalletHub ranked the state 51st in the country -- 50 states plus the District of Columbia -- when it comes to underprivileged children.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Mississippi Government, Washington DC

Townhall

Report: Where Do You Get the Most Bang for Your Buck?

How much is $100 dollars worth? The answer to this varies greatly depending upon where you live.

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Related Topix: Washington DC

Washington Times

Lawsuit accuses Obama White House of thwarting release of public data under FOIA

A watchdog group on Monday sued the U.S. government , accusing the Obama White House of interfering in and thwarting the release of public documents under the Freedom of Information Act.

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Related Topix: Washington DC

JD Supra

New DC Construction Codes Take Effect

Already on the forefront of green building innovation, the District of Columbia has adopted a new set of construction codes that, most notably, includes advanced energy and green construction regulations.

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Customer Interaction Solutions

How INEC Can Improve - - Ogbeni Lanre Banjo [interview]

Ogbeni Lanre Banjo is a three-time governorship candidate in Ogun State. He is a Certified Public Accountant with wealth of experience in both government and governance.

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Related Topix: Washington DC, University of the District of Columbia, Nigeria, World News,

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Townhall

What States are the Biggest Job Winners and Losers in the Recovery?

The Deloitte University Press has a very interesting, and comprehensive study on job gains and losses, by type of job, and state by state.

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Related Topix: Washington DC, Opinion

Merced Sun-Star

DC program puts veggies on poor residents' tables

At the farmer's encouragement, Haynesworth, wearing a bright pink shirt with matching pink lipstick, took a bite.

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Related Topix: Washington DC, Life, Food, Vegetables, Healthcare Law, Law

Sunherald.com

DC program puts veggies on poor residents' tables

At the farmer's encouragement, Haynesworth, wearing a bright pink shirt with matching pink lipstick, took a bite.

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Related Topix: Washington DC, Life, Food, Vegetables, Healthcare Law, Law

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Languagehat.com

Slang of the Times.

Megan Garber, Adrienne LaFrance, and Ian Bogost have a delightful post at Citylab on how the Gray Lady has dealt over the years with the jargon of the young and/or underclass, presumptively unintelligible to its well-bred readership.

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Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Washington D.C. Travel, Washington DC, Drugs, Marijuana

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Holtville Tribune

Sharyl Attkisson, Emmy Award-Winning Journalist, Teams Up With...

Judicial Watch announced today on August 8, 2014, it filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit on behalf of journalist Sharyl Attkisson against the Department of Health and Human Services to obtain records regarding the flawed rollout of the Affordable Care Act on Healthcare.gov and other related systems.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Washington DC, Medicaid, Health

MLive.com

Michigan still taxes businesses more than most states, according to report

Gov. Rick Snyder in 2011 signed business tax changes into law. The results of those are showing up in an annual report on state's business tax burdens for the first time.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Rick Snyder, Washington DC

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