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2 hrs ago | Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

D.C. Asks Federal Court to Erase Second Amendment Opinion Recognizing Right to Carry

Back in July, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia struck down Washington, D.C.'s ban on carrying handguns in public.


Related Topix: Guns, Washington DC

3 hrs ago | Examiner.com

FBI fender bender rolls back to D.C. court

At the request of federal attorneys, the case of Benjamin Huff has been "removed" from the District of Columbia, where the $100 ticket was issued by local police.


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8 hrs ago | Lucianne.com

Holder's police-shooting hypocrisy

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is enjoying a tidal wave of laudatory press coverage for his activism on the Ferguson, Mo., shooting and subsequent protests.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Tsunami, Natural Disasters, Washington DC

12 hrs ago | LawJobs.com

Kaiser Permanente

America's leading nonprofit integrated health plan, Kaiser Permanente serves more than 8.6 million people from 35 hospitals and 431 medical office buildings in nine states and the District of Columbia.


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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Daily Kos

Study Finds Girls Do Better Growing Up Outside of Southern States

Al Jazeera America has picked up on a report from the Girl Scouts Research Institute which looked at regional differences for girls, and concluded: If you want the best for your daughter, consider moving north.


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US: the fastest and slowest motorways

Many motorists outside the US have dreamed about cruising at high speeds on America's long, straight for miles highways.


Related Topix: Texas, Washington DC


10-Day Waiting Period for Gun Delivery Voided in California

In Silvester v. Harris, No. 1:11-CV-2137 AWI SAB , a federal trial court held that Penal Code sections 26815 and 27540 , which require ten days between purchase and delivery of a firearm, are unconstitutional under the Second Amendment as to those who have already been previously cleared for weapons possession by reason of a previous firearm ... (more)


Related Topix: California, California Government, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Washington DC

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Not much bang for D.C.'s education bucks

School buses are clogging the roads once more as students return for another round of reading, writing and arithmetic.


Related Topix: Washington DC, Opinion


Hot Lotto ticket sold in Sturgis worth $9,000

A Hot Lotto ticket sold in Sturgis is worth $9,000 in the latest drawing. South Dakota lottery officials say the ticket matched four of five white ball numbers and the Hot Ball to win the game's third prize of $3,000 in the Saturday drawing.


Related Topix: South Dakota, Lottery, South Dakota Government, Washington DC

Sun Aug 24, 2014

ESchool News

App of the Week: Do you know your states?

What is it? Test your U.S. state knowledge with Census PoP Quiz, a new population challenge about the 50 states and the District of Columbia from the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Sat Aug 23, 2014


The Battle of North Capitol brings the city together

Tonight Dunbar High School gave a capacity audience an exciting and well played inaugural performance in The Battle of North Capitol as the students served their city with great training and discipline in the brand new Dunbar High School Athletic Complex on 101 N Street, NW.


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Fri Aug 22, 2014

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)


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Washington DC


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.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Activism, Washington DC

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.


Related Topix: Maine, Washington DC

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 .


Related Topix: Colorado, Washington DC, Colorado State University

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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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.


Related Topix: Washington DC, Business News

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 .


Related Topix: Washington DC, us Travel, Travel


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.


Related Topix: Marijuana, us Travel, Travel, Washington DC