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The District's top elected officials will join legal scholars on Capitol Hill Monday for the first congressional hearing on D.C. statehood in 20 years. The "New Columbia Admission Act" would reduce the federal District of Columbia to an enclave of land including the National Mall and White House while the remainder of the city would become the country's 51st state.
TV reports that police are investigating any possible connections between an unsolved July murder of a woman inside her home and the recent killing of the deputy director of operations the District of Columbia Department of Corrections , Carolyn Cross. Twenty-nine-year-old Dawit Seyoum was arrested earlier this week and charged with Cross's murder.
Although the count of death tax jurisdictions remains the same for 2015 , eight states are marshaling in changes in 2015. These states are increasing the amount exempt from death tax, indexing the exemption amount for inflation, and eradicating "cliff" provisions that tax the first dollar of an estate.
Shrimati Bhanu Narasimhan, a petite Indian woman wrapped in a bright fuchsia sari, has a soft voice but a big presence. She holds the rapt attention of some 100 people who have come to learn how to meditate at the Art of Living Center in the District of Columbia.
Joining a trend that has sparked the creation of conviction-integrity units in a number of state prosecutor's offices, the District of Columbia is establishing what is billed as the first such unit in a federal prosecutor's office. "As prosecutors, our goal is not to win convictions, but to do justice," U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. told the Washington Post .
Arizona was one of 20 states, with the District of Columbia, to get a grade of D or worse for their students' academic achievement on a national report card. The national report card on schools measured math and reading scores for fourth- and eighth-grade students to get an academic achievement score.
Before BECKWITH and McLEESE, Associate Judges, and NEWMAN, Senior Judge. David W. Brown for petitioner.
Senate Democrats who are anxious about their re-election prospects in November are puzzled that Sen. Thomas R. Carper of Delaware, a Democrat, is pushing the fantasy of statehood for the District of Columbia so close to the November elections. His Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will hold a hearing Monday on his bill to add two members to the Senate and a voting member of to the House.
Today as District of Columbia residents went about their daily routines the security measures put in place by President George W. Bush after the September 11, 2001, Islamic terrorists attacks on America were clearly seen working effectively and in place across the city. Flags flew at half staff as programs to remember the 9-11 attacks took place across the city.
The early story of the Affordable Care Act can be challenging to generalize sometimes because so much of it depends on decisions made at the state level - both before and during implementation of the ACA. Did states defer to a federal-run exchange, or did they set up their own? In the states that built their own insurance marketplaces, did the Web site actually work? Did they expand Medicaid programs to low-income adults? Did they temporarily let people keep their old health plans? Those decisions made across 50 states and the District of Columbia came with measurable consequences, according to new research from the Brookings Institution, published as part of the twice-annual Brookings Papers on Economic Activity.
The Center for Education Reform is by no means the only privately funded organization devoted to broadening school choice for parents and their children, but it's one of the most effective. It was founded in 1993, at the beginning of the voucher and charter school movement, and was, according to its website, "founded to bridge policy and practice and restore excellence in education, through promoting choice and accountability in schools."
District of Columbia police say an officer shot a fleeing suspect after the man hit the officer with his car. The Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement that the shooting happened Wednesday around 5:30 p.m. in the area of 31st Street and South Dakota Avenue northeast.
Pennsylvania has recently become the ninth state with a Republican governor to expand Medicaid. The Republican governors of Arizona, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota and Ohio have already expanded Medicaid in some form.
Written by Michael Backes, a respected expert in the field, Cannabis Pharmacy is the most comprehensive, easy-to-use book available on understanding and using medical marijuana, with evidence-based information on using cannabis for ailments and conditions, plus a comprehensive guide to the most popular varieties. There are currently 4.2 million medical cannabis patients in the United States, and there are 20 states plus the District of Columbia where medical cannabis is legal.
A woman who accused Cincinnati Reds pitcher Alfredo Simon of sexual assault in a lawsuit doesn't have to publicly reveal her name unless the case goes to trial, a District of Columbia judge ruled Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton ruled that the woman, who has been identified in court filings as Jane Doe, doesn't have to re-file her lawsuit using her real name as Simon's lawyers had wanted.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 05:30 pm
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