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36 min ago | TheStreet.com

Here Are the Best Days of the Week to Buy Gas

GasBuddy , which uses crowdsourcing to track gas prices at some 120,000 U.S. stations, recently analyzed four years of data to determine which days of the week offer the lowest average gas prices in various states.

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4 hrs ago | JD Supra

Mandate Withheld In Conflicts Minerals Case

In a little known action, the Clerk of Court of the Unites States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued an order in the conflicts minerals case to withhold issuance of a mandate until seven days after disposition of any timely petition for rehearing or petition for rehearing en banc .

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8 hrs ago | National Journal

Former US Vice President Al Gore speaks about climate change during...

On Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that adds New York to the roster of states in the National Popular Vote compact.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Al Gore, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Washington DC

13 hrs ago | Daily Policy Digest

Reforming Net Metering

The use of rooftop solar panels and other on-site power sources -- known as distributed generation -- is becoming more and more prevalent.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Uninsured ranks fall faster in states with own health exchanges

New surveys provide a glimpse into how many Americans have gained health insurance since the federal and state marketplaces opened in October.

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Business Wire

WashingtonFirst Bank Celebrates 10th Anniversary

WashingtonFirst made history in 2004 when it became the first bank charted in the District of Columbia.

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ThinkProgress

Philadelphia Police Will No Longer Hold Immigrants Without A Warrant

Philadelphia police will no longer detain immigrants unless the federal government shows up with a warrant, Mayor Michael Nutter announced Wednesday morning.

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Benzinga

NMI Holdings Approved to Write Mortgage Insurance in All 50 States, District of Columbia

NMI Holdings, Inc., the parent company of National Mortgage Insurance Corporation , announces today that National MI's application for an insurance license in Wyoming has been approved by the Wyoming Department of Insurance.

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The Village Voice

New York State's Long-Running War on Weed

A U.S. map that shows where pot is legal looks a lot like recent electoral college maps, except instead of blue, the liberal states are rendered in green: the entire West Coast , progressive mountain and Midwest states , all of New England, plus New Jersey, Washington, D.C., and Hawaii.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Drugs, Marijuana, Washington DC, New York Government, New York

ThinkProgress

The Uninsurance Rate Is Falling Faster In States That Have Embraced Obamacare

The states that have worked to implement Obamacare's key provisions have seen a greater drop in their uninsurance rates than the states that have resisted health reform, according to a new Gallup poll released on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Washington DC, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, US News, Liberal Political News

Politico

Poll: Uninsured drops in key states

States that have expanded Medicaid and opened their own exchanges have seen a higher rate of decline in the number of uninsured, compared to other states, a new poll shows.

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Pacific Daily News

Only the tax man benefits from wage hike

Contrary to all the claims being made by the liberal socialist professors and pundits, the wage earner is the only loser in this minimum wage increase.

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Washington Examiner

DC to celebrate Emancipation Day

District of Columbia leaders and residents are preparing to celebrate a holiday that's unique to the nation's capital.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Bloomberg

Tight Job Market in U.S. Cities Prompts Higher Pay

Companies across the U.S. from Texas to the District of Columbia and Nebraska are struggling to fill positions with metropolitan jobless rates below the 5.2 percent to 5.6 percent level the Federal Reserve regards as full employment nationally.

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TheBlaze.com

The Legal Challenge to Obamacare You Probably Haven't Heard of

A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., is debating a challenge to a provision of the Affordable Care Act that could completely destroy the law's stated goal of offering affordable health insurance coverage.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, Washington DC, W.

Free Republic

Dick Morris: Democrats Conspiring to Rig Electoral College, Law Passed in 9 States So Far

A plan, now stealthily making its way through state legislatures with astonishing speed, would junk the Electoral College and award the presidency to the winner of the popular vote.

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Related Topix: US News, Washington DC, Illinois, Vermont, Vermont Government, Michigan, New Mexico, Michigan Government, New Mexico Government

Patch.com

Atlanta Court Challenges Federal Prison System in Effort to Keep Prisoner Safe

An appeals court in Atlanta has overturned the federal prison system's decision to reject a prisoner's plea for a safer facility after he allegedly was beaten and coerced into sexual relations, according to the Daily Report.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

NBC Washington

Federal Standards Send D.C. Driver's License Holders to the DMV

No matter when your license expires, you're going to have to get a new one if you're licensed in the District of Columbia.

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The George Towner

Celebrate D.C. Emancipation Day on April 16

On April 16, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln abolished slavery in the District of Columbia.

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District Administration

Iowa schools struggle to pass federal standard

That's not to say students, teachers, administrators or school boards are any worse than they have been in past.

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