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2 hrs ago | Housing Wire

Julian Castro sworn in, spends first day as HUD Secretary

Julin Castro is no longer the mayor of San Antonio. He is now the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development after being sworn in on Monday by Chief Judge Richard Roberts of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

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Related Topix: Washington DC, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Senate, Republican, Mike Crapo, Democrat, Tim Johnson

6 hrs ago | JD Supra

Another Increase in the Rhode Island Minimum Wage to $9/Hour

On July 3, 2014, Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee signed into law a measure that will raise the state's minimum wage to $9.00 per hour, effective January 1, 2015.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Rhode Island, US Senate, Republican, Lincoln Chafee, Rhode Island Government, US Governors, January, Washington DC

10 hrs ago | CBS Local

DC Asks For Stay of Ruling Allowing Gun Carrying

Lawyers for the District of Columbia have asked a federal judge to stay his ruling that strikes down the city's ban on carrying guns outside the home.

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Related Topix: Washington DC

12 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Cooking with your child in the kitchen

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama poses for photographs with students from five District of Columbia schools after eating a meal using the summer crop from the White House Kitchen Garden in the State Dining Room at the White House Kids love activities that keep their hands and mind busy; cooking is an excellent activity for a child of most any age.

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Related Topix: Washington DC, Family, Kids, Life, Food, Recipes

13 hrs ago | JD Journal

Washington DC Handgun Ban Judged Unconstitutional

The prolonged battle over gun law in our nation's capital continues, now that a federal judge declared a gun control law unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: Guns, Washington DC

13 hrs ago | Outside the Beltway

Federal Judge Strikes Down D.C. Law Barring Carrying Handguns In Public

Six years ago, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in District of Columbia v.

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Related Topix: Washington DC, Guns, Conservative Political News

14 hrs ago | Business Journal

New leader named at National Civil Rights Museum

Terri Lee Freeman will take over as the Museum's president beginning in early November.

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Related Topix: Washington DC, Virginia

23 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Licensed handgun carry now legal in District of Columbia: Palmer v. DC

On Saturday afternoon, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia ruled unconstitutional the District's absolute prohibition on the carrying of handguns outside the home for lawful self-defense, in the case of Palmer v.

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Related Topix: Washington DC, Travel

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Jurist

Federal Judge declares DC gun law unconstitutional

It is reported [ Washinton Post report] that Judge Scullin issued an order addressed to the city and police department to end the ban on firearms.

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Related Topix: Washington DC, US Governors, Mike Pence, Jerry Brown

The Columbian

No Child Left Behind waiver appears to be working

Education Secretary Arne Duncan's plan to give schools a break from student-testing mandates in the federal No Child Left Behind law appears to be working in 42 states and the District of Columbia.

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Related Topix: Washington DC, Arizona Government, Arizona

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Washington state stands alone on US education law

Education Secretary Arne Duncan 's plan to give schools a break from student testing mandates in the federal No Child Left Behind law appears to be working in 42 states and the District of Columbia.

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Free Republic

I’m Dick Heller and I Approve This Crushing Defeat Of Worthless Gun Laws

In the aftermath of District of Columbia v. Heller, many residents in the nation's capitol have been jousting with the the overbearing 'Mother-knows-what's-best-for-you' attitude about our Constitutional rights.

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Related Topix: Washington DC, US News

Nature Neuroscience

Post-Doctoral Scientist

Founded in 1821, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia, to include ten academic units, with a full-time equivalent enrollment of a little over 20,000 students and approximately 11,000 full-time and part-time employees .

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Related Topix: Washington DC, George Washington University, Genetics, Medicine

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Thanh Nein News

Federal judge rules DC ban on handguns unconstitutional

A federal judge on Saturday overturned Washington D.C.'s ban on carrying handguns outside the home, saying it was unconstitutional.

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Examiner.com

How Common Core promises to ready students for college-level humanities study

The Common Core State Standards -- new, nationwide learning guidelines for what K-12 students should know and be able to do in English language arts at each grade level -- promise to ready students for the rigors of college study.

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Related Topix: Washington DC, Blog News, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens

Free Republic

D.C. Has Constitutional Carry for an Unknown Time

Alan Gura reports that the District Court, after nearly five years of stonewalling, has found for the Constitutional right to bear arms outside of the home.

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Patch.com

Federal Court's Obamacare Ruling Could Cost You

By Thompson Wall Two federal appeals courts disagree over whether the government should subsidize health insurance premiums in the 36 states using Obamacare's federal insurance exchange.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Washington DC, Tax, Illinois

Free Republic

Eleanor Holmes Norton says 'you don't have a...

Eleanor Holmes Norton, the non-voting congressional delegate for the District of Columbia, angrily sputtered during a congressional hearing Friday that the White House should not be held up to scrutiny, saying that there was no right to know what it was doing behind closed doors.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Hill

Bombshell: Ethics office alleges illegal lobbying

The Office of Congressional Ethics has for the first time accused an entity of lobbying Congress illegally.

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JD Supra

President Obama Issues Executive Order Prohibiting Federal...

On July 21, 2014, President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating in employment decisions based on applicants' or employees' sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, Washington DC

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