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Florida Teachers, Parents Sue State Over School Voucher Tax Credit

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a Republican, said the lawsuit challenging Florida's tax credit voucher program, which he established as governor in 2001, is an "attack on parental choice."

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Education, School Vouchers, Washington DC

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Cleveland.com

Pay raise for judges? Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor says issue needs to be addressed

Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor said Thursday it's time for the state to have a serious conversation about giving judges a raise.

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HCAM News

Is Marijuana Medicine?

Massachusetts voters in 2012 overwhelmingly approved a ballot question allowing patients to use marijuana for "debilitating medical conditions."

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Massachusetts, Washington DC

Roll Call

HOH: #RubbleBucketChallenge? Gaza Activists Dumping Debris on Their Heads Near White House

Activists in the District of Columbia plan to repurpose the viral "Ice Bucket Challenge," during a Thursday night demonstration in front on the White House to show support for residents of the Gaza Strip.

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Related Topix: World News, Washington DC, Palestinian Territories, Middle East, Israel

Psychology Today

The Harm Marijuana Causes

The potential medicinal properties of marijuana have been the subject of substantive and heated debate.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Washington DC

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

New Education Policy Analysis Indicates Implementation is Key to Success

First Edition of Voucher Laws Across the States Ranking & Scorecard from The Center for Education Reform Offers Roadmap for Policymakers Out of 14 states and the District of Columbia that have voucher programs, three earn A's, three earn B's, seven earn C's, and two earn D's on a new ranking and analysis from the Center for Education Reform , ... (more)

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

USA Today

Seniors can get car insurance discount for classes

Seniors can get car insurance discount for classes Drivers 55 and older who take an approved class get car insurance discounts in 34 states.

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Related Topix: Health, AARP, Washington DC, Illinois, Autos

KION 46

WeedHire: The job search app for the legal pot biz

WeedHire in a new app that connects pot labs, dispensaries and even government regulators to potential employees.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, Washington DC

The Age

The Uzi is a machine gun that comes in two versions - a handgun and a long gun.

This video still shows shooting instructor Charles Vacca standing next to a 9-year-old girl moments before she shot him dead at the Last Stop shooting range at Bullets and Burgers in White Hills, Arizona.

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Related Topix: Guns, Washington DC

Sydney Morning Herald

'There's nothing wrong with kids firing guns': In 30 American states, a child can legally own a rifle

This video still shows shooting instructor Charles Vacca standing next to a 9-year-old girl moments before she shot him dead at the Last Stop shooting range at Bullets and Burgers in White Hills, Arizona.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Guns, Washington DC

Fire Dog Lake

How Congressional Dysfunction Could Help Marijuana Reform in the Nation's Capital

The historically unproductive Congress has mostly been a burden on the country but one of the few unlikely benefactors of this dysfunction could be marijuana reform efforts in the District of Columbia.

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Related Topix: Washington DC, US Politics, US News, Representative Andy Harris, Republican, US House of Representatives, Marijuana

WYFF-TV Greenville

WeedHire: The job search app for the legal pot biz

WeedHire in a new app that connects pot labs, dispensaries and even government regulators to potential employees.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, Washington DC

The Age

The Uzi is a machine gun that comes in two versions - a handgun and a long gun.

This video still shows shooting instructor Charles Vacca standing next to a 9-year-old girl moments before she shot him dead at the Last Stop shooting range at Bullets and Burgers in White Hills, Arizona.

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Related Topix: Guns, Washington DC

Sydney Morning Herald

'There's nothing wrong with kids firing guns': In 30 American states, a child can legally own a rifle

This video still shows shooting instructor Charles Vacca standing next to a 9-year-old girl moments before she shot him dead at the Last Stop shooting range at Bullets and Burgers in White Hills, Arizona.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Guns, Washington DC

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.

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Related Topix: Guns, Washington DC

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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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.

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

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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INAUTONEWS

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.

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Related Topix: Texas, Washington DC

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