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6 min ago | Government Executive

Terror Victims Can't Seize Iranian and Syrian Web Addresses

The global body that regulates Web addresses has moved to block an effort by U.S. terrorism victims to collect on civil damages by seizing country-specific IP addresses for Iran, Syria and North Korea.

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Related Topix: Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, Computers, Washington DC

2 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Lawsuit against WMATA claims policy on background checks is a civil rights violation

Attorneys in D.C. filed a class-action lawsuit Wednesday against the Washington Metro Transit Authority on behalf of nine African American men who claim the agency's criminal background screening policy violates their civil rights.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Washington DC

3 hrs ago | ABC News

Feds Probing for Fraud in DC Building Projects

Federal investigators looking for fraud in the nation's capital are scrutinizing a program meant to give local contractors a share of major construction projects, people familiar with the probe have told The Associated Press.

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3 hrs ago | US News & World Report

The Real Cost of Women Opting Out

When Christine Ryan Jyoti had her first child seven years ago, she decided to stay home with her daughter instead of returning to her full-time job handling communications for a nonprofit in the District of Columbia.

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Related Topix: Washington DC, Family, Kids, Hunter College, City University of New York, Illinois

5 hrs ago | Agri Marketing

Court Of Appeals Upholds Mandatory Country Of Origin Labeling

COURT OF APPEALS UPHOLDS MANDATORY COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELING Jul. 30, 2014 BrownfieldAgNews reports: The U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia upheld mandatory country of origin labeling for meat and meat products.

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9 hrs ago | NBC Washington

Sherwood's Notebook: How They Really Feel

There was lots of swooning last week when President Barack Obama deigned to embrace statehood for the District.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Representative Andy Harris, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Mica, Representative Thomas Massie, Washington DC

13 hrs ago | National Conference of State Legislat...

imgWomen's Legislative Network

Our mission is to promote the participation, empowerment, and leadership of women legislators.

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Related Topix: Washington DC, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Amy Klobuchar

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Examiner.com

Lanier rescinds prior order, calls D.C. gun laws back in effect after court stay

MPD Chief Lanier has rescinded her prior order and told department members DC gun laws against carrying firearms are now back in effect for the 90-day court-ordered stay.

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West Virginia Metro

AG challenges President in court

On Tuesday, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed a lawsuit - on the state's behalf - in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Related Topix: Washington DC, Healthcare Law, Law

Pam's House Blend

Poverty is Profitable: 1 out of 3 U.S. Consumers in Debt Collection Status

A new report by the Urban Institute and Encore Capital Group's Consumer Credit Research Institute shows 77 million Americans- 35 percent of those with files at a major credit bureau- have a debt in collection.

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Related Topix: Washington DC, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

NBC12

McDonnells on Trial: Judge Spencer in charge

Editor's note: Paul Goldman is a guest columnist for DecisionVirginia.com. The views expressed below are his own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of NBC12.

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Related Topix: Washington DC, Virginia

CBS Local

D.C. Mayor to Sign Bill Banning Styrofoam

Mayor Vincent Gray plans to sign a bill that would ban the use of plastic foam food containers in the District of Columbia.

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WTVC

DC asks for stay of order that struck down gun ban

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: Guns, Washington DC

Mon Jul 28, 2014

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

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

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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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

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

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

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

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