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5 hrs ago | Examiner.com
The Montgomery Bus Boycott that led to the end of racial segregation in the South in 1956 was led by a faith leader at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church.
Should religious groups be tax exempt?
Should the US stop sending aid to developing countries?
8 hrs ago | OUTImpact.com
Last week Hawaii became the 15th state to legalize gay marriage. Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie was expected to sign the bill last Wednesday at an invitation-only ceremony at the Hawaii Convention Center.
12 hrs ago | The Daily Caller
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has promised to improve education quality vastly by pushing for the implementation of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
17 hrs ago | Breitbart.com
Rebecca Pearce has been under fire in the politically influential state of Maryland ever since the October 1 launch of the glitchy and ineffective website that cost $107 million.
On Dec. 2, a D.C. Superior Court jury found Michael Poth, 22, of Washington, guilty of manslaughter while armed in the fatal stabbing of 24-year-old fellow Marine Philip Bushong in the city's Barracks Row neighborhood during the early morning hours of April 21, 2012.
Several national and state trucking groups are objecting to proposed legislation that they say would, in effect, bar the operation of new diesel-powered vehicles in the District of Columbia after 2017.
An unmarked New York State Police SUV pulls over a motorist for distracted driving.
District of Columbia residents are invited to sign a book of condolence honoring the memory of Nelson Mandela .
Dec. 06--Texas wind power producers earned far more money from a federal tax credit than taxpayers in the state paid to fund the renewable energy policy, according to a study by the Institute for Energy Research released this week.
Even in states where Obamacare enrollment is booming, insurance companies are running into significant behind-the-scenes technical glitches that could threaten Jan. 1 health coverage.
Gay weddings made up 17 percent of marriages in Washington this past year, the first year gay marriages were legal in the state, state officials reported Wednesday.
Due in mid December of each year, this scholarship awards scholarship money to both state and national winners.
Abortions are on the decline in the United States, though numbers remain shockingly high in New York City, according to a CDC report released over Thanksgiving.
NASA's Minority University Research and Education Project has awarded fellowships and scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year to 40 graduate and undergraduate students from across the United States to increase diversity in science, technology, engineering and math disciplines.
A retired Air Force veteran who has fought an erroneous parking ticket for more than a year now wants D.C. prosecutors to charge the ticket writer and the Department of Motor Vehicles with crimes.
A Labor Department proposal that would require federal contractors to meet newly established hiring quotas for people with disabilities has wound up in court.