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2 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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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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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

Seeking Alpha

Zacks' Bull Of The Day: Chipotle

Chipotle had increased its menu prices during the second quarter , in response to rising food costs but its customers did not care.

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Related Topix: Dining, Life, Food, Washington DC

Trucker

DOT expands program to help veterans get trucking jobs to all 50 states, D.C.

To date, more than 6,000 current and former military personnel - including Reserves, National Guard, and U.S. Coast Guard service members - have taken advantage of FMCSA's Military Skills Test Waiver Program, which has been conducted in close cooperation with the Department of Transportation, Department of Defense and the American Association of ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Coast Guard, US Military, US News, US National Guard, Washington DC

JD Supra

HHS Says It Has Authority to Issue Interpretive Guidance on Contested ...

According to a recent court filing by HHS, the agency should not be precluded from issuing interpretative guidance regarding a provision of the 340B Drug Pricing Program even though a federal district court previously vacated the agency's July 23, 2013 final rule , 78 Fed.

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Medical News

Parsing the health law court decisions: What does it all mean?

News outlets analyze this week's conflicting appeals courts' decisions regarding a key part of the health law, including the impact the ultimate outcome of the cases could have on coverage, politics and the marketplace.

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Related Topix: Washington DC, Medicine, Health

Thu Jul 24, 2014

BoardBuzz

Twitter town hall on Common Core implementation on July 24

Now that New York, the District of Columbia, and others are tapping the brakes on their implementation of CCSS, school district officials have additional time to reflect, regroup, and discuss their plans for implementation of these standards.

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Insight News

Payday lender ACE Cash Express fined $10 million

For the second time in as many years, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has fined a major payday lender.

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Related Topix: Washington DC, Missouri, Jay Nixon, US Governors

City Paper

The Needle: Florida Man

I think the president must be spending too much time in Colorado because you would have to be high to think that Congress or anyone else is going to support making the District of Columbia the 51st state."

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