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Woman Charged in Murder of D.C. Lawyer Pleads Guilty

The woman charged with killing Washington lawyer David Messerschmitt during a planned robbery at a downtown hotel in February, pleaded guilty Thursday in District of Columbia Superior Court to second-degree murder. Prosecutors will seek a prison sentence between 18 and 25 years.       

$187-Million Fraud Case Should Send a Message About Charity Integrity

Last week's government action charging four cancer charities with $187-million in fraud was unprecedented: The Federal Trade Commission, 50 states, and the District of Columbia for the first time ever made a concerted push to prosecute...Show More Summary

Nebraska Legislature Overrides Governor, Outlaws Death Penalty

yesterdayNews : Newsweek: US

The legislature of Nebraska has, by a vote of 30-19, overridden a veto by Governor Pete Ricketts and abolished the death penalty in the state. Nebraska will join 18 other states and the District of Columbia in outlawing the practice....Show More Summary

Going Out Guide for the District of Columbia, May 28-June 3, 2015.

THU 28“Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology” Props from the four-film series, costumes and behind-the-scenes tidbits function as lead-ins for information about the history of archaeology, major discoveries and the people who keep digging even though they don’t have a theme song of their own. Show More Summary

The current unemployment rate in each state

The Bureau of Labor Statistics just released the April unemployment rates for the states and Washington, DC. Nebraska had the lowest unemployment rate, at just 2.5%, while the District of Columbia had the highest rate at 7.5%. Even though...Show More Summary


2 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

At 10 a.m. tomorrow morning, Judge Rosemary M. Collyer of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia will hear argument on the motion to dismiss filed by the defendants in U.S. House of Representatives v. Burwell, et al., No. 1:14-cv-01967 (D.D.C.). The defendants are the Departments of Health and Human Services and Treasury, […]

BLS: Twenty-Three States had Unemployment Rate Decreases in April

From the BLS: Regional and State Employment and Unemployment SummaryRegional and state unemployment rates were little changed in April. Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia had unemployment rate decreases from March, 11 states had increases, and 16 states had no change, the U.S. Show More Summary

Report: D.C. Police Failed To Identify Themselves In Hundreds Of Cases

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- The District of Columbia's Office of Police Complaints issued a scathing report this week on how officers with the Metropolitan Police Department continually fail to identify themselves to citizens. Since 2006, the office...Show More Summary

Oregon Becomes Fourth Jurisdiction to Protect LGBT Kids from Conversion Therapy

NCLR and HRC applaud Oregon Gov. Kate Brown for signing House Bill 2307 into law, making Oregon the fourth jurisdiction—behind California, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia—to protect LGBT youth from the dangers of conversion therapy.

House Votes To Lift Ban On Capitol Hill Sledding

WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) - The House of Representatives has voted to lift a ban on sledding on the U.S. Capitol grounds, freeing the area for one of Washington's winter delights, the District of Columbia's congresswoman said. The legislation passed by the House of Representative urges the U.S. Show More Summary

Judge says D.C.’s Gun Laws are Unconstitutional

Again, the District of Columbia’s gun laws are ruled unconstitutional. This time, it’s the law regarding concealed carry.

Going Out Guide for the District of Columbia, May 21-27, 2015.

THU 21“Boardwalk Empire: Behind the Scenes of the HBO Series” Show creator Terence Winter screens video clips and discusses its creation with actors Gretchen Mol and Edward McGinty Jr., visual effects supervisor Lesley Robson-Foster, author Nelson Johnson and others. Show More Summary

Judge strikes down DC’s “good reason” gun law

According to Fox News, U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. called unconstitutional the District of Columbia’s requirement that an applicant for a permit to carry a concealed weapon must have a “good reason” in order to qualify for the 2d Amendment right. “For all intents and purposes, this requirement makes it impossible for the […]

FTC Accuses Cancer Charities Of Stealing Nearly $200 Million

The Federal Trade Commission, along with officials from every state in the country and the District of Columbia, announced on Tuesday that they were filing charges alleging that four cancer charities misled donors and stole nearly $200 million. In a complaint filed in the U.S. Show More Summary

Urban Farmers Say It’s Time They Got Their Own Research Farms

The University of the District of Columbia is the one land-grant university in the U.S. with an urban focus. It's fostering studies on growing food in raised beds, hoop houses and shipping containers.

'Sham' cancer charities stole $187 million in donations, government says

All 50 states and the District of Columbia have joined the Federal Trade Commission in a fraud lawsuit accusing four cancer charities of ripping off consumers to the tune of $187 million in donations, officials announced Tuesday.

4 Cancer Charities Accused Of Swindling Donors Out Of $187 Million

Federal regulators, state officials and prosecutors and law enforcement officers from all 50 states and the District of Columbia partnered up to charge four cancer charities and their operators for running a scheme to swindle consumers out of $187 million in charitable donations. According to the Federal Trade Commission, Cancer Fund of America, Inc. Show More Summary

U.S. Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton represents the District of Columbia.

When Are You Going to Get Married?

The Wall Street Journal today reports a policy shift that I had predicted and recommended 20 years ago. Rachel Emma Silverman writes: Amid a push that has made same-sex marriage legal in 37 states and the District of Columbia, some employers are telling gay workers they must wed in order to maintain health-care coverage for their partners. Show More Summary

Washington D.C. Family Killed In Fire Investigated As Homicide

WASHINGTON (AP) — A corporate executive, his wife, their 10-year-old son and a housekeeper were slain inside a multimillion-dollar northwest Washington home that was set on fire, District of Columbia police said Friday while offering...Show More Summary

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