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CDC: 30 States Plus D.C. Have Requested Help with Possible Ebola Cases

Thirty states plus the District of Columbia have sought the Center for Disease Control's help identifying potential cases of Ebola. The map above is based on a list of those states provided to Breitbart News Thursday by the CDC. TheShow More Summary

Ex-India PM immune from some claims of Sikh genocide: U.S. judge

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is immune from claims that he supported the genocide of Sikhs during his decade leading the country, a federal judge has ruled. District Judge James Boasberg in the District of Columbia said...Show More Summary

Court: Key Environmental Law Doesn't Apply to Part of Enbridge Keystone XL "Clone"

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog A U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled that Enbridge's 600-mile-long Flanagan South Pipeline, a Keystone XL "clone," is legally cleared to proceed opening for business in October. Approved by the U.S. Show More Summary

Map Of Most-Stolen Car Models In Each State Shows Car Thieves Need More Variety

Car thieves either don’t have much imagination or they don’t have much to choose from when selecting which vehicles to boost. A look at the most-stolen cars in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia shows surprisingly little variety in terms of cars being swiped. According to data from the National Insurance Crime Bureau, Honda Accords, … [More]

James Brady's Death a Homicide, but Will John Hinckley Be Charged?

Former Reagan press secretary James Brady's death earlier this month has been ruled a homicide by the District of Columbia medical examiner, apparently based on his being shot in 1981 by John Hinckley Jr. Hinckley was trying to assassinate President Reagan but failed; instead, he wounded both Reagan and Brady,......

States See 1998 Tobacco Settlement Money Go Up in Smoke

Myper/Shutterstock The 1998 settlement between major cigarette companies and various governments was supposed to provide massive payouts in perpetuity to 46 states, five territories and the District of Columbia. Instead, nine states, three territories and D.C. Show More Summary

The man who fought D.C.’s gun laws

To legal scholars, the case that promises to end the District’s ban on carrying handguns in public is known as Palmer v. District of Columbia. Tom G. Palmer himself is hardly an abstraction, however. A Oxford-trained, libertarian political ethicist who has lived in the city for more than two decades, Palmer tells The Washington Post’s Spencer […]

Retirement of John Dean, First African-American Tax Court Judge

John F. Dean has retired after twenty years as a Special Trial judge on the U.S. Tax Court. He was the first African-American Judge on the Tax Court. b. Washington, District of Columbia. Graduated, B.S., Michigan State University, 1970; Columbus School of Law; J.D., Catholic University of America, 1975; M.L.T.,...

Death of former White House press secretary James Brady a homicide: medical examiner

The death of former White House press secretary James Brady was ruled a homicide, according to the District of Columbia medical examiner. Brady, who took a bullet to the head during the 1981 assassination attempt on President Reagan, died Monday at age 73.

Virginia has the nation's fastest Internet connection

Congratulations, Virginia: You have the world's fastest Internet connection! The southern state's average speed of 13.7 megabits per second topped all other states in the Union (including the District of Columbia), according to cloud services provider Broadview Networks. Show More Summary

Washington D.C. Hates New Pizza App Because The District Isn’t In Virginia

Everyone dreams of the day they can simply push a button and a pizza will magically appear on their doorstep, unless of course, they happen to be residents of the District of Columbia. In what is now starting to sound like a broken record, the inhabitants of D.C. are once again being shutout because their fine city simply isn’t recognized.… [More]

Marion Berry Scolds Reporter: ‘You Don’t Know A Damn Thing’ About D.C.

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

Unsurprisingly, Marion Berry, the former District of Columbia mayor known for his whoring hobbies and crack proclivities, doesn't pay his parking tickets. But investigative reporter Emily Miller confronted him the other day and asked him why, exactly, he...

We’re so cool 

That’s it, folks. We can stop now. The two-decade-long transformation of the District of Columbia is now complete: Forbes magazine has declared that D.C. is America’s coolest city. So, pack up the small-plates restaurants. Paint over the bike lanes. Show More Summary

Can Congress Get Stoned?

2 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

The District of Columbia just added an initiative that would legalize marijuana to the November 4 ballot. So will lawmakers be able to toke legally if it passes? A green investigation.

Pot Legalization Will Be on Ballot in Washington, D.C.

The District of Columbia moved one step closer Wednesday to potentially legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes, following in the footsteps of states Colorado and Washington.

D.C. marijuana legalization measure set for November ballot

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The District of Columbia Board of Elections ruled Wednesday that Initiative 71, a measure that would legalize marijuana in Washington, has enough valid signatures to appear on November’s ballot.

Washington, D.C. residents to vote in November on whether to legalize pot

District of Columbia residents will vote in November on whether to legalize marijuana, setting up another possible fight with Congress over drug laws in the nation’s capital.

D.C. voters will decide pot legalization issue on Nov. 4

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An initiative to legalize marijuana possession in the District of Columbia was cleared on Wednesday for a Nov. 4 vote in the U.S. capital, an election board spokeswoman said. Dr. Malik Burnett, District...Show More Summary

Jacob Sullum on Prosecutors Who Love Mandatory Minimums

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

In 1996, when he was the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, Eric Holder urged the D.C. Council o reinstate mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenses, which it had abolished in 1994. Two decades later, as an attorney...Show More Summary

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