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Trump election fraud commission bought Texas election data flagging Hispanic voters

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:18:33 GMT

President Donald Trump's voting commission asked every state and the District of Columbia for detailed voter registration data, but in Texas's case it took an additional step: It asked to see Texas records that identify all voters with Hispanic surnames, newly released documents show.




New Mexico student, 9, unknowingly shares pot-laced candy with friends at school

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 22:42:25 GMT

The candies the girl distributed to friends at school were laced with THC, which is the chemical responsible for how marijuana affects the brain. A 9-year-old student in New Mexico gave fellow students gummies - only to realize later they were not ordinary candies.




The Washington D.C. City Government Does Not Participate In The Shutdown

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 15:54:01 GMT

When the federal government partially shut down in 1995, the local city government closed recreation centers and suspended trash collection while then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich seethed over having having to sit in the back of Air Force One. WASHINGTON - When the federal government partially shut down in 1995, the local city government closed recreation centers and suspended trash collection while then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich seethed over having having to sit in the back of Air Force One .




New report on nation's science & technology investment has mixed results for Michigan

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 02:23:33 GMT

The National Science Foundation report says the U.S. remains the global leader in science and technology, with China making significant gains. France Cordova is the director of the National Science Foundation.




Maryland Becomes Ninth State to Enact Paid Sick Leave

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 21:40:25 GMT

Maryland became the ninth state, along with the District of Columbia, to enact paid sick leave after the Maryland Senate and House of Delegates voted on January 12 to override Maryland Governor Larry Hogan's May 25, 2017, veto of the Healthy Working Families Act . [1] The Act is currently scheduled to take effect on February 11, 2018, 30 days following the veto's override.




Mega Millions results for 01/19/18; $55M jackpot up for grabs

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:14:54 GMT

That means the drawing on Tuesday Jan. 23 will be worth $63 million with a cash option of $38 million. While there was no grand prize winner, one ticket sold in California matched all five white numbers to win $1 million.




Fredric Russell Mance Jr Tracey Ambeau Hanson Andrew Hanson Citizens...

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:27:59 GMT

FREDRIC RUSSELL MANCE, JR.; TRACEY AMBEAU HANSON; ANDREW HANSON; CITIZENS COMMITTEE FOR THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS, Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. JEFFERSON B. SESSIONS, III, U. S. ATTORNEY GENERAL; THOMAS E. BRANDON, Acting Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Defendants-Appellants.




Northern Mariana Islands 'opt-in' decision gives FirstNet clean sweep of states and territories

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:53:17 GMT

Northern Mariana Islands Gov. Ralph DeLeon Guerrero Torres announces that he has accepted the nationwide public-safety broadband network deployment plan offered by FirstNet and AT&T, meaning all 56 states and territories in the U.S. have made an "opt-in" decision. Northern Mariana Islands Gov. Ralph DeLeon Guerrero Torres today announced that he has accepted the nationwide public-safety broadband network deployment plan offered by "Today, Gov. Torres made history," FirstNet CEO Mike Poth said in a prepared statement.




Medical Records Production Company Sues to Prohibit Enforcement of...

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 03:31:57 GMT

On January 8, 2018, CIOX Health, LLC filed a complaint challenging two HHS policies limiting whether and how much a HIPAA covered entity can charge for providing copies of medical records. According to the lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the HHS policies run counter to "the plain language" of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act.




Washington vows to stay open if government shuts down

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:54:40 GMT

District of Columbia officials are vowing not to let the looming shutdown of the federal government affect the city's normal functions, with local departments picking up the slack for shuttered federal agencies. At a Friday press conference, with the shutdown due to start at midnight, Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser announced, "Shutdown or no shutdown - D.C. is open."




Religion Is No Excuse For Bigotry

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:20:13 GMT

The Trump Administration has announced the creation of a new "conscience and religious freedom" division within the Department of Health and Human Services that will have the effect of fostering further discrimination against women, transgender individuals and others seeking full access to health care. This dangerous move upends the core principles of medical care-the Hippocratic Oath that tells physicians, "first, do no harm," and opens the door to medical care bigotry.




Charges dropped for 129 anti-Trump protest defendants

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:26:41 GMT

Protesters and journalists scramble as stun grenades are deployed by police during an anti-Trump protest on Inauguration Day [Bryan Woolston/Reuters] The US government will submit a motion to dismiss indictments for 129 of the 188 remaining Inauguration Day defendants, leaving 59 facing felony charges that could land them behind bars for decades. "The government will be filing motions to dismiss without prejudice the indictment against the other remaining 129 defendants," William Miller, public information officer for the US Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia, said in a press statement provided to Al Jazeera by email.




Call For Nationwide Boycott On ISO Certified Companies Overseen By China-led IAF

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:51:58 GMT

Let's put America first. People don't like to use the term of America first, but we're going to make America great again by putting America first."




Judge orders US not to transfer American accused of fighting for ISIS

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 04:23:16 GMT

A federal judge ruled Thursday that the US Defense Department must refrain from transferring a US citizen accused of fighting for ISIS and detained as an "enemy combatant" in Iraq to the custody of a third country until Tuesday. The American Civil Liberties Union, which represents the unnamed individual, filed a motion with the court earlier this month asking that the man not be transferred from US government custody until the court has ruled on his petition for habeas corpus, which challenges the legality of his detention by the US government.




Surveillance Summaries: Disparities in Preconception Health...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:41:53 GMT

Disparities in Preconception Health Indicators - Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2013-2015, and Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, 2013-2014 Cheryl Robbins, PhD1; Sheree L. Boulet, DrPH1; Isabel Morgan, MSPH1; Denise V. D'Angelo, MPH1; Lauren B. Zapata, PhD1,2; Brian Morrow, MA1; Andrea Sharma, PhD1,2; Charlan D. Kroelinger, PhD1 Problem/Condition: Preconception health is a broad term that encompasses the overall health of nonpregnant women during their reproductive years . Improvement of both birth outcomes and the woman's health occurs when preconception health is optimized.




DC: Red Line Derailment Doesn't Mean WMATA Improvement Has Gone Off the Tracks

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:01:47 GMT

Jan. 17--In many cities, grumbling about the weather is a safe conversation starter. In Washington, D.C., beleaguered Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority , has come to fill a similar role.




Experts Weigh in on Safe Cannabis Consumption

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:03:33 GMT

The legal has landed. Adult Vermonters will soon be allowed to smoke pot at home with as much impunity as they can crack a beer or sip a Chardonnay.