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Mrs. Bush's literacy efforts were major

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:04:12 GMT

She was the second woman in U.S. history to be both a wife and a mother of a U.S. president, following in Abigail Adams' footsteps. And at the age of 92, she was still very much in love with her husband of 72 years, George H.W. Bush - the longest marriage of any presidential couple in U.S. history.




NY Gov. Cuomo orders voting rights restored for all parolees updated

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:31:47 GMT

New York state is restoring the voting rights of 35,000 parolees under an executive order from Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The governor issued the directive on Wednesday, adding New York to a list of 14 states and the District of Columbia that allow people to vote once they have served their sentence.




This Is the Most Profitable Point in the History of the $10 Billion Marijuana Industry

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:08:22 GMT

Ahead of the national holiday for cannabis enthusiasts, April 20, we wanted cannabis investors to know about the history of marijuana . That's because we're entering the most profitable point in the controversial plant's history, and knowing the history of the cannabis industry means you know which companies are developing truly innovative solutions.




Mega Millions results for 04/17/18; jackpot worth $67M

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:44:58 GMT

The Mega Millions is inching its way toward $100 million as once again there was no winner of the $67 millions jackpot for the drawing held on Tuesday, Apr. 17. That means the drawing on Friday, Apr. 20 will be worth $80 million with a cash option of $47 million. There were 170,329 tickets sold that won at least $4 in the drawing.




House Ethics was ready to rule against Blake Farenthold right before he resigned: Report

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:39:25 GMT

The House Ethics Committee was planning to rule against Rep. Blake Farenthold in its investigation into the sexual harassment allegations against the Texas Republican just before he announced his immediate resignation earlier this month, according to a new report. According to the office of Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., the committee informed him that it was preparing to rule against him, prompting his resignation, the Huffington Post reports .




School Owner Pleads Guilty to $2 Million Bribery Scheme Involving VA...

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 06:41:31 GMT

The owner of Atius Technology Institute , a privately owned, non-accredited school specializing in information technology courses, pleaded guilty today to bribing a public official at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in exchange for the public official's facilitation of over $2 million in payments that were supposed to be dedicated to providing vocational training for military veterans with service-connected disabilities. Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department's Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu for the District of Columbia made the announcement.




DC public schools failed on residency requirement, missed on thousands in tuition: report

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 04:21:41 GMT

A report finds that D.C. schools have failed to properly check the residency of all students entering public and charter schools, and have failed to collect full tuition from nearly all nonresident students. The 28-page report from D.C. Inspector General Daniel Lucas released Tuesday found that the school system and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education, which oversees public and charter schools, lack the means for verifying student residency.




U.S. Seeks to Send American ISIS Suspect to Another Country's Custody

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 23:18:53 GMT

The United States military intends to transfer an American citizen who has been detained in Iraq for more than seven months to the custody of another country in several days, the Justice Department told a judge on Tuesday. But the man, whose name has not been made public, does not want to go to that country and intends to fight the proposed transfer in court, according to his lead lawyer, Jonathan Hafetz of the American Civil Liberties Union.




Letting Kids Vote Is An Idea So Stupid Not Even Your Drunk Uncle Would Support It

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:08:45 GMT

The District of Columbia might give people under the age of 18 the right to vote, and that is incredibly dumb. Washington, D.C. could become the first jurisdiction in the country to allow 16-year-olds to vote in federal elections, including the presidential election, if a bill before the city council is enacted.




DC Police Officers Now Receiving Critical Race Theory Training

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:08:44 GMT

The Washington, D.C., mayor announced a new initiative earlier in April aimed at teaching law enforcement officers critical race theory to improve community relations. The 10-hour program includes taking D.C. police officers to the National Museum of African American History and Culture so they can better understand the history of the relationship between officers and the black community, CNN reported Tuesday .




Feds want court to toss lawsuit to end Atlantic monument

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:39:01 GMT

The federal government wants a judge to dismiss a lawsuit from fishermen trying to eliminate former President Barack Obama's Atlantic Ocean monument. The fishing groups sued to challenge the 2016 creation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument.




It's Tax Deadline Day

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:09:13 GMT

Today is the tax deadline.Taxpayers got two extra days because April 15 landed on a Sunday, then Monday was Emacipation Day, a legal holiday in the District of Columbia.




ZIPS Dry Cleaners Is On The Road To Growth

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:33:52 GMT

ZIPS Dry Cleaners, known for its revolutionary one-day, one price business model, is hitting the road to strategic growth on the fast track to disrupting the industry as a national brand. If there is not a ZIPS near you, just wait.




New alliance for medical aid in dying legislation

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 05:45:53 GMT

The groups Compassion & Choices, the local and national chapters of Death with Dignity, and End of Life Choices New York, formed the alliance. Right now, only five states plus the District of Columbia have death with dignity laws.




New York emergency preparedness better than U.S. average

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 05:45:52 GMT

New York leads 90% of the U.S. when it comes to being ready for emergencies, according to the National Health Security Preparedness Index. The annual tool, out Tuesday for its fifth year, measures states' capacity to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies that pose health risks.




Drug Testing

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 05:45:51 GMT

The libertarian position on the drug war is simple, radical, and consistent. As I said in my lecture on " Christianity, Libertarianism, and the Drug War ": There should be no laws at any level of government for any reason regarding the buying, selling, growing, processing, transporting, manufacturing, advertising, using, or possessing of any drug for any reason.




School Nurses May Soon Be Able to Administer Pot in Colorado

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 03:25:22 GMT

Eight states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for recreational use . In almost all those states, the user must be an adult, over the age of 18. And while most of us are OK with adults having a joint like they would a cigarette or a beer, we might be taken aback by school nurses giving students weed.