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Despite Decriminalization, D.C. Colleges Maintain Strict Policies On Marijuana

Despite a law decriminalizing marijuana possession in D.C., the thousands of college students in the city won't be catching a break if they're caught with pot.
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U.S. Appeals Courts Issue Conflicting Decisions On Obamacare Subsidies

One panel threw out subsidies in the 36 states that did not set up their own insurance exchanges. Another said the IRS rule that set them up was legal.
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Bitter Chocolate: Global Cocoa Price Hikes Hit Local Chocolatiers

Local chocolatiers are facing pressure as global cocoa prices have jumped, with some absorbing the costs and others passing them along to customers.
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Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Closure Of 15 D.C. Schools

A federal judge has ruled that the closure of 15 D.C. public schools over the last two years did not violate federal non-discrimination laws.
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Transportation Secretaries Past And Present Sign Open Letter To Congress

Congress keeps kicking the transportation funding plan down the road, which has prompted a group of 11 former federal transportation secretaries along with Secretary Anthony Foxx, to call for long-term investment in infrastructure.

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Biden: Loved By The Left, But With Limits

At the annual conference known as Netroots Nation, the vice president received a warm embrace from progressive activists. But that doesn't mean they want him to run for president in 2016.
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Obama To Sign Order Barring LGBT Discrimination Among Federal Contractors

An executive order expected to be issued today barring workplace discrimination against LGBT workers will not offer a religious exemption for federal contractors.

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GOP Marks Dodd-Frank's 4th Birthday With Calls For Repeal

It's been four years since Dodd-Frank Act was signed into law. On the anniversary of this sweeping overhaul of financial regulations, Republicans have released a report that argues the law falls short on one of its main tasks.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 22

This weekend you can see two classic operas about sex, jealousy and drama or sit down for a children’s theater performance that takes a lighter look at love.

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Judge Says Students, Staff Can Block Corcoran Partition

A judge ruled on Monday that seven current students and one faculty member have standing to challenge the partition of the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

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Two Chicken Megafarms Proposed In Delaware

Delaware is already a big state for the poultry industry, but proposals for two new megafarms could take things to the next level.

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Watchdog Group Says EPA Could Be Underestimating Bay Pollution

An absence of monitoring along Eastern Shore rivers makes it impossible to check the runoff from Maryland poultry farms, according to the Environmental Integrity Project.