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McDonnell To Deliver GOP Address, Health Care Law In Mind

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Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell says Republicans thought it would be instructive to hear from McDonnell about how the health care law is affecting individual states. McDonnell -- who is also the vice president of the Republican Governors Association -- says President Obama's administration has often ignored the impact the law is having on state governments.

McDonnell opposed the health care law, and Virginia is continuing to challenge it in court. In December a federal judge ruled in favor of the Commonwealth's argument that Congress overstepped its bounds by passing an individual insurance mandate.

The U.S. Justice Department is appealing the decision, and Virginia's attorney general is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to expedite review of the case.

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'Mirror Test' Reflects On The Consequences Of The Wars In Iraq And Afghanistan

While serving as a State Department adviser in Iraq and Afghanistan, J. Kael Weston instigated a military mission that resulted the death of 31 service members. His memoir revisits the tragedy of war.
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D.C.'s Public Schools Select New Lunch Providers

D.C. Public Schools is abandoning longtime school food provider Chartwells in the wake of allegations of poor food quality and fraud and moving forward with new vendors for 2016. But, questions remain about the selection process and future oversight.

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Creating A D.C. State Constitution

We explore the historic process of crafting a constitution for D.C. statehood nearly three decades after the last attempt, and find out how drafters are preparing for the June constitutional convention.

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In A Lawsuit, New York Accuses Domino's Pizza Of Wage Theft

It's the latest chapter in a long campaign against wage theft by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. His office has already recovered millions of dollars in wages for low-income workers.

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