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Archive: November 8, 2009 - November 14, 2009

D.C. Council vs. the Catholic Church

The D.C. Council is considering a law forbidding discrimination against those in gay marriages. The law would apply to all groups that have contracts with the District, including Catholic Charities, one of the city's largest social services providers. The Archdiocese...

By Jodi Westrick | November 13, 2009; 4:00 PM ET | Comments (104)

Riggleman right for the Nats?

Ending their search for a manager right where it began, the Washington Nationals on Wednesday named Jim Riggleman, their interim manager since July, to the full-time post, according to two sources familiar with the deliberations. The terms were not immediately...

By Jodi Westrick | November 12, 2009; 10:04 AM ET | Comments (5)

Anti-abortion disclaimers

A regulation proposed by Montgomery County officials Tuesday would require pregnancy centers run by abortion opponents to give women a disclaimer so they don't mistake the centers for medical clinics and so they understand the source of the information given...

By Jodi Westrick | November 11, 2009; 11:51 AM ET | Comments (2)

Is the EPA shooting itself in the foot?

Trying to impose new accountability measures in the failing effort to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, the Obama administration is considering an odd-sounding threat. Stop missing deadlines for cleaning up polluted waterways, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would tell states...

By Jodi Westrick | November 10, 2009; 11:20 AM ET | Comments (6)

Execution set for John Allen Muhammad

The Supreme Court Monday denied John Allen Muhammad's request to stay his execution, clearing the way for Virginia to put to death the man who terrorized the Washington region as the Beltway Sniper. Justices John Paul Stevens, Ruth Bader Ginsburg...

By Jodi Westrick | November 9, 2009; 12:56 PM ET | Comments (12)

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