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Budget Deal Allows D.C. To Offer Internet Gambling

The District of Columbia is becoming the first U.S. jurisdiction to allow Internet gambling. The city is moving ahead of traditional gaming meccas.

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Maryland In-State Tuition Bill For Illegal Immigrants In Jeopardy

In Maryland, a bill that would allow illegal aliens to receive in-state tuition at state colleges seems unlikely to pass on the final day of the General Assembly's yearly session.

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Transgender Anti-Discrimination Bill Pushed Back To Committee

A bill in Maryland that would have protected transgendered individuals from housing and employment discrimination has been killed for this year.

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D.C. Mayor, Council Members Arrested In Protest Over Budget

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and several members of the City Council were arrested for civil disobedience after taking part in a protest Monday on Capitol Hill to voice their opposition to the budget deal reached by Congress.

City officials say Washington was used as a pawn in last week's budget bargaining, with new restrictions part of the price of a deal.

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Former Gray Chief of Staff Testifies At Hearing on Hiring Practices

There were conflicting testimonies, no-show witnesses and Sulaimon Brown storming out of the Wilson Building. After another day of hearings on the hiring practices of the Gray administration, there are still many questions.

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Power Breakfast: Different Views On The Federal Government Shutdown

From Capitol News Connection:

The pressure is on with less than 24 hours before the Friday midnight deadline for budget negotiations. If Congress fails to reach a consensus by then the nation will undergo a federal government shutdown.