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Sentencing guidelines under scrutiny in Senate

WASHINGTON — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday implored Senate colleagues to support a sweeping overhaul of federal sentencing guidelines, saying they disproportionately affect minorities and are reminiscent of Jim Crow laws. “There is no justice here,” said the libertarian ...

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Wage bill affecting Wal-Mart dies in D.C.

WASHINGTON — An effort to require Wal-Mart and other large retailers to pay their employees a “living wage” of at least $12.50 an hour met its end Tuesday when the D.C. Council failed to override Mayor Vincent Gray’s veto. The ...

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D.C. court sees increase in marriage applications

WASHINGTON — The D.C. Superior Court says it is adding a second marriage ceremony room and boosting marriage bureau staffing to accommodate an increase in applications believed to be the result of a gay marriage ruling by the Supreme Court ...

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Gun applications up in Md. ahead of start of law

ANNAPOLIS — Gun purchase applications in Maryland are up ahead of the start of a gun control measure that gives Maryland some of the nation’s tightest gun laws. The Washington Times reported state police received 85,141 gun-purchase applications this year ...

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