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The Latest State to Try to Ban Foreign Law in Courts

In what some call an effort to demonize the Islamic faith, all but 16 states have recently considered banning their courts from taking foreign, international or religious law into account.

8th Republican State Expands Medicaid

Pennsylvania got some of the conservative changes it asked for, but the plan approved by the federal government contains a number of departures.

States Where Government Aid Goes the Furthest

Two new studies question federal funding formulas for public assistance. Are some states getting shortchanged?

 

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Amount it cost Arlington, Va., to buy a new Macbook Air for every freshman in three of the county's high schools. The district aims to provide every student with a laptop by 2017.
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September 2, 2014
 
Facing Climate Change, Cities Come to the Rescue

Lacking substantial state or federal support, local governments throughout the country are using natural disasters as a way to get their infrastructure, personnel and budgets better prepared for the next. Plus: Read the rest of the September issue online.

 

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