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…a Jerusalem Post story about D.C. paramedic Steven Chasin, one of several FEMS employees suing the city because city regulations forbid them to have beards. The dispute’s decades old; in 1994, this paper wrote about a similar dispute dating back to 1980. The issue rekindled in 1997, when the department issued a no-beards rule on safety grounds, saying bears interfered with safety equipment. A federal judge initially struck down the rule, but it’s still winding through the courts.
UPDATE, 3:17 P.M.: Bah, OK: hat tip to Ryan Grim of the Drudgico…I mean, the Politico!