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7 hrs ago | US News & World Report

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Greatest Hits

Ruth Bader Ginsburg may be considered the most likely to retire of the Supreme Court Justices, but she's still the queen of the dissent.


Related Topix: US News, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Washington College, John G. Roberts

15 hrs ago | Deseret News

Obama to tap rabbi, religious freedom veteran, for ambassador spot

Rabbi David Saperstein, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, USA; speaks during the session "Forum Debate: Religion and Politics" at the annual meeting 2013 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 25, 2013.


Related Topix: Religion, Judaism, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Cornell University

16 hrs ago | Dear Kitty

Most US voters stay away from primaries

"More than half the states to hold primary elections so far have seen record-low turnouts, according to a nonpartisan survey of voter rolls released Monday.


Mon Jul 28, 2014

Capitol Hill: Why Do African Americans Tend to Bike Less?

Michael Andersen blogs for The Green Lane Project , a PeopleForBikes program that helps U.S. cities build better bike lanes to create low-stress streets.


Related Topix: African-American

African Affairs

'I am here until development comes': Displacement, demolitions, and...

Carl LeVan thanks American University for an International Faculty Travel Award, and discloses that he made financial donations to one of the HTAs mentioned here.


Related Topix: Trinidad (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Washington D.C. Travel, Johns Hopkins University, Nigeria Travel, Africa Travel

Grist Magazine

New report expounds on old problem: lack of diversity in green groups

President John F. Kennedy once told an audience of American University grads, "We can help make the world safe for diversity.


Related Topix: African-American, University of Minnesota

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Martinsburg Journal

Sarah A. Thompson

She was born Jan. 19, 1967, to Karen and Jerry Thompson, in Harvey, Illinois. Three years later, following Karen's death, Jerry moved the family to Shepherdstown and met and married Anne Person - Sarah's new mother.


Related Topix: Shepherdstown, WV, Dickinson College, Home Gardening, Home, Martinsburg, WV, Berkeley County, WV


Do we absorb digital reading?

For more than 80 years, reading in print has been as natural for me as breathing.


Real Bollywood

Posting pals' 'drunk passed-out snaps' new rage on Twitter

Melbourne, July 26: A new craze has recently taken over Twitter world, where students post snaps of each other passed out while drunk, on the "pass-out pages".


Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Wall Street Journal

Poll Data Show Little Gap Between Democrats and Liberals

Dante Chinni writes Politics Counts as a regular Capital Journal feature. Mr. Chinni is the director of the American Communities Project at American University , which examines different types of communities across the U.S. After spending most of the primary season analyzing Republican and conservative voters, let's take a look at the Democrats and ... (more)


Related Topix: US News, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, US Governors, Martin O'Malley

War Is A Crime

On August 9 in DC: An Evening for a World Beyond War

An Evening for a World Beyond War Saturday August 9, 2014 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Busboys and Poets 5th and K Streets NW Washington, D.C. Speakers: Jeff Bachman , Professorial Lecturer in Human Rights and the Co-Director of the Ethics, Peace and Global Affairs program at the School of International Service at American University.


Related Topix: University of Virginia, US News, Liberal Political News

The Washington Post

Video of the destruction of the Tomb of Jonah, also known as the Mosque of Jonah, by the Islamic State.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Columbia University

Thu Jul 24, 2014

High School Aides at F.M. Kirby Children's Center Head to College

The F.M. Kirby Children's Center will miss 11 student aides as they head off to college in the fall.


Related Topix: Madison, NJ, Family, Kids, University of Delaware, Bucknell University, Davidson College

The Wall Street Journal

Where Child Migrant Surge Could Hit Home

Allisen Stephens, 4, holds a sign at a vigil in support of refugee children and their families in Murrieta, California July 9, 2014.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Scalise, Nebraska

Wed Jul 23, 2014


Report Shows Mid-Term Voting In NC Was Up

A new report from the Center for the Study of the American Electorate at American University, shows NC is one of only a few states where voting participation was not down compared to the 2010 mid-term elections.


Related Topix: Pitt County, NC


Targeting the brain to treat obesity

Unlocking the secrets to better treating the pernicious disorders of obesity and dementia reside in the brain, according to a paper from American University's Center for Behavioral Neuroscience.


Related Topix: Medicine, Dementia, Health

The Arizona Republic

Council hopeful Beydler promotes businesses

Chandler council hopeful Beydler promotes businesses, schools Chandler City Council candidate Jon Beydler plans to focus on businesses and schools if he is elected.


Related Topix: Chandler, AZ, Fountain Hills, AZ, Scottsdale, AZ

AME Info

Joint Scientific Paper by Masdar Institute and Mit wins Ieee Eda Best Paper Award for 2014

ITWORX Education named 2014 Worldwide Public Sector Partner of the Year for Education at the 2014 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference Microsoft Corp. today announced that ITWORX Education has been named2014 Worldwide Public Sector Partner of the Year for Education at the Microsoft Partner Awards, underlining the company's powerful impact in the ... (more)


Related Topix: New York University, Texas A&M University

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Al Bawaba

AUB Libraries joins US libraries to create a digital library of over 100,000 Arabic volumes

Along with New York University Libraries and its partners, the AUB libraries will create the Arabic Collections Online project, a major digitization project funded by New York University Abu Dhabi.


Related Topix: Libraries, New York University, World News, Middle East, Lebanon

The Black River News

Woman's Club of Morristown Awards Scholarships to MHS Seniors

The Woman's Club of Morristown awarded three $1,000 scholarships to members of Morristown High School's Class of 2014.


Related Topix: Morristown, NJ, The College of New Jersey, Morris Plains, NJ, Rutgers University