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Obama nominates Richard Mills for US Ambassador to Armenia

YEREVAN, July 11. /ARKA/. US president Barak Obama proposed the candidacy of Richard M. Mills, Jr. as his pick to become the US Ambassador to Armenia, asbarez.com reports.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Bloomberg

U.S. Seeks to Mend German Relations After Spy Expelled

President Barack Obama 's administration lavished praise on its partnership with Germany while sidestepping specifics of espionage allegations that led to the expulsion of the top American intelligence officer in Berlin.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Germany, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Angela Merkel

The Washington Post

Most with college STEM degrees go to work in other fields

People with bachelor's degrees in science, technology, engineering and math are more likely than other college graduates to have a job, but most of them don't work in STEM occupations, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released Thursday.

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The Washington Post

Overprotecting public-employee pensions, from the Reason Foundation

The Contract Clause, which prohibits states from making laws impairing the obligation of contracts, is commonly used to challenge state and local public pension reform efforts.

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Related Topix: University of Houston, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Samuel Alito, University of Pennsylvania

Cape Gazette

John A. Nammack, the Jazz Man

John Austin Nammack, 86, of Lewes, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 6, 2014, surrounded by his beloved wife and children.

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National Review Online

July 10, 2014

MSNBC fill-in host and Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson is no fan of calling for a president's ouster .

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The Washington Post

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It doesn't sound likely in a city known for its transience. But linguists at Georgetown University, who have been studying the way people speak as part of the Language and Communication in Washington DC project , have identified certain words and some other features of speech common among communities who have lived in DC for a long time - ... (more)

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Tri-cityherald.com

Academics predict long wait for immigration overhaul

"If this crisis gets prolonged … I think that's a threat for immigration reform, not even in the short term but in the next few years," said Karthick Ramakrishnan, associate professor of political science at the University of California-Riverside.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

US News & World Report

Congress to Renew Decade-Old Workforce Development Legislation

A teenager fills out an application at a job fair in New York City. Congress is expected to send a workforce development bill to President Barack Obama that aims to tackle youth and adult unemployment.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Virginia Foxx, Republican, US House of Representatives, Eric Cantor, George Miller, Democrat

The Washington Post

Is there a D.C. dialect?

Sometimes, accents speak louder than words. Just ask the Georgetown University researchers who have been studying the way people here in Washington speak.

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Related Topix: Washington, DC, Georgetown (Washington, DC), Columbia Heights (Washington, DC), African-American, Entertainment

Mission Local

Strangers No More, One Cup of Tea at a Time

A new endeavor called Tea With Strangers hopes to change the way strangers interact.

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The Washington Post

How worried should U.S. policymakers be about nuclear blackmail?

A military truck carries a Sejil medium-range missile past a large portrait of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei This is the third contribution in our mini - symposium on what policymakers can learn from recent academic research into nuclear weapons.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

AME Info

Prince Alwaleed hosts Ramadan's first lecture at Kingdom Resort

HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company , and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation, hosted Ramadan's first lecture at Kingdom Resort in Riyadh on Monday 7th July 2014.The main highlight of the event was a lecture presented by Sheikh Dr. Abdallah Bin Bayyah, under the ... (more)

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The Daily Republic

Police chief, top probation officer, superintendent will travel to Washington, D.C.

Police Chief Walt Tibbet, Solano County Chief Probation Officer Chris Hanson and Fairfield-Suisun School District Superintendent Kris Corey will attend a Sept.

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PhysOrg Weblog

Growing old with HIV: Age-related diseases are bigger problem for African American women

For African American women in their 50's and 60's, self-managing their HIV as they age is proving to be less of a challenge than dealing with age-related diseases such as diabetes or hypertension and socioeconomic and emotional aspects of aging, as described in a study published in AIDS Patient Care and STDs .

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Detroit, MI

Business Journal

Bid farewell to Capitol Riverfront's St. Matthew's Baptist, Crossfit Petworth coming soon

Gallery at Capitol Riverfront apartment project. On Monday, we reported a related permit for excavation, sheeting and shoring.

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Chronicle.com

How a Class That Graduated in the Early Days of the Recession Has Fared Since

The Class of 2008 graduated from college in the early months of the Great Recession.

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National Journal

Hobby Lobby and the Rush Limbaugh Effect

It's one of the quirks of the conversation around contraception that hardly anyone recalls what Sandra Fluke was actually saying in the testimony that catapulted her to national attention.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Editorial: Great teachers challenge students

During the course of Kansas' annual legislative sessions, much is said and written about public education that has little to do with what transpires in the classroom, where education happens when skilled teachers and children with inquiring minds come together.

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Related Topix: Shawnee County, KS, Opinion

New Scientist

Simple blood test gives early warning of Alzheimer's

Abdul Hye at King's College London and his colleagues have identified 10 proteins in blood that can predict who will develop Alzheimer's disease a year after having mild memory problems.

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