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5 hrs ago | SFGate

Americans' liberties in the balance

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., center, joined by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., left, speaks to reporters after Senate Republicans derailed President Barack Obama's selection of Georgetown University law professor Cornelia Pillard to fill one of three vacancies on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ... (more)


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Dianne Feinstein, Barack Obama, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, Opinion

15 hrs ago |

Sex education should start sooner, study finds

To significantly decrease unwanted pregnancies, unsafe abortions, maternal deaths and sexually transmitted diseases globally, we should start talking to boys and girls about their sexual and reproductive health as young as age 10, says a new study out of Georgetown University.


Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Human Sexuality, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Health

Thu Jul 31, 2014

CBS Local

Grief-Stricken Parents Of Murdered USC Student Speak Out

Xinran Ji , 25, was found dead July 24 morning in his fourth-floor unit at the City Park apartments in the 200 block of West 30th Street after he was attacked on his way home from a study group.


Christianity Today

No Such Thing as 'Other People's Problems'

In his speech, he complained about America's "radically shriveled sense of we." The author of "Bowling Alone," the famous 1995 essay on the decline of social capital - our connection to each other through activities and institutions - Putnam converted to Judaism in part because of its strong sense of community.


Related Topix: Kids, Family


1968: Civil rights, women's movement forged

Editor's note: Donna Brazile, a CNN contributor and a Democratic strategist, is vice chairwoman for voter registration and participation at the Democratic National Committee.


Related Topix: Drugs, Food and Drug Administration, Opinion

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Bronxville Daily Voice

Happy Birthday To Bronxville's John Quinlan Kelly

Kelly, a New York City attorney specializing in high-profile wrongful death cases, was born July 31, 1953, in Evanston, Ill.


Related Topix: Bronxville, NY, Suffolk University

The New "Space Race" for Civil Society and Democracy

Egyptian activists accused of working for outlawed non-governmental organizations stand trial in Cairo in February 2014 .



Scrutinizing NSF research

While there's no single path to a career investigating scientific misconduct, Manka says a background in any scientific field is helpful in preparing for the work.


Related Topix: University of North Alabama, Fairfield, CA

Tue Jul 29, 2014

WUSA-TV Washington

Teen goes from homeless shelter to Georgetown

A few months ago, we told you about an 18-year-old girl, Rashema Melson, who was living with her family in a homeless shelter Teen goes from homeless shelter to Georgetown WASHINGTON -- A few months ago, we told you about an 18-year-old girl, Rashema Melson, who was living with her family in a homeless shelter Check out this story on ... (more)


Related Topix: Washington, DC, Georgetown (Washington, DC), Anacostia (Washington, DC)

The Atlantic

What Makes Someone a Refugee?

Nearly seven in 10 Americans see children crossing the border as "refugees" rather than "illegal immigrants."


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, Family, Kids, US Politics

US News & World Report

Law Schools With the Highest LSAT Scores

The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in specific areas.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Northwestern University, Stanford University, Valparaiso University

Mon Jul 28, 2014

DFW Catholic

Expert: Religious freedom pick will fail without resources

Washington D.C., Jul 28, 2014 / 05:28 pm .- While welcoming the proposal for a new global religious freedom ambassador after a nine-month vacancy, one expert warned that adequate resources must be given for the position to be effective.


Related Topix: Religion, Judaism

Business Wire

AssureStart Appoints Sheryl Medeiros as General Counsel

AssureStart sells business property and general liability insurance to small businesses on the Internet.


Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, Mortgage, Berkeley, CA, UC Berkeley


Syria Writer Elizabeth OBagy, Cited by Kerry, McCain, Fired for Ph.D. Lie

This story was originally reported on 09/12/2013 by CNN. For the full article please visit CNN .


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, John McCain, Republican

Business Journal

New Georgetown University partnership focuses on rural entrepreneurs

Georgetown University announced a new partnership last week with the American Farm Bureau Federation to launch the Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge, according to In The Capital.


Daniel Pipes

How Islamic Are Muslims?

Scheherazade S. Rehman and Hossein Askari of Georgetown University provide an answer in a 2010 article, " How Islamic are Islamic Countries? " In it, they establish the Islamic teachings and then calculate how well these are applied in 208 countries and territories.


Related Topix: Conservative Political News, US News

Sun Jul 27, 2014

State Department

Young African Leaders Town Hall With President Obama

Young African Leaders Town Hall with President Obama Open Press Coverage. Press Entrance: West Lobby Glass Doors The town hall will be streamed live at /live .


Cape Gazette

Jose Antonio Pando, MD, will present insight on the Evolution of...

Jose Antonio Pando, MD, will present insight on the Evolution of Incan Spirituality at the Summer Spirituality Series from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, July 31. The weekly presentations are held in the Parish Hall of St. Peter's Episcopal Church at 211 Mulberry St. in Lewes.


Related Topix: Lewes, DE, World News, Peru, Yale University

The Washington Post

Traversing two D.C.s, from Dunbar High to Georgetown U.

When Johnathon Carrington makes a trip home to visit his mother or get what he considers a decent haircut, the Georgetown University student takes a G2 Metrobus that carries him four miles east across a divide that separates the city where he goes to school from the city where he grew up.


Related Topix: Georgetown (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, Violent Crime

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Washington Times

Democratic House bios for Michigan's 11th District

TOP ISSUE AND PLAN TO ADDRESS IT: I am a strong advocate for making health care accessible and affordable for every American.


Related Topix: Dearborn Heights, MI, Michigan State University