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2 hrs ago | Sydney Morning Herald

The A-to-Z of coming first

Were you always called last. Does your surname start with X, Y or Z? Don't be hasty with financial decision-making.


3 hrs ago | Switched

Divorce Hits Children In Higher-Income Families The Hardest, Study Says

As the divorce rate began to rise in the 1960s and level off in the early 1980s , the face of American families underwent major reconstruction, leaving individuals and psychologists alike wondering: How are the children faring? The new research , which came out of Georgetown University and the University of Chicago, suggests that parental separation or divorce only significantly impacts the behavior of children in high-income families, not children in moderate- and low-income families. The study used data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth , a survey conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics beginning in 1979, to look at how children reacted over time to divorce, separation and other changes in family structure.


Related Topix: University of Chicago

4 hrs ago | News Max

Ex-WH Staffer: Fire Teacher for Bush-Hitler Assignment

The Washington, D.C. public school teacher who instructed a sixth-grade class to write a paper comparing President George W. Bush and Adolf Hitler should be fired immediately, a Bush White House staffer told Newsmax TV on Monday. "I don't care if you're Republican, Democrat - whoever you are, comparing a U.S. president to Adolf Hitler is unacceptable, and that teacher needs to go now," Bradley Blakeman, a Georgetown University professor of politics and public policy, told "MidPoint" host Ed Berliner.


Related Topix: George Bush, W., US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Family, Kids

4 hrs ago |

Brains of kidney donors seem built for generosity

As if giving a perfectly good kidney to a total stranger wasn't enough of a distinction, it turns out that extreme altruists have bigger brains and are better than the rest of us at reading signs of distress in facial expressions.


7 hrs ago |

Georgetown student pleads guilty to possession of ricin in his dorm room

WASHINGTON Daniel Milzman, a 19-year-old Georgetown University student, pleaded guilty in D.C. court Monday in accordance with a plea agreement to charges of illegally possessing a lethal amount of ricin in his dorm room. The charges could earn Milzman anywhere from one to two years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.


Related Topix: Georgetown (Washington, DC), Criminal Defense Law, Law

9 hrs ago | City Paper

You Don't Have to Be an Art School to Have a Great Gallery

Now that the Corcoran College of Art + Design only exists under the auspices of George Washington University, D.C. has essentially lost its most highly acclaimed art school. But contemporary art, student work, and historic artifacts remain on view at local universities you might not associate with cutting-edge gallery work or museum exhibitions.


Related Topix: George Washington University, American University, Howard University

9 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington

Georgetown student who made ricin pleads guilty

The Georgetown University sophomore who made ricin in his dorm room in March has pleaded guilty to a federal offense. Dan Milzman, 19, who was partly inspired by the HBO series "Breaking Bad," pled guilty to a charge of unregistered possession of a biological substance.


10 hrs ago | The Advocate

Tommy Boggs, influential lobbyist dies; son of Congresswoman Boggs

Tommy Boggs, the son of New Orleans U.S. Reps. Thomas Hale Boggs and Lindy Boggs and powerful Washington lobbyist , died of heart attack, his law firm Patton Boggs LLP confirmed Monday.


Related Topix: New Orleans, LA

14 hrs ago | Camden Chronicle Independent

Kids in wealthier families more apt to misbehave if paren...

Kids in high-income families are more likely to misbehave when their parents split up than kids in poorer families, according to new research in the journal Child Development. Kids in high-income families are more likely to misbehave when their parents split up than kids in poorer families, according to new research in the journal Child Development .


Related Topix: Kids, Family, University of Chicago

18 hrs ago | AME Info

Over 120 volunteers to educate migrant workers through ROTA'S Adult Literacy Program

Reach Out To Asia's Adult English Literacy Program has been launched again this year in collaboration with the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar, Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar,Northwestern University in Qatar, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, as well as the Public Works Authority . The program, which is sponsored by Qatar Petroleum, enables migrant workers to take a break from their daily duties and acquire language skills that can help them achieve their personal goals and improve their opportunities in life.The initiative enables the migrant workers to develop their ability to effectively communicate at a basic level in English in their daily activities.


Related Topix: Carnegie Mellon University, Northwestern University

22 hrs ago |

Proposal to Offer Job-Friendly English Ph.D. Draws Criticism

In the 1990s, efforts at Georgetown University to start a doctorate in English fell apart because of concerns about the dim employment prospects for graduates. Today those job worries have only worsened, but the English department is now set to offer a new Ph.D., one that it says has career preparation at its core.


Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Washington Post

How Congress should debate the Islamic State strategy

There was a moment in the last quarter-century when the Congress of the United States made the nation proud. It did so across all its usual lines of division: Republican and Democratic, conservative and liberal, hawk and dove.


Related Topix: US News, George Bush, Blog News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Steny Hoyer, Opinion

Martinsburg Journal

Builder ranked as top contractor

The rankings were compiled by Engineering News Record magazine, a leading publication in the building industry. ENR's Mid-Atlantic region covers Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.


Related Topix: Virginia, Augusta County, VA, Shenandoah University

Deseret News

Top colleges that take rich and poor kids

This is a photo of the Harvard University Radcliffe Quadrangle. All data in this slideshow is based on the College Access Index published by The Upshot.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Harvard University, Iowa

Courier News

Engagement: Jessica Monico & Justin Scheid

Jessica and Justin are 2004 graduates of Pope John XXIII High School in Sparta. Jessica is a 2008 cum laude graduate from Lafayette College with a BA degree in Mathematics and Economics.


Related Topix: Succasunna, NJ, Sparta, NJ, Lafayette College, Rutgers University

American Thinker

John Esposito Takes 'Islam' Out of ISIS

"He's the head apologist," read a note passed to this reporter from a liberal friend during Georgetown University professor John Esposito 's August 28 address on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria at Washington, D.C.'s National Press Club. The Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding founding director reiterated his hackneyed arguments, long dominant in academia and government, that Islamic radicals' depredations stem from societal ills, not Islamic doctrine.


Related Topix: Georgetown (Washington, DC)

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Deseret News

Kids in wealthier families are more apt to misbehave if their parents split up

Kids in high-income families are more likely to misbehave when their parents split up than kids in poorer families, according to new research in the journal Child Development . Researchers also noted that when the children were being raised by a single parent and then moved into a step-family situation, the wealthier kids' behaviors improved.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, University of Chicago

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Voice of America

US Reconstruction of Afghanistan Most Expensive in US History

Washington's Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction said the U.S. has provided more than $104 billion to rebuild Afghanistan -- more money than the United States has spent on reconstruction for any one country in history. But John Sopko said despite the massive investment, corruption and the narcotics trade are flourishing, and Afghanistan is unable to pay for and maintain projects the U.S. has started.


Related Topix: Prison

The Ebola Possibility That Virologists Are 'Afraid to Say'

It is daunting enough that more than 2,200 people have died in West Africa in the current Ebola outbreak and health care workers are still struggling to get a handle on containing the viral disease, but an expert says there's something more that "we're afraid to say about Ebola." This photo provided by Dr. Dan Lucey, of the Georgetown University Medical Center, shows a session he supervised to train local health workers how to properly put on and take off equipment to protect against the Ebola virus.


Related Topix: Infectious Diseases, Medicine, University of Minnesota, Genetics, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

WPTV Local News

Obama's ISIS plan generates a barrage of words

SEPTEMBER 10: U.S. President Barack Obama, seen through an Oval Office window, speaks on the phone with King Abdallah Abd al Aziz of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the White House on September 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama will deliver a speech on the Islamic State to the nation this evening.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, World News, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Terrorism, George Bush