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4 hrs ago | 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.


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

8 hrs ago | 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.


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

12 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, University of Pennsylvania

14 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Sports

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)


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Ramadan, World News, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Religion, Islam, Harvard University

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.


Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Washington D.C. Travel, Solano County, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Fairfield, CA

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 .


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.


Related Topix: CrossFit, Fitness

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.


Related Topix: Michigan State University

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.


Related Topix: Rush Limbaugh

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.


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.


Related Topix: Alzheimer's

Sramana Mitra on Strategy

2U Making Online Education Possible

In a report by Docebo, the worldwide market for self-paced E-Learning market, which was worth $35.6 billion in 2011, is projected to grow 7.6% over the five year period to be worth $51.5 billion by 2016 .


Related Topix: Hanover, MD, University of Southern California, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, UC Berkeley

Denver Post

Copper health plans have cheaper premiums, but offer "false promise of affordability"

Coverage on the health insurance marketplaces now is divided into five types of plans that require different levels of cost-sharing by consumers.


Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Healthcare Law, Law

Sun Jul 06, 2014


St. Paul: St. Thomas union vote goes forward

Part-time and nontenured instructors at the University of St. Thomas are moving ahead with a union vote despite pleas from some colleagues who want more time to consider the long-term impact.


Related Topix: Stillwater, MN, Hamline University, Macalester College, Northeastern University, St. Paul, MN

National Review Online

D'Souza Warns: Hillary Is Not Bill

Filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza and Georgetown University professor of sociology Michael Eric Dyson argued Sunday over Hillary Clinton's connection to Saul Alinsky, with D'Souza saying Clinton is steeped in Alinsky's ideas and Dyson saying she barely retained any of the radical leftwing theorist's ideas.


Related Topix: Bill Clinton, History in the News

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Albany Times Union

A Startling Number Of Millennials Are Overqualified For Their Jobs

A college degree used to be a near guarantee you'd be able to secure a good-paying job that made use of your education.


Stars and Stripes

What is a caliphate? News puts focus on ancient institution

When the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant announced Sunday that it was changing its name and reviving the caliphate, the news lit up the Internet and headlined news reports around the world.


Related Topix: Religion, Islam, Iraq, UMass Lowell


Diana Hobby, wife of William P. Hobby Jr., dies at age 83

Former Lt. Gov. Bill Hobby is the honoree at the second HATS OFF benefit for Houston Community College.


Related Topix: Texas, Houston, TX, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Rice University

Fri Jul 04, 2014


Study demands more research for PTSD

After a four-year study commissioned by Congress, the Institute of Medicine in Washington, D.C., concluded that there are many programs addressing post-traumatic stress disorder, but no one can tell how effective they are.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Acupuncture