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2 hrs ago | Sydney Morning Herald
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
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.
4 hrs ago | News Max
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.
4 hrs ago | Crescent-News.com
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 | TBD.com
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.
9 hrs ago | City Paper
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.
9 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington
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, 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.
14 hrs ago | Camden Chronicle Independent
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 .
18 hrs ago | AME Info
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 08:17 pm
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