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  1. Adorable Hand-Drawn Flip-Book Documents Couple's Long-Distance Love StoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 4 | Switched

    Wayne Brandes of Virginia tied the knot with his wife Rachel in January. As a belated wedding present, he gave her an adorable custom flip-book that illustrated their love story, which began online and then turned into a long-distance relationship for three years.


  2. Doubling Down with Bloomberg Philanthropies to Replace Coal with Clean EnergyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2015 | Switched

    Today, I had the honor of standing with Michael Bloomberg and dozens of Sierra Club volunteers, staff, and supporters in Washington, DC, to announce a new round of investment by Bloomberg Philanthropies in the work of the Beyond Coal Campaign . With this new support of $30 million over three years, we plan to double down on our past success and secure replacement of half the nation's coal plants with clean energy by 2017.


  3. Michelle Obama And First Family Looked Exceptionally Stylish On Easter Sunday. Obvi.Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2015 | Switched

    There are so many reasons why we love Easter Sunday, one of them being that we get to see the first family together and all dressed up. The Obamas looked exceptionally stylish today to attend Easter service at Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia.


  4. This App Tells You When Uber Is Cheaper Than A Yellow CabRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | Switched

    Sam Landa, 15, uses the Uber app on his cell phone to take an Uber car to his weekly ballet class with the Washington Ballet in Northwest Washington, D.C., from his family home in Alexandria, Virginia, Feb. 27, 2015. Getting around New York City is expensive .


  5. Utah Students With Special Needs Make A Stunning Prom King And QueenRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2015 | Switched

    Dustin Johnson and Jebbah Kamara, two special needs students at Murray High School in Utah, were crowned prom king and prom queen. "It's beautiful.


  6. Oregon High School Takes On Week-Long 'Survivor' Competition, We All WinRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2015 | Switched

    On Jan. 29, Oregon City High School kicked off its own version of "Survivor." Twelve high school seniors participated, and they weren't allowed to leave the school for a full week.


  7. Here's What High School Students Say About Obama's State Of The Union AddressRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | Switched

    These public high school students are not yet old enough to vote, but they had a lot to say about President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. Students at Hayfield Secondary School in Alexandria, Virginia, have been asked for the past few years by AP government teachers Ken Halla and Doug Zywiol to tweet their feedback to the president's annual State of the Union address.


  8. No Charges Against John Hinckley In Death Of James BradyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 2, 2015 | Switched

    Federal prosecutors will not charge John Hinckley Jr. in the death of former White House press secretary James Brady, even though a medical examiner ruled his death a homicide. Brady was shot in the head during an assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan in 1981.


  9. White House Issues Guidelines For Education Of Incarcerated Students With DisabilitesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2014 | Switched

    The Education Department is issuing new guidance on how juvenile detention facilities must ensure students with disabilities are provided with special education protections. The federal government is putting prisons on notice, reminding them that incarcerated students with disabilities are legally entitled to the same rights and protections granted to students with disabilities in public school settings.


  10. This 17-Year-Old Has Given 45 African Girls An Education By Selling HeadbandsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2014 | Switched

    About five years ago, Mary Grace Henry of Harrison, New York, asked for a sewing machine for her birthday. She wanted to design and sell headbands to pay for just one African girl's schooling.


  11. Harvard And UNC Sued Over Race-Based Admission PoliciesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | Switched

    Lawsuits filed Monday against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill argue that affirmative action policies should be banned at colleges across the nation. The federal suits allege Harvard and UNC rely on race-based affirmative action policies that impact admissions of high-achieving white and Asian American students.


  12. Former NYC Chancellor Of Education Joel Klein Describes How To Best Reform America's Education SystemRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | Switched

    Former New York City chancellor of education Joel Klein says the U.S. school system needs a serious makeover, and he has some strong opinions about how it should be done. In a HuffPost Live interview on Monday, Klein shared his thoughts on the best ways to reform education, starting with the perception of teaching as a profession.


  13. Jason Heap, Humanist Chaplain, Files Lawsuit Against U.S. Navy Faces For DiscriminationRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2014 | Switched

    WASHINGTON The Oxford-educated man who unsuccessfully sought to be the Navy's first humanist chaplain is suing the Pentagon, claiming unconstitutional discrimination. Jason Heap is certified as a humanist celebrant by the Humanist Society, which joined in the suit and is challenging both the U.S. Navy and the Department of Defense for not recognizing the group as an endorser of chaplain candidates.


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