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3 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Fairfax City police chief Rick Rappoport to retire, join Amtrak police

Fairfax City police Chief Richard J. Rappoport, retiring after more than 13 years in the city to become a deputy chief of the Amtrak Police.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

National Center for Policy Analysis

Allowing Foreign Airlines in U.S. Markets

The United States would benefit from allowing foreign airlines to complete in the American market, says Kenneth Button, a professor in the School of Public Policy at George Mason University.

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Daily Kos

Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy

Thanks to a $3.6 million gift from Manuel H. Johnson, the BB&T Charitable Foundation, and the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation , the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy was founded in 2010.

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Related Topix: Troy, AL, Troy University, US News, Liberal Political News

The Washington Post

Voting with your feet and the meaning of Passover

This week is Passover. The holiday has multiple meanings. But one particularly significant one is that it celebrates voting with your feet as a tool for escaping oppression.

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Related Topix: Stanford University

Fairfax Times

Musician Peter Buffett brings concert, conversation to GMU

On Wednesday, Peter Buffett will host his “Life is What You Make It” concert and conversation at George Mason University's Harris Theatre in Fairfax.

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Related Topix: Warren Buffett, Entertainment

OCLC Research

Go behind the scenes with Dan Cohen to learn more about the...

View the video or download the slides from the recent Inside the Digital Public Library of America OCLC Research Distinguished Seminar Series presentation in which DPLA Executive Founding Director Dan Cohen explains how the DPLA was created, how it functions as a portal and platform, what the staff is currently working on, and what's to come for ... (more)

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Related Topix: Libraries, Dublin, OH

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Independent.ie

Can religion help lower the risk of death by suicide?

Increasingly in mental health research, the focus is on not what makes us ill, but what prevents us becoming ill.

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Related Topix: Resilience, Depression, Health

TCPalm

Students from around the globe take part in immersive humanitarian training at IRSC

Students participating in the humanitarian aid training are being instructed on proper procedures for responding to a simulated I.E.D. attack.

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Related Topix: American University, Georgetown University, Elmira College, George Washington University

Roll Call

HOH: Future Civic Leaders Fosters Youth Participation in Government

Public figures, members of Congress and other Washingtonians gathered recently to celebrate five years of Future Civic Leaders, an organization that fosters political engagement among high school students.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Donald Payne, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Leonard Lance, Republican, Michael Michaud, Representative Jared Polis

Chronicle.com

Volume 60, Issue 31: April 18, 2014

With a lofty nest on 24-hour video watch, the Georgia campus landed a worldwide audience.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Mississippi State University, University of Connecticut

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Chronicle.com

A Provost's Advice as He Retires: Never Lose Touch With Teaching

Peter N. Stearns , who is 78, will retire this summer as provost of George Mason University, after more than 14 years in the role.

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Examiner.com

Worst five states for 'freedom' indicators voted for Obama in 2012

Mercatus Center at George Mason University latest edition of " Freedom in the 50 States" released Friday indicates Democratic "blue states" are the least free.

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Related Topix: Illinois, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News

The News Journal

Engagement: Tara Jean Crumb & John Clarke Lemay

The future bride graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor's degree in economics and political science.

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Related Topix: Greeley, CO, Colorado State University, Broomfield, CO

Sat Apr 12, 2014

TwinCities

Hunger growing among college students, schools find

When Paul Vaughn, an economics major, was in his third year at George Mason University, he decided to save money by moving off campus.

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Related Topix: University of Oregon, Western Oregon University, Michigan State University

Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Miami Herald

DC Beware: Stephen Colbert is coming for you

Stephen Colbert is known for tearing apart politicians with an acerbic, unforgiving wit – a trademark that strikes fear in the heart of many a public official.

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Related Topix: US News, George Bush, W.

The Jersey Journal

Megan Looby and Steven Gallen, 2002 Delaware Valley High School grads, are married

The bride is the daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Looby of Pittstown and the bridegroom is the son of Rory and Diane Gallen of Milford.

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Related Topix: Irvine, CA

The Washington Post

Community college-university pipeline eases higher-ed route

Almost a graduate of George Mason University , Aida Arias Reyes has faced so many barriers on the way to donning her cap and gown that she practically defines what it means to be a disadvantaged student.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Virginia, Saint Mary's College of Maryland, Washington & Lee University, Lee University

University of Maryland Terrapins

Six University of Maryland student-athletes have been named Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars, announced by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

Fairfax Times

Musician Peter Buffett brings concert, conversation to GMU

On Wednesday, Peter Buffett will host his “Life is What You Make It” concert and conversation at George Mason University's Harris Theatre in Fairfax.

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Related Topix: Warren Buffett, Entertainment

Washington Times

Golden Hammer: Pentagon paid too much for Humvee repairs

Like any frustrated motorist gouged on repair bills, taxpayers have had to shell out $26.3 million too much to fix the Pentagon 's fleet of Humvees, the military's watchdog said.

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Related Topix: South Bend, IN

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