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9 min ago | 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

6 hrs ago | 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

10 hrs ago | 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

14 hrs ago | 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

18 hrs ago | 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

Casual Hoya

Highlights and Hoya legends from the Thompson Center groundbreaking ceremony

Georgetown University officially broke ground on the John R. Thompson Jr. Intercollegiate Athletics Center this morning and several legendary Hoyas were on hand to help celebrate. The Thompson Center finally broke ground today and the best of Georgetown's past and hopefully it's future were on hand.


Related Topix: Sports, NCAA Sports, Georgetown University NCAA


'Star Wars' goes to college with new clothing line

Show off both your Star Wars and school pride with a new line of shirts, caps and accessories featuring Darth Vader, Yoda, Stormtroopers and more. College students can now show their allegiance to both their school and "Star Wars" with a new line of clothes and accessories available at retailers Kohls and Old Navy, as well as participating campus stores nationwide.


Related Topix: United States Air Force Academy, Air Force Academy, CO, Texas A&M University, The Citadel, Boston College

Russia Taday

'No country can legally invade another country without the UN approval'

The US can't lead a coalition against ISIS in Syria as attacking a sovereign state without the cooperation of its government and UN approval is a violation of international law, Professor Daoud Khairallah from Georgetown University told RT. RT: The US State Department claims that the US President as the Commander-in-Chief is the guardian of the US constitution, and therefore, has the right to protect the American people, even if it involves directly striking on Syria without permission.


Related Topix: Opinion

Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Washington Post

Record donations to colleges, universities in D.C., Md., Va.

The University of Maryland plans to announce Friday that it has received the largest donation in its history, a $31 million gift from Brendan Iribe, a highly successful 35-year-old high-tech entrepreneur who dropped out of U-Md. during his freshman year in the late 1990s.


Related Topix: George Washington University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Virginia, California Institute of Technology, Georgetown (Washington, DC)


UT Arlington Ph.D. student recognized for human rights writing

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has honored a UT Arlington College of Science Ph.D. student with a first place award for his unique essay on the intersection of science and human rights. Wasiu Adedapo Lawal was among 53 students from 11 countries to enter the first student essay competition from the Science and Human Rights Coalition of the AAAS.


Related Topix: University of Texas at Arlington, Techno, Friend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Ethnic, American University

One Day University comes to students in Philadelphia

Bonnie Blank is about 40 years older than a traditional college student, but she hasn't stopped going to class. One Day University is an adult education program, offered throughout the country, that recruits top university professors to lecture at single-day learning opportunities.


Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, Swarthmore College, American University, University of Pennsylvania, Brown University

The Economist

Istanbul: City lights

Midnight at the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul. By Charles King. W.W. Norton; 476 pages; $27.95.



Family Income, Kids' Age Moderate Effects of Parental Separation

Children of separated parents in high- as opposed to low-income families are more likely to experience problems, according to a new study in the journal Child Development . And going from a single-parent family into a stepparent family improved children's behavior in higher-income families, but not in lower-income families.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, University of Chicago


Uninsured Children Yet To Benefit From New Health Care Law

The Affordable Care Act has yet to make a dent in the number of uninsured children in the country, according to a new report from the Urban Institute. In its study, conducted in partnership with the Center for Children and Families at Georgetown University, the Urban Institute said that the rate of uninsured people under the age of 18 has remained at about 7 percent for the last several years, thanks in part to previous coverage expansions under Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program .


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health Insurance, Medicaid, Health, Health Care Policy, Texas

Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Washington Post

The new politics of foreign policy

Over the last decade, Americans' views on foreign policy have swung sharply from support for intervention to a profound mistrust of any military engagement overseas. Over the same period, political debates on foreign affairs have been bitter and polarized, defined by the question of whether the invasion of Iraq was a proper use of the nation's power or a catastrophic mistake.


Related Topix: George Bush, Opinion

Mental Help Net

Parents' Divorce May Hit Higher-Income Kids Harder

When their parents split up, children in higher-income families -- but not those in lower-earning homes -- are more likely to develop behavior problems, a new study suggests. Children's age at the time their parents separate also influences their risk for problems such as aggression or defiance, the researchers found.


Related Topix: Kids, Family