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  • Mother of dying, disabled boy continues fight to opt-out of standardized testing

    Last night, I spent time with Ethan Rediske - an 11-year-old-boy who, doctors say, is in the final days of his life. His lungs are filling with fluid. The only noise he makes is an occasional moan. His parents can do little more than comfort him....
  • Actress Julie Harris dies at 87; Tony-winning Broadway star

    Julie Harris, the delicate yet steely grande dame of the stage whose performances earned her a record five Tony Awards and 10 Tony nominations, died Saturday. She was 87. Harris died of congestive heart failure at her home in West Chatham, Mass.,...
  • 'Enforce the law? Who, us?'

    'Enforce the law? Who, us?'
    Despite having authority to regulate airline fees on international tickets, the U.S. Department of Transportation decided on Nov. 6, 2012 not to enforce its statutory requirement. This decision was in response to a formal July 2, 2012 complaint by...
  • Edward Snowden's weasel ways

    Granting Edward Snowden clemency, as many have urged, would send a terrible message to other potential whistle-blowers. Yes, he may have sparked an important national privacy debate, but he did so through reprehensible actions that harmed national...
  • Treasury's Lael Brainard is reportedly considered for Fed board seat

    Treasury's Lael Brainard is reportedly considered for Fed board seat
    WASHINGTON -- With the Federal Reserve Board facing the potential departure of all its women members, President Obama reportedly is considering nominating a top female Treasury official, Lael Brainard, to fill one of the seats. Brainard, the...
  • France: A bookish haven for Americans in Paris

    PARIS — Charles Trueheart, the director of the American Library in Paris, picked through the shelves in his office and withdrew a surprisingly well-preserved June 1922 edition of the long-gone literary magazine the Smart Set. The cover touted a...
  • The tea party grows up

    Ever since a wave of conservative insurgents arrived in Washington after the congressional election of 2010, Congress has careened from one tea party-inspired fiscal crisis to another, from the debt-ceiling showdown of 2011 to last year's 16-day...
  • 'Battle is not over' after a close Virginia governor's race

    'Battle is not over' after a close Virginia governor's race
    Virginia Democrats spent much of Tuesday night biting their nails with the governor’s race too close to call -- despite recent polls showing their nominee with a commanding lead. It was nearly 11 p.m. when Terry McAuliffe took the podium to...
  • The best job search engines for finding your ideal position

    Brazen Careerist The days of finding good job listings in the "help wanted" sections of newspapers are waning. Now, online job search engines will likely be your key to finding a new place of employment. But in the age of digital information overload,...
  • Historic parking garage tied to Watergate to be demolished

    Historic parking garage tied to Watergate to be demolished
    WASHINGTON -- If walls could talk, even some of Washington’s most inconspicuous buildings would have juicy tales of political history to share. But one — the Rosslyn, Va., parking garage where Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward met his...
  • Chinese magnate says he wants to buy New York Times

    A spotlight-loving Chinese business mogul said Tuesday that he wanted to expand his empire into media by purchasing the New York Times. Chen Guangbiao, who made his fortune recycling material from torn-down buildings, said he plans to discuss the...