| Feb 5, 2014
| 7:54 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama today nominated four Floridians to serve as U.S. district judges in the state.
Two of the nominees, Judge Beth Bloom and Judge Darrin P. Gayles, were picked for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 3:06 PM
In a surprise announcement, the financially troubled Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington has entered into an agreement to be taken over by the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University. The deal, announced on Wednesday, would mark the...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 12:30 PM
I am thankful that Melani McAlister, an associate professor at George Washington University, is brave enough to write about the attempt to stifle the American Studies Association ("Maryland bills would stifle academic freedom," Feb. 12).
Those of us who...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 12:10 PM
Bills before the Maryland Senate and House would prevent the use of public college and university funds to support scholarly involvement in academic organizations that have voted to boycott Israel. The legislation is a serious threat to academic freedom,...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 1:34 PM
The governor's office sent out a list of new appointments this afternoon. Nothing stands out as controversial or particularly newsy, but there are some important positions.
Full list pasted from the governor's press release below. Malbon is Hampton...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:32 PM
As American children play team sports in greater numbers and with growing intensity, their risk of getting a concussion has grown but the science of preventing, diagnosing and treating this increasingly frequent brain injury remains maddeningly...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 12:41 PM
Amiri Baraka died Thursday after weeks of failing health, a family spokeperson confirmed. He was 79.
A playwright, poet, critic and activist, Baraka was one of the most prominent and controversial African American voices in the world of American...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Enrolling in a community college has always been a favorable way for students to combat the rising cost of education. But a program expanding nationally this year could make the potential payoff even better.
American Honors is an innovative, two-year-old...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 6:02 PM
Guess how many Americans correctly answered this basic financial question: Is the stock of a single company usually safer than a mutual fund?
A) 100% B) 80% C) 60% D) None of the above.
The right answer is D. Barely 1 in 2 people knew that a single...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 10:11 PM
Could the oldest profession be losing its customers?
Fewer men say they have ever paid for sex — or been paid for it — than a few decades ago, according to a nationally representative survey. But scholars and activists are divided over...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 7:10 AM
USC is taking over the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, bringing more than 15,000 works of Asian art dating from ancient times to today under the university's control, along with the nearly 90-year-old replica of a Chinese palace that houses the museum....