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  • Baltimore agency slow to hold officials accountable

    Baltimore agency slow to hold officials accountable
    In speeches and documents, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake continues to brag about CitiStat, the data-driven agency that has helped guide policy in Baltimore for the past 15 years. Her budget praises CitiStat's power to cut government costs — and...
  • Mammal March Madness is beloved animal version of NCAA championship

     Mammal March Madness is beloved animal version of NCAA championship
    The brackets have been filled out; the fans are psyched; the competitors are pawing at the ground. Or, in the case of the pygmy marmoset, climbing down from the trees. Will the dwarf mongoose beat the dormouse? Can the giant bushy-tailed cloud rat...
  • Deborah Borda to take four-month sabbatical from L.A. Philharmonic

    Deborah Borda to take four-month sabbatical from L.A. Philharmonic
    Deborah Borda will take a four-month sabbatical from her role as president and chief executive of the Los Angeles Philharmonic so that she can assume a residency at the Harvard Kennedy School  at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.  Borda's...
  • Debate team competes at Harvard

    Debate team competes at Harvard
    The Miramar High School debate team recently competed at Harvard University, an impressive feat for a program that has swelled from five to nearly 200 members in the past few years. While the Patriots didn't place at the 41st annual Harvard National...
  • For Asian Americans, a changing landscape on college admissions

    For Asian Americans, a changing landscape on college admissions
    In a windowless classroom at an Arcadia tutoring center, parents crammed into child-sized desks and dug through their pockets and purses for pens as Ann Lee launches a PowerPoint presentation. Her primer on college admissions begins with the basics:...
  • Michael Franti concert helps fight juvenile diabetes

    Michael Franti concert helps fight juvenile diabetes
    The Event: Some 438 friends and supporters flocked to funky Metro Chicago on Jan. 29 to help raise money for Friends United for Juvenile Diabetes Research. Their good deed was rewarded with an acoustic concert by composer/musician, Michael Franti. Known...
  • Youth theater troupe tackles tough issues at middle school

    Youth theater troupe tackles tough issues at middle school
    A local theater troupe visited Northlake Middle School Monday to help students with tough topics like intolerance, youth suicide, bullying, alcohol and drug abuse, abusive relationships and negative self-image. The troupe, called Messages Which Are...
  • Obesity Raises Heart Attack Risk

    Obesity raises the chance of heart attack regardless of whether a person has the cluster of cardiovascular risk factors known as metabolic syndrome, according to a recent study that challenges previous beliefs. Metabolic syndrome, a condition that...
  • No Child Left Behind and testing help hold schools accountable

    No Child Left Behind and testing help hold schools accountable
    The controversial education law known as No Child Left Behind is up for reauthorization, and amid the nuances under debate one question stands out: Will pressures from the left and right force the federal government to abandon its annual, statewide...
  • Man soliciting for Islamic State charity reported at Harvard

    Harvard University police are investigating reports that a man came to the university's Kennedy School of Government to solicit donations for a charity connected to the Islamic State. Kennedy School spokesman Doug Gavel said in a statement Friday that...
  • Van Hollen tells supporters he will run for Senate

    Van Hollen tells supporters he will run for Senate
    Hoping to clear a potentially crowded field of Democratic primary opponents, Rep. Chris Van Hollen on Wednesday became the first candidate to announce a run for the U.S. Senate seat to be vacated next year by retiring Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski. Van...