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  • College Notebook: Annapolis' Furman shows NFL potential

    College Notebook: Annapolis' Furman shows NFL potential
    Josh Furman raised his NFL draft prospects recently with a strong performance at the Oklahoma State football program's Pro Day. Furman was among 13 former Cowboys who worked out for representatives from 27 NFL teams and certainly opened some eyes with...
  • DC high-schoolers to get access to free Howard U. classes

    District of Columbia public school students will soon get the opportunity to take classes at Howard University for free. City and university officials announced the program on Wednesday. Starting this fall, it will open to students at two selective...
  • 6 things to know about Rand Paul

    WASHINGTON Rand Paul, a libertarianish eye doctor who's courting the votes of techies, conservatives, African-Americans and fans of Edward Snowden, is often called the most interesting candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. Here are...
  • Obama: Daughter's asthma brings home climate change debate

    Obama: Daughter's asthma brings home climate change debate
    President Barack Obama says his memory of the fear over his daughter's preschool asthma attacks brings home the debate over climate change. Obama says he knows firsthand how scary it can be to have a child who struggles to breathe. He is arguing that...
  • Obama says climate change is harming Americans' health

    Global warming isn't just affecting the weather, it's harming Americans' health, President Barack Obama said Tuesday as he announced steps government and businesses will take to better understand and deal with the problem. Obama said hazards of the...
  • White House emphasizes impact of climate change on public health

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration on Tuesday unveiled a long list of actions ranging from corporate and academic partnerships to community programs to highlight the health impacts of climate change. Tech giants such as Google and Microsoft will conduct...
  • Washington Wizards eying university for practice facility

    The Washington Wizards are eying Howard University for a new practice facility. The Washington Post reports (http://wapo.st/1NM8ReK ) that Wizards owner Ted Leonsis, university officials, and private developers are in talks to build a publicly financed...
  • Black towns, established by freed slaves, are dying out

    The old people used to say that Sugarland, Maryland, one of the hundreds of all-black towns and communities established by freed slaves after the Civil War, got its name because its founders believed that "the women here were as sweet as sugar." Gwendora...
  • Bringing the 'heartbeat' of Africa to Beverly

    Bringing the 'heartbeat' of Africa to Beverly
    If E'a Williams has her way, the djembe drum – the heartbeat and sound of Africa – will become the heartbeat and sound of the Beverly community of Chicago. Williams, the owner of Be Fit Tri Wellness, 1836 W. 95th Street, opens her business...
  • Actress apologizes to Glendale police for racial profile claims

    Actress apologizes to Glendale police for racial profile claims
    “Empire” actress Taraji P. Henson apologized for alleging that Glendale police racially profiled her son during a traffic stop after a video obtained by the Los Angeles Times┬ácast doubt about whether police had improperly targeted him....
  • Cancer documentary featuring Hopkins takes risks, reaps rewards

    Cancer documentary featuring Hopkins takes risks, reaps rewards
    "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies" is one of the biggest, boldest, bravest and, ultimately, most inspiring documentaries I have ever seen. Set in large part at Baltimore's Johns Hopkins Hospital, the PBS film from producer Ken Burns and director...