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  • Claims of retaliation for faculty dissent at Corcoran Gallery of Art

    It seems that the controversial breakup of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design just got vindictive. On Thursday, Peggy Loar, the Corcoran’s interim director and president, terminated an instructor who opposes the...
  • Huntington Ingalls reports strong 2nd quarter profit

    Huntington Ingalls reports strong 2nd quarter profit
    The overall military drawdown has thrown a scare into some areas of the Hampton Roads economy, but a Thursday report from shipbuilding giant Huntington Ingalls Industries indicated smooth sailing for now. Second-quarter earnings rose 75 percent compared...
  • 'Guns of August 2': What led to the Vietnam War

    In the book "The Guns of August," historian Barbara Tuchman describes the decisions that, 100 years ago, led to World War I. But this August brings us another momentous turning point: the 50th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin Incident of 1964. This...
  • Cruise Port Spotlight: New York, N.Y.

    Cruise Port Spotlight: New York, N.Y.
    Cruise passengers can enjoy a slice of the Big Apple, New York City, both as a port of call as an embarkation/disembarkation port on a variety of voyages including Canada and New England itineraries and some Caribbean and trans-Atlantic crossings. Often...
  • Hartford's Wadsworth Tavern: A 19th Century Reality Show

    Hartford's Wadsworth Tavern: A 19th Century Reality Show
    You’d have to figure a sitcom set in Hartford in the late-19th century would pick Mark Twain’s house on Farmington Avenue as a setting. But a reality show? No question, that’s the Wadsworth Tavern on the corner of Prospect and Albany...
  • Day trip: Northern Neck holds history, wineries and beautiful countryside

    There are two types of day-trippers in my mind — those who meticulously research and map out their adventure, and those that who out to explore with no itinerary in mind. I'm somewhere in between. For a day trip to the Northern Neck, I picked...
  • Reagan press secretary, gun control advocate Jim Brady dies

    WASHINGTON James S. Brady, seriously wounded during an assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan and later an influential fighter for gun control, died Monday. Brady, 73, "revolutionized" the job of White House press secretary, said the current...
  • James MacGregor Burns dies at 95; Pulitzer-winning historian

    James MacGregor Burns, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and political scientist who analyzed the nature of presidential leadership and wrote candid biographies of Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy, died Tuesday at his home in Williamstown, Mass....
  • Sen. Mikulski tours Newport News Shipbuilding

    Sen. Barbara Mikulski, who chairs the Senate Appropriations Committee, took her first-ever tour of Newport News Shipbuilding on Wednesday. Mikulski said she misses the shipyards in her home state that have closed down, so she was happy to renew...
  • Poll: Hillary Clinton leads N.J. Gov. Christie on his turf

    WASHINGTON Potential Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton leads New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie, a potential White House contender, in his home state, according to a Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday. Clinton, President Barack...
  • Is Obama in danger of impeachment?

    Is Obama in danger of impeachment?
    Some 40 years after President Richard Nixon resigned to avoid his likely impeachment by the House of Representatives, Washington is again talking impeachment. Members of Congress are denouncing President Barack Obama's contempt for constitutional law,...