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In "Dead Poets Society," Robin Williams taught his students--and the rest of us--to seize the day. Courtesy of Disney

O captain, my captain

Though they all live on in film, a part of each of Robin Williams' characters is gone, disappeared along with the beloved comedian and actor who committed suicide on August 11, 2014, allegedly for reasons related to substance abuse and mental illness.
This Congress is one of the least productive in history  Courtesy of Huffington Post

The brokenness of American democracy, in one poll

For the first time in the history of the survey, the majority of Americans disapprove of their own Representative. †And the scary thing is that this finding doesn't matter one bit.
"MAD Fitness" is open for business. Courtesy of Ellie Struewing

"MAD Fitness" to open in Takoma Park

Mother and Daughter (MAD) Fitness is a small personal training business run by former Blazer Eve Kenney and her mother Sue Immerman set to open officially at 7302 Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park, MD, in the near future.
Israeli air strikes in Gaza have killed thousands Courtesy of NBC News

A need to lead in the Israel-Palestine conflict

The United States must make a change in its Middle East policy by working to rebuild the broken Palestinian economy and putting pressure on the Israeli regime to work for a lasting two-state solution.
 Allison Stone (Sarah Wayne Callies), Trey Morris (Nathan Kress), Kaitlyn (Alycia Debnam-Carey), Donnie Morris (Max Deacon), Gary Morris (Richard Armitage) look in horror at the incoming storm. Courtesy of HD Wallpapers Images

Save yourself: don't step "Into the Storm"

Following the overused 'disaster thriller' pattern, "Into the Storm" documents the small town of Silverton as it's slaughtered by an unprecedented amount of tornadoes. In an awkward and unconvincing hour and a half, the film tells the story of a bunch of good-hearted people who manage to escape catastrophe. Unsurprisingly, it fails to thrill.

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Driverless cars ready to traverse cities and help save lives

Though it may seem unlikely now, the speed at which the technology is being developed suggests that driverless cars could be seen cruising down your street as early as 2017.

The not so minor, minor immigration problem

"Redskins" a little too strong on offense

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Task force recommends that Maryland schools start after Labor Day

A Maryland state task force voted 11-4 to recommend that Marylandís public schools open after Labor Day in late May. The policy could extend summer vacation by a week or more for most Maryland schools.

Professional composer and soprano visit Blair

Blair Theatre's "The Canterbury Tales" gives us many laughs

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"The Hundred-Foot Journey" is worth the walk

"The Hundred Foot Journey" is a heartwarming if predictable film about food and its power to bring people together against all odds. While most of the cast in the film are not household names, the characters shine.

"Lucy" is confusing and mindless

"A Most Wanted Man" leaves you wanting more

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2014 NWSL playoff predictions

Here's a brief overview of the current standings and what each team will need to do to secure their place in the playoffs.

2014 SCO NBA Mock Draft

The rise of Major League Soccer