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First Lady Michelle Obama and Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom commended the work of the ten Secretary of State's International Women of Courage Award recipients. Aanchal Johri
First Lady Michelle Obama and Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom commended the work of the ten Secretary of State's International Women of Courage Award recipients.

International Women of Courage Awards honors women for bravery and courage

Today, First Lady Michelle Obama and Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom commended the work of the ten Secretary of State's International Women of Courage Award recipients.

Democrats renew push for immigration reform

The Republicans, who took much of the public blame for the government shutdown, may be forced to negotiate with the Democrats in order to reclaim some of their dwindling voter base.

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News you can lose

We don't often read or watch the news and smile (thanks Congress!). The goal with this article is to change that. I'm here to report the funny going-ons in the world, one of which is news reporting itself. That's a smooth transition into our first "newsworthy" story.

Intel Science Talent Search names Blair finalist and semifinalists

On Jan. 9, the Society for Science and the Public announced 300 semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent Search. On Jan. 22, Samuel Zbarsky was named a finalist.

Senior wins ANNpower Vital Voices grant

On Oct. 22, senior Beemnet Kebede was one of 14 girls in the nation awarded a $1,900 grant through the ANNpower Vital Voices Initiative.

Junior wins regional Siemens competition at MIT

On Nov. 4, Junior Neil Davey won the first place team prize at the regional Siemens Competition held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Election Results: Barack Obama and Joe Biden win reelection

Barack Obama defeats Mitt Romney, 303 to 206, winning both Virginia and Ohio.
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The call for action against ISIS

ISIS is indisputably an international threat; its spread would destabilize the region and result in a great deal of death. Victory on their part would make them a prominent global threat. Unfortunately, the international community has not taken a great deal of steps to stop them.

The pros and cons of school social media monitoring

Washington County public school officials recently stated that they will begin using a new software called Social Sentinel to monitor students' social media posts. The software tracks social media posts for certain keywords, and if posts containing these keywords are threats of violence or bullying or references to drug or alcohol use, the posts will be forwarded to school officials and/or the police.

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.