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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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NewsChips: What's Up with Ukraine and Crimea?

Stories of revolution, Russian occupation and other political disruption flood the daily cycle straight from the small countries' on-the-ground media coverage. However, few people know where Ukraine and Crimea are, let alone understand the political turmoil wracking the countries. In light of that confusion, here's a quick, easy explanation of the complex Ukrainian and Crimean conflict.

Increase in Metro rail and bus fares will unnecessarily hinder riders

On Mar 27, the Metro board approved an operating budget which will increase Metrorail fare as well as the Metrobus fare for SmarTrip users.

State of the Union Recap: Obama promises more action

On Tuesday, Jan. 28, with more than half of Americans disapproving of his presidency, Barack Obama delivered his annual State of the Union address, promising more jobs, a better economy and less congressional gridlock.