Many of our students attended elementary schools in this area, where just seven miles away from Blair, the first shot of the D.C. sniper attacks was fired.
The VA desperately needs to improve both their functionality and basic moral standing in order to give war veterans the assistance and respect they deserve.
Starting in the 2013-2014 school year, vending machines serving unhealthy snacks will be shut off from midnight until 30 minutes after the final bell.
Last week was the 4th of July. A time for eating too many hot dogs, spending time with friends and family and, most importantly, celebrating our country's independence. But what about countries that are still fighting for freedom?
On Monday, the Maryland State Department of Education agreed to give Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) at least another year to make changes to its teacher evaluation system.
Thousands of people in brightly colored clothing, outrageous makeup and Mardi Gras necklaces, stream towards DuPont Circle. Most of them have rainbow colors somewhere on their bodies. All of them are excited for the parade to start.
Recently, the National Security Agency (NSA) has come under heavy fire for its Prism program, which monitors communications on all major platforms. A 29-year-old computer technician for military contractor Booz Allen Hamilton, Edward Snowden, leaked documents detailing this surveillance program.
There has been a lot of dissent towards O'Malley's new gun regulation, and this may impede his chances of becoming president. But in the end, Maryland's safety is more worthwhile than a mere four-year presidency.
Last Monday, the Takoma Park City Council voted 6-1 to allow 16 and 17-year-olds to vote in city elections starting in November. This is a great law modification that is sure to benefit the community.
Engineering student Gihan Amarasiriwardena was frustrated that stiff suit jackets didn't complement the sweaty and strenuous task of commuting by bike. He resolved to find a way to wear business clothing while keeping the body cool and active.
Amazon.com has enjoyed considerable stock market growth in recent years with the growing popularity of the online retailer extraordinaire. At the beginning of 2012, it seemed the company could do no wrong with a net income of $0.28 per share, beating many analysts' expectations. However, little more than a year later, recent data has increased investors' concerns over what seems like a rapidly growing trend: declining profits.
As the president puts it, "The notion that we're going to keep 100 individuals in no man's land in perpetuity…the idea that we would still maintain, forever, a group of individuals who have not been tried, that's contrary to who we are, it's contrary to our interests, and it needs to stop."
Despite the thousands of diet pills and exercise machines currently in existence, an emerging invention is gaining importance in the weight loss industry. A new fork, the "HapiFork," helps users count calories by monitoring how fast they're eating and then signaling when they consume more than one bite in the span of ten seconds.
With the proliferation of smart phones, data plans and social media in the past few years, Facebook users will initially be thrilled at the idea of connecting these three things together in Facebook Home, the new application that will move Facebook to the center of your phone.
President Obama is attempting to do the impossible – reconcile liberal and conservative differences while simultaneously reducing the national deficit.
Google recently accidentally revealed that they will be expanding the high-speed internet project Google Fiber to Austin, Texas next. This is a significant expansion that represents Google's intent to continue the Google Fiber project.
The Maryland state senate recently considered Senate bill 297, which decriminalizes possession of 10 grams or fewer of marijuana.
The bill was introduced by Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), and it could potentially give over 30 million Americans a pay raise. Although at first glance, it appears that this bill would bolster America's middle class, the bill could certainly have some unintended effects.
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