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WASHINGTON -- Logically, what happens in Cyprus should stay in Cyprus. With a population of just over 1 million and an economy that's a mere 0.2 percent of the 17-nation eurozone, the country seems too small to matter on the world stage. Yet, that's where...
"The president is in the midst of a charm offensive." -- The Washington Post, referring to President Obama's meetings with congressional Republicans WASHINGTON -- We don't need a charm offensive; we need a candor offensive. The budget debate's central...
Tags: FBI, Prices, Government, Medicaid, The Washington Post
When it was built a century ago, Baltimore's Pennsylvania Station was embraced as a new gateway to the city. The elaborate Beaux-Arts building announced Baltimore's significance to the nation and anticipated serving generations of travelers to come....
More than 1,300 young, single soldiers, sailors and other service members drive to Fort Meade every work day because they don't live on post — can't, actually, because the barracks are full and other homes there are for families. The Army...
Americans are getting married at ever-older ages, and a new report says this trend may be partly responsible for the shrinking of the middle class. On average, brides are 26.5 years old and grooms are 28.7 when they head to the alter, according to the...
The Hartford CourantIn Connecticut, universal access to high quality preschool falls short. A third of Connecticut's poorest children enter kindergarten without preschool. The state ranks 29th in preschool access for 4-year-olds. On the quality side, Connecticut scored...
Tags: Federal Reserve, Schools, Head Start, Preschools, Education
WASHINGTON -- With their economies and housing markets gaining strength, some of the nation's biggest boom-to-bust cities in the Sun Belt are starting to become magnets again, attracting a growing number of people primarily from the northern part of the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A record number of U.S. counties — more than 1 in 3 — are now dying off, hit by an aging population and weakened local economies that are spurring young adults to seek jobs and build families elsewhere. New 2012...
Baltimore, coming off six decades of population decline, grew by 1,100 residents in 12 months, according to government estimates released Thursday. "It's such amazing news. … It's huge psychologically," said Seema D. Iyer, a former research chief...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite constant budget wrangling and finger-pointing by the nation's policy-makers, the government's short-term fiscal outlook isn't all that bad. It's actually getting better — at least for now. Washington is borrowing...
Change of SubjectFriday's print column Becky Carroll, a (Chicago Public Schools) spokeswoman, argued that big classes don't necessarily hamper learning. "It's the quality of teaching in that classroom," Carroll said. "You could have a teacher that is high-quality that...
"Becky Carroll, a (Chicago Public Schools) spokeswoman, argued that big classes don't necessarily hamper learning. 'It's the quality of teaching in that classroom,' Carroll said. 'You could have a teacher that is high-quality that could take 40 kids in...
Mar 20, 2013 |Column| Orlando Sentinel
Mar 18, 2013 |Column| Orlando Sentinel
Mar 18, 2013 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Mar 17, 2013 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Mar 15, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Mar 15, 2013 |Story| Hartford Courant
Mar 14, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Mar 14, 2013 |Story| Petoskey News
Mar 14, 2013 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Mar 12, 2013 |Story| Petoskey News
Mar 6, 2013 | Chicago Tribune
Mar 8, 2013 |Column| Chicago Tribune
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