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Jaspen Boothe is saluted by Oprah Winfrey.

Habitat for Humanity helps D.C. mom of 3

"It was a great gift to be able to own something like a house and be able to be surrounded by people willing to help me reach this dream."

In this July 18, 2008 photo, calories of each food item appear on a McDonalds drive-thru menu in New York. The Food and Drug Administration announced long-delayed calorie labeling rules Tuesday, requiring establishments that sell prepared foods and have 20 or more locations to post the calorie content of food "clearly and conspicuously" on their menus, menu boards and displays. Companies will have until November 2015 to comply.  (AP Photo/Ed Ou, File)

How to eat healthy when dining out

Eating out not only offers a welcomed break from cooking (and cleaning), but also provides convenience and the opportunity to enjoy a certain ambiance as well as special treats for our taste buds.

An ultrasound

The science deniers

My friend just found out that she is pregnant for the first time, and she and her husband are ecstatic.

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The Power of the Zip

"A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver." This timeless verse states the universal truth that we all need to be reminded of: When we choose our words and our tone wisely, our communication is of great value.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos attends a Cabinet meeting with President Donald Trump, Monday, June 12, 2017, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

School choice for military families: Educational freedom for those who secure our freedom

Last month at a policy summit for the American Federation for Children, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos heralded the advent of "the most ambitious expansion of education choice in our nation's history." President Trump, she said, was committed to "empowering parents to make the best choices for their kids' education."

The Great American Milk Drive, a program that provides milk to food banks, kicked off at the Georgetown Safeway grocery store on Thursday. Speakers included, left to right, Catherine Savage, alternate Maryland dairy princess 2016; Laurie Savage, a Montgomery County dairy farmer; Matt Boyd, a Safeway regional manager; Brian Mitchell, a former Redskins running back; Kimberly Purcell, industry relations manager for the Milk Processor Education Program; and Molly McGlinchy, food resource director at the Capital Area Food Bank. (Photographs by Jason Tidd/The Washington Times)

Former Redskins running back: Drinking milk 'made me healthy and strong'

- The Washington Times

Former Washington Redskins running back Brian Mitchell attributes his healthy bones to drinking milk — lots of it. "As a young kid, two gallons of milk a week would be gone by myself," Mr. Mitchell said Thursday during an appearance at the Georgetown Safeway grocery store. "I know it made me healthy and strong."

A 14-year-old at Rockville High School said she was raped by two illegal immigrant students. The charges were dismissed, but the boys now face child pornography charges for an explicit video the girl sent them, although she has not been charged for sending it. (Associated Press)

Maryland high school rape case refocuses sexting debates

- The Washington Times

Child pornography charges against a pair of illegal immigrants previously accused of raping a fellow student at Rockville High School have refocused attention on the problem of teen sexting.

Actress Angelina Jolie adopted three foreign-born children.

American adoptions of foreign children still declining

Associated Press

The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. parents dropped almost 5 percent last year, continuing a steady decline that's now extended for 12 years, according to new State Department figures.

In this image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures, Chris Evans, left, and McKenna Grace appear in a scene from, "Gifted." (Wilson Webb/Fox Searchlight Pictures via AP)

'Gifted' is less than the sum of its parts

- Associated Press

There are several positive factors in the mixed equation that is "Gifted," starring Chris Evans and the appealing 10-year-old Mckenna Grace: A brilliant and precocious yet sweetly empathetic young girl. A devoted and decidedly hunky father figure. And then there's math itself, presented not as a refuge for social misfits, but as an exciting and elegant pursuit.