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Super Bowl and sex go together

- The Washington Times

Take down this phone number or punch it into your cellphone: 1-888-373-7888. It’s a round-the-clock, toll-free hotline to the nonprofit group Polaris. It’s Super Bowl time in Phoenix, which means be on the lookout for human traffickers, pedophiles, johns and prostitution.

(AP Photo/Martha Irvine)

Virginia Senate OKs bills on exercise, discipline in school

- The Washington Times

The Virginia state Senate easily passed bills Tuesday that would require students in kindergarten through fifth grade to exercise an average of at least 20 minutes per day and direct the state Board of Education to develop regulations on the use of isolation and restraint of children in public schools.

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Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki pauses as he speaks at a meeting of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, Friday, May 30, 2014, in Washington. President Barack Obama says he plans to have a "serious conversation" with Shinseki about whether he can stay in his job.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

FedBid barred from any new government contracts

- The Washington Times

The federal government this week deemed FedBid, a politically connected reverse auction firm, "ineligible" for new government contracts, months after a scandal laid bare how the company tried to destroy the reputation of a senior Veterans Affairs official who ruled against it.

"Mary Stuart" by Friedrich Schiller reprises a time when men wielded power and the religious conflict between Protestants and Catholics waged fiercely. (Folger Shakespeare Library)

'Mary Stuart': Queens in life-or-death schemes and men behind the scenes

Suspicion! Betrayal! Suicide! Murder! These are the key ingredients of tabloid articles that rivet today's public. Likewise, 16th-century England buzzed with whispers and rumors about Mary, Queen of Scots, and her cousin, Queen Elizabeth, as each claimed a legal right to the throne.

Bros. Landreth

Catch a rising star in alt-country as Bros. Landreth band releases debut album

Yes, we know we're harping on this band of brothers — and we'll give it a rest after this — but we don't want you to miss out on musicians who capture the attention of critics at Billboard, CMT and beyond, thus proving they were no Americana Music Association flash in the pan. Consider this your last call to see a band on the path to hitting it big.

Richard G. Sterne, Jr.

D.C. fire chief demoted in beer case to be reinstated

- The Washington Times

An arbitrator has ordered the D.C. fire department to reverse former Chief Kenneth B. Ellerbe's demotion of a 33-year veteran employee over his handling of an internal disciplinary matter involving beer found in a fire house.