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The Georgetown University campus, Washington, D.C.  (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Georgetown among most oppressive colleges for free speech

- The Washington Times

College campuses are supposed to be welcoming academic arenas where young people can discuss and argue ideas in a spirit of free and open inquiry. But after a recent incident, in which Georgetown University safety personnel removed pro-choice protesters from a sidewalk adjoining the campus, student groups there are wondering how free they really are to express ideas.

Brian Darling of Washington, D.C., takes his two daughters Julie, 5, and Kathleen, 2, sledding on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building as snow accumulates in the Washington region, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times) ** FILE **

Eleanor Holmes Norton loses effort to allow sledding around Capitol

- The Washington Times

The U.S. Capitol grounds will remain sled-free Thursday. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C. Democrat, was rebuffed in her request Wednesday that Capitol Police Board officials “have a heart” and issue a temporary waiver of the ban on sledding around the Congress for this weekend.

A dish of mussels roasted with pine needles is displayed during a cooking demonstration at the both annual Maine Fishermen's Forum, Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Rockport, Maine.  Maine fishermen set a state record with a catch valued at more than $585 million in 2014. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

D.C. eateries offering up meatless Lenten meal options

Mardi Gras has come and gone, and now Lent is observed until Easter, April 5. Roman Catholics abstain from eating meat on Fridays during Lent in commemoration of the death of Christ on Good Friday.

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Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington in this Nov. 12, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Mikulski retirement sets up big U.S. Senate race

- The Washington Times

Sen. Barbara Mikulski announced Monday that she sill not seek re-election at the end of her fifth term in 2016, ending what will be a 30-year Senate career that made her the longest-serving woman in Congress.

"Kid Victory," running through March 22 at the Signature Theatre, is the latest musical from "Cabaret" composer John Kander and lyricist Greg Pierce.


- The Washington Times

Having a child go missing is every parent's worst nightmare, but the anguish in the child's return home has received scant, if any, thought in the artistic world — at least not until "Kid Victory" opened at the Signature Theater in Arlington Feb. 17.

John Oates said he and Daryl Hall played five songs during an appearance at the White House. "President Obama was sitting right in front of me. He looked at me and then made his hand go around in a circle and said, 'one more.' Then he said, 'do another one,'" Mr. Oates said. (Hall & Oats)

John Oates of legendary duo reflects on decades in music biz

As half of the "blue-eyed soul" duo Hall & Oates, John Oates has toured the globe, created a slew of hit songs and sold well over 80 million records worldwide with songs like "Private Eyes," "Kiss on My List," "She's Gone," "Maneater," "Sara Smile," "I Can't Go for That," "Rich Girl" and dozens more.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser introduced a bill to clarify language in an anti-descrimination law to state that it does not require any specific type of insurance coverage. (Associated Press)

ACLU bristles at Bowser proposal for all-boys high school

- The Washington Times

With D.C. Public Schools graduating less than half of its black male high school students, Mayor Muriel Bowser’s plan to close the achievement gap by establishing an all-boys high school earned high praise from lawmakers and educators when it was announced last month.