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Vice President Joseph R. Biden believes Tea Party Republicans are right-wing jihadists. Following the debt-ceiling deal, in a private Democratic Caucus meeting, Mr. Biden joined several Democrats in accusing conservative House Republicans of behaving like "terrorists."
On Monday afternoon in Rock Creek Park, Donald Young was putting on a show, waxing opponent Artem Sitak in the first round of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic. The 22-year-old American was quick and powerful, making Sitak's unforced errors look like the result of his force and agility.
The hotel maid who accused fomer International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault made her first public appearance Thursday, thanking her supporters and saying she and her family had gone through a lot in the last two months.
The hotel housekeeper accusing Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her is telling her story publicly, she says, because she wants the former International Monetary Fund leader behind bars. But it's hard to say whether her striking move will help or hobble her goal.
Last month, the Maryland State Board of Education adopted a policy requiring students to exhibit "environmental lit- eracy" to graduate from high school. In other words, students will be required to take courses on such topics as "smart growth," conservation and, undoubtedly, the adverse effects of climate change. In his statement announcing the change, Gov. Martin O'Malley applauded the new requirement and remarked how important it is for our graduates to have "a keen understanding of and connection to the natural world."
The city's two major newspapers said Monday that they will give heavily-discounted Android tablet computers to paid digital subscribers as part of a new venture designed to shore up readership and revenue nearly a year after the publications emerged from bankruptcy.
The owner of the city's two major newspapers planned to announce Monday that it will begin selling Android tablet computers preloaded with their content in a digital venture designed to shore up readership and finances nearly a year after the publications emerged from bankruptcy.
When Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrated in flames and smoke on the morning of Jan. 28, 1986, panic rippled through the photo department at Newsweek. As space shuttle launches had become somewhat routine, the magazine hadn't bothered to send a photographer to document Challenger's latest mission.