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Jaspen Boothe is saluted by Oprah Winfrey.

Habitat for Humanity house DC handicap

"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."

9/11 commemorated with flags installation at New Jersey high school

- The Washington Times

For the third consecutive year, Cedar Grove High School in Cedar Grove, New Jersey, will install "Cedar Grove Waves," a display of 2,977 flags on the school's campus to honor the victims of the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Each victim is commemorated with a nameplate next to the flag of his or her home country.

The science deniers

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


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 idea of Father’s Day was conceived by Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Washington, while she listened to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, Civil War vet William Smart, who was widowed and left to raise his six children. She also wanted to dispel the stereotype that all men were lazy, sleazy and drunk. (Associated Press/File)

Father's Day: Dads matter too

It's never been easy to be a man. Once upon a time men had to stand at the mouth of the cave, protecting their women and children from roving predatory beasts. (Come to think of it, some of that job still remains!)

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)

Brian Mitchell: 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."

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.