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Jennifer Harper

Jennifer Harper

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Articles by Jennifer Harper

Girl Scouts nix cookie-hawking video

Wild Freeborn — an adorable 8-year-old Girl Scout — has caused considerable hubbub with entrepreneurial spirit and a little homemade video. Published March 14, 2009

Economic news pressures press

Alarming statistics, Bernard Madoff's shamefaced perp walk, big policy, political discord, tragic vignettes - in all its complexity, the nation's economy has provided a huge challenge to the press. Published March 13, 2009

Gulf War pilot reclassified MIA

In the first hours of the Gulf War, he flew his F-18 into the night skies from the deck of the USS Saratoga, never to return, and never to be found. His airplane was struck by an Iraqi surface-to-air missile. Published March 11, 2009

Gulf War pilot's status returns to MIA

Over the years, Capt. Michael Scott Speicher's status was listed as killed in action, body not recovered; missing in action and missing/captured. Now it has changed for a fourth time. Published March 10, 2009

Guys want girls to curb drinking

The naughty cachet of "Girls Gone Wild" - inebriated coeds on spring break - lost its luster on Monday. That naughty cachet is a myth, essentially. Published March 10, 2009

Miniter to lead Times editorial pages

The Washington Times on Monday named Richard Miniter as editor of the editorial pages and vice president of opinion, the latest of a series of dramatic moves to boost the newspaper's global impact. Published March 9, 2009

Inside Politics Weekend: Chez Limbaugh

Mr. Limbaugh. Mr. Rush Limbaugh. Paging Mr. Limbaugh: The Republican party is looking for you to tell them which end is up and what planet they live on. Published March 8, 2009

Spacecraft searches for other Earths

E.T., phone home. Or at least phone Kepler, which blasted off from Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Friday night with a distinctively different mission. Published March 7, 2009

Caps court women

The club is first in NHL to delicately tap into its feminine fan base. Published March 3, 2009

Economy affecting sleep, poll finds

It's official: The boardroom has invaded the bedroom. More than 102 million people are losing sleep over the U.S. economy, according to research released Monday by the National Sleep Foundation. Published March 3, 2009

Pentagon relaxes casket photo ban

The Pentagon announced Thursday that the press is now free to photograph the flag-draped caskets of fallen soldiers as they arrive home from overseas, reversing a ban on the practice initiated by former President George H.W. Bush in 1991 to protect the privacy of mourning families. Published February 27, 2009

Live-mike remark creates ruckus

The "Oh, God" moment created as much buzz around the nation as President Obama's oratory, Michelle Obama's right to bare arms or the impending arrival of the First Dog. Published February 26, 2009

Body's own hydrogen peroxide lightens locks

Mystery solved, perhaps. Gray hair is not rooted in stress, diet, genes, sleep deprivation, fright, endocrine disorders, drug interactions, environmental damage or other causes debated in the scientific and medical communities over the years, according to research released Monday by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). Published February 25, 2009