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Connie Lawn

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Cultural Festival at the National Press Club

Connie Lawn | November 21, 2014 | DC
"The National Press Club is a place where culture, as well as news, happens." That was the proclamation from Club President Myron Belkind, as he introduced a spirited International Cultural Evening.
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

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Theater Review: Little Dancer Enchants at the Kennedy Center

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | November 21, 2014 | Arts
If you're seeking charming, often winsome melodies you can't get out of your head, stirring performances by the leads with fine work from the supporting cast, and a book that will intrigue and ultimately move you, run to the Kennedy Center box office.
Jordan Schultz

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The Genius Of The Philadelphia 76ers' Losing Record

Jordan Schultz | November 20, 2014 | Sports
Challenging the all-time NBA record for losses in a single season isn't the kind of history that teams generally strive to make. However, reaching for the bottom also eliminates the risk of stagnating in basketball purgatory, i.e., reaching the playoffs as a low seed only to be bounced in the first round. The 0-11 Philadelphia 76ers have played so ineptly as a team that we are left to wonder whether if the team isn't tanking on purpose.
Sara Warner

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Obama Does Congress' Job on Immigration, Court Reform Next?

Sara Warner | November 20, 2014 | Politics
President Obama on Thursday made it clear that, if a gridlocked Congress won't do its job on immigration reform, he will do that job himself. Now we should hope that he can also turn attention to an immigration challenge that falls under his own branch of government: immigration courts.
Dana Beyer

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Trans Legal Trailblazers Macy and Glenn Speak Out for Sweeping Educational Efforts

Dana Beyer | November 20, 2014 | Gay Voices
This is an opportunity to educate the general population that discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression, which encompasses tens of millions of people, is illegal and harmful to the bottom line. This is an opportunity to humanize and overcome ignorance and fear so that there is no desire to deny employment in the first place.
Arin Greenwood

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PETA Really Needs to Respond to the Charges That Its Workers Stole and Killed a Family's Dog, Then Sent a Fruit Basket

Arin Greenwood | November 20, 2014 | Green
It's past time for PETA to explain what happened to Wilbur Cerate's dog. Because until we know more, all we can say about this terrible story is that a family is grieving, and some professionally sinister mustache-twirlers working for the meat industry have that much more ammunition in their war against animals.
Noor Tagouri

Do You Know Where Afghanistan Is?

Noor Tagouri | November 20, 2014 | DC
We have been engaged in Afghanistan longer than any conflict in American history. Over 13 years. And, on Veterans Day, when we honor those who have fought for our country, I was curious to know if Americans could locate the place our service members have been the longest.
Arianna Huffington

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Yassou From Athens: Introducing HuffPost Greece

Arianna Huffington | November 22, 2014 | Media
For me, this is the ultimate homecoming, not only because this is where I and my accent were born but because HuffPost is very firmly rooted in a Greek tradition of bringing people together and facilitating interesting conversations.
Jennifer Small

Tips for Inviting a Chef and His Family Over for Dinner

Jennifer Small | November 19, 2014 | Taste
How scary could it really be to cook for someone that loves Top Ramen?
Nik Bonaddio

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RG3: It's Over

Nik Bonaddio | November 18, 2014 | Sports
I found five QBs who fit the profile of Griffin: first-time starting QBs with extremely high efficiency scores who suddenly and precipitously fell off over the span of just two years.
Cari Shane

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An Uptick in Stats Means Greater Demand for Special Needs Education

Cari Shane | November 18, 2014 | Education
There are more than 6 million children in the U.S. with disabilities, from physical to developmental, and the numbers keep growing. The epidemic is leaving parents overwhelmed while the area's educational systems work overtime to meet demand.
Arianna Huffington

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From Hypnos to the Heavenly Bed: A Brief History of Sleep

Arianna Huffington | November 18, 2014 | Healthy Living
Though the need for sleep has been a constant throughout human history, how we feel about it has gone through dramatic changes over the years. We're now in the process of renewing our estranged relationship, especially as science, in the last two decades or so, has validated much of the ancient wisdom about the importance of sleep. Now that we have the means to get, relative to most of human history, the most unprecedentedly blissful sleep ever, we should allow ourselves to enjoy it. We live in a time in which we're plugged in and hyperconnected, often from the moment we wake up until the instant we drift off. Let's savor and safeguard sleep, not just for its performance benefits but for the special way it allows us to connect with ourselves. During the daytime technology allows us to travel across distance and space, but during the nighttime our dreams allow us to travel across time, spanning and connecting different parts of ourselves, allowing our senses of intuition and wisdom to flourish.
Erika Andiola

President Obama, Don't Leave My Mother Behind in Your Executive Action

Erika Andiola | November 18, 2014 | Latino Voices
Today, we are at a different moment. For the first time, we heard from the president's mouth that he has deported people who should have not been deported, and defended his ability to stop those deportations.
Robert J. Spitzer

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Obama's Executive Orders: Can We Talk?

Robert J. Spitzer | November 18, 2014 | Politics
As Washington leaders charge headlong into a clash over President Obama's plan to issue executive orders on immigration, can we take a minute and talk about what executive orders are?
DeRay Mckesson

An Open Letter From Ferguson Protestors and Allies

DeRay Mckesson | November 18, 2014 | Black Voices
Nonviolent direct action is a necessary, vital, and wholly American tool in forcing meaningful, permanent, transformative action from our leaders and fellow citizens. We are not concerned if this inconveniences you. Dead children are more than an inconvenience.
Ivy Nyayieka

Bullshitting Ebola

Ivy Nyayieka | November 17, 2014 | College
We are bullshitting on Ebola. It is impossible to know everything. But I am concerned that we are using only news headlines and not informative content to shape our discussions about Ebola, and the actions we are taking to help combat it.
Patricia Ward Kelly

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Stealing from the Best

Patricia Ward Kelly | November 17, 2014 | Entertainment
Referring to the role of the artist, he said, "If he just follows the leader and accepts what's been done before, naturally, that can be brought to a very high skill. But if he wants to change it in some way and do it differently, then it jumps up to the major league." To Gene, Michael Jackson was one who made this leap.
Allie Armitage

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Be an Entrepreneur in Your Life: 4 Ways to 'Startup' Your Ambitions

Allie Armitage | November 18, 2014 | Business
The problem with finding an inspiring career is that, from the outside, it seems like whim, luck and 'who you know.' But the good news is there is actually a process to navigate a seemingly impossible task -- and -- it can be fun.
Sen. Chris Murphy

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Time to Confirm Dr. Vivek Murthy

Sen. Chris Murphy | November 17, 2014 | Politics
If we expect our nation to be prepared for the potential outbreak of a disease, we need a Surgeon General on the job. It's the Surgeon General who can make sure that science and established facts dictate our response, rather than politics or innuendo.
Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr.

We Are Young: The 2014 POZ 100 Celebrates Youth Power

Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr. | November 17, 2014 | Gay Voices
Even if a cost-effective HIV/AIDS cure and vaccine were here now, we still would most likely not get to the end of this epidemic without the leadership of the next generation. To that end, it is my great honor to introduce the 2014 POZ 100, which celebrates youth power. Our fifth annual list spotlights the efforts of 100 unsung heroes under the age of 30.
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