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The Top 10 Most Relaxing Hot Springs in America

The Outbound Collective | Posted 10.02.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

With the crisp air of autumn, can you imagine a better way to spend the afternoon than relaxing in a hot springs pool surrounded by beautiful scenery? We can't either. Check out this list of America's most relaxing hot springs and prepare to unwind.

How Olivia Pope's Closet Sometimes Gets In Kerry Washington's Way

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 10.02.2015 | Style

When Kerry Washington isn't diffusing crises and tugging at our heart strings as Olivia Pope on "Scandal," she's busy doing even more important w...

Asylum: What You Should Know Before Applying

Umar Akbar Ahmed | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Umar Akbar Ahmed

The United States offers protections to individuals who have suffered persecution, or fear that they will suffer persecution, due to their race, religion, national origin, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.

What Pope Francis Says to Us "Lost Sheep"

Lauren Boyle | Posted 09.29.2015 | Religion
Lauren Boyle

Pope Francis speaks not just to Catholics firm in their religious convictions, but also those of us who are "lost," still inextricably connected to the Church that raised us, but are categorically unable or unwilling to reconcile our consciences with some of its social teachings.

5 States Where Identity Theft Is a Major Problem

NerdWallet | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business

The most common kind of identity theft is fraud involving government benefits or documents, such as Social Security cards, passports and driver's licenses. Other types of fraud involve credit cards, phone or utility accounts, banks and employment.

A Changed Climate In Washington

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.27.2015 | Politics

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Pope Francis Will Visit Some Truly Historic Churches In The U.S.

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.17.2015 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) When Pope Francis visits the U.S. in September, he’ll make stops at prominent churches that have drawn the faithful and th...

Singapore's Election Runs Counter to Global Trends

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.16.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Modern Singapore's political landscape has often served as a bellwether (or mirror, as the case may be) for what other countries in Asia have come to expect from their polities.

Nature Videos Could Help Inmates In Solitary Confinement Cope

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 09.14.2015 | Good News

Inmates in isolation at a Washington prison are finding some solace with a glimpse into the natural world.  Over the next few weeks, Washing...

These Cops Want Girls To Know Their Job Isn't Just For Guys

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 09.14.2015 | Good News

A Washington police department is making sure all youngsters, regardless of gender, know they can pursue the career of their dreams.  O...

Shooting Reported At Union Station Near Capitol Hill

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 09.11.2015 | Politics

A security guard shot a man in Union Station in Washington, D.C., on Friday afternoon, the city's Metropolitan Police Department said.  Authoriti...

Iran Exposes the Myth of GCC Unity

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.10.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

If GCC officials slowly pivot toward the perception that their long-term interests reside in an improved relationship toward Iran, such a strategic shift would be seen in Riyadh as an erosion of GCC unity against an emboldened Iran.

New York Times Shakes Up Washington Bureau As Elisabeth Bumiller Named Chief

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 09.09.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- The New York Times announced Tuesday that Elisabeth Bumiller, a veteran reporter and current Washington editor, will take over as Washing...

The Black Box: Voting Machines

Judy Frankel | Posted 09.03.2015 | Politics
Judy Frankel

The 2014 midterm election results may have been a complete farce. All it takes is one insider who knows how to flip a switch and the outcome changes. When it comes to voting, should we trust our votes to a computer that doesn't even spit out a receipt for confirmation? Do you trust your voting machine manufacturer?

Redskins GM’s Wife Apologizes For Accusing Female Reporter Of Trading Oral Sex For Stories

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 09.03.2015 | Sports

The wife of Washington Redskins General Manager Scot McCloughan apologized on Wednesday night for a series of sexually disparaging tweets directed at...

Stopping Structured Settlement Predators for Good This Time

Don McNay | Posted 09.02.2015 | Business
Don McNay

No matter how much you want to protect the privacy of someone receiving a structured settlement, someone else with a fancy computer or data mining program is going to find them and make them an offer to buy their payments.

Only Comprehensive Regulation Protects Cannabis Businesses

Alex Thiersch | Posted 09.01.2015 | Business
Alex Thiersch

Nearly half of all states in the U.S. have some form of cannabis legalization on the books, but that has not been enough to protect businesses from prosecution by both local and federal authorities.

Prison Teaches Beekeeping To Inmates And It’s All The Buzz

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 08.31.2015 | Good News

Insects are helping Washington inmates make a big impact on the planet and their future.  Cedar Creek Corrections Center, in Littlerock...

Firefighters Battle Massive Wildfires, Smoky Conditions In Washington

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 08.27.2015 | Green

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Climate Change This Week: Wind Winds Up, Extinctions Explode and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.26.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Your Meat-Eating Habit Is Killing More Than Just Cows -- says a new report, which cites the land degradation, pollution and deforestation caused by rising global demand for meat as "likely the leading cause of modern species extinctions."

Pioneer Pot States Have Collected More Than $200 Million In Marijuana Taxes

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics

The first two states to legalize recreational marijuana have collectively raked in at least $200 million in marijuana tax revenue, according to the l...

5 Classic Family Resorts for Relaxing & Reconnecting | Posted 08.26.2015 | Travel

Families looking for a classic resort experience with activities they can do together in a slow-paced, relaxing environment will find that there are still plenty of great choices.

How It's Made: 11 Mind-Melting Factory Tours in the U.S.

CheapTickets | Posted 08.25.2015 | Travel

See what goes into making jelly beans that taste like buttered popcorn, toasted marshmallow and A&W Root Beer, and discover why it takes up to 20 days to create a single bean.

If U.S. Were a Company, It Would Be Delisted

Diane M. Francis | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics
Diane M. Francis

Washington's incompetence is perplexing, given America's aspiration, in every other endeavor, to be innovative and best in its class. Yet when it comes to politics, the U.S. historically cannot deliver decisiveness, transparency, accountability, or alignment with the public interest.

How the Iran Deal May Impact Israel's Influence

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.18.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Whether the deal is rejected or not by the U.S. Congress, in the process, conservatives in Israel and in the U.S. will have enhanced their ability to flex their lobbying muscles going forward, and Israel will be well positioned to receive enhanced defense assistance from the U.S.