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Photo by NASA Marshall Space Flight Center On Saturday night at 9:30 p.m. ET, an alarm clock went off for NASA’s New Horizon probe, 2.9 billion miles away from Earth. At 9:52 p.m., the piano-size spacecraft sent a message back to Johns Hopkins...
The number of Americans choosing to work part-time increased this year. Photo by Flickr user kelly.sikkema. Editor’s Note: We’ve often lamented the persistently high number of involuntary part-time workers as a sign that the economy is...
WASHINGTON — Greg Nelson had just turned 21 when he went out partying with friends in Southern California and got really drunk. So, when a man he didn’t know offered to let him crash in a nearby apartment, his friends urged him to accept. A...
Much like these supporters, federal contractors are developing a soft spot for the Affordable Care Act. Photo by David McNew/Getty ImagesTwo years ago General Dynamics, one of the biggest federal contractors, reported a quarterly loss of $2 billion...
Two-year-old Maggie Awad, plays an app game on her mother’s, Paula Mansour, IPod Touch, at their home in Falls Church, Virginia. App makers collect information about kids, often without parental consent. Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington...
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