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Best of Canberra Taste Off – Local craft beer

2 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Craft beer is a topic that gets a lot of people excited, even for a rookie like myself. It causes much debate globally and the same goes in Canberra it seems. This week’s Best of Canberra local craft beer call out saw much debate among RiotACT readers, which, for some, quickly evolved into a conversation about [...]

Extra, Extra: Man Starts Fight Over Slow Brunch Service

Because you love snacking bunnies, check out today's end-of-day links: UES brunch fight, sludge boat for sale, Cuomo in Cuba, Staten Island kittens, and a tuberculosis outbreak. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and Instagram, and like us on Facebook. [ more › ]

McAuliffe finds himself back in campaign mode for Hillary Clinton

The beginning of the 2016 campaign has thrust Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe back into a familiar role as a spokesman for Hillary Clinton, with one appearance Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” and another scheduled this week in South Carolina.Read full article >>

Washington-area population increase slowing down, census figures indicate

After decades of expansion, new census numbers show that population growth in the Washington region has slowed dramatically, with Fairfax County, Arlington and Alexandria losing population over the past year.Read full article >>

America’s Most Challenging High Schools national top 25 list for 2015

America’s Most Challenging High Schools ranks schools through an index invented by Washington Post education columnist Jay Mathews. The index formula is a simple ratio: the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school in 2014, divided by the number of graduates that year.Read full article >>

Many U.S. schools still resist challenging all their students

When my wife and I lived in Scarsdale, N.Y. in the 1990s, I was surprised that our son Peter had to take an entrance exam to get into the Advanced Placement U.S. History course at the local public high school. I remembered the five years...Show More Summary

Top-performing schools with elite students

The Washington Post’s America’s Most Challenging High Schools list is designed to recognize schools that challenge average students. These top-performing schools, listed in alphabetical order, were excluded from the list because, despite...Show More Summary

Alternatives to the Challenge Index

The Washington Post’s Challenge Index, which began in 1998, is not the only way to rank high schools. Here is a quick survey of some others:In 2007, U.S. News & World Report launched a high school list as part of its expanded rankings of several American institutions, inspired by its popular college rankings that began in 1983.Read full article >>

How the America’s Most Challenging High Schools list works

1. How does the America’s Most Challenging High Schools list work?We take the total number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year and divide by the number of seniors who graduated in May or June. Show More Summary

Garrett Richards makes his return as Angels lose to Astros, 4-3

Garrett Richards was good but not great Sunday in his long-awaited return from left-knee surgery.

Bisexuals Only Get a Block?

Drunk girl, holding hands with a boy and a girl: Oh, this is the bisexual block!Less drunk friend: Uh… Let's take a picture of this diner so I don't forget it.–14th St & 6th AveOverheard by: Teri

Meet China’s Hottest New Cars

Chinese companies are planning to up their SUV game this week as they unveil new and refreshed models at the Shanghai auto show. Names like the Haval, the Arrizo and Trumpchi aren’t well-known outside China, but they are giving new life to the domestic players in China’s largest auto market.

Cauthen Believes Another Triple Crown Victor Is In Sight

The best living symbol of horse racing's Holy Grail was on the phone this week, keeping the hope and vision alive.

Broken Windows In Brownsville Means The NYPD Will Ticket You For Spitting

By far the most common summons handed out by the NYPD is for drinking alcohol in public [PDF]. Unsurprisingly, spitting doesn't crack the 20 most frequent offenses. Yet at least two police officers in Brownsville are seemingly offended enough by expectoration to make writing summonses for spitting a priority. [ more › ]

Soothe Your Sunburn With These 4 Food Events This Week

Is your skin also confused about that big bright ball that seems to be turning it a violent shade of pink? Mine certainly is, but perhaps it's because my porcelain epidermis has been shielded from the sun for so long. Painful ultraviolent punishment aside, there is food to be had this week. Here's where to feast: [ more › ]

Track: TJ Brock of Chaminade emerging as dual sport athlete

On Saturday at the Mt. SAC Relays, junior TJ Brock of Chaminade ran the fastest 100 meters time in the nation, finishing with a wind-aided time of 10.20 seconds.

Maryland state Sen. Jamie B. Raskin announces bid for seat in Congress

MarylandState Sen. Raskin announces House bidState Sen. Jamie B. Raskin (D-Montgomery) formally announced his candidacy Sunday for Maryland’s 8th Congressional District seat being vacated by Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D).Read full article >>

Earthquake: Magnitude 3.3 quake strikes near Paso Robles

A shallow magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported Sunday afternoon 10 miles southwest of Paso Robles in San Luis Obispo County, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:28 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.1 miles.

Ancient mythology meets the modern video game in David Jien's 'Exodus'

Ancient mythology and contemporary gaming culture commingle in David Jien’s colored pencil drawings and tabletop sculptures at Richard Heller Gallery. Titled “Exodus,” like the nearly 8-foot-long drawing that took Jien two years to finish and anchors his second solo show, the two-gallery exhibition...

Legislation to help ex-offenders points to a slow shift in Annapolis

Maryland’s legislature passed a number of bills this year aimed at reforming the criminal justice system or helping ex-offenders turn their lives around, including several proposals that stalled in committee in previous legislative sessions.Read full article >>

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