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Unidentified man jumps from George Washington Bridge

A man leapt from the George Washington Bridge to his death Wednesday morning, officials said.

Today in media history: George Washington’s front page farewell

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On September 17, 1796, President George Washington chose not to publicly deliver his farewell address. It was published on the front page of newspapers instead. The speech was first printed in Claypoole’s American Daily Advertiser and...Show More Summary

Police Arrest Man Wanted in the Death of 3-Year-Old 

A month-long manhunt has come to an end after Prince George’s County police nabbed the man wanted in the killing of a 3-year-old D.C. girl, NBC Washington reports.

Frederick Douglass Portrait Unveiled as 1st of an African American to Grace Governor’s Mansion in Md.

When Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley first moved into the historic Government House in Annapolis, Md., something struck him. There were no portraits among those of the historic greats, like George Washington, of black Americans who influenced a nation.

Port Authority Officers Help Deliver Baby On George Washington Bridge

In addition to the bustling sounds of New York City, a newborn's crying cut through the honking horns and sounds of traffic, as this past Saturday proved to be an incredible day for the Port Authority authorities working the bridge that...Show More Summary

Jacobin: A Marxist rag run on a lot of petty-bourgeois hustle

Jacobin Magazine was founded by Bhaskar Sunkara in 2010 while he was still a student at George Washington University. Sunkara had self-identified as a socialist since middle school — or, in his own words, “way too young to make those kind of decisions.” Accordingly, his magazine is a journal of democratic socialist thought — one that’s...

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Let me begin the first biography in this book by saying that even if the seven great men discussed within its pages were not in chronological order, I probably still would have started with George Washington. When it comes to true greatness, Washington's tough to beat. Show More Summary

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E.J. Dionne at The Washington Post explains How Congress should debate the Islamic State strategy: Here again, the parallel [today regarding ISIS] with 1991 is instructive. Without congressional authorization, [George H.W.] Bush had already sent 500,000 U.S. Show More Summary

Cops save man, help woman give birth on the George Washington Bridge

Port Authority cops working on the George Washington Bridge helped a pregnant woman give birth to a baby in a taxi and saved a man from leaping to his death all within a busy couple hours Saturday morning.

Can Dogs Eat Peanuts?

The pioneering work of George Washington Carver (1864-1943) proved beyond any doubt that the humble peanut is actually a multifaceted plant. During his lifetime, Carver was instrumental in developing hundreds of practical applications for the peanut plant including fuel, fashion, pharmaceuticals, and food. Show More Summary

GOP Rep: Obama 'Owes a Profound Apology to George Bush' and Those Who Died Securing Iraq

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- President Barack Obama owes former President George W. Bush and those Americans who died fighting in Iraq an apology, Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks said Thursday after attending a classified briefing on ISIS. Show More Summary

DC Teacher Makes Students Compare Adolf Hitler and George W. Bush

A McKinley Middle School teacher in Washington, D.C., has announced that he or she will apologize for assigning a controversial homework assignment to students--asking them to find comparisons between Adolf Hitler and George W. Bush and record them on a Venn diagram. Show More Summary

George W. Bush, Hitler Compared In Homework That Equates Iraq’s WMD To The Holocaust

Former President George W. Bush and Adolph Hitler both abused their power in similar ways according to a homework assignment handed out in a middle school in the Washington D.C. area. The prescribed assignment even went so far as to equate the controversy over Iraq’s WMD programs to the Jewish Holocaust. Show More Summary

6th Graders Asked to Compare Hitler and Bush in Outrageous School Assignment

Post by Jenny Erikson. A middle school teacher in Washington, D.C. made a very poor judgment call recently by assigning some homework asking students to compare President George W. Bush to Adolf Hitler. Sixth graders at McKinley Middle...Show More Summary

Homework given to D.C. elementary school kids compares George W. Bush to Hitler

A Washington, D.C., elementary school teacher has been ordered to apologize to students after he handed out homework that compared George W. Bush to Hitler.

George W. Bush-Adolf Hitler Venn Diagram Used in Middle School Homework Assignment

A Washington, D.C. middle school teacher is under scrutiny for using a Venn diagram to compare George W. Bush and Adolf Hitler as part of a homework assignment. In the assignment, McKinley Middle School students were asked to compare...Show More Summary

The Cubans of 9/11

Marco Motroni Born in Havana in 1945, Marco Motroni emigrated with his family at age 11. In 1963 he graduated from George Washington High School in Manhattan. He started playing in la Típica Novel, one of the most successful Latin orchestras in New York. Show More Summary

Public School Assignment: Compare Bush To Hitler

A teacher at a Washington, D.C. public school thought it would be a good idea to ask students to compare President George W. Bush to Adolf Hitler. The assignment was given out this week at McKinley Tech Middle School in Northeast and has angered at least one parent who complained about the homework. A copy of [...]

D.C. teacher sorry for making students compare and contrast George W. Bush and Adolf Hitler

A sixth-grade teacher in Washington, D.C., is in trouble for invoking Godwin's Law in a homework assignment. The task presented students with a Venn Diagram that placed President George W. Bush on one side, and Adolf Hitler on the other. Show More Summary

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