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VIA REUTERS: U.S. lawmakers appeared to be looking for somebody to hang on Wednesday over Toyota Motor Corp’s scandal-plagued vehicles. In their sights were the car company’s executives and a U.S. government watchdog agency. Toyota’s executives, more accustomed to issuing orders than taking them, and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a former member of Congress, found […]

VIA MYFOXDC: WASHINGTON – The average American is carrying about $1,100.00 of debt per credit card, according to Experian Marketing Insight, and most of us have more than one. Now get this: a $3,000 balance will take 11 years to pay off — if you pay only the minimum balance. That’s the shocking statistic that […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Somewhere between the produce aisles and Giant’s every-day-fresh bakery, the Rev. Anita Naves is working up a sweat. She is holding a somewhat surprised shopper’s hand, anointing his forehead with oil and crying out for the Holy Spirit to enter the man’s life and drive out all worry and doubt. Nearby, […]

The White House and the Department of Education have announced a new Race to the Top High School Commencement Challenge and are inviting public schools across the country to compete to have President Obama speak at their graduation. At the beginning of the school year, the President encouraged students across the country to take responsibility […]

After the media frenzy that surrounded Tiger Woods’ car accident and alleged affairs, he finally speaks publicly to a select group of friends, colleagues and associates at PGA headquarters in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. According to CNN.com, a statement on Woods’ Web site elaborated: “While Tiger feels that what happened is fundamentally a matter between […]

(Washington, DC) — An 80-year-old foster care program run by the Archdiocese of Washington, DC has come to an end. This is the first action taken by the church, which has been embroiled in a dispute with the city over the wording of a law legalizing same-sex marriage. The “Washington Post” says Catholic Charities’ foster-care […]

VIA USA TODAY: Breast cancer survivors who took aspirin after completing treatment were half as likely to die or have their tumors spread around the body compared with survivors who didn’t take aspirin, a long-running study of 4,164 nurses showed. The study is the first to find that regular aspirin users had a lower risk […]

VIA THE NEW YORK TIMES: The first time Shani Davis won an Olympic gold medal in the 1,000 meters, he skated a victory lap while hugging a teddy bear. On Wednesday night, after becoming the first man to successfully defend his title in the event, Davis held an American flag to his chest, a gesture […]

VIA CNN: Golfer Tiger Woods will “apologize for his behavior” Friday when he makes a statement at PGA headquarters in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, his agent said. Agent Mark Steinberg said Woods would not answer questions. It will be the golfer’s first public appearance since his November 27 car crash outside his home near Orlando, […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: President Obama hailed the success of his controversial $787 billion stimulus legislation on Wednesday, saying the one-year-old law has created or saved 2 million jobs and helped prevent a second Great Depression. Obama’s remarks capped an extensive push from the administration and its Democratic allies to rehabilitate the public perception of […]