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VIA CNN: You’ve seen the television commercials and the product reviews. But maybe, like many gadget lovers, you’re still debating whether you really need this new touch-screen computer from Apple. To help you make sense of the hype, here are answers to 12 common questions about the iPad, Apple’s much-anticipated “slate” computer, which goes on […]

VIA USA TODAY: The unemployment rate remains at 9.7 %, though employers added 162,000 jobs in March, the Labor Department just reported. The news comes as Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says the economy is recovering, but it will take many months to dig out from the recent financial crisis. The unemployment rate will “stay unacceptably […]

Census workers throughout the DC; Maryland and Virginia are encouraging residents to return Census Forms. A coalition of organizations are also working to raise participation. The Census form return deadline is Thursday, April 1st, 2010. For more information, visit http://www.census.gov. Copyright © 2010 Metro Networks Communications Inc., A Westwood One Company

(Washington, DC) — DC police have taken three people into custody for questioning following shootings last night that left four people dead and six others wounded along South Capitol Street in Southeast. Police say the gunfire broke out near South Capitol and Atlantic streets as a group was standing outside an apartment building. They had […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: A new D.C. law means the Rev. Mary Kay Totty can now marry same-sex couples. But in the United Methodist Church, the denomination that ordained Totty two decades ago, the act could get her defrocked. Totty, 46, said she’s willing to take the risk. “The institutional church has for so many […]

VIA CBS NEWS: Moviegoers can prepare to dig a little deeper into their pockets when they want to see another picture. Starting Friday, ticket prices at a number of theaters across the country will rise as theater owners try to cash in on a booming box office and healthy demand for 3-D movies like “Avatar” […]

VIA CNN: Washington (CNN) — President Obama signed sweeping health care reform legislation into law Tuesday, hailing the moment as the latest example of America facing up to major challenges for the benefit of all its people. The bill constitutes the biggest expansion of federal health care guarantees in more than four decades, and its […]

(Baltimore, MD) — There are jobs available for U.S. Census Bureau enumerators to go door to door. Seema Iyer is directing the Baltimore City Complete Count Campaign. The door to door counting will start late April through the middle of July. For job information go to baltimorecity.gov/2010census or contact the Census Bureau. Hiring will go […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: House Democrats scored a historic victory in the century-long battle to reform the nation’s health-care system late Sunday night, winning final approval of legislation that expands coverage to 32 million people and attempts to contain spiraling costs. The House voted 219 to 212 to approve the measure, with every Republican voting […]

VIA EURWEB: The entire senior class at Chicago’s only public all-male, all-African-American high school has been accepted to four-year colleges. At last count, the 107 seniors had earned spots at 72 schools across the nation. Mayor Richard Daley and Chicago Public Schools chief Ron Huberman surprised students at an all-school assembly at Urban Prep Academy […]