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VIA NEWSWEEK: The teen birthrate declined 2 percent in 2008, according to new, preliminary data released by the CDC. The new number is a welcome relief for public-health officials: between 2006 and 2008, the teen birthrate had increased 4 percent, halting a decades-long trend of dropping adolescent childbearing through the 1990s and early 2000s. What […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Rescuers suspended efforts early Tuesday to find four missing coal miners in West Virginia after a mine explosion killed 25 others in the deadliest such disaster in the United States in decades. West Virginia’s governor later said it could take until Wednesday evening for crews to drill the first of four […]

Apple has sent out media invitations for a preview event scheduled for this Thursday, April 8th, to show off iPhone OS 4.0. The event is scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM Pacific Time in the Town Hall on Apple’s Cupertino, California campus. Speculations on the iPhone OS 4.0 features where rumored around the time of […]

VIA CNN: Tiger Woods returns to the sport Monday at the Masters, ending a self-imposed exile stemming from a car accident in November outside his home and his subsequent admission of extramarital affairs. Woods is practicing this morning at Augusta National Golf Club, and is set to participate in a news conference – his second […]

Many have speculated on what the ipad’s sales would be…even myself. Apple has announced on Monday that, they have sold 300,000 of its new tablet on Saturday. Now i began to wonder what numbers were those and if that was just pre-sale or in store.  The answer is that this was the total combining pre-ordered, […]

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 […]