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It's Chinese New Year! Know your sign?

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Today — Feb. 8 — is Chinese New Year, the first day of the Chinese lunar...

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No test scores? No problem: Applications surge after George Washington goes

WASHINGTON — Applications to George Washington University surged 28 percent in the first admission cycle after the school stopped requiring prospective students to submit SAT or ACT scores. GWU officials said recently that they received 25,431 bids for the entering 2016 class, up from 19,...


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Dear Valentine's Day:

I must admit that sometimes you make me feel down. I rarely have anyone to cuddle at the end of the day and no plans for the night. Others have a grudge against you because they don’t get any heart-shaped chocolate boxes or bouquets of 12 roses. Some can’t stand the lovely-dovey kisses...


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These are the states with the fastest talkers (New York isn't one of them)

Fast talking has long been considered the domain of uppity East Coast types: the investment banker with a phone to her ear as she practically jogs down Wall Street, the Washington lobbyist pitching a deal. On the West Coast, where there is seldom a real winter and never a shortage of beaches, we...


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Oscar-nominated 'Boy and the World' looks at life through child's wide eyes

The dark horse in the animated-feature Academy Awards race, “Boy and the World,” by Brazilian filmmaker Alê Abreu, looks and sounds nothing like its competition. Hand-drawn using a mixture of colored pencil, photo collage and paint — and seemingly drawing inspiration...


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It's Chinese New Year! Know your sign?

Today — Feb. 8 — is Chinese New Year, the first day of the Chinese lunar calendar. Chinese New Year falls on a different day in our calendar each year. Every year is marked with a different animal symbol so 2016 will be the year of the monkey. For people born in past monkey...


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The TX. 10: Best Conversation Starters

1. Lovely weather we’re having. 2. How has your day been? 3. What are some things you like to do? 4. Have you seen (insert movie or show)? 5. Where did you get that outfit? It’s super cute! 6. Did you hear about what happened on the news? 7. What’s your major? 8. I had the...


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Singles and couples can all enjoy Heart Day

Valentine’s Day always seems to conjure up images of cupids shooting arrows, heart-shaped boxes full of chocolates, giant fluffy teddy bears and beautiful bouquets of fresh roses. Well, for the couples kissing in the hallway, anyway. For those who celebrate Single Awareness Day instead, maybe...


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Two traditions of Chinese New Year are setting off firecrackers and giving money in red paper envelopes.


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Here's the scoop on how presidential elections work

You may already know that 2016 is a presidential election year. Under the Constitution, Barack Obama cannot seek a third term, so in November, voters will elect a new president, who will be sworn in next January. The field of would-be presidents is big. The two major political parties, Republicans...


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Kids would rather play Xbox than make money shoveling

WASHINGTON — Snowzilla has gone, leaving behind confused snowfall estimates, regrettable junk-food decisions, an incubating October baby boom and a lingering sense of dread for many parents. The work ethic of our kids: Where is it? Where are the entrepreneurial snow shovelers? For...


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