• A Defense Department dictionary helped this poet write in the language of war

    A Defense Department dictionary helped this poet write in the language of war

    Sep 19, 2016 03:53 PM EDT

    ... create a tapestry of victims in Iraq, prisoners in Guantanamo Bay, soldiers at war, veterans who have returned home and grieving spouses. “I tried to make the border between my family’s narrative and the narratives that are currently happening in Iraq, Afghanistan and this country as permeable as possible ...

  • EPA says pesticide harms bees in some cases

    EPA says pesticide harms bees in some cases

    Jan 06, 2016 10:39 AM EDT

    ... the pesticide maker and anti-pesticide advocates were unhappy with report. The issue is important because honeybees are in trouble and they do more than make honey. They are crucial to our food supply: About one-third of the human diet comes from insect-pollinated plants, and the honeybee is ...

  • Do better-paid workers equal better business?

    Do better-paid workers equal better business?

    May 14, 2015 07:01 PM EDT

    ... like, oh, it's there. You know, this, it's really there. PAUL SOLMAN: Kristen Sargent among the 233 workers here whose paychecks rose. KRISTEN SARGENT: It's like, on paper. You know, it's there. It went into effect. PAUL SOLMAN: Sargent will earn over a dollar more an ...

  • Banning ‘the box’ to give ex-convicts a better chance at finding a job

    Banning ‘the box’ to give ex-convicts a better chance at finding a job

    Dec 25, 2014 07:35 PM EDT

    ... HARI SREENIVASAN: Now: a move to make it easier for people who have been convicted of a crime to find employment after being released from prison. Several states and municipalities are preventing employers from asking about criminal convictions up front. The so-called ban the box movement would eliminate ...

  • Obama meets with Central American leaders on border crisis while Congress dithers

    Obama meets with Central American leaders on border crisis while Congress dithers

    Jul 25, 2014 09:09 AM EDT

    ... 4 vote. It could be brought to the floor and pass the full House in a party-line vote next week. “We’re going to make August very hot,” Steve Israel, head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, responsible for electing Democrats to the House, told Greg Sargent. Of course ...

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    SCOTUS: Chemical weapons treaty cannot be invoked in assault case

    Jun 02, 2014 02:20 PM EDT

    ... an amateur attempt by a jilted wife to injure her husband's lover," Chief Justice John Roberts wrote for the court. Roberts contrasted John Singer Sargent's massive painting, "Gassed," with its depictions of men who have been blinded by mustard gas, with Bond's actions. "There are no life ...

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    Thousands of Americans lace up their running shoes before sitting at the dinner table this Thanksgiving

    Nov 28, 2013 02:15 PM EDT

    Thanksgiving day Buffalo New York Turkey Trot in 18 degree snow! Let's do this! ?????? pic.twitter.com/wHJhDIbjIG— carly sargent (@cali_girl907) November 28, 2013 On Thursday, cities across the country will hold their annual Thanksgiving Day races, often known as "Turkey Trots." Running in the USA, an organization ...

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    Detroit Today, Washington Tomorrow

    Aug 04, 2013 07:15 AM EDT

    By Larry Kotlikoff The official debt total is well below the true "fiscal gap," argues Larry Kotlikoff, who has helped draft the INFORM Act. Photo courtesy of Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images. Paul Solman: Larry Kotlikoff is a dear friend of both mine and the Making Sen$e Business Desk, appearing weekly ...

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    Support for Gay Marriage Grows as Supreme Court Cases Near

    Mar 19, 2013 09:26 AM EDT

    ... be legal for gay couples to get married. The survey showed 36 percent of respondents opposed making same-sex marriages legal. The Post's Greg Sargent breaks down in detail the dramatic splits on the issue among certain demographic groups: Voters ages 18-29 support legalizing gay marriage, 81 percent ...

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    Tuskegee Airmen Continue to Share Bonds of Brotherhood

    Jun 11, 2012 03:50 PM EDT

    ... serve in combat duty. When the government permitted African-Americans to become fighter pilots, it was a momentous occasion for blacks around the country. Larry Sargent, curator of the Tuskegee Airmen National Museum and former Army combat medic, said it did not matter whether Tuskegee Airmen served and fought overseas ...

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