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May 22, 2015, 11:31 ET

40-years in business makes Sylene of Washington a witness to social change, model of business success

 40 years ago, during a decade known as the "Bra Burning Era," Cyla Weiner, a 26-year-old newlywed and daughter of Holocaust survivors, opened...

May 22, 2015, 08:00 ET

The Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University Celebrates Inaugural MPH@GW Graduating Class

 The Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) at the George Washington University welcomed graduates of its online...

May 20, 2015, 13:00 ET

ACEEE: Boston, NYC, Washington, DC, San Francisco, and Seattle Rank as America's Most Energy-Efficient US Cities

Mayors and local lawmakers in America's largest cities continue to take innovative steps to lower energy costs for consumers and businesses,...

May 20, 2015, 08:00 ET
Washington University in St. Louis School of Law's First Graduating Class of Online LL.M. Students at the St. Louis graduation ceremony with Dean Nancy Staudt.

Washington University in St. Louis School of Law Graduates its First Class of Online LL.M. Students

 Washington University in St. Louis School of Law graduated its first class of online Master of Laws (LL.M.) in U.S. Law on Friday, May 15,...

May 17, 2015, 18:02 ET
Apple CEO Tim Cook delivers his commencement address to graduates of the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Urges GW Graduates to Find Their North Star

 Members of the George Washington University community gathered Sunday to celebrate the end of the university's 194th academic year. With the...

May 13, 2015, 12:22 ET
Climate, respiratory allergies and asthma: Natural Resources Defense Council report names the 35 "sneeziest and wheeziest" cities in the U.S.

NRDC "Sneezing and Wheezing" Report Spotlights Climate Change Links to Asthma and Allergies

One-in-three Americans lives in the "sneeziest and wheeziest" cities and regions where they are exposed to both ragweed pollen and ozone smog...

May 13, 2015, 09:21 ET
Courtyard Washington, DC/Foggy Bottom and Courtyard Washington, DC/U.S. Capitol, two of the leading Downtown Washington, DC hotels, have announced their new Pride Package, which includes comfortable overnight accommodations, free valet parking, a complimentary bottle of champagne upon arrival and late check-out at 2 p.m. The package is designed for travelers visiting Washington, DC for the city's 40th annual Pride Parade.

Two Courtyard Hotels In Downtown Washington, D.C. Celebrate Pride With Exclusive Perks And Package

Two Washington, D.C. Marriott hotels are hoping to give travelers heading to the nation's capital in June something to be proud about for this...

May 12, 2015, 09:11 ET
AC Hotel Washington, DC at National Harbor has opened its doors. The eight-story hotel in National Harbor features 192 guest rooms and six suites, 3,700 square feet of meeting space and a fitness center. For information, contact Rachel Dinbokowitz at or 1-301-965-2111.

AC Hotel Washington, DC at National Harbor Debuts As Icon On The Potomac

AC Hotel Washington, DC at National Harbor, the third AC Hotels by Marriott to debut in the United States, has opened its doors. The eight-story...

May 11, 2015, 10:00 ET

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington to Hold its 30th Annual Congressional Dinner

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington (BGCGW), will host its 30th Annual Tim Russert Congressional Dinner on Wednesday, May 13th, at 6:00pm...

Apr 30, 2015, 16:43 ET

GroupHealth President and CEO to Address Record-Breaking Class of Graduates

 Group Health President and CEO Scott Armstrong will deliver the keynote address to a record-setting number of graduates at WGU Washington's...

Apr 30, 2015, 16:38 ET

Washington Technology Industry Association Selects Spring First Look Forum Finalists

The Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA), Washington state's unifying voice for the technology community, today revealed the 12...

Apr 27, 2015, 17:26 ET

Securities Investor Protection Corporation Laments Passing Of Bankruptcy Attorney Harvey Miller

Stephen Harbeck, president of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC), which maintains a special reserve fund authorized by Congress...

Apr 27, 2015, 17:01 ET

WGU Washington Awards Record Number of Degrees

 WGU Washington will award nearly 1,700 bachelor's and master's degrees to students from across the state at its fourth annual commencement...

Apr 23, 2015, 17:36 ET
Washington REIT

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust Announces First Quarter Financial And Operating Results

 Washington Real Estate Investment Trust ("Washington REIT" or the "Company") (NYSE: WRE), a leading owner and operator...

Apr 22, 2015, 06:01 ET
Insight School of Washington

Insight School of Washington Opens Enrollment for 2015-2016 School Year

Insight School of Washington (ISWA), a tuition-free, online public school serving students in grades 9-12, announced today it has opened enrollment...

Apr 21, 2015, 14:06 ET

Libya Condemns ISIS Murder Of Christians

 The government of Libya has strongly condemned the execution of Ethiopian Christians by ISIS-affiliated terrorists in Libya. Libyan...

Apr 21, 2015, 13:40 ET

Libya's Elected Officials Find Strong Support In Washington

 A delegation from the House of Representatives of the internationally-recognized and democratically elected government of Libya has received...

Apr 21, 2015, 06:01 ET
Washington Virtual Academies

Washington Virtual Academies Welcome K-12 Students to Enroll for 2015-2016 School Year

Washington Virtual Academies (WAVA), a fully accredited, online public school, welcomes families with students in grades K-12 to apply...

Apr 20, 2015, 14:00 ET

AARP Jobs Expert, State Securities Commission Administrator, and Investor Protection Institute President to Speak May 6th at Oklahoma Conference on Aging

 Finding the right job in retirement and protecting your nest egg will be the topics of a keynote conversation from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. on May...

Apr 16, 2015, 14:40 ET

High Level Libyan Delegation in Washington DC to Consult with U.S. Officials

Representatives from the internationally recognized democratically elected parliament of Libya are in Washington for a week-long visit for...