| May 1, 2009
Frederick Gulden, an architect dubbed "the last American in Vietnam" when stranded in the country for 15 months after the U.S. military withdrew, died of complications from esophageal cancer April 4 at George Washington University Hospital. He was 86...
| May 4, 2009
Barbara A. Ringer had just graduated from Columbia University's law school in 1949 when she joined the Copyright Office at the Library of Congress.
Within a few years, she set about revising an archaic set of laws that had been in place since 1909 --...
| May 29, 2009
Frederick J. Karch, a Marine Corps brigadier general who led the first official ground combat troops into Vietnam, died of congestive heart failure Saturday at his home in Arlington, Va. He was 91.
Karch, a Naval Academy graduate, served in the Marine...
| Nov 15, 2008
David Shayt summed up his effect on the world in fewer than 100 words.
"As a museum specialist at the Smithsonian’s Museum of American History," he wrote in the Washington Post for a special millennium issue, "I have added to the national...
| Dec 8, 2008
Warren M. Robbins, founder of the Museum of African Art, forerunner to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art, died Dec. 4 at George Washington University Hospital of complications from a fall at his home last month. He was 85.
| Dec 13, 2008
Abevy of foreign policy experts are pressing Barack Obama to move quickly on his promise to "engage in aggressive personal diplomacy" with Iran.
He'd be better off first taking a long, deep breath and allowing Iran's economic crisis to take its toll on...
| Dec 19, 2008
W. Mark Felt, the former FBI official who ended one of the country's most intriguing political mysteries when he identified himself as "Deep Throat" -- the nickname for the anonymous source who helped guide the Washington Post's Pulitzer Prize-winning...
| Jan 4, 2009
Other job experience: Former office staff member for Sen. Jacob Javits of New York; former associate dean of admissions at Rutgers and Catholic University of America; former executive director of ecumenical ministry to homeless and working poor in south...
| Jan 22, 2009
WASHINGTON — In his first full day in the White House, Barack Obama pushed his top military advisers for a plan to withdraw combat troops from Iraq, and in an extraordinary exercise took the oath of office a second time over concern about a miscue...
| May 16, 2008
Community colleges, technical schools, graduate schools and more. No matter what type of education you're looking for, it's available here in Hampton Roads.
Christopher Newport University. Newport News. Public. Offers 80 academic majors and programs...
| Feb 16, 2009
Putting aside concerns over a worsening economy, rising crime and increasing social polarization, Venezuelan voters gave President Hugo Chavez a resounding victory Sunday on a constitutional amendment that will allow him to run for reelection...
| Feb 17, 2009
When a new U.S. President takes the oath of office, he often exudes a youthful optimism. President Obama has been hard at work since the inauguration, but when he leaves Washington, D.C., will he visibly wear the stress of his position?
According to a...