President Obama is hoping to seize on public anguish over the Connecticut school shooting to make gun violence a front-burner issue in Washington. At a White House news conference Wednesday, the president made clear it's not just the headline-grabbing mass murders he's worried about.
André Le Nôtre helped turn an old hunting lodge into the Versailles we know today, taking his profession way beyond a trade. Experts say Le Nôtre'swork was so groundbreaking, it continues to influence contemporary urban architecture. This year marks the 400th anniversary of Le Nôtre's birth.
With stern and often complex limits on accepting gifts, the House Ethics Committee sends out a guidance memo each holiday season. This year's version has seven pages of Capitol Hill holiday gift rules — and one page of advice in the form of a poem.
The track record of digital products designed for digital privacy has been abysmal — at least until recently. Snapchat, wildly popular among teens, is changing assumptions about young people's desire for digital privacy. But it's not clear whether the trend will stick.
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