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UMD Students Break Record Flying Man-Powered Helicopter

Aerospace students at the University of Maryland broke the unofficial world record Wednesday for flight in a man-powered helicopter, staying airborne for more than 30 seconds.

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Judge Upholds Negligence Verdict Against Virginia Tech

In the case of two families of victims of the Virginia Tech tragedy, a judge has upeld a verdict of negligence for the Commonwealth of Virginia for negligence, but significantly reduced the damages.

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Virginia Increases Tuitions Four Percent For 2012

Tuitions will increase across the board for public universities in the Commonwealth of Virginia, but the rate of increase is less than in years past.

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New Deportation Policy Has Implications For DREAM Act Fight

A change in federal deportation policy for young undocumented immigrants presents an interesting quandary for those fighting for — and against — Maryland's 'DREAM Act.'


Runner Has Eyes On Two Prizes: Olympics, Ph.D.

Among the dozens of athletes hoping to leap, throw or run their way to London as part of the U.S. track and field team is St. Louis native Shannon Leinert. The 24-year-old runner has dreamed of the Olympics since she was 10. If that weren't enough, Leinert is also working on a doctoral degree.

A New Union Battle As Chicago Teachers, Mayor Clash

Teachers in the country's third-largest school district have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike if the city and their union can't come to terms this summer. The vote is just the latest example of the gulf between teachers, Chicago school officials and Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Title IX At 40: What Has Changed, And What's Next

It's been 40 years since the adoption of Title IX, the gender equity law that changed college athletics for both women and men. Commenting on the law's future, Frank Deford says that as women dominate college rolls, football fans might be in for a rude shock.

Board Member Resigns After U.Va. President Fired

Mark Kington was vice rector of the state-appointed Board of Visitors. It sent the campus into uproar last week when it unexpectedly fired popular president Teresa Sullivan. Robert Siegel talks to Anita Kumar, who has been covering the story for The Washington Post.