Posts Tagged Social affairs

Georgetown hires Adair as women’s basketball coach

WASHINGTON (AP) — Natasha Adair is the new women’s basketball coach at Georgetown.

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Bone up on aviation history with Smithsonian book

This book cover image released by Smithsonian Books shows "The Smithsonian Book of Air & Space Trivia", edited by Amy Pastan. (AP Photo/Smithsonian Books)

“The Smithsonian Book of Air & Space Trivia” (Smithsonian Books), edited by Amy Pastan

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Tribe banks on syrup for sweet relief from poverty

In this photo made Friday, March 21, 2014, Leah Moffitt, right, and Roger Socabasin drill holes while tapping maple trees on land owned by the Passamaquoddy tribe near Jackman, Maine. The impoverished tribe hopes to become one of the biggest maple syrup operations in the state. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

PRENTISS TOWNSHIP, Maine (AP) — The members of the Passamaquoddy tribe have looked under their feet for a bottled water plant and have turned to the sky for a wind farm. But it’s the forest that will be the first to deliver as the impoverished tribe seeks to become one of the biggest maple syrup operations in Maine.

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Jennifer Lopez, Laverne Cox win GLAAD Media Awards

Jennifer Lopez arrives at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday, April 12, 2014. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jennifer Lopez has added a couple of more trophies to her block.

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Ohio begins pushback against college player unions

In this Sept. 21, 2013 file photo, Ohio State plays against Florida A&M at Ohio Stadium during an NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. A measure that the Ohio House approved last week clarifies that college athletes aren’t public employees and can't unionize. The amendment, tucked into a high-stakes budget bill, responds to a National Labor Relations Board official’s recent ruling declaring full-scholarship players at Northwestern University employees and therefore eligible to unionize. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State pushback against a movement to unionize college athletes has begun in Ohio, the football-loving heart of a heated anti-labor campaign in 2011 and home to one of America’s highest-grossing collegiate franchises, the Ohio State Buckeyes.

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