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In this Jan. 20, 2012 photo, a Happy Meal box with French fries and a drink are posed at McDonald's in Springfield, Ill. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

McDonald's 91% graduation rate

06/14/13 11:00AM

McDonald's can teach Congress a lesson--on education. The fast-food chain devised "English Under the Arches," a language-acquisition program that develops employees' English skills to help them advance in their careers. read more

This digital composite shows: (L) Ti-Anna Wang, the real-life inspiration for Fred Hiatt's novel "Nine Days," on April 5, 2013. (Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post) (R): File Photo: Chinese dissident Dr. Wang Bingzhang responds to questions...

Daughter of imprisoned Chinese activist inspires new novel

06/12/13 01:15PM

A 2009 Washington Post op-ed and a subsequent meeting over coffee with the column's author inspired the heroine in Fred Hiatt's book, Nine Days. The novel is based on the true story of Ti-Anna Wang and her mission to help her father, a dissident serving a life sentence in China. read more

File Photo: Opponents of the Affordable Care Act rally before the Supreme announces its decision about the constitutionality of the president's efforts on health care reform. (Photo by Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call, File)

Doctor says, keep [healthcare] simple, stupid

06/06/13 03:00PM

The White House "blew it" communicating and rolling out Obamacare because not even doctors can explain the policy to their patients, Dr. Nancy Snyderman said during an Afternoon MoJoe roundtable discussion on Thursday. read more