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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