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Aesha, her face disfigured by the Taliban, begins reconstructive surgery updated: Fri Jun 22 2012 11:40:00

Nearly two years after arriving in America with the promise of a new nose and ears, Aesha Mohammadzai has finally begun the process of reconstructive surgery.

Saving Aesha: Life after Taliban attackupdated: Fri Jun 22 2012 11:40:00

She came to the U.S. after the Taliban cut off her nose and ears, but saving Aesha would be very complicated.

SI.com: Grant Wahl: Ukraine's Andriy Shevchenko considers joining MLS after Euro 2012updated: Thu Jun 14 2012 11:33:00

GDANSK, Poland -- The player who has produced the best moment of Euro 2012 is married to an American model, named his firstborn son after Michael Jordan and is an avid golfing member of the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., just outside the nation's capital.

Moving on when mom is killed at warupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 08:25:00

It was only natural for Kristin Choe to begin drawing. Even at age 3, she expressed herself through art.

CNN Hero: Taryn Davisupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 08:25:00

The American Widow Project, founded by Taryn Davis, has helped support nearly 800 military widows since 2007.

Moms' hormone use linked to women's cancer, reproductive problemsupdated: Wed Oct 05 2011 18:19:00

Ginny Bank was 14 when her mother sat her down and said they needed to see a gynecologist.

Walter Reed Army Medical Center closes its doors in final ceremonyupdated: Sat Aug 27 2011 23:06:00

Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington closed its doors Saturday, completing the military hospital's merger with the Bethesda National Naval Medical Center. The event was marked with a flag-lowering ceremony, which followed the transfer of Walter Reed's 18 remaining patients to the combined medical center's Bethesda, Maryland, campus.

Man planned to set off fireworks in car on National Mall, police sayupdated: Tue Aug 23 2011 15:06:00

A Florida man has been arrested and charged with planning to set off fireworks on the National Mall "to draw attention to himself and issues he had with the banking industry," according to the Maryland-National Capitol Park Police. Authorities say the man told them he did not plan to hurt anyone.

Study offers clues to emotional eatingupdated: Wed Jul 27 2011 13:56:00

Anyone who's sought solace in pizza or a pint of ice cream knows that food can be comforting. But experts still don't know exactly why we gravitate toward fatty or sugary foods when we're feeling down, or how those foods affect our emotions.

Can fatty foods make you happy?updated: Wed Jul 27 2011 13:56:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen breaks down new research claiming our biological makeup explains why we love fatty foods.

Closing Walter Reed hospital more expensive than predictedupdated: Tue Jul 19 2011 17:49:00

Time is up for the six-year process of closing Walter Reed, the century-old Army hospital in Washington.

Huh? Low-salt diet ups risk of fatal heart attack?updated: Wed May 04 2011 05:53:00

Doctors and public health officials have been telling us for years that eating too much sodium can increase the risk of heart attack or stroke by raising blood pressure to unsafe levels. So how to explain a new study that suggests low salt intake actually increases the risk of dying from those causes?

CNNMoney: Washington is for lobbyists, not entrepreneursupdated: Thu Jan 27 2011 12:05:00

Morris Panner is the CEO of group text messaging service GroupFlier.

CNNMoney: U.S. for sale - Uncle Sam's real estate playupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 11:12:00

As Washington deficit hawks scour the federal budget for ways to trim the size of government, they are arriving at one idea with increasing frequency: Put government property on the auction block.

Police respond to hospital call to find employee deadupdated: Sun Jan 02 2011 11:50:00

Police found an employee of a Maryland hospital near Washington dead on Saturday after they responded to an assault call, authorities said.

Fortune: The Honest Tea guys look backupdated: Mon Jul 26 2010 11:20:00

In September 1997, I went for a run with a friend in New York City. We both wanted a tasty post-exercise drink, but everything on the market was too sweet.

SIDS linked to brain chemicalupdated: Wed Feb 03 2010 17:32:00

A new study finds babies who die of sudden infant death syndrome have low serotonin levels. Elizabeth Cohen reports.

SIDS babies have low serotonin levels, study findsupdated: Wed Feb 03 2010 17:32:00

Babies who died from sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, show lower amounts of the brain chemical serotonin, says a study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Airlines scramble after winter storm delays flightsupdated: Mon Dec 21 2009 03:26:00

Airlines were scrambling to accommodate passengers affected by the cancellation of hundreds of flights after a monster weekend winter storm that blanketed a swath of the East Coast.

How fish oil supports heart healthupdated: Thu Oct 15 2009 23:14:00

When it comes to heart health, there is one fat that won't work against you -- fish oil.

Why care about cholesterol?updated: Mon Oct 05 2009 12:36:00

Who should care about their cholesterol levels? Everyone, especially women. CNN's Melissa Long explains.

Knowing cholesterol numbers could ward off heart diseaseupdated: Mon Oct 05 2009 12:36:00

When 48-year-old Erin Peiffer, of Eldersburg, Maryland, learned that she had high cholesterol in her 20s, she never thought it would pose a problem.

CNNMoney: Where to find the fattest paychecksupdated: Tue Sep 22 2009 12:58:00

Maryland is the nation's top-earning state for the third year in a row, with a median household income of $70,545 in 2008, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released Monday.

'Skinny jeans' class aims to aid your zipupdated: Mon Aug 10 2009 10:04:00

To look at her, you'd never know Jessica Ordona, 25, has a problem with her jeans. "I don't like the fact that when you sit down, your stomach comes over them," she says.

Get in those skinny jeansupdated: Mon Aug 10 2009 10:04:00

Melissa Long reports on a new workout that helps you get into your skinny jeans.

States told to prepare for worst-case swine flu scenarioupdated: Thu Jul 09 2009 15:40:00

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told government leaders at a swine flu preparedness summit Thursday that a vaccine to fight the H1N1 virus should be ready for distribution in mid-October.

Fortune: Inside Marriott's test kitchenupdated: Thu Jun 25 2009 10:10:00

When it comes to food, everyone's a critic -- even a gentleman like J.W. "Bill" Marriott, the longtime chairman and CEO of Marriott International, the $12.9-billion-a-year hotel giant.

Unsung World War II heroes finally get their dueupdated: Tue Jun 16 2009 15:40:00

Some 65 years after their service, the 300 surviving Women Airforce Service Pilots are being honored with the Congressional Gold Medal.

CNNMoney: Fed fights a losing battle on bondsupdated: Thu Apr 30 2009 14:29:00

So much for the Federal Reserve being able to hold long-term bond rates below 3%.

Drivers caught in floodupdated: Tue Dec 23 2008 20:19:00

A water main breaks, flooding a commuter road and stranding more than a dozen motorists.

Icy wall of water traps 'horrified' motoristsupdated: Tue Dec 23 2008 20:19:00

Two rescued motorists were "absolutely horrified," after a wall of icy water trapped them and several others in suburban Washington on Tuesday morning.

Time.com: Marriott Books Lower 3Q Profit, Expects Tough 2009updated: Thu Oct 02 2008 12:00:00

Hotel company Marriott International Inc. said Thursday that its third-quarter profit dropped 28 percent, and warned investors about deteriorating conditions for 2009 amid the ongoing financial crisis

CNNMoney: Bonds up as mortgage rates fallupdated: Wed Sep 10 2008 08:25:00

U.S. treasurys rose on Monday after a government bailout of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac drove down mortgage rates.

CNNMoney: Listen up! The bond markets are talkingupdated: Wed Aug 20 2008 17:31:00

Bond prices have rallied lately. And that's both a good thing and bad thing.

Eating healthy when dining out is getting easierupdated: Wed Jul 30 2008 09:33:00

In the dining room's soft amber glow, dozens of patrons peruse the menu at Rock Creek restaurant in Bethesda, Maryland. From a health standpoint, making a smart choice is easy.

Military breaks ground for new Walter Reed facilityupdated: Thu Jul 03 2008 11:24:00

Less than two years after reports of decrepit conditions at the nation's most prominent military hospital, the military broke ground Thursday for the new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

FSB: Fireworks sales blast off - but costs also soarupdated: Wed Jul 02 2008 11:20:00

As Fourth of July fireworks light cities across the United States, the companies that orchestrate the epic productions face an uncertain future.

Grand Theft Auto, Wii Fit released -- so what's next?updated: Fri May 30 2008 15:58:00

While some of the biggest video games for 2008 have already smashed sales records, the rest of the year still has plenty of highly anticipated releases.

CNNMoney: More signs the world isn't endingupdated: Fri May 02 2008 17:51:00

The worst-case scenarios just aren't playing out.

FSB: Venture capital 101updated: Tue Apr 08 2008 14:00:00

Dear FSB: I am considering investing money into a friend's company, that recruits college students to mentor and influence middle and high school students how to become better leaders. The company is for-profit and generates revenues through speaking engagements and leadership conferences. I believe this company will be very successful in the future. I know that venture capital firms get their returns by selling their businesses or in initial public offerings (IPOs). I don't foresee either any time soon for this company. If I were to invest my money, how would I get a return on my investment?

Soldier survives bizarre injury thanks to heroics and a bit of tech updated: Mon Nov 05 2007 13:42:00

It takes a few moments to notice the dent in Sgt. Dan Powers' head, a place where he was stabbed with a nine-inch blade while patrolling the streets of the Iraqi capital.

Doctors remove 5 polyps from Bush's colonupdated: Sat Jul 21 2007 02:13:00

Doctors removed five small polyps from President Bush's colon on Saturday, and "none appeared worrisome," a White House spokesman said.

Bush to have colonoscopyupdated: Sat Jul 21 2007 02:13:00

Bush to have colonoscopy

Time.com: Al Gore's Son: An Inconvenient Youthupdated: Thu Jul 05 2007 09:35:00

Al Gore's son was pulled over for speeding on a California freeway early Wednesday and arrested on suspicion of possessing marijuana and prescription drugs

Eat-smart strategies for party seasonupdated: Mon Dec 11 2006 14:08:00

The conventional wisdom about the holidays is that weight gain is unavoidable. But don't let it scare you away from enjoying your favorite foods at this time of year. Here are thee eat-smart strategies to get you through the season.

CNNMoney: Detroit foreclosures lead nationupdated: Fri Nov 10 2006 09:22:00

Detroit led all U.S. metro areas in the percentage of homes entering foreclosure during the third quarter, at more than four times the national average, according to a report released Friday.

hed hereupdated: Mon Sep 18 2006 16:43:00

CNN) -- Mark Rasch travels quite a bit in his job as a cyber-lawyer. So he joined the "New You Resolution" to find ways to lose weight and eat healthier while he's away from his home in Bethesda, Maryland.

Attorney drops jeans sizes, improves confidenceupdated: Wed Sep 06 2006 16:48:00

Mark Rasch travels quite a bit in his job as a cyber-lawyer. So he joined the "New You Resolution" to find ways to lose weight and eat healthier while he's away from his home in Bethesda, Maryland.

Fortune: How a Canyon Ranch hand roamsupdated: Mon Jul 10 2006 00:01:00

Most people go to a spa to get away from work.

Business 2.0: The next real estate boomupdated: Fri Jul 07 2006 14:27:00

Picture the scene: it's 2025, and you and your family are living in a beautiful, leafy-green village that seems more 19th century than 21st, even though it has only been in existence for ten years and is just 20 miles from a major American city.

FSB: Stylish and slim life jackets?updated: Mon Mar 20 2006 11:55:00

COMPANY: Float Tech, Troy, N.Y.

Chiropractor deals with Congress' pains in neckupdated: Tue Feb 28 2006 18:18:00

When a Supreme Court justice is nursing an aching back or a senator has a crick in the neck, Dr. William Morgan is the man they may call for help.

Fortune: Social Investing That Hits Homeupdated: Mon Nov 14 2005 00:01:00

Like millions of Americans, you probably donated to charity after Hurricane Katrina. To make a long-lasting difference--not just to the Gulf Coast but to distressed communities across the nation--c...

CNNMoney: Do I need a broker to buy a house?updated: Wed Nov 02 2005 17:56:00

It's as though you'd found a new best friend. Your real estate broker chauffeurs you around town, hangs on your every word and takes pains to flatter your family at every turn.

Looking for the perfect commuteupdated: Thu Oct 20 2005 16:54:00

Call it the Quest for the Holy Trail.

Fortune: Is Racial Bias Holding You Back at Work?updated: Wed Aug 10 2005 09:10:00

Many people of color struggle to be recognized for their achievements. That may be true -- or not. Still everyone can learn ways to overcome obstacles.

Double-stabbing causes 'mayhem' at mallupdated: Thu May 26 2005 05:33:00

A shopper at a Nordstrom department store said the scene was "just mayhem," after a woman stabbed two other women Wednesday night at a mall in Bethesda, Maryland, police said.

VA hospitals may be target, advisory warnsupdated: Fri Aug 27 2004 12:13:00

The FBI and Department of Homeland Security are advising state and local agencies to be aware that terrorists could target Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals.

FSB: They Love That Dirty Waterupdated: Tue Jun 01 2004 00:01:00

With all respect to Mary Poppins, a spoonful of sugar doesn't always do the trick. Enter 42-year-old Kenny Kramm's FLAVORx, based in Bethesda, Md. Created by Kramm to help his daughter's medicine g...

FSB: The Private-Jet Set Chartering your own plane for a vacation might not cost as much as you think.updated: Tue Jun 01 2004 00:01:00

Michael McIntyre likes to travel in style. The president and CEO of Gentry Group, an insurance company in Dallas, recently flew via private jet with his wife and three other couples to Venice for a...

Remembering World War IIupdated: Mon May 24 2004 11:00:00

When you meet Pennsylvanian Robert Collins, radioman second class United States Navy (ret.) on a visit to the new World War Two Memorial in the nation's capital, you no longer care who was right or wrong in the argument over whether it should have been built on the mall between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial.

Hastert questions McCain's GOP credentialsupdated: Wed May 19 2004 16:17:00

In a rare public swipe at a fellow Republican, House Speaker Dennis Hastert on Wednesday questioned the GOP credentials of John McCain, a U.S. senator who has often challenged party orthodoxy.

Mark Shields: A long-overdue debateupdated: Mon May 10 2004 08:02:00

Because the nation was at peace during my own time on active duty in the United States Marine Corps, I -- like every man I know -- have often wondered whether, faced with the terror and the horror of combat, my own courage and honor would have met the test and been affirmed. I can only hope so. I will never know.

Study links antibiotics, breast cancerupdated: Tue Feb 17 2004 08:41:00

Increased use of antibiotics may heighten women's risk of breast cancer, a study looking at possible connections between the two suggests.

FSB: Game Theories The man who made the Furby fly explains how he comes up with his ideas.updated: Mon Jul 01 2002 00:01:00

What does the co-developer of the Furby do for an encore? Since Richard Levy brought those blabbermouth dolls to the world in 1998, he's churned out games based on everything from Men Are From Mars...

Fortune: Take Me To Your Leaderupdated: Mon May 27 2002 00:01:00

"We can't do that without talking to Corporate Headquarters."

Fortune: The Worst Job in Americaupdated: Mon Apr 01 2002 00:01:00

Norman Lorentz might just have one of the worst jobs imaginable. Named the first chief technology officer of the Office of Management and Budget last fall, he oversees the federal government's $45 ...

Money Magazine: Wise Giving Guide After the ground swell of donations, some lessons in how to judge a charityupdated: Sat Dec 01 2001 00:01:00

It was one of the few heartening events of the past several weeks--even before the smoke cleared from the Sept. 11 attacks, charitable donations began pouring in. And the money keeps coming. As of ...

Fortune: Heartbreak Hotel? The terrorist attacks hit Marriott hard. Now the industry giant is trying to lure back its guests.updated: Mon Nov 26 2001 00:01:00

Just before 9:00 A.M. on Sept. 11, Marriott International CEO Bill Marriott was holding a meeting in his Bethesda, Md., office. Hearing that a jet had crashed into one of the World Trade Center tow...

Money Magazine: Commuting Costsupdated: Wed Aug 01 2001 00:01:00

$6,312 Average annual amount American households spend on daily transportation, according to the Surface Transportation Policy Project

Fortune: Your Merger Makeover! Surviving in consolidated circumstances isn't easy. But it can be done. Can we have updated: Mon Oct 25 1999 00:01:00

Slide No. 1: Living and Succeeding in a Merged Company.

Money Magazine: Taxing Mattersupdated: Mon Mar 01 1999 00:01:00

In the midst of your annual tax-filing frenzy, you've probably noticed those little boxes on your state income tax form asking you to donate from $1 to your entire refund to a special fund. Thirty-...

Money Magazine: Give Wisely At The Officeupdated: Sun Nov 01 1998 00:01:00

What could be easier than taking care of your charitable obligations through a workplace giving program? Having your employer pull a few dollars from every paycheck is a pretty painless way to avoi...

Fortune: If You Like to Bet Big, Here Come Hot-Rod Index Fundsupdated: Mon Sep 07 1998 00:01:00

If August's wild Dow vacillations didn't frighten you, you may have the fortitude for a trio of souped-up index-fund families. Rydex Series Trust Funds, Potomac Funds, and ProFunds lead a growing n...

Money Magazine: Best Places to Live Clean air and water...low crime and taxes...good public schoolsupdated: Wed Jul 01 1998 00:01:00

For our 12th annual ranking of the best places to live in America, we interviewed people in 500 households across the country about the factors that are most important in choosing a place to live. ...

Fortune: BAD NEWS, GOOD NEWSupdated: Mon Feb 03 1997 00:01:00

There it sits, the Wall Street Journal, alone in its citadel, the newspaper of record for American business. Each day it gives us tough-minded reporting on the companies that drive the economy--as ...

Fortune: AMERICAN PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS NEXT-GENERATION WIRELESS SERVICESupdated: Mon Jul 08 1996 00:01:00

BETHESDA, MD. Founded 1989 Revs.: $75 million (est.) Employees: 430 Private

Money Magazine: TINY WORLDS OF KITSCH AND WONDER, DOMES GET OWNERS ALL SHOOK UPupdated: Thu Feb 01 1996 00:01:00

SOME PEOPLE THINK SNOW WHEN VACATION TIME rolls around. Michael Muntner, 55, of Bethesda, Md. thinks snowdomes. Last year, looking to enlarge his 4,500-dome collection, he went to China. "I've alwa...

Fortune: CHIPMAKERS HAVE A DRINKING PROBLEMupdated: Mon Sep 18 1995 00:01:00

You wouldn't expect an Information Age company like Intel to get on the wrong side of environmentalists, but the company's recent $2 billion expansion at Rio Rancho, New Mexico, dunked the world's ...

Fortune: WHAT IS PSYCHOGRAPHICALLY NORMAL?updated: Mon Aug 08 1994 00:01:00

Welcome to Baltimore, the most normal city in the U.S., at least according to a study published in the July issue of American Demographics magazine. Researchers found that Baltimore's population mo...

Money Magazine: How often people think about finances as opposed to sex AMERICANS AND THEIR MONEY THEY'RE SPENDING LESS, SAVING MORE, EYEING TAXupdated: Tue Mar 01 1994 00:01:00

When Peter and Mary Ann Bloom of Scottsdale, Ariz. drive to nearby Tempe each week to shop at a discount food co-op, they're not just searching for plump peaches and organic lettuce. They're huntin...

Fortune: KEEPING STRESS UNDER CONTROL updated: Mon Dec 27 1993 00:01:00

More than ever, the upper middle class is synonymous with the stressed-out class. Their bosses are overloading them with work, their subordinates are grousing, and the manager down the hall just go...

Money Magazine: TOP TIP updated: Wed Dec 01 1993 00:01:00

Before you take out a home-equity loan, you should ask your tax adviser if you will be subject to the alternative minimum tax for 1993. If so, says C.P.A. Art Auerbach of Bethesda, Md., your home-e...

Money Magazine: Our new Deficit Watch; help your child get a job; writing prenups right; collectible radios WHAT EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT Supdated: Tue Jun 01 1993 00:01:00

% An exclusive MONEY survey shows that the nation's stockbrokers routinely treat women differently than they treat men -- and usually less well. Moreover, they get away with this disturbing behavio...

Fortune: SMOKED WAY OUTupdated: Mon Mar 22 1993 00:01:00

Companies are getting even tougher on cigarette fiends now that the Environmental Protection Agency has declared that secondhand smoke causes cancer. Employers such as PepsiCo, Federal Express, Du ...

Money Magazine: FEARS ABOUT THE BLOOD SUPPLY updated: Mon Dec 21 1992 00:01:00

The report in October's Money Newsline, ''How to Avoid the New Threat to the Blood Supply,'' will unnecessarily alarm some of your readers. No one in government, in science or in medicine has a sin...

Money Magazine: SHOULD WE BUY OUR HOUSE FOR CASH OR GET A MORTGAGE?updated: Tue Dec 01 1992 00:01:00

Q. My wife and I will be buying our first home -- for $100,000, we hope -- after we return from my military assignment in Europe. She wants to pay all cash from our savings and not take out a mortg...

Money Magazine: WHY THE BIGGEST BEAR IS BACK BUYING STOCKS AGAINupdated: Sat Jun 01 1991 00:01:00

Never mind that the model portfolio of Charles Allmon's Growth Stock Outlook (biweekly, $195 a year; 301-654-5205) has grown 1,234% since June 1973 while the Dow has gained 693%. Or that his Bethes...

Money Magazine: TO SAVE TIME AND MONEY, BE A BUY-IT-YOURSELFERupdated: Thu Nov 01 1990 00:01:00

Your water heater is on the fritz, and you're shivering in the shower. Once you had only two alternatives. You could hire a contractor to install a new water heater (current cost: about $500) or yo...

Money Magazine: TRAVEL TIPSupdated: Sun Jul 01 1990 00:01:00

Looking for a Grand Canyon hiking map? A Padua-to-Pisa train schedule? Call one of these travel bookstores (shipping costs about $3):

Money Magazine: HOW YOU CAN FIND HELP FOR YOUR ELDERLY RELATIVES FROM AFARupdated: Thu Dec 01 1988 00:01:00

Psychiatric social worker Phyllis Sharlin, 45, of Potomac, Md. helps people solve personal problems for a living. But she was at a loss for a solution when her own arthritic 79-year-old mother Bert...

Money Magazine: Knowing When to Do It Yourself To save money or precious leisure? That is the dilemma for home remodelers who are handy with tooupdated: Wed Jun 01 1988 00:01:00

Ann and Charles Snodgrass are such inveterate do-it-yourselfers that they hardly thought twice about taking on the job of finishing the inside walls of their new 1,100-square-foot house in Reidsvil...

Money Magazine: A 60-Minute Guide to Your Financial Fitness This comprehensive diagnostic report will help you find the weaknesses in your finanupdated: Fri Apr 01 1988 00:01:00

Perhaps you are suffering from a bleeding checking account. Or maybe you have mortgage migraines, complicated by stock market vertigo. Or maybe your only problem is a mild case of life insurance bl...

Fortune: PORTFOLIO TALK An Explorer's Offbeat Findsupdated: Mon Feb 15 1988 00:01:00

Successful money managers can spring from unusual backgrounds. Take Charles Allmon, 66, of Bethesda, Maryland, who publishes the Growth Stock Outlook newsletter and runs $425 million for institutio...

Fortune: NOBLE PERFORMANCE Some ''moral'' mutual funds have been beating the market.updated: Mon May 27 1985 00:01:00

THE LATEST FUSS over college-endowment investments in South Africa raises anew an old question: What happens to performance when political and moral considerations are factored into investment deci...

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