Washington, DC - President Obama spoke today by phone with President Vladimir Putin of Russia to discuss progress on the implementation of the nationwide Cessation of Hostilities between the Syrian regime and its allies on the one hand and the armed opposition on the other. 

Washington, DC - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will launch the U.S. Global Strategy to Empower Adolescent Girls in the Bill Burns Auditorium of the George C. Marshall Center at the U.S. Department of State at 10:00 a.m. on March 15.

Washington, DC - Parents want the best for their children's education and often complain about large class sizes and the lack of individual attention.

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Put your phone away when I'm talking to you. Don't text while you're driving—not even at red lights. Stop posting photos of me without my permission.

Washington, DC - Denny Lake, the final individual defendant in a mortgage modification scam aimed at financially strapped homeowners, will be banned from selling debt relief and mortgage-related products and services, and from telemarketing under a court order obtained by the Federal Trade Commission.

Washington, DC - Our eyes constantly send bits of information about the world around us to our brains where the information is assembled into objects we recognize. Along the way, a series of neurons in the eye uses electrical and chemical signals to relay the information. In a study of mice, National Institutes of Health scientists showed how one type of neuron may do this to distinguish moving objects. The study suggests that the NMDA receptor, a protein normally associated with learning and memory, may help neurons in the eye and the brain relay that information.