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Susannah Wellford, president and founder of Running Start, left, and Muriel Bowser, candidate for mayor of Washington, D.C.

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Susannah Wellford, president and founder of Running Start, left, and Muriel Bowser, candidate for mayor of Washington, D.C.

D.C.’s Bowser Star at Women to Watch

Muriel Bowser, winner of the Democratic primary in the Washington mayor’s race, stole the thunder from two U.S. senators last night, but all women in public life were the real winners. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, a New Hampshire Republican, and Sen....

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Candidate for U.S. Congress Alex Sink on Feb. 26, 2014, at the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections center in Largo, Fla.

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Candidate for U.S. Congress Alex Sink on Feb. 26, 2014, at the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections center in Largo, Fla.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 99

There are 99 women serving in the current 113th Congress. Florida Democrat Alex Sink would become the 100th woman in Congress, setting a new record, if she wins a special election today in the Tampa Bay-area 13th District. Sink, Florida’s...

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President Barack Obama and Patti LaBelle after she performed "Over the Rainbow" during the "In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul" in the East Room of the White House in Washington on March 6, 2014.

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President Barack Obama and Patti LaBelle after she performed "Over the Rainbow" during the "In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul" in the East Room of the White House in Washington on March 6, 2014.

Obama Welcomes ‘Stubborn Women’ to Night of White House Soul Music

After another hard week, President Barack Obama found some unusual words of encouragement last night from Patti LaBelle. “Baby, you’ve got swag!” she told him, praising his “class” and “elegance.” In kelly green and with a sleek bob, LaBelle joined...

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Brides and grooms participate in a group Valentine's day wedding in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Brides and grooms participate in a group Valentine's day wedding in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Americans Marry Older, and Sooner — Huh?

Americans are marrying older than they have since the 1950′s — while actually marrying earlier in life. How is that possible? Two words: life expectancy. In 1890, the average man did not marry until age 26, according to the Census...

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Christine Lagarde. left, Catherine Levy, and Francois Delattre.

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Christine Lagarde. left, Catherine Levy, and Francois Delattre.

Lagarde: ‘Guardedly Optimistic’ on Global Economy, Self-Confident in Leadership

Updated with fundraising total, Feb. 6 at 1:40 pm EST Christine Lagarde, the International Monetary Fund’s managing director, was held accountable last night — by a room full of teenagers. “How did you do it?” asked Sarah Curtis, an eleventh-grader...

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U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson delivers the State of the Union address before the joint session of Congress in the House of Representatives in Washington D.C. on Jan. 12, 1966.

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U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson delivers the State of the Union address before the joint session of Congress in the House of Representatives in Washington D.C. on Jan. 12, 1966.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 1966

The first televised response to the president’s State of the Union address by the opposition party came in 1966. Delivering the White House’s annual message that year, President Lyndon B. Johnson noted the “brutal and bitter conflict in Vietnam” while...

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