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Bald eagles fight, tangle and fall out of the sky

State Department of Natural Resources officials say angry, entangled bald eagles have been spotted in several areas of Maryland. The birds' talons become stuck together during aerial battles over territory, and the birds plummet onto roads or trees.




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  • Parties, galas and fashion
    Parties, galas and fashion

    Society writer Sloane Brown shows you who was out and about around Maryland.

  • Maryland weddings
    Maryland weddings

    Browse photos of recent Maryland weddings -- from traditional church ceremonies to quirky, Baltimore-themed celebrations. To read more about each couple's story, go to Just wedded? Email your wedding details to

  • Celebrating Carnival around the world
    Celebrating Carnival around the world

    Carnival season technically begins on Jan. 6, also known as Twelfth Night and runs through Mardi Gras, which falls on Feb. 17, 2015, the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. Big celebrations around the world usually occur in those final two weeks, but some happen earlier.


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  • State approves slots reductions at Maryland Live and Horseshoe
    State approves slots reductions at Maryland Live and Horseshoe

    The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission approved requests Thursday by the state's largest casinos — Maryland Live and Horseshoe Baltimore — to eliminate 300 slot machines each and add more profitable table games.

  • EBDI selects former state housing head as new leader
    EBDI selects former state housing head as new leader

    A two-time former head of the state's housing department has been named to take over the leadership of a major redevelopment effort in East Baltimore near Johns Hopkins Hospital, re-energizing efforts to bring homes to an area officials have been trying to transform for more than a decade.

  • Former Westminster man indicted in nearly $2 million Ponzi scheme
    Former Westminster man indicted in nearly $2 million Ponzi scheme

    A former Westminster man has been accused of defrauding investors out of their retirement savings and home equity in a nearly $2 million Ponzi scheme, according to a federal indictment unsealed Thursday in Florida.


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  • Review: 'Black or White'
    Review: 'Black or White'

    Is there anything more dispiriting than a sentence beginning with the phrase "It means well, but …"? Here's a variation on that, and a dispiriting movie to go with it. "Black or White" may not be racist, exactly, but it patronizes its African-American characters up, down and sideways,...

  • Review: 'Still Alice'
    Review: 'Still Alice'

    Losing your mind is a terrible thing to watch, but the splendid acting in "Still Alice" makes it worth the pain. Scarier than any Elm Street nightmare, it succeeds despite itself not because of one strong performance but two.

  • Review: 'A Most Violent Year'
    Review: 'A Most Violent Year'

    Writer-director J.C. Chandor has made three good movies in a row, and they're his first three. He's a heartening exception to the usual percentages.


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  • Mr. Obama's 529 brouhaha
    Mr. Obama's 529 brouhaha

    Rarely does a president flip-flop on an initiative presented in the State of the Union address as quickly as Barack Obama did this week. He reversed himself on 529 college savings plans on Tuesday, which was just seven days after his speech to the nation. Such a political miscalculation is...

  • Defeating Boko Haram
    Defeating Boko Haram

    The bloody attacks in Paris this month that left 20 people dead, including the three attackers, riveted the world's attention on the growing threat Islamist extremist groups pose to the democracies of Western Europe. Yet even as the French people were mourning their loss, an even more...

  • Realizing a 'Greater' Baltimore
    Realizing a 'Greater' Baltimore

    Though people may describe the region around Baltimore City as "Greater Baltimore," area leaders — from government, business, non-profits and academia — could do more to fully embrace that term and develop the potential it implies. Doing so is a critical component for the...


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  • 191,000 get insurance on state exchange
    191,000 get insurance on state exchange

    Maryland health exchange officials told the Senate Finance Committee of the General Assembly Wednesday that 191,000 people had signed up for public and private insurance during open enrollment, which lasts until Feb. 15.

  • How muscle development differs for women
    How muscle development differs for women

    Women won't likely develop bulky muscles when they work out like many men do, and most probably don't want to, says Dr. Barbara Semakula, sports medicine specialist at Anne Arundel Medical Center. But like men, women benefit from strength training and stretching, even during pregnancy, though...

  • Drugs expensive under plans sold on health exchange, survey finds
    Drugs expensive under plans sold on health exchange, survey finds

    The Affordable Care Act is not so affordable for many Marylanders, according to a new survey.

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