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Mids get their career assignments

The senior midshipmen of the Naval Academy's 19th Company piled into their wardroom in Bancroft Hall on Thursday, cramming four or five abreast on brown couches. After nearly four years of study, they were about to learn whether they would get their dream jobs.

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  • Maryland delegation should petition for release of Cuban Five
    Maryland delegation should petition for release of Cuban Five

    In 1999, I accompanied the Baltimore Orioles on their historic trip to Havana, Cuba. This marked the first time since 1959 that a Major League Baseball team played in Cuba. Many of us hoped that a baseball game involving teams from the United States and Cuba might be a precursor to normalized...

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    No single issue has caused greater damage to the trust between the United States and its allies than the sweeping revelations of the National Security Agency's global surveillance programs. This story continues to fuel the perception that we no longer care to uphold our values at home or...

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    Calling women to action for a stronger democracy

    There was a time that Maryland's congressional delegation included as many women as men. Remarkably, in 1984, Maryland voters elected women to half of the state's seats in Congress: Reps. Helen Bentley, Beverly Byron, Marjorie Holt and Barbara Mikulski. Yes, In the election of 2014, exactly...

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  • Brown failed to repay $500,000 loan on time
    Brown failed to repay $500,000 loan on time

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Anthony G. Brown, who took out a $500,000 loan from the Laborers International Union in October to keep his faltering campaign going, did not pay it off as planned, according to a financial report filed Tuesday night.

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  • Baltimore moves higher on murder rate list
    Baltimore moves higher on murder rate list

    Baltimore had the fifth-highest murder rate last year among major U.S. cities — 37.4 per 100,000 people, according to statistics released last week by the FBI.

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