'Star-Spangled Banner' writer had complex record on race

'Star-Spangled Banner' writer had complex record on race 

Nowadays, almost no one sings the third verse of Francis Scott Key's "The Star-Spangled Banner," and for good reason.

Part of surge across U.S. border, girl travels from Guatemala to Maryland 

Part of surge across U.S. border, girl travels from Guatemala to Maryland

Surrounded by strangers in a dusty border town just south of the United States, 17-year-old Hilda Lopez bowed her head to pray — a rare moment of peace in...

Chris Davis hits a solo homer in top of 10th as Orioles beat the Mariners, 2-1

Chris Davis hits a solo homer in top of 10th as Orioles beat the Mariners, 2-1 

SEATTLE – Facing Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez, who is on a historic run of dominating hitters, wasn’t fun for Chris Davis early.

Orioles minor league report for July 26 

Red Sox deal Peavy to Giants

After daughter's death, family works to create center for Chinese orphans

After daughter's death, family works to create center for Chinese orphans 

A piece of clear packing tape secures a blue card to the back of a chair in the Bartlinski family dining room. The label bears a name that stays on everyone's mind: Teresa.

Questions raised about transparency on Social Security computer system 

Reisterstown Community Cemetery marks 250 years 

Tech companies tap visa program to meet workforce needs, despite challenges, controversy

Tech companies tap visa program to meet workforce needs, despite challenges, controversy 

Merkle Inc. builds more than 1,000 complex computer models each year for marketing clients who want to know more about their customers' behaviors and preferences, and that requires skilled manpower the company's recruiters struggle to find.

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Readers' best vacation photos [Pictures]

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Baltimore summer concerts [Pictures]

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Jimmy Smith says he'll talk about arrest when matter is settled

Ravens CB Jimmy Smith says he'll talk about arrest when matter is settled 

Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith spoke to reporters for the first time since his July 12 arrest, but revealed little about the incident that resulted in him getting cited for failure to obey a lawful order.

Harford Farm Fair returns July 31 through Aug. 3

Harford Farm Fair returns July 31 through Aug. 3

Farm Fair Week is arriving in Harford County.

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Youth placement is overused [Commentary]

For years I have been a strong advocate for Maryland's most vulnerable people, especially for our youth. In 2013, the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services commissioned a comprehensive report that identified gaps in services for youth in the...

New playground intended to help autistic children build social skills

New playground intended to help autistic children build social skills 

Inviting a friend to play on a tire swing can be difficult for autistic children, but with special kinds of playgrounds cropping up in...

Protests are not a sign of hate [Letter]

The headline of Susan Reimer

A case for the death penalty [Letter]

There is a reason even some libertarians support the death penalty, albeit in highly restricted cases. That's because of situations just...

Preserving Gibbons' legacy [Letter]

In response to Daniel P. Ames' recent letter about the former Cardinal Gibbons School, Saint Agnes Hospital completely agrees that it...

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