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Former Maryland Sen. Oaks sentenced to 3.5 years in prison for corruption charges

Former Maryland Sen. Nathaniel T. Oaks on Tuesday was sentenced to 3½ years in federal prison after pleading guilty to corruption charges. U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett also ordered Oaks to pay a $30,000 fine, and his prison sentence will be followed by three years of supervised release....

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  • Family of homeless woman found dead near Baltimore shelter wants to know what happened to her

    Family of homeless woman found dead near Baltimore shelter wants to know what happened to her

    Karen Simpkins was dressed in hospital clothing and socks when a passerby came across her lifeless body sprawled on a grassy area across from the homeless shelter where she had spent the previous night. Medics declared her dead at the scene, according to Baltimore City police. Now the family of...

  • Concussions not that unusual among high school students

    Concussions not that unusual among high school students

    The damaging effects of a concussion are well-known, and recent research finds the injuries are common among U.S. high school students. In a representative survey of nearly 15,000 kids in grades 9 through 12, just over 15 percent said they had suffered at least one concussion over the prior year....

  • Amid the opioid crisis, some seriously ill people risk losing drugs they depend on

    Amid the opioid crisis, some seriously ill people risk losing drugs they depend on

    Julie Anne Feinstein had overcome a lifetime of adversity when she began taking daily medication for pain 10 years ago at age 68, prescriptions that would eventually land her at the center of the nation's opioid crisis. She had survived paralyzing childhood polio to become a skiing, mountain-climbing...

  • After-school programs a boon for kids with ADHD

    After-school programs a boon for kids with ADHD

    After-school activities might be just what the doctor ordered for kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), researchers suggest. After analyzing records on more than 4,000 children with ADHD, the investigators found that nearly 72 percent of them took part in one or more after-school...

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