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  • Snow days force changes to Maryland school calendars

    Snow days force changes to Maryland school calendars

    Persistent cold that has enveloped Baltimore, combined with repeated winter storms over the first three weeks of January, has forced school systems around Maryland to rearrange calendars to adjust for multiple snow days. Every school in the Baltimore area has closed for at least two inclement weather...

  • DeVos approves Maryland school accountability plan

    DeVos approves Maryland school accountability plan

    Maryland will begin grading all its public schools on a five-star rating system this year under a sweeping rewrite of how schools are held accountable. The new system is part of a plan approved Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Education. Secretary Betsy DeVos’s final approval of Maryland’s plan...

  • Investor Bill Miller promises $75 million to Johns Hopkins University philosophy department

    Investor Bill Miller promises $75 million to Johns Hopkins University philosophy department

    For legendarily successful stockpicker William H. “Bill” Miller III, the question was not so much philosophical as practical. “What am I going to do with this money, which I obviously can’t take with me?” the now -67-year-old fund manager asked himself. The answer Miller came up with, at least...

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  • Flu season worsens across the U.S.

    Flu season worsens across the U.S.

    The flu season in the U.S. is getting worse. Health officials last week said flu was blanketing the country but they thought there was a good chance the season was already peaking. But the newest numbers out Friday show it grew even more intense. "This is a season that has a lot more steam than...

  • Women can already receive abortion pills by mail in 4 states, what's next?

    Women can already receive abortion pills by mail in 4 states, what's next?

    A teenager whose mother had trouble getting her to an abortion clinic during normal business hours. A busy professional who couldn’t leave work until 4 p.m. A mother with young children, no child care and no car. All of these Maine women recently had abortions in the privacy of their own homes,...

  • Florida may soon declare porn a health threat

    Florida may soon declare porn a health threat

    TALLAHASSEE — The state could declare pornography a public health risk that needs education, research and policy changes to protect Floridians, according to a resolution overwhelmingly approved by a House committee Thursday. The resolution is being sponsored by Republican Rep. Ross Spano, also...

  • Family of woman found outside Baltimore hospital in just a gown speaks out

    Family of woman found outside Baltimore hospital in just a gown speaks out

    Cheryl Chandler was browsing the Internet last Wednesday when she saw a video of an incoherent woman in a thin patient gown, stumbling outside of a Baltimore hospital. Her heart stopped, Chandler said, when she realized it was her mentally ill daughter Rebecca, whom she had reported missing more...

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  • Harford County Restaurant Week is underway

    Harford County Restaurant Week is underway

    Anyone who has been wanting to try something new in Harford County dining can check out one of nearly two dozen eateries participating in the winter Restaurant Week Jan. 19 to 28. “The goal is for diners to try restaurants in Harford County they may not have experienced,” organizers of Restaurant...

  • Harford to begin accepting applications Jan. 22 for next round of tourism grants

    Harford to begin accepting applications Jan. 22 for next round of tourism grants

    Harford County government will begin accepting applications next week for the latest round of tourism grants available to local non-profit organizations promoting cultural and historical activities, museums, eco-tourism and sports tourism. The application period opens Monday, Jan. 22, for the grants...

  • Baltimore County police arrest 18-year-old after Perry Hall High School fight depicted in viral video

    Baltimore County police arrest 18-year-old after Perry Hall High School fight depicted in viral video

    An 18-year-old man was arrested Friday in connection with a fight in the parking lot of Perry Hall High School that had been videotaped and circulated widely, raising safety concerns. The video showed someone carrying what looked to be a gun, and police said Friday it has been recovered and found...

  • Man shot in East Baltimore Friday

    Man shot in East Baltimore Friday

    Baltimore police are investigating after a man was shot Friday in East Baltimore. At about 11:30 a.m., a man was found shot in the upper body in the 600 block of Duncan Street in the city’s Care neighborhood. The man was transported to an area hospital where he is listed in critical condition,...

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