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Ellicott City man sentenced for terrorism offenses

Lawyers argued for almost two hours Thursday whether the skinny, hollow-cheeked young man from Ellicott City sitting in court was a dangerous al-Qaida plotter or a kid with undiagnosed psychological problems who was led astray by a cabal of bumbling terrorist wannabes.

FROM SUNDAY'S SUN MAGAZINE
Baltimore's best desserts [Pictures]

Baltimore's dining scene is now blossoming with talented and adventurous pastry chefs turning out tour-de-force desserts. We saved room in our list for some straight-ahead classics, too.

Youth leader gunned down on Baltimore's west side

Michael Mayfield did it all: The Baltimore teenager was a member of his school's Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, played baritone horn in the band, was a force on the mound for the baseball team, and was a youth ambassador and peer mediator.

Obama argues healthcare law is working, rejects Republican criticism

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama mounted a vigorous effort on Thursday to show his signature healthcare law is working and dismissed Republican critics who are using flaws in Obamacare to campaign for ousting Democrats from the U.S. Congress in November.

Howard Co. police chief retiring

Months after being thrust into a national spotlight as the face of Howard County's response to a double murder-suicide at the Mall in Columbia, Police Chief William J. McMahon said Thursday that he is retiring from the force in June after 28 years with the department.

Tracking former Orioles in the 2014 season


Follow the performance of former Orioles players with their new teams in 2014.

(Stats through April 16; players had a minimum of 10 games with the Orioles in 2013, and they're arranged in order of games played, from most to least)

Ray Lewis sells beachfront home for $4.77M

Retired Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis has sold his oceanfront mansion in Highland Beach, Fla., for $4.77 million, property records show. Lewis purchased the home in 2001 for $5.22 million and listed it for sale at $5 million. The 7-bedroom, 9-bathroom beachfront property located in Palm Beach County has a Mediterranean design and is nearly 7,000 square feet. Now, if only he could unload his home in Owings Mills.

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