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1. A little quip, a big uproar
City official rapidly makes national news with views on defaced Limbaugh billboard (May 11, 2007)

2. Boy, 13, died in bid to save his brother
Cecil Ave. blaze destroyed a family created by generosity as much as by blood (May 24, 2007)

3. City gang problem hemorrhaging
Feeding on drug trade, groups increasingly organized, violent
(April 15, 2007)

$10.9 million damages for kin of Marine killed in Iraq; members of fundamentalist Kansas church waved anti-gay signs at funeral (November 1, 2007)

5. A new twist to an intriguing family history
Census records, genealogical research show forebears of Obama's mother had slaves (March 2, 2007)

6. Wrestling champ is charged in killing
Midnight melee at Howard school was planned, police say (February 27, 2007)

7. Police expert lied about credentials
Ballistics specialist killed himself after being confronted with deceit (March 9, 2007)

8. Their marriage ends, their lawsuits begin
Husband-wife developers split up, and acrimony over business ties soon follows (May 31, 2007)

9. Maryland is ranked as richest state
N.J. a close second in household income under census estimate (August 29, 2007)

10. Unnerved by the violence
Fear grips neighborhoods unaccustomed to attacks (July 2, 2007)