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  • Tom Clancy dies at 66

    Tom Clancy dies at 66
    Tom Clancy, the Baltimore-born author whose novels "The Hunt for Red October" and "Patriot Games" subsequently inspired blockbuster movies and action-packed video games, died Tuesday after a brief illness at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 66. His...
  • Tom Clancy, 'king of the techno-thriller'

    Tom Clancy, 'king of the techno-thriller'
    Tom Clancy, the prolific Baltimore-born author whose novels "The Hunt for Red October" and "Patriot Games" inspired blockbuster movies and action-packed video games, earning him the nickname "king of the techno-thriller," died Tuesday at Johns Hopkins...
  • Two former Navy football players face court-martial in alleged sexual assault

    Two former Navy football players face court-martial in alleged sexual assault
    The superintendent of the Naval Academy has referred two former members of the Navy football team to a court-martial on charges that they sexually assaulted a fellow midshipman while she was incapacitated at a party in Annapolis, the academy said...
  • Starring Lizzie Skurnick as herself: Hopkins grad revives young-adult fiction

    Starring Lizzie Skurnick as herself: Hopkins grad revives young-adult fiction
    They were novels discussed in whispers during class, passed around among groups of friends and read by flashlight late into the night. They explored serious topics — race and class, body image, sex, addiction, divorce. And, says author and...
  • Iowa Poll on 2016 presidential race an occasion for fantasy politics [Commentary]

    Iowa Poll on 2016 presidential race an occasion for fantasy politics [Commentary]
    Three years before the next presidential election, Republican also-rans are making noises about trying again. The most conspicuous is former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who won the Iowa caucuses in 2008 but quickly faded and pivoted to his own television...
  • NAACP President Benjamin Jealous to resign

    NAACP President Benjamin Jealous to resign
    Credited with reenergizing and modernizing the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization, NAACP president Benjamin Jealous announced Sunday he will step down from his position at the end of the year. In a statement, Jealous said he wanted to...
  • O'Malley continues on fundraising path to 2016

    O'Malley continues on fundraising path to 2016
    Amid growing speculation about Hillary Clinton's presidential ambitions, Gov. Martin O'Malley managed to ramp up his national political fundraising last year as he weighed whether to seek the Democratic Party nomination, according to a pair of campaign...
  • Terps lose a safety commitment, then add a new one Saturday, reports say

    Terps lose a safety commitment, then add a new one Saturday, reports say
    Maryland safety committment Jordan Noil is now a former Maryland commitment, and Terps safety target Antwaine Carter is now a Terps commit. Noil decommitted recently, according to The Washington Post, prompting the Terps' search for a new safety. They...
  • Blame Maryland's income inequality on O'Malley

    Blame Maryland's income inequality on O'Malley
    Democrats are pushing “income inequality” and raising the minimum wage as priorities at the national and state levels. President Barack Obama addressed them in his State of the Union Speech, and both issues are centerpieces of Gov. Martin O&...
  • Terps' offensive adjustments, tough road schedule and Mark Turgeon as a 'jerk'

    Terps' offensive adjustments, tough road schedule and Mark Turgeon as a 'jerk'
    Welcome to the second season of Morning Shootaround. We will follow the Terps throughout the 2013-14 season, but this year, we will provide a look ahead rather than looking back. We will try to analyze Maryland's strengths and weaknesses, as well as those...
  • Bargains aplenty at Christian Services Thrift Store [Ellicott City]

    Courtesy of Ellicott City resident Ann Marie Krahe, I just learned of a store tucked away off Route 40 that is a hidden gem — Christian Services of Howard County Thrift Store. Located at 3267 Pine Orchard Lane in Ellicott City, the store sells...
  • Watching reruns in the Capitol [Editorial]

    Watching reruns in the Capitol  [Editorial]
    The nation's debt ceiling is back in the news this week and for all the old, familiar reasons. By month's end, it will need to be raised or the U.S. Treasury will run out of money to pay the country's outstanding bills, and House Republicans are once...