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  • 'It could have been me' says Bel Air survivor of Navy Yard rampage

    'It could have been me' says Bel Air survivor of Navy Yard rampage
    For Donna Richardson, of Bel Air, the day after the deadly shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard was more frightening than the previous day's actual events. "The whole thing I just felt like I was in a movie scene," she said of what it was like...
  • Perry responds to criticism of gun tour

    Perry responds to criticism of gun tour
    Speaking outside a steakhouse in Bethesda on Wednesday where he met with Maryland business owners, Texas Gov. Rick Perry dismissed criticism of his visit to a gun manufacturer days after a mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. "There's always anti-...
  • O'Malley, Perry spar over jobs with 2016 in background

    O'Malley, Perry spar over jobs with 2016 in background
    After circling each other for days, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and Texas Gov. Rick Perry clashed Wednesday in a nationally televised debate that was focused on state economic policy but tied closely to presidential politics. The state leaders —...
  • Starbucks caves to the radical gun lobby

    Starbucks caves to the radical gun lobby
    If there was any doubt about how cowed America is by the gun lobby, it was erased today by Howard Schultz, the president, chairman and CEO of Starbucks Coffee Company. After months of controversy over whether patrons should openly be allowed to carry...
  • Looking Out: Court deciding if sexual orientation can impact jury selection

    Looking Out: Court deciding if sexual orientation can impact jury selection
    Despite numerous marriage equality-related cases currently making their way through the judicial system, it's somehow the hot-button area of antitrust law where an important LGBT rights issue is taking place. The Associated Press reported Wednesday that...
  • Why mental illness can be a red herring [Commentary]

    Whenever yet another mass shooting happens, I think the only thing that gets analyzed more than gun laws is the issue of mental illness. In the most recent, deadly attack on the Washington Navy Yard, the suspect was, sadly, once again described as a...
  • A better way to manage the crab harvest

    It's been five years since the Chesapeake Bay blue crab fishery was declared a disaster, and despite progress using science-based guidelines for protecting female crabs, the iconic Chesapeake crustacean is still not out of the woods. The Baltimore Sun's...
  • Looking Out: IOC 'fully satisfied' that Russia anti-gay law doesn't violate Olympic charter

    Looking Out: IOC 'fully satisfied' that Russia anti-gay law doesn't violate Olympic charter
    In news as infuriating as it is unsurprising, International Olympic Committee officials said Thursday they were "fully satisfied" that a Russian law barring gay propaganda doesn't violate the Olympic charter's anti-discrimination language, the...
  • 'Ingredients of a great story'

    'Ingredients of a great story'
    The Newseum Support Center does business in low-profile fashion inside a one-story structure in a knot of warehouses in North Laurel. But don’t dismiss its lack of curb appeal. Within its walls is a rich and vibrant stash of artifacts that,...
  • Political meddling led female officers to resign from Laurel Police in 1955

    Political meddling led female officers to resign from Laurel Police in 1955
    In 1955 a political dispute over the budget for the Laurel Police Department resulted in half of the police officers resigning from the force. This incident was even more unusual since all of the resigning officers were women who had been hired originally...
  • Baltimore photographers drop Instagram amid concerns that photos could appear in ads

    Baltimore photographers drop Instagram amid concerns that photos could appear in ads
    While many average users of Instagram are taking a wait-and-see approach after widespread complaints about its new privacy policy, a few Baltimore photographers are already pulling the plug on the popular photo-sharing service.  The changes go into...
  • The brewing battle over the Common Core

    The brewing battle over the Common Core
    In the world of public school reform these days, the "Common Core" is about as popular as the common cold. The Common Core is the name given to academic standards adopted in 45 states (including Maryland) plus the District of Columbia that raise the bar...