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  • Baltimore police ditch 'stop and frisk' term, but not practice

    Baltimore police ditch 'stop and frisk' term, but not practice
    Baltimore Police are doing away with use of the term “stop and frisk,” though officers will continue to be able to use the controversial search tactic. Baltimore’s Deputy Police Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez said that national...
  • Court restores right to public defenders at bail hearings

    Court restores right to public defenders at bail hearings
    Maryland's highest court ruled Wednesday that poor suspects should have access to counsel at all bail hearings, overturning the General Assembly's attempt to spare already-stretched public defenders from attending hundreds of thousands of proceedings each...
  • Tea party Republicans crossed a line

     Tea party Republicans crossed a line
    The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is the law of the land, passed by both houses of Congress and affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court. The tea party Republicans are acting like a child who throws a temper tantrum in a grocery store because...
  • What is expected of students under Common Core

    What is expected of students under Common Core
    The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a uniform set of benchmarks children across the country must meet. Here's a sampling of what students must master at a certain age. A complete list of standards is available at corestandards.org....
  • HBCU presidents believe court ruling could bring more resources

    HBCU presidents believe court ruling could bring more resources
    Presidents of the state's historically black colleges and universities said Tuesday that a federal court ruling ordering remedies for persistent segregative policies in Maryland higher education could result in new opportunities and resources for their...
  • Unusual collaboration at UMES, Salisbury benefits both schools

    Unusual collaboration at UMES, Salisbury benefits both schools
    Martin Ngwa, a student at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, plans to go into social work after graduation — though his school doesn't offer the major. Thanks to an unusual partnership between UMES, an historically black institution, and...
  • Supreme Court declines to review Md. handgun carry permits

    Supreme Court declines to review Md. handgun carry permits
    The U.S. Supreme Court said Tuesday that it will not examine Maryland's handgun permit law, leaving to stand a lower court ruling that the state's restrictive rules for carry permits do not unconstitutionally infringe upon gun-owners' rights. The...
  • What is expected of students under Common Core

    What is expected of students under Common Core
    What is expected of students under Common Core The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a uniform set of benchmarks children across the country must meet. Here's a sampling of what students must master at a certain age. A complete list of standards...
  • Race and college admissions

    Race and college admissions
    Anybody who has ever encountered the college admissions process knows that there's no such thing as an even playing field. Most schools will admit that upfront. "Like all colleges," Harvard College notes on its own admissions web site, "we seek to admit...
  • Maryland's concealed carry law stands

    Those who promote the right to carry around a handgun in public were no doubt disappointed by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision this week not to take up Maryland's handgun permit law. Certainly quite a few could be found sharing their rather disparaging...
  • U.S. Supreme Court urged to overturn Md. tax ruling

    U.S. Supreme Court urged to overturn Md. tax ruling
    The Maryland attorney general's office has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a ruling by the Court of Appeals about the way Maryland handles the taxation of out-of-state income that could cost counties $50 million a year. Maryland provides credits...
  • Catonsville nuns group not required to provide birth control under Obamacare, judge says

    Catonsville nuns group not required to provide birth control under Obamacare, judge says
    A group of Catonsville nuns who claimed that the new federal health care law's contraceptive coverage requirement would violate their religious beliefs are actually exempt from the mandate, a U.S. district judge concluded Friday. The Little Sisters of...