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  • Beating the dead horse called Benghazi [Commentary]

    Beating the dead horse called Benghazi [Commentary]
    After endlessly trying to repeal and replace "Obamacare," the GOP has come up empty-handed. The health-care law appears to be gaining more public acceptance. So congressional Republicans are doing what they can to revive another old hobby horse —...
  • Too close for comfort [Commentary]

    Too close for comfort [Commentary]
    The proverbial "revolving door" in Washington politics is nothing new. Everyone knows it happens. Everyone hates it. And yet it continues unchecked. What is new, however, is that the interconnected web of private sector and bureaucratic personnel has...
  • NSA reassurances about privacy rights feel hollow [Commentary]

    With all the discussion of surveillance, meta-data and phone taps over the past few weeks, I can't help thinking of my own experience as a surveillee back in the 1970s when cruder methods were used. All of the reassurances that everything will be fine...
  • Maryland assistant basketball coach Dalonte Hill takes leave of absence after DUI charge

    Maryland assistant basketball coach Dalonte Hill takes leave of absence after DUI charge
    Maryland men’s basketball assistant Dalonte Hill is taking an immediate leave of absence after his second drunken-driving charge in a little more than 21 months and his third in the past five years, it was announced Tuesday. Hill, 34, was stopped...
  • Some parents decry new Carroll schools' palm scanner

    Some parents decry new Carroll schools' palm scanner
    Instead of paying for their lunches with crumpled dollar bills and loose change, students in Carroll County schools are having their palms scanned in a new check-out system — raising concerns from some parents that their children's privacy is...
  • Some TV stations rise to challenge of covering Baltimore's bloody summer

    Some TV stations rise to challenge of covering Baltimore's bloody summer
    On Thursday morning, I read a Page 1 article in The Baltimore Sun that featured Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake saying how sad she was about the “state of our community.” She was referring to the shocking run of 29 shootings and 10 deaths in...
  • FBI struggled to find relatives in Moore civil rights cold case

    As The Baltimore Sun set out to look back on the murder of civil rights activist William Lewis Moore 50 years later, the first step was to find his relatives. It wasn't easy. Records showed none located in Baltimore, where the postal worker had lived...
  • Slaying of Baltimore civil rights protester still unsolved

    Slaying of Baltimore civil rights protester still unsolved
    Everyone begged William Lewis Moore not to go to Mississippi. His pastor told him he would get killed walking around in a sandwich board sign protesting segregation. His family worried about where he would sleep and eat. Even fellow civil rights...
  • 'Bring your own' devices pose challenges for government

    'Bring your own' devices pose challenges for government
    Mika J. Cross, a human resources manager for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, sometimes uses a laptop issued by the agency. But she is far more likely to check email or collaborate with colleagues on one of her two personal computers. As someone...
  • U.S. judge tells IRS to explain lost emails in 'Tea Party' probe

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A judge told the U.S. Internal Revenue Service on Thursday it must submit an explanation by Aug. 10 for how it lost emails being sought in a Republican congressional inquiry of a 2013 controversy over tax scrutiny of conservative...
  • Hartford Charter Group Will No Longer Run Bridgeport School

    Hartford Charter Group Will No Longer Run Bridgeport School
    A Hartford charter school group under state investigation is being pulled from a Bridgeport public school that it was managing with state funds, education officials said Wednesday. Bridgeport interim Superintendent Frances Rabinowitz said she intends to...
  • House, Senate: Virginia Medicaid debate in September

    House, Senate: Virginia Medicaid debate in September
    RICHMOND — The Virginia General Assembly will go back into session this September to debate Medicaid expansion, legislative leaders said Wednesday. The reconvened session would fulfill a longstanding promise from House Republican leaders, who...