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  • Del. Vince Callahan: 1931-2014

    Former Del. Vince Callahan, a Northern Virginia Republican whose 40 years saw the party rise from tiny minority to hard-fought majority, died Saturday.
  • Coalition pushing for 'lockbox' amendment

    Coalition pushing for 'lockbox' amendment
    A diverse coalition of business groups, unions and transit advocates is urging Maryland voters to put a constitutional "lockbox" on state transportation funds, making it harder for governors and lawmakers to divert the money to other purposes. Andrew...

    Islamic State recruiting women to 'have kids and cook'

    Months after declaring an Islamic caliphate, Islamic State, which has seized large swaths of Syria and Iraq, is seeking to address a need of any viable nation: women. In Internet posts and social media messaging, the extremist Sunni militants are...

    Families of victims of Flight MH17 downing plan to sue Ukraine, president

    Families of victims of Flight MH17 downing plan to sue Ukraine, president
    Survivors of German victims of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 downed over Ukraine plan to sue the country and its president for manslaughter by negligence in 298 cases, the lawyer representing them said Sunday. Professor of aviation law Elmar Giemulla,...

    A rocky start for pot stores in Washington state

    SEATTLE More than two months after the first state-licensed marijuana stores opened in Washington state, only one is selling pot in Seattle, and it might be weeks before another opens. Meanwhile, in Bellingham a city of about 82,000 people four stores...