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  • Aberdeen Proving Ground team has Syrian chemical weapons, ready to begin destruction

    Aberdeen Proving Ground team has Syrian chemical weapons, ready to begin destruction
    — After months of waiting, a team of chemists and engineers from Aberdeen Proving Ground is now ready to begin the historic destruction of Syria's chemical weapons, the Pentagon said Thursday. The work is to take place aboard a container ship...
  • Looking Out: Proud Whoppers, rainbow-clad Boy Scouts and more

    Looking Out: Proud Whoppers, rainbow-clad Boy Scouts and more
    Regular Gay Matters blogger Kevin Rector is on vacation, so I'll be filling in on this week's Looking Out and will do my best to bring you all the important LGBT news of the week. Comment below if I've left anything out. Here's the goods (and maybe some...
  • Obama's not to blame for the Bush administration's blunders [Letter]

    Obama's not to blame for the Bush administration's blunders [Letter]
    Like seemingly every other Republican, columnist Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. refuses to acknowledge the Bush administration's responsibility for what is happening in Iraq today ("On Cantor's defeat, Obama's foreign policy debacle and old-school basketball,"...
  • Muscular diplomacy [Editorial]

    Muscular diplomacy  [Editorial]
    In a little-heralded announcement earlier this week, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons declared that the Syrian government of Bashar Assad had handed over the last 1,300 tons of its declared chemical weapons stockpile to...
  • Israel has done its part to make peace [Letter]

    Israel has done its part to make peace [Letter]
    Letter writer Ray Gordon conveniently overlooks historical fact and present-day reality when he accuses Israel of failing to accommodate the demands of the Palestinian Authority under the unified government of Fatah and Hamas ("U.S. should hold Israel...
  • Five questions for Michael Pecht, reliability detective

    Michael Pecht feels like Sherlock Holmes sometimes, and not just because he plays violin on the side. He's a reliability engineer by trade. He runs a 120-person team at the University of Maryland, where the workload includes digging into the mystery of...
  • Obama proposes initiative on tracking fish

    Obama proposes initiative on tracking fish
    — The Obama administration announced Tuesday an initiative to track every fish sold in the United States — a move designed to crack down on illegal fishing, mislabeling of seafood and related problems. Secretary of State John Kerry, who is...
  • U.S. should end support for Israel's occupation of the West Bank [Letter]

    U.S. should end support for Israel's occupation of the West Bank [Letter]
    A recent news brief describing how the U.S. and the United Nations urged Israel to investigate the fatal shooting of two Palestinian teens last week after footage emerged suggesting the youths posed no immediate threat to troops should come as no surprise...
  • Stop covering Carroll prayer nonsense [Letter]

    Stop covering Carroll prayer nonsense [Letter]
    I implore you to stop giving coverage to the two commissioners in Carroll County who have monopolized the discussion in our county with their smoke screens about United Nations drones and prayer in public places while they hack away at social services for...
  • First-graders at St. James School make child's play of Google Glass

    First-graders at St. James School make child's play of Google Glass
    What do you remember from first grade? Did you beam when you were able to read simple sentences or cheer when you learned to add or subtract two numbers? Two 7-year-old first-graders from St. James Academy in Monkton have everybody's memories beat. They...
  • Moscow's Achilles heel [Editorial]

    Moscow's Achilles heel  [Editorial]
    With Russian troops amassed along its border and Kremlin-backed separatists in control of major cities in eastern Ukraine, the government in Kiev is facing the gravest threat to its survival since the breakup of the former Soviet Union a generation ago....
  • Climate change demands action [Editorial]

    Climate change demands action  [Editorial]
    The latest findings from the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change are not as bad as some may have expected. Not that climate change isn't worsening — it is. The window to do something about it is still closing, and the potential impact on...