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  • Syrian civil war heightens polio risk [Commentary]

    Syrian civil war heightens polio risk [Commentary]
    In 1951, my Great Uncle William Kirkpatrick, who had polio, became the first person to be injected with Jonas Salk's experimental polio vaccine. The vaccine would become Salk's gift to the world, but at the time it was untested and undergoing...
  • Looking Out: India re-criminalizes gay sex

    Looking Out: India re-criminalizes gay sex
    Gay sex is now illegal -- again -- in the second-most populous nation in the world. India's Supreme Court restored a 150-year-old law banning sodomy Wednesday, declaring that a lower court that struck it down in 2009 lacked the power to do so. Put...
  • Containing polio

    Containing polio
    Officials at the World Health Organization warned this week that a recent outbreak of polio among children in Syria potentially could threaten the entire region unless urgent steps are taken to halt its spread. The United Nations reported that the two-...
  • Inspired by United Nations trip, Glenelg junior seeks to enact positive change

    Inspired by United Nations trip, Glenelg junior seeks to enact positive change
    When Emma Halley started work on her project for Howard County's History Day last year, she had no idea what would eventually come of it. After all, said the 16-year-old Glenelg High School junior, she took a laid-back approach, simply expanding a...
  • HdG to honor veterans Monday in Tydings Park

    A peaceful Veterans Day to you, dear readers, Veterans Day, Nov. 11, is a tribute to all of those who served in our armed forces. The day is also titled Armistice Day and Remembrance Day in Canada, in recognition of the surrender of Imperial Germany in...
  • Army lab in Edgewood tied to Nobel-winning chemical weapons disarmament group

    Army lab in Edgewood tied to Nobel-winning chemical weapons disarmament group
    A team of scientists at Aberdeen Proving Ground may play a critical role in helping the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which recently won the Nobel Peace Prize, disarm Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons. In a squat brick...
  • Native Americans' true past informs their future

    Native Americans' true past informs their future
    Every major cultural, ethnic and racial group in the United States sets aside time to celebrate its heritage and accomplishments. Some notable occasions like Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanza serve as reminders that we are a pastiche of nations and histories,...
  • After 50 years, I-95 still East Coast's common thread and economic backbone

    After 50 years, I-95 still East Coast's common thread and economic backbone
    On a brisk afternoon 50 years ago, Timothy Hyman snapped pictures as officials cut a ribbon to open the newest stretch of Interstate 95, connecting Baltimore to Delaware and onward north to Maine. Amid the large crowd gathered at the Maryland-Delaware...
  • Filipinos in Maryland racing to reach loved ones, respond with aid after typhoon

    Filipinos in Maryland racing to reach loved ones, respond with aid after typhoon
    Sonia Neumeier didn't know her family in the Philippines lost everything in Super Typhoon Haiyan until the retired Army nurse and Owings Mills resident received an email from her brother. Her hometown of Sara, in Iloilo province, hasn't been in the...
  • It's time to end the war on drugs [Commentary]

    It's time to end the war on drugs [Commentary]
    America faces a plethora of social problems in its inner cities: Crime and gang violence. A growing disrespect for the law. A prison system bursting at the seams. Children growing up without their fathers. An entire class of unemployable able-bodied men....
  • Peace lasts when women help broker it [Commentary]

    Peace lasts when women help broker it [Commentary]
    Women political leaders from the east and west came together in Washington D.C. this summer to advance women's roles in building sustainable peace as part of the women's leadership conference, "Women at the Tables of Power." This exchange between U.S....
  • Iran's charm offensive

    Iran's charm offensive
    President Barack Obama's critics lost no time in calling him naive for welcoming talks offered by Iran's president aimed at reducing tensions between their two countries over Tehran's disputed nuclear program. Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu was...