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  • Mild flu could hit harder in the fall

    Mild flu could hit harder in the fall
    The number of swine flu cases in Mexico is stabilizing. In the U.S., though more people are being diagnosed with the virus, cases have been mostly mild, claiming two lives. And health officials have backed off on closing schools where students are sick.
  • All files pointed to Ivins, FBI says

    Federal authorities released hundreds of pages of documents yesterday in an effort to show that they could prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Bruce Edwards Ivins, the Army scientist who killed himself last week, was the sole person responsible for the...

    Phelps' home schooling

    Today, Michael Phelps goes for his sixth gold medal of these Olympics. He's the undeniable star of the Games - a goofy-grinning Poseidon with boy-band popularity - but the television cameras will give plenty of time to the other instrumental characters....

    Swine flu is suspected in death of Arundel teen

    An 18-year-old graduate of North County High School in Glen Burnie died Wednesday after a brief illness that friends on a Facebook page described as suspected swine flu. In a letter to parents, the school describes Walter Brooks as a "dynamic presence"...

    Flu hits hospital visitor policies

    Flu hits hospital visitor policies
    As Maryland's hospitals brace for the worst that the swine flu pandemic could offer, they are making big changes in the way they handle visitors - restricting children, limiting certain adult visitors and issuing face masks at entrances - in an effort...