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  • Homeland woman's program for wounded vets honored at Memorial Day observance

    Homeland woman's program for wounded vets honored at Memorial Day observance
    Wounded veterans are getting free gym memberships and home exercise equipment, thanks to a nonprofit group founded by a Homeland woman, whose brother was killed in Afghanistan in 2009. Lynn Coffland's shoestring organization, the Catch A Lift Fund,...
  • Families, friends remember fallen Marylanders

    Families, friends remember fallen Marylanders
    For Theresa Mills, the "most emotional day" came last June when the Marine Corps notification team visited her Laurel home to tell her that her older son had been killed in Afghanistan. The second most emotional day, she said, came Monday. In the...
  • Obama's full remarks

    Below are President Barack Obama's full remarks as prepared for delivery at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday night. Michelle, I love you. The other night, I think the entire country saw just how lucky I am. Malia and...
  • Eldersburg's Knutson-Cullen among honorees at Memorial Day service

    Eldersburg's Knutson-Cullen among honorees at Memorial Day service
    U.S. Army Capt. Sara M. Knutson-Cullen, a former Eldersburg resident who died in a helicopter crash in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on March 11, will be among the honorees at the May 27 Memorial Day service at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Timonium....
  • In memory of Maryland's war dead

    In memory of Maryland's war dead
    Marine Staff Sgt. Walter F. Cohee III, 26, of Wicomico, was killed in a helicopter crash on January 20, 2002 in Afghanistan. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Thomas J. Gibbons, 31, of Calvert County, was killed in a helicopter accident on January 30, 2003...
  • Transcript of Obama's remarks to U.S. Naval Academy graduates

    Transcript of Obama's remarks to U.S. Naval Academy graduates
    Hello, Midshipmen! (Applause.) Well, thank you, Governor O'Malley, for your kind introduction and the great support that Maryland gives this Academy. To Secretary Mabus, Admiral Greenert, General Paxton -- thank you all for your incredible leadership of...
  • There's a connection between school shootings and America's culture of violence

    There is a connection between the disheartening events of Baltimore County students bringing weapons to school and the violence we see overseas ("School safety promised," Sept. 12). We are the richest, most powerful nation in the world. We are also the...
  • In Benghazi and eyond, fallen workers remembered

    Let's take a break from the raging discord that has dominated Washington lately by remembering federal employees who died abroad in service to their country. With so much attention focused on what the government has done wrong, we'll end the week with...
  • Another episode in Romney's foreign policy follies

    Another episode in Romney's foreign policy follies
    Once again, with his intemperate criticisms of the handling of the anti-American episodes in Egypt and Libya, Mitt Romney has leaped before looking into the arena of President Barack Obama's greatest political strength. In accusing the Obama...
  • Harford Friends seventh-graders learning about Afghanistan

    Seventh-graders at Harford Friends School have a new opportunity to let their voices be heard as far away as Afghanistan. The only school in Maryland selected to participate in an interactive program entitled "Afghanistan Hearts and Minds," Harford...
  • In Afghanistan, some things never change

    Why can't we understand that Afghanistan is not really a nation but a collection of sects, warring tribes and feuding family groups where graft has always been part of the culture? The British learned this in the 19th century and the Russians in the 20th...
  • Where's the concern for the innocents killed by U.S. drones?

    President Barack Obama, the Rev. M. Cristina Paglinauan and columnist Dan Rodricks all have expressed sorrow and outrage over the slaughter of innocent children in Newtown, Conn. ("Stand vigil for gun victims and new laws," Dec. 23). Yet their vocal...