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  • Washington stayed here, as does loyal dog's ghost

    PORT TOBACCO - Rose Hill, a mansion overlooking the Port Tobacco River in Charles County, is one of the finest examples of Georgian architecture in Southern Maryland. One of its most illustrious owners was Dr. Gustavus R. Brown, son of the man who...
  • Secret Service faces new scrutiny following White House breach

    The Secret Service is investigating how an intruder was able to scale the White House fence Friday and make it all the way into the building before being wrestled to the ground by security officers. And in a second White House security incident, a man...
  • White House intruder arrested after entering front doors

    An intruder scaled a White House fence and made it all the way into the building Friday evening before he was caught and wrestled to the ground by security officers, the Secret Service said. President Obama and his family had already left for Camp David...
  • Stephen Mihm: Air Force removes God from chain of command

    Stephen Mihm: Air Force removes God from chain of command
    Score one for the secular humanists. The U.S. Air Force announced this week that it is dropping the "So help me, God" coda to its oath of enlistment. The phrase will also no longer be mandatory in oaths administered when officers are commissioned. The...
  • Behind the Scenes of 'The View's' Relaunch with Rosie O'Donnell

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The 18th season of "The View" premiered on Monday morning with a new set and a new panel, but some of the best one-liners never made it on TV. At the first commercial break, Rosie O'Donnell jumped out of her seat. "The stand-up...
  • Where's Harry Truman when you need him?

    Charles Lipson's opinion piece paints a grim picture of the troubles we face in trying to pacify a region with little regard for an American presence. We find ourselves in the uncomfortable position of attempting to rescue people unsure of our motives,...
  • Beatles gave Florida fans a lifetime ticket to ride 50 years ago

     Beatles gave Florida fans a lifetime ticket to ride 50 years ago
    With apologies to Paul McCartney — it was 50 years ago today, Capt. Raines got the band to play. That's Capt. C.L. Raines of the Jacksonville Police Department. He rousted a film crew away from a windblown stage at the Gator Bowl. Finally, after...
  • When news moves faster than humans can travel, it changes everything

    At the start of World War I, a century ago last month, the Pacific Ocean was flecked with little islands whose only means of communication with the larger world was by steamer. Residents of American Samoa got a radio in July 1914, according to a...
  • Century's worth of difference in saving wildlife

    How can we visualize the number 5 billion, especially when it comes to thinking about a wildlife species? Worldwide, it's hard to find a species, outside the insect world, with a population equivalent to 5 billion. But during the Civil War, there were...
  • Guest column: We need American apprenticeships

    Guest column: We need American apprenticeships
    When you hear the word "apprenticeship," what comes to mind? Blacksmiths and candlestick makers? Ben Franklin apprenticed as a printer before opening a print shop of his own, and we are still reaping the benefits. George Washington apprenticed as a land...
  • Walter Reich: Video exposes grotesque ideology

    There are lots of reasons to ban the beheading video of photojournalist James Foley from social media. But one argument to let it be shown trumps them all. In the video, which was posted Aug. 19, an Islamic State jihadist cuts Foley's head off with a...
  • A family trip to D.C. mixes politics, pandas and play time

    I've lived in several cities over the years, but Washington is still on the top of the list. My husband and I were there for seven years and never grew tired of the buzzing capital. With our kids hitting elementary-school age, we decided the time was...