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  • Obama proposes changes for surveillance programs

    Obama proposes changes for surveillance programs
    President Obama proposed new safeguards for the government's vast surveillance of communications in the U.S. and abroad, adding additional judicial review and disclosure requirements, but largely leaving in place programs that he said were needed to...
  • Company destroys computers, phones carrying sensitive data

    Company destroys computers, phones carrying sensitive data
    In a 20,000-square-foot warehouse, where visitors are required to trade in a driver's license for a visitor's badge, some of the nation's secrets are torn apart, reduced to sand or demagnetized until they are forever silent. "We make things go away,"...
  • Aberdeen scientists to destroy Syria's chemical weapons

    Aberdeen scientists to destroy Syria's chemical weapons
    A team of civilian specialists from Aberdeen Proving Ground is headed to the Mediterranean Sea for what is being called a historic mission to destroy Syria's chemical warfare stockpile — an effort that could serve as a model in the drive to rid...
  • Medical marijuana still beyond reach in Maryland

    Medical marijuana still beyond reach in Maryland
    Barry Considine still has to buy marijuana illegally, as he has since he first asked around a biker bar for it to help treat his post-polio syndrome. Ken Kopper still fears another possession arrest for using it to ease chronic pain resulting from a...
  • Congress capitulates to the NRA [Commentary]

    Congress capitulates to the NRA [Commentary]
    "Guns don't kill, people do." What a flip response to the horrific epidemic of gun violence in the United States. Just this past weekend in Maryland, three young people, including the gunman, were shot to death in a mall in Columbia, and others were...
  • Karzai's blame game [Commentary]

    Karzai's blame game  [Commentary]
    Two recent incidents in Afghanistan resulted in the deaths of more than 30 civilians. The first was a U.S. airstrike in support of Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) in Parwan Province, the second a Taliban suicide attack on a popular restaurant in...
  • Improving the business climate benefits universities [Commentary]

    Improving the business climate benefits universities [Commentary]
    About six months ago, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, speaking at the Maryland Competitiveness Coalition's Economic Summit, was asked how Maryland could position itself to compete in this fast-paced global economy. Mr. Freidman's view was that...
  • Harford's legislative pages helping out in Annapolis

    Harford's legislative pages helping out in Annapolis
    Six Harford County high school are serving as student pages during the 2014 Maryland General Assembly session in Annapolis. This year's local page class includes Karly Horn of The John Carroll School, Natalie Hutcheson of C. Milton Wright High School,...
  • Woodrow Wilson's legacy [Letter]

    Woodrow Wilson's legacy [Letter]
    Fred Rasmussen's "Back Story" articles always shine through to readers of The Sun. "When Woodrow Wilson lived here" (Jan. 31) had a special brightness — this story of a brilliant scholar whose interest in the academics of government evolved from...
  • Ice storm cuts power, closes schools in Harford; county opens shelters

    Ice storm cuts power, closes schools in Harford; county opens shelters
    Snow and freezing rain fell across Harford County late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, causing more hazardous driving conditions, closing schools and leaving many homes and businesses without electricity. Lack of power problems persisted...
  • Skyrocketing flood insurance rates have Congress' attention

    Skyrocketing flood insurance rates have Congress' attention
    When Steven Yancheski and his wife bought their Fort Howard home at a foreclosure auction in 2010, they thought they were getting a deal: a two-bedroom bungalow in "paradise" for about $85,000. The house was in a flood zone, so they had to pay for...
  • Immigration program aimed at criminals deports many with no record

    Immigration program aimed at criminals deports many with no record
    Maria Carmen's 6-year-old daughter last spent a morning at home with her father on a Wednesday in October before he went to work. On the way to his construction job, he was pulled over for speeding on Eastern Avenue — a routine traffic stop that...