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  • The Obamas put their stamp on the White House interior

    The Obamas put their stamp on the White House interior
    Barack Obama, his wife, two daughters and mother-in-law are set to move Tuesday into a big old barn of a house that is not exactly homey. The White House contains two floors of ceremonial, museumlike rooms topped by two floors of family quarters filled...
  • In Maryland, slots share the spotlight

    In Maryland, slots share the spotlight
    Maryland voters will flock to the polls today, lured by a momentous presidential election but also called to decide on slot-machine gambling and to settle one of the most competitive congressional races in the country. Expected record turnout could...
  • A Leap of Faith

    KOCHAV YAAKOV, West Bank - The white van rolled past cement barricades, past a barbed-wire fence and an armed guard at the entry gate, past rows of cream-colored houses with red-tile roofs before pulling to a stop. Glenn and Gilla Jasper, a young Orthodox...
  • Selling the mall generation on the likelihood of war

    THE PEARL Harbor generation had its famous "rendezvous with destiny." This generation had its famous rendezvous at the shopping mall. The Vietnam generation was blindsided by a war that was never exactly declared. This generation, blindsided by...
  • During Louis Diggs' service, the military integrated

    The four brass service medals are nestled in velvet. They're no big deal, Louis Diggs says, no different from those received by thousands of other veterans of the Korean War. But this small handful of metal and cloth represents enormous changes in the...
  • Boehner suit: Two branches divided: My Word

    Boehner suit: Two branches divided: My Word
    House Speaker John Boehner announced last month that he would be bringing legal charges against the executive branch. "[T]he president has not faithfully executed the law," Boehner claims, addressing the overuse of the executive order. That begs the...
  • The conscience of a conservative

    This year, from the Supreme Court to the sports pages, discussions of racism have dominated the news. But let's not kid ourselves and think this is all something new. When it comes to racial issues, the most unfairly maligned American of the last 50 years...
  • Salisbury Township school taxes going up 3.4 percent

    Citing rising costs, including for pensions and charter school payments, Salisbury Township School Board on Wednesday voted to increase taxes 3.4 percent. The $33.4 million 2014-15 spending plan includes $806,886 for money for students to attend...
  • Salisbury honors district retirees

    Salisbury honors district retirees
    Seven Salisbury Township School employees who are retiring after a collective 191 years with the district were honored on Wednesday's school board meeting. The retirees are: •Ruth D. Smith, high school biology teacher, after 40 years. •...
  • Mary Soames, youngest child of Winston Churchill, dies at 91

    Mary Soames, youngest child of Winston Churchill,  dies at 91
    Mary Soames, the last surviving child of British World War II leader Winston Churchill, has died at her London home. She was 91. Her son Nicholas Soames said she died Saturday after a short illness. Soames wrote several books that provided an...
  • In suburbia, a growing education in poverty

    In suburbia, a growing education in poverty
    From its distinguished alumni — CEOs, well-known authors, professional actors — to its enviable test scores and championship sports teams, the Parkland School District glows with an aura of affluence and privilege. But amid its McMansions,...
  • Under Obama, America Helpless To Stop Putin, Syrians

    Barack Obama's 949-word response on Monday to a question about foreign policy weakness showed the president at his worst: defensive, irritable, contradictory and at times detached from reality. It began with a complaint about negative coverage on Fox...