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  • SSA makes gender change in records easier

    SSA makes gender change in records easier
    The Social Security Administration, which is based in Woodlawn, has adopted a new policy making it easier to change one's gender in agency records, the organization announced last week. Organizations representing the national transgender community...
  • Bad faith and Benghazi

    Bad faith and Benghazi
    "Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night and decided they'd go kill some Americans? What difference -- at this point, what difference does it make?" That was how then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton famously...
  • Friends School graduate earns free trip to Russia

    Friends School graduate earns free trip to Russia
    Alex Brooks started studying Russian because he needed a language class and didn't want to take French. Spanish class was filled, so the Friends School student settled for Russian. "I was willing to take a risk with a new alphabet," said Brooks, a...
  • Black Guerrilla story gets full Fox treatment from Geraldo, O'Reilly

    Black Guerrilla story gets full Fox treatment from Geraldo, O'Reilly
  • Former Baltimore resident named No. 2 at CIA

    Former Baltimore resident named No. 2 at CIA
    A former Baltimore resident and Fells Point business owner, Avril D. Haines, has been named deputy director of the CIA -- the first woman to hold the second-highest position at the agency. Haines, 43, previously worked as a White House deputy...
  • Security is found off-line

    Security is found off-line
    More than a decade ago, I ordered a book from a publisher specializing in technical books. I then received notice that my credit card information, along with hundreds of others, had been compromised by an Internet hacker who had penetrated the publisher's...
  • Annapolis sailing community remembers Don Backe, founder of CRAB

    Annapolis sailing community remembers Don Backe, founder of CRAB
    Don Backe never won the America's Cup or any other world-class sailing event, but he probably had more of an impact on the sport around the Chesapeake Bay than any champion. A segment of the local sailing community — the physically and emotionally...
  • How the U.S. hung a potential Iranian ally out to dry

    How the U.S. hung a potential Iranian ally out to dry
    The plight of the organized resistance to the regime in Iran, particularly the violent persecution of the group known as the Mujahedeen e-Khalq (MEK/PMOI), has been one of the great, untold stories in international politics. It is a story of deadly...
  • Joseph S. Eubanks

    Joseph S. Eubanks
    Joseph S. Eubanks, a noted bass-baritone and Morgan State University music professor who performed with the first American company of "Porgy and Bess," which toured the world in the 1950s, died May 16 of renal failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson....
  • Don't let Israel discriminate against Americans based on religion

    Don't let Israel discriminate against Americans based on religion
    A bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate that would allow a foreign country, Israel, to discriminate against select groups of American citizens — including Americans who have expressed criticism of its policies. Disappointingly, the bill, S.B....
  • Conservatives: lose the obsession with Obama

     Conservatives: lose the obsession with Obama
    Conservatives have long viewed Washington as one giant, inevitable disaster waiting to happen. For conservative political strategists, part of our job is helping to frame that eventual disaster as President Barack Obama's fault. But conservatives should...
  • Fort Meade preparing for hundreds at Bradley Manning demonstration

    Fort Meade preparing for hundreds at Bradley Manning demonstration
    Fort Meade officials plan to close the main gate of the Army base in Anne Arundel County on Saturday, but police said they didn't not have plans to limit traffic on surrounding roads during a mass demonstration for Army Pfc. Bradley Manning. Officials...