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  • After beating, teen-ager meets Palestinian leader Abbas

    After beating, teen-ager meets Palestinian leader Abbas
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met Monday with the teenager who allegedly was beaten by Israeli police last week, and Jewish leaders in Baltimore condemned the alleged abduction and killing of his cousin by several Israelis. In Israel, meanwhile,...
  • Family of Baltimore native allegedly beaten by Israeli police files complaint

    Family of Baltimore native allegedly beaten by Israeli police files complaint
    — The father of the American teen who was allegedly beaten by Israeli police last week has filed a formal complaint against authorities there, advocates said Tuesday, and relatives in Maryland demanded that he be allowed to return to the United...
  • Obama requests $3.7 billion to address influx of immigrant children

    Obama requests $3.7 billion to address influx of immigrant children
    — President Barack Obama asked Congress on Tuesday for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to address the influx of children from Central America entering the country illegally, a first step in what the White House described as a broader effort to...
  • Hillary's money 'problem' [Commentary]

    Hillary's money 'problem' [Commentary]
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's much-publicized book tour has kicked off with all the ballyhoo of a presidential candidacy now widely expected to occur. But it has already provided fodder for mild speculation that her Democratic nomination and...
  • Army engineer honored for improving battlefield communications

    Army engineer honored for improving battlefield communications
    Imagine a life without smartphones, without Skype, without Wi-Fi-enabled laptops. Now imagine being a soldier in Afghanistan, patrolling remote valleys with only the most basic form of communication: A radio that can transmit only to other soldiers...
  • Dems get a pass from P.C. police [Commentary]

    Dems get a pass from P.C. police [Commentary]
    "Political cover" is a powerful phenomenon in contemporary politics. But it can make voters plenty cynical about the ways and means of political warfare. It's typically utilized wherever a well-known progressive Democrat speaks or acts outside of...
  • Melvin Ray Harris, zoo and aquarium volunteer

    Melvin Ray Harris, zoo and aquarium volunteer
    Melvin Ray Harris, a longtime employee of the United States Information Agency whose love of the outdoors led to stints with the National Park Service and as a volunteer at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore and the National Aquarium, died May 24 at the...
  • Suffer the little children [Editorial]

    Suffer the little children  [Editorial]
    A proposal earlier this week to provide temporary shelter at a Baltimore City office building for child migrants from Central America who arrive in this country without a parent or guardian appears to have been shelved for the moment, after Sen. Barbara...
  • Hanging out in Haiti with Madison Smartt Bell

    Hanging out in Haiti with Madison Smartt Bell
    It's practically impossible for Americans to learn much about the country of Haiti without running into the works of Goucher College's creative writing professor and award-winning novelist Madison Smartt Bell. Along with a dozen or so published pieces,...
  • Anatomy of a smear [Editorial]

    Anatomy of a smear  [Editorial]
    Nobody brings out the Republican long knives quite like Hillary Clinton does, and this week, Comedy Central's Jon Stewart coined the perfect name for it: "Brainghazi." It's the merging of the umpteenth investigation of Benghazi with the latest slander...
  • Benghazi probe puts Cummings back in spotlight

    Benghazi probe puts Cummings back in spotlight
    A push by congressional Republicans on Friday to increase pressure on the Obama White House over the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, has put Baltimore Rep. Elijah E. Cummings back to his role as one of the administration's...
  • New generation of federal judges seated

    New generation of federal judges seated
    With the swearing-in last week of U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel, more than half the federal district judges sitting in Maryland now are appointees of President Barack Obama, marking a generational shift that reflects the state's evolving legal...