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  • 'An outrage and a tragedy' [Editorial]

    'An outrage and a tragedy'  [Editorial]
    It's now been more than two weeks since Islamic militants attacked a girls' boarding school in remote northeast Nigeria and abducted more than 300 young women between the ages of 16 and 18, carrying them off into the bush on a convoy of buses and trucks....
  • 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...
  • Laurel's passport office expands to meet growing demand

    Laurel's passport office expands to meet growing demand
    The passport services office at the Laurel Municipal Center on Sandy Spring Road has become a "one-stop shop," according to Laurel Mayor Craig Moe. Operated under the direction of the Department of Communications, the office has recently expanded its...
  • The real reason Obama hasn't approved Keystone [Letter]

    The real reason Obama hasn't approved Keystone [Letter]
    There are so many falsehoods and inaccuracies in your editorial that I cannot rebut them point by point ("The Keystone delay," April 22). I would rather present the facts about why the Keystone pipeline should have been approved years ago and why...
  • From the Basilica to the Vatican

    From the Basilica to the Vatican
    The call came to Baltimore's Basilica several weeks ago: President Barack Obama needed a gift to bring to Pope Francis on his coming visit to the Vatican. Might the basilica, the first Catholic cathedral in the U.S., have something? From a former crypt,...
  • 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,...
  • U.S. agencies face battle to draw millennials into workforce

    U.S. agencies face battle to draw millennials into workforce
    As a government and politics major at the University of Maryland, Joe Chapman knew he might end up working for the federal government. "It was not always at the top of my list for a career, but it was among the places that I knew I was going to shoot...
  • Howard still waiting on snow day waiver

    Howard still waiting on snow day waiver
    Howard County schools closed to students nine times this winter — four more than allotted in the calendar — but administrators are still waiting to hear whether or not students will have to make up those extra days. As of Tuesday, April 1,...
  • Md. officials seek resolution of international abduction case

    Md. officials seek resolution of international abduction case
    As the prime minster of Tunisia visits the White House on Friday to discuss his nation's move toward democracy, Maryland officials are pressing him to resolve an international kidnapping case they say speaks directly to whether the country will honor...
  • Jobs for high school grads [Letter]

    Jobs for high school grads [Letter]
    If President Barack Obama were serious about providing jobs for high school graduates, he'd change some U.S. State Department policies. There are plenty of temporary jobs in Maryland and elsewhere, but now they go to foreign students thanks to the J-1...
  • Maryland man added to FBI most wanted list after decades on the run

    Maryland man added to FBI most wanted list after decades on the run
    The FBI announced Thursday that a Maryland man — who is accused killing his wife, mother and three sons in 1976 — has been added to the bureau's 10 most wanted list. Authorities say William Bradford Bishop Jr., a cultured, high-ranking State...
  • The Keystone delay [Editorial]

    The Keystone delay  [Editorial]
    Last week's announcement by the U.S. State Department that a decision over the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline will be delayed pending a legal challenge in Nebraska was a prudent step that was also politically convenient for President Barack Obama...