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  • 7 years prison for ex-soldier accused of trying to join terror group

    7 years prison for ex-soldier accused of trying to join terror group
    A former Army intelligence specialist pleaded guilty Monday to destroying his computer in an attempt to cover his tracks before flying to Africa in a bid to join the Somali militant group al-Shabaab. Craig Benedict Baxam, 26, of Laurel was sentenced in a...
  • Benghazi attack returns to haunt Hillary Clinton [Letter]

    Benghazi attack returns to haunt Hillary Clinton [Letter]
    The deadly 2012 attack by militants on U.S. government posts in Benghazi, Libya, was preventable according to a recently released report by the Senate Intelligence Committee, and it was the fault of the U.S. State Department for inadequate security...
  • Dorothy Higdon, of Mays Chapel, secretary and scout volunteer

    Dorothy Higdon, of Mays Chapel, secretary and scout volunteer
    Dorothy Beksinski Higdon, a homemaker and former secretary once active in scouting, died of heart disease Friday at her Mays Chapel home. She was 89. Born Dorothy Beksinski in Baltimore and raised in Fells Point, she was the daughter of Walter and...
  • America abandons its responsibility for Iranian dissidents in Iraq

    America abandons its responsibility for Iranian dissidents in Iraq
    In 2003, I served as a senior military officer at Camp Ashraf, Iraq. In keeping with my responsibility as an oath-bound Army officer and under the Geneva Convention, I made a solemn promise to the group of 3,000 Iranian dissidents living there. I...
  • Atholton senior learns about sustainability in Singapore, Malaysia

    Atholton senior learns about sustainability in Singapore, Malaysia
    Valerie Cazeau loves to travel, but she had never been to Southeast Asia. That changed this summer, as the Atholton High School senior traveled to Singapore and Malaysia with a U.S. State Department-sponsored program to learn about sustainable development...
  • CBS issues tepid Benghazi correction on '60 Minutes' Sunday night

    CBS issues tepid Benghazi correction on '60 Minutes' Sunday night
    I have to admit I was surprised by what a flimsy correction "60 Minutes" issued on air Sunday night. I think the show's millions of loyal viewers deserved something more substantive for so serious an error. On Oct. 27, "60 Minutes" aired a report...
  • U.S. must seek peaceful resolution

    U.S. must seek peaceful resolution
    I appreciate the attention The Sun has devoted to President Barack Obama's plan to attack Syria —articles, letters and commentaries. There is little debate, though, as the vast majority of the people oppose this counter-productive strategy. I...
  • Conservatives chafe as Van Hollen embraces new territory in Carroll

    Conservatives chafe as Van Hollen embraces new territory in Carroll
    Bill Schroeder, owner of a bustling Italian grocery on Westminster's Main Street, doesn't know Rep. Chris Van Hollen's voting history or many of his positions. But he knows his Democratic congressman lives in Montgomery County. And he finds it...
  • Bob Cassilly files for Senate in District 34

    Bob Cassilly files for Senate in District 34
    Former Harford County Councilman Bob Cassilly has filed as a candidate for Maryland Senate, District 34, representing the southern and eastern parts of the county. Cassilly served on the Harford County Council until 2006, when he was called to active...
  • Talks with Iran a promising development

     Talks with Iran a promising development
    At long last, some diplomatic common sense! It's good news for America and the world that a meeting will take place between Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif ("Obama pledges diplomacy with Iran, puts onus on Rouhani," Sept....
  • Job uncertainty could affect federal recruiting

    Job uncertainty could affect federal recruiting
    As an accounts manager with the U.S. Department of Energy, Steve Bruno has endured a wage freeze, the sequester and now the partial shutdown of the federal government. Waiting at Penn Station last week for the train to his job in Washington, the...
  • After 50 years, I-95 still East Coast's common thread and economic backbone

    After 50 years, I-95 still East Coast's common thread and economic backbone
    On a brisk afternoon 50 years ago, Timothy Hyman snapped pictures as officials cut a ribbon to open the newest stretch of Interstate 95, connecting Baltimore to Delaware and onward north to Maine. Amid the large crowd gathered at the Maryland-Delaware...