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  • Missing Shirley Temple [Commentary]

    Missing Shirley Temple [Commentary]
    The death of Shirley Temple has me thinking of the years nipping at my heels. She and I were — almost — precise contemporaries. Shirley was born on April 23, 1928, in Santa Monica, Calif. and I came along just two days later in faraway...
  • Lab analysis took more than a year to link Baltimore man to rape

    Lab analysis took more than a year to link Baltimore man to rape
    It took the Baltimore Police crime lab well over a year to link a Southeast Baltimore man to a 2012 rape because of a backlog in DNA analysis. Before officers could arrest him, police say, he attacked again. Bernard Burton, 25, was charged last week in...
  • Common Core criticized at Howard forum

    Common Core criticized at Howard forum
    A forum on the Common Core State Standards Initiative Sunday In Howard County drew a moderate crowd who listened to a panel of national experts — most of whom were critical of the controversial education reform. Over the course of three hours, the...
  • 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...
  • Defense opens case in Manning trial

    Defense opens case in Manning trial
    Attorneys for Pfc. Bradley Manning opened their defense of the Army analyst Monday by portraying him as a computer whiz operating under loose guidelines whose decision to leak reams of classified documents was based on a well-intentioned sense of...
  • Kanye West has a 'baby mama' in Kim Kardashian and other stressful news close out 2012

    Kanye West has a 'baby mama' in Kim Kardashian and other stressful news close out 2012
    Goodbye 2012, it's been real. But on the trends front, we end on a sad note. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West -- two of the most obnoxious people in the world -- are reproducing. Joe Flacco can't even claim the title of the NFL's most pathetic quarterback....
  • Bradley Manning's lawyer calls him young, naive, 'good-intentioned'

    Bradley Manning's lawyer calls him young, naive, 'good-intentioned'
    An Army prosecutor told a military judge Monday that Pfc. Bradley Manning drew on his military training to harvest hundreds of thousands of classified documents from military computers and dump them on the Internet, where he knew their release would...
  • Catherine Mallette: Having it all vs. having enough

    Catherine Mallette: Having it all vs. having enough
    On a recent cold and foggy Sunday morning in Nantucket, I decided that, no, I wouldn't be going to the beach. I wouldn't be riding the bike I'd lugged to the island, or taking the run I'd envisioned. For the third day in a row, my vacation plans were...
  • Could Biden benefit from scrutiny of Hillary Clinton's handling of Benghazi?

    Could Biden benefit from scrutiny of Hillary Clinton's handling of Benghazi?
    If former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hoped she could segue quietly into private life as she pondered a presidential bid in 2016, that fantasy has been abruptly harpooned in the resurrection of the political squabble over the terrorist attack on...
  • Math scores drop among Howard County students

    Math scores drop among Howard County students
    Math scores among Howard County elementary and middle school students dipped this year, according to 2013 Maryland School Assessment results released Tuesday by the Maryland State Department of Education, though scores overall remain higher in the...
  • Paul T. Walker Sr., lawyer

    Paul T. Walker Sr., lawyer
    Paul T. Walker Sr., a partner in the Washington law firm of Walker & Walker Associates who was moved to become a lawyer because of the civil rights movement of the 1960s, died July 25 of sarcoidosis at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 70. "Throughout...
  • Seawall plans redevelopment of three blocks of Remington Avenue

    Seawall plans redevelopment of three blocks of Remington Avenue
    Seawall Development Corp., which is reinventing Remington with numerous projects, has unveiled detailed plans for its biggest one yet — the redevelopment of a three-block swath of Remington Avenue with retail, apartments, nonprofit offices and...