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  • Pentagon reports sharp rise in sex assaults in military

    Pentagon reports sharp rise in sex assaults in military
    The Pentagon estimated Tuesday that 26,000 members of the military were sexually assaulted last year, 36 percent more than a year earlier, in a trend so severe that senior officials warned it could threaten recruiting and retention of military personnel....
  • Brown to launch campaign for governor

    Brown to launch campaign for governor
    Seeking to emerge from the long shadow of Gov. Martin O'Malley, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown will make official Friday what everyone in Maryland politics has known for a long time: He's running for governor. Brown, 51, will announce his candidacy in his...
  • Senate approves landmark immigration bill

    Senate approves landmark immigration bill
    The Senate approved a sweeping overhaul of the nation's immigration laws on Thursday that would spend billions more on border security while granting millions of undocumented immigrants a shot at U.S. citizenship. But as supporters celebrated the rare...
  • Fallston schools big winners in Harford school construction plans

    Fallston schools big winners in Harford school construction plans
    Members of the Harford County Board of Education are considering a Capital Improvement Program for the 2015 fiscal year and have passed an Educational Facilities Master Plan for the upcoming fiscal year that does not include funding for replacing Havre de...
  • Military injustice

    Military injustice
    The recent study estimating that there may have been 26,000 cases of sexual assault in the military last year stirred a lot of tough talk from the Pentagon and the White House over the past 24 hours. But the question is whether that outrage will translate...
  • Perez vote delayed as confirmation fight intensifies

    Perez vote delayed as confirmation fight intensifies
    WASHINGTON -- A Senate committee vote on Labor Secretary nominee Tom Perez was postponed hours before it was set to take place Wednesday, highlighting what appears to be a growing partisan fight over the confirmation of the former Maryland official. ...
  • Will Minnesota make a marriage equality trifecta?

    Will Minnesota make a marriage equality trifecta?
    Six months after Maryland, Maine and Washington voters endorsed same-sex marriage at the ballot box, two more states have adopted laws allowing gay couples to marry, and a third is poised to join them. On Tuesday, lawmakers in Delaware adopted a same-...
  • Brown is first to enter 2014 gubernatorial race

    Brown is first to enter 2014 gubernatorial race
    Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown became the first candidate to join the 2014 Maryland governor's race Friday with a call to close the gap between rich and poor in education, health and economic opportunity. Before a crowd at Prince George's Community College...
  • Harford GOP legislators, gun rights backers, candidates turn out for Bel Air rally Saturday

    Harford GOP legislators, gun rights backers, candidates turn out for Bel Air rally Saturday
    Dozens of people came to downtown Bel Air Saturday afternoon to take part in the Harford County Republican Central Committee's Second Amendment Rally and to meet many of the local legislators who tried unsuccessfully to defeat the state's latest gun...
  • Judges sue Social Security over 'quotas' on disability decisions

    Judges sue Social Security over 'quotas' on disability decisions
    Administrative law judges who evaluate disability claims for the Social Security Administration want a federal court to ease a workload that they say makes errors more likely — the latest in a series of challenges confronting the Woodlawn-based...
  • Ex-Maine senator Olympia Snowe joins T. Rowe Price board

    Ex-Maine senator Olympia Snowe joins T. Rowe Price board
    Olympia J. Snowe, the former Republican senator from Maine, has joined T. Rowe Price Group's board of directors, the Baltimore-based money manager announced Thursday. Snowe served in the House of Representatives from 1979 to 1995, when she started...
  • Some college students could pay higher interest rate on federal loans

    Some college students could pay higher interest rate on federal loans
    College students taking out subsidized federal student loans will see their interest rate double in July unless Congress comes to the rescue. The rate on subsidized Stafford loans is a fixed 3.4 percent, but that's set to expire and revert to 6.8 percent...