| Mar 14, 2013
| 1:08 PM
Roland Walker, a colorful and highly regarded defense attorney who was a fixture in Baltimore courtrooms for six decades, died Saturday of complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, at his Lutherville home. He...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Human rights organizations believe that some 70,000 innocent civilians have been killed by the government in Syria's civil war and a million more have fled their country as refugees. Another million internally displaced people are wandering around...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 5:19 PM
Sen. Ben Cardin is scheduled to meet Thursday with the family of a Russian lawyer whose death sparked an international outcry over human rights in that country, renewing focus on a controversy that has complicated U.S.-Russian relations at a sensitive...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland recently met with the family of Sergei Magnitsky. The reasons for the meeting: In 2009, Mr. Magnitsky was jailed in Russia for exposing governmental corruption. While in prison, he died after allegedly being tortured. In...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 1:32 PM
When Albina Digaeva, a Chechen who was granted political asylum in the United States, first learned that the Boston bombing suspects were from Chechnya, she called the California family who initially put her up when she arrived 15 years ago and...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 12:52 PM
Westminster resident Nicholas Bullis has been named the national video winner in the 2012-2013 First Freedom Student Competition.
Bullis, a junior at Calvert Hall College High School in Baltimore, will receive a $2,500 award for his video of more than...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 9:30 AM
It was great to read your editorial "The truth about torture" (April 23). It confirmed what the peace community has argued for years:
"Not only did the Bush administration indisputably engage in torturing prisoners to extract information, a practice...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 6:11 AM
This week, as the Supreme Court took up two historic cases pertaining to same-sex marriage, it's been an exciting time to be a college student. Huge numbers of young people on Facebook and Twitter continue to post pictures and status updates in support of...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 7:09 AM
In case you forgot it's April Fools day, Google is there to remind you. Today's top "cold searches" will return you to the 90's with Y2K, Pogs hologram slammers, Macarena step-by-step and prom scrunchies making you want to jump jumping like a mac daddy....
| Apr 3, 2013
| 5:45 PM
Continuing to address the age and flexibility of their roster, the Ravens are planning to release reserve linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo, a veteran known primarily for his work on special teams and his advocacy of same-sex marriage.
The move is expected...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 3:47 PM
A Baltimore County Council member has withdrawn a controversial bill that sought to bar protests near public and private schools in the county — a measure that drew wide criticism from organizations including the American Civil Liberties Union,...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 9:19 AM
This month's passage of a new U.S.-Russia trade law has done more than showcase Senator Ben Cardin's dedication to international human rights.
By sending the shock to the Kremlin — that the U.S. values prosecuting rights abusers as much as it...