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  • Hopkins to give honorary degrees to DOMA plaintiff, attorney

    Hopkins to give honorary degrees to DOMA plaintiff, attorney
    Johns Hopkins University will bestow an honorary degree next month on Edith "Edie" Windsor, the woman who successfully challenged the constitutionality of the federal law banning same-sex marriage. Windsor's attorney in last year's historic U.S. Supreme...
  • 'Dancing with the Stars' recap: It's 'Party Anthem' night!

    'Dancing with the Stars' recap: It's 'Party Anthem' night!
    Tonight is "Party Anthem" night, which means earworms aplenty. Redfoo, from LMFAO, is a guest judge. In case you find it difficult to call a grown man "Redfoo," his actual name is Stefan Gordy, as he's the youngest son of Motown founder Berry Gordy, Jr....
  • Parkinson's takes a toll on families too [Commentary]

    Parkinson's takes a toll on families too [Commentary]
    This year, approximately 60,000 Americans will be diagnosed with Parkinson's, joining the 1 million people already living with the disease in the United States and the 4 million to 6 million diagnosed with it worldwide. Their painful struggle is one...
  • Gallaudet diversity official's discrimination lawsuit against school dismissed

    Gallaudet diversity official's discrimination lawsuit against school dismissed
    A federal judge in Washington has dismissed the high-profile discrimination lawsuit of a Gallaudet University official who claimed she was unfairly demoted for signing a petition to put Maryland's same-sex marriage law to referendum. U.S. District Judge...
  • County should adopt background checks [Letter]

    I read with great concern the article regarding background checks for those involved in Baltimore County recreational programs ("Balto. Co. eyes rec aide checks," April 22). How much does County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and some of the county council...
  • Gayle Hafner, lawyer and disabilities advocate

    Gayle Hafner, lawyer and disabilities advocate
    Gayle Hafner, a senior staff attorney of the Maryland Disability Law Center and a co-founder of Medicaid Matters Maryland who was an outspoken advocate for those with disabilities, died March 22 of a heart attack during an operation at the University of...
  • Maryland gears up for end of health care enrollment

    Maryland gears up for end of health care enrollment
    Monday marks the end of a six-month enrollment push for Maryland's troubled health exchange, and despite a surge in the past week, it is unclear whether the state can overcome technical problems that have persisted since the Oct. 1 debut and meet its...
  • Baltimore center helping to heal the youngest victims of abuse

    Baltimore center helping to heal the youngest victims of abuse
    Maryland's own Sugar Ray Leonard is perhaps best known as a baby-faced Olympic gold medalist and champion prize fighter with a winning smile. Yet for decades, the world-renowned boxer suppressed a devastating secret: Leonard had been sexually abused as a...
  • Two John Carroll seniors advance in Diamond Challenge competition

    Two John Carroll seniors advance in Diamond Challenge competition
    As Chinese students spending their second year at The John Carroll School in Bel Air, William Du and Sunny Lu know how it feels to wait weeks to get mail from home or to miss their families. So, for their senior project, the two came up with a care...
  • With hope of ending the year June 12, Harford school officials seek state waiver for five missed days

    With hope of ending the year June 12, Harford school officials seek state waiver for five missed days
    Harford County Public Schools will request the maximum of five state waivers for instructional days missed for inclement weather, school officials say, and if they are approved, the school year will end on June 12. Neighboring Cecil County Public Schools...
  • Inspiring Women: Andrea Gielen

    Inspiring Women: Andrea Gielen
    Talk about pressure! When Andrea Gielen won the national American Public Health Award last fall, she was not only honored for contributions she had made to the field but, by the award’s terms, is now expected to come up with a second act. The...
  • Inspiring Women: Dr. Maria Trent

    Inspiring Women: Dr. Maria Trent
    Maria Trent lived in the Columbia neighborhood of Running Brook during the early 1970s while her dad worked on a doctorate at the University of Maryland, College Park, and her mom taught at Waterloo Elementary. She was just 3 years old when her family...