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  • The Ebola threat [Editorial]

    The Ebola threat  [Editorial]
    President Barack Obama announced today that he will send up to 3,000 health workers and military personnel to Liberia to help stem the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa that has paralyzed the health system there and threatened the lives of millions of people in the region. It's about time. The epidemic represents a crisis of global dimensions, and the fight against it requires the U.S. to take a leadership role if the effort is to succeed. We can only wonder how many lives could have been saved if the Obama administration had taken these steps — and more — weeks ago.
  • Federal agencies mulling threat of tax debtors holding security clearances

    Federal agencies mulling threat of tax debtors holding security clearances
    The officials who are responsible for safeguarding the nation's intelligence secrets are trying to figure out how to better vet millions of employees and contractors with security clearances, after auditors found that some of those workers owed more...

    Feds issue rule for honoring fallen employees with flag

    Feds issue rule for honoring fallen employees with flag
    Getting a flag from the federal government wouldn't have provided much consolation for the family of the U.S. Postal Service employee who was shot to death last year on his route in Prince George's County. But June Barnette, a great-uncle of Tyson...

    Surrounding areas to study land use relationship with Aberdeen Proving Ground

    Surrounding areas to study land use relationship with Aberdeen Proving Ground
    Jurisdictions surrounding Aberdeen Proving Ground are in the early stages of preparing a study of potential land uses and their compatibility with the existing and potential future missions at the large Harford County military installation. Public...

    Marylanders connect to ancestors who lived through Battle of Baltimore

    Marylanders connect to ancestors who lived through Battle of Baltimore
    One reads it in a diary entry. Another hears it in a song. Yet another feels it in an aging mansion. The War of 1812 is often referred to as a forgotten war. Yet for the descendants of those who witnessed the Battle of Baltimore, the conflict remains...