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  • IRS to recognize legal same-sex marriages nationwide

    IRS to recognize legal same-sex marriages nationwide
    Legally married same-sex couples will be recognized for federal tax purposes no matter what state they live in, the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department announced Thursday. The policy change follows the Supreme Court decision in June...
  • Gun advocates should take aim at real scandals

    Gun advocates should take aim at real scandals
    Last month, I received emails from two people I know but who don't know each other: one a close friend and Second Amendment supporter, and the other a regular reader who sends me news items she believes the "liberal media" are willfully suppressing....
  • No device located after explosion reported near courthouse

    No device located after explosion reported near courthouse
    Authorities were trying to determine the cause of a loud sound that emanated from a trash can outside the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse in downtown Baltimore on Thursday afternoon, leading authorities to evacuate the building and shut down city...
  • Universities balance secrecy and academic freedom in classified work

    Universities balance secrecy and academic freedom in classified work
    While the main campus of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore is open and inviting, there is another division of the school that discourages visitors. The Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory is tucked miles away in Laurel, with building access...
  • Bomb scare at city courthouse likely prompted by firecracker

    Bomb scare at city courthouse likely prompted by firecracker
    Authorities say that they believe that a firecracker caused the loud bang outside of Baltimore's Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse on Thursday afternoon, prompting a bomb scare that closed downtown streets during rush hour. Maj. Sam Cogen of the city...
  • No. 2 in city prosecutor's office nominated to federal bench

    No. 2 in city prosecutor's office nominated to federal bench
    The top deputy in the Baltimore prosecutor's office is in line to become a Maryland federal judge after President Obama formally nominated for the job Wednesday. The nominee, George J. Hazel, 38, was hired to join Gregg L. Bernstein's team shortly after...
  • Md.-based agencies would be hit hard by shutdown

    Md.-based agencies would be hit hard by shutdown
    Thousands of federal employees in Maryland would be furloughed and their work put on hold next week if Congress fails to reach an agreement soon to fund the government, the Obama administration said Friday. The Woodlawn-based Social Security...
  • Port of Baltimore is vulnerable to cyber attack, Brookings study says

    Port of Baltimore is vulnerable to cyber attack, Brookings study says
    U.S. commerce "would grind to a halt in a matter of days" in the aftermath of a crippling cyberattack that the nation's ports — including Baltimore — are ill-prepared for, according to a new Brookings Institution report. But port officials...
  • Bad signs on immigration

    Bad signs on immigration
    Even as the Senate takes up the issue of immigration reform this week, Republicans are increasingly giving indications that the effort isn't likely to go very far. First, it was Sen. Marco Rubio's dance around the issue — repeatedly speaking out...
  • NSA leaks shift focus to intel contractors

    NSA leaks shift focus to intel contractors
    An intelligence contractor's disclosure of covert National Security Agency surveillance programs reopened a debate Monday over how much the government relies on private companies for spy work and whether those firms must do more to vet employees and...
  • Ruppersberger: Cybersecurity bill is necessary, will not violate privacy

    The Baltimore Sun's editorial, "Fight cyber attacks, not privacy" (May 3) does readers a true disservice by perpetuating several myths about this critical issue. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) is simple, allowing the American...
  • Maryland Jockey Club president says Preakness brand 'has changed dramatically'

    Maryland Jockey Club president says Preakness brand 'has changed dramatically'
    Maryland Jockey Club President Tom Chuckas said Saturday that the Preakness brand “has changed dramatically” in the last few years, citing an attendance bump in the infield celebration and increased security all around the racetrack.  ...