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  • 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...
  • Retired cop is first line in Howard's defense against counterfeiters

    Retired cop is first line in Howard's defense against counterfeiters
    Fake driver's licenses have long been considered the holy grail of underage youth — many have been brazenly handed over to liquor store cashiers in the quest for alcohol. While that practice persists despite crackdowns, fraudulent IDs can...
  • First Republican files for District 1 council seat

    First Republican files for District 1 council seat
    Earlier this week, District 1 got its first Republican candidate for the County Council. Kevin Schmidt, 39, says he's running to bring a broader range of perspectives to a council dominated, four to one, by Democrats. Schmidt, of Ellicott City, joins...
  • 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...
  • Officials considering changes to Preakness security

    Officials considering changes to Preakness security
    Pimlico officials still are consulting with federal and local law enforcement agencies on revised security measures for the Preakness. Maryland Jockey Club President Tom Chuckas said he initiated a series of meetings with those groups April 16, the...
  • 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.  ...
  • Lawmakers look past cuts to next budget battle

    Lawmakers look past cuts to next budget battle
    Days after the Obama administration threatened widespread furloughs of government employees, one of Maryland's largest federal agencies, the Social Security Administration, said it might shoulder across-the-board spending cuts without sending any of its...
  • Obama treats Boston bomber with kid gloves

    Obama treats Boston bomber with kid gloves
    One of the consequences of abandoning a standard by which right and wrong can be judged is our increasing inability to mete out punishment that fits the crime. In fact, too often we weigh extenuating circumstances rather than guilty actions. In the case...
  • 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...