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  • Day trips: Welcome Discovery, celebrate Earth Day

    Day trips: Welcome Discovery, celebrate Earth Day
    Washington Space Shuttle Discovery, National Air and Space Museum The space shuttle Discovery soared around the Washington Monument and the White House in a salute to the nation's capital Tuesday before landing for the last time near its new home at...
  • Tax cuts for the rich have made us poorer

    Tax cuts for the rich have made us poorer
    With a slow economic recovery looming over families in Maryland and all across America, the debate over the continuation of the Bush tax cuts has boiled to the surface. As essential programs struggle to survive on decreased revenue in a time of increasing...
  • Doctors aim to stop pancreatic cancer before it forms

    Doctors aim to stop pancreatic cancer before it forms
    Seeing a chance to stop one of the most deadly kinds of cancer before it forms, doctors at Johns Hopkins and at other hospitals around the nation are focusing on the common pancreatic cyst. Up to 20 percent of pancreatic cancer begins as one of these...
  • Maryland population grows by 480,000

    Buoyed by a growing Hispanic population and the availability of steady federal jobs, Maryland grew by 9 percent in the last decade - faster than most Eastern states, according to new Census Bureau data. Maryland's population grew by 480,000 residents, to...
  • Vegging out: Get kids and teens to eat more plants

    Vegging out: Get kids and teens to eat more plants
    Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a post on nutrition topics for The Baltimore Sun's Picture of Health blog (baltimoresun.com/pictureofhealth). This week, Faith Hicks weighs in on encouraging kids to eat...
  • Concert news: Dierks Bentley, Kelly Clarkson, Wye Oak, Zac Brown Band, High Zero concert

    Concert news: Dierks Bentley, Kelly Clarkson, Wye Oak, Zac Brown Band, High Zero concert
    For some people, the concert news of the day has already run, and no one's gonna top it. They'll read these names below and say, Are any of these guys VAN HALEN??? Do they wear shiny leather pants and vaguely Middle Eastern scarves and a pinstripe vest...
  • Writer David Simon, creator of 'The Wire' and 'Homicide,' wins 2010 MacArthur 'genius' award

    Writer David Simon, creator of 'The Wire' and 'Homicide,' wins 2010 MacArthur 'genius' award
    Baltimorean David Simon, whose groundbreaking television series "The Wire" examined the institutions of his hometown with a passionate and unsparing eye, today won a 2010 MacArthur "genius" award. The 50-year-old Simon is one of only a few people ever to...
  • Daniel 'The Wig Man' Vovak dies

    Daniel 'The Wig Man' Vovak dies
    Daniel "The Wig Man" Vovak, who ran for president, the U.S. Senate and other offices wearing a Colonial-style periwig, died of cancer Saturday at Casey House hospice in Montgomery County, according to David Vovak, a brother. The Rockville resident was 39....
  • Why recording the police is good for everyone

    Why recording the police is good for everyone
    There's been a lot of debate in this country over whether recording the police is legal. A judge in at least one state, Illinois, has shot down a request to film officers without their permission, while another judge here in Maryland has ruled such...
  • Region's electricity use sets summertime record

     
    We know it was hot - a record summer for Baltimore and Washington. And, we know our electric bills were high as we cranked the AC all summer trying to stay cool. Now, the PJM Interconnection - the power grid......
  • Midwestern snow cover, from orbit

     
    NASA's Terra satellite has snapped a photo of the snow cover that has spread across the upper Midwest in recent days. Snapped around noon Tuesday, it shows a swath of snow from Lake Superior to Lake Michigan and across the......
  • Wine samples delivered to you door! NEVER MIND, you live in Maryland and can't have it

     
    Hello Suckers, as Toots Shor used to say.Check out this neat-o innovation in wine buying: Tasting Room packages samples of wine in 50 ml. mini bottles complete with miniature versions of the real labels. Take a look. And check out......