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  • Local Kenyans celebrate Obama's victory

    Halfway through his meal of grilled goat meat and lemon-scented tomato chunks, Dishon Kimani, 31, leaped out of his seat and pumped his fists in the air. "Oh my God! He took Ohio!" he announced as CNN declared the state for Barack Obama. "This thing is...
  • Analysis: Young, minorities join to form new U.S. majority

    America turned a page yesterday. Barack Obama broke through the racial barrier to the Oval Office, becoming the first African-American to gain the presidency. And his electoral landslide delivered a powerful message about a new generation of American...
  • Analysis: Which Barack Obama will govern?

    Barack Obama won the presidency Tuesday by persuading voters to embrace a seeming paradox: leadership based on contradictory principles of change and reassurance. The Illinois senator combined ambitious goals and a cautious temperament. He promised tax...
  • Obama selects Emanuel as top aide

    President-elect Barack Obama pivoted quickly to begin filling out his new administration yesterday, selecting hard-charging Illinois Rep. Rahm Emanuel as White House chief of staff, while aides stepped up the pace of transition work that had been...
  • Michelle Obama dons designer dress for husband's victory night

    First lady-to-be Michelle Obama's striking red-and-black dress worn on the stage at Chicago's Grant Park on Tuesday night was designed by Narciso Rodriguez, whose parents were Cuban immigrants. It was based on a style shown during Rodriguez's spring 2009...
  • Emanuel's 'Rahmbo' image

    Rahm Emanuel combines political instincts, White House experience and a Chicago tough-guy attitude - traits he's likely to need as President-elect Obama's new chief of staff. His combative style as political director in the early days of the Clinton...
  • Prepping for the flu

    Prepping for the flu
    Tracey Haldeman is not taking any chances with her business being disrupted this flu season. So the president of Baltimore's Pinnacle Communications is providing an attractive incentive for her eight employees to get vaccinated for both the seasonal and...
  • Waiting to learn who pays Dixon's legal bills

    Waiting to learn who pays Dixon's legal bills
    Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon's legal bills, racked up during a years-long corruption probe that has led her to enlist seven criminal defense attorneys for a theft trial next week, could run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars, legal observers say....
  • Meighan charged in fatal hit-run

    Meighan charged in fatal hit-run
    A Baltimore grand jury indicted serial drunk-driver Thomas L. Meighan Jr. Tuesday for automobile manslaughter in the fatal hit-and-run last month of a promising Johns Hopkins University student. The 10-count indictment represents a significant shift in...
  • Other mayors' pensions top Dixon's

    With her annual pension secured by a plea agreement and a promise to leave office, Mayor Sheila Dixon can soon enjoy one of the most lucrative retirement benefits of any public employee in Maryland. Her $83,000 annual pension, based on 22 years in...
  • Firms want payment for work on slots bid

    Architects, a public relations firm and several other companies that were part of a rejected bid to build a casino in downtown Baltimore claim they are owed $771,000 by the Canadian home builder who led the proposal - the latest sign of disarray...
  • Senators urge probe of drug

    Two U.S. senators called on the Pentagon yesterday to investigate the military's use of a largely experimental blood-coagulating drug that doctors inject into wounded troops to control bleeding but that has been linked to unexpected and potentially deadly...