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  • Contractors grounded by FAA shutdown

    Contractors grounded by FAA shutdown
    When Kathleen Thompson learned this week that her Forest Glen engineering firm would not receive payment from its biggest client, the Federal Aviation Administration, the decision she had been dreading suddenly became inevitable: She told employees that...
  • Customers protest fund switch by Constellation suitor Exelon

    The dismantling of Exelon Corp.'s Zion Station nuclear power plant near Chicago is setting several remarkable precedents. It's the biggest-ever nuclear decommissioning job in the United States, says Exelon, which is seeking permission to buy...
  • Teacher pension study based on incomplete science

    Thomas A. Firey's recent suggestion in The Sun ("Better pension reform," July 27) of a statewide "buy-back" program for public employees to reduce Maryland's future public pension should be vetted very closely by citizens and officials, given the...
  • High stakes

    High stakes
    Gambling opponents are hoping that an alliance with black churches produces an upset defeat of the slots referendum when an expected record number of African-Americans turn up at Maryland polling booths next month. Slots foes hope that black voters...
  • OBAMA ELECTED PRESIDENT

    OBAMA ELECTED PRESIDENT
    Barack Obama, the Illinois Democrat who built a campaign and a movement around the promise of change, won a resounding victory over Republican John McCain Tuesday night, becoming the first black president in U.S. history. Choosing a steady 47-year-old...
  • Obama cruises to victory in Maryland

    Democrat Barack Obama rolled to victory in Maryland yesterday by getting an overwhelming percentage of the African-American vote and running about even among whites, winning handily in the Baltimore area and suburban Washington, according to exit polling....
  • Late drive by McCain fails to turn Pa. around

    Despite a last-minute frenzy for Pennsylvania's electoral plenty, John McCain failed to switch this traditionally blue state, which awarded its 21 votes to Barack Obama and helped him win the presidency. Polls closed at 8 p.m. and, moments later, based...
  • 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...