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  • Bill could scuttle Iran deal [Commentary]

    Bill could scuttle Iran deal [Commentary]
    Iran began taking verifiable steps this week to stop work on its most worrisome nuclear activities under the terms of an agreement with the United States and five other world powers. The breakthrough nuclear deal marks the first negotiated limitations...
  • McDaniel course on homelessness hits home for some students

    McDaniel course on homelessness hits home for some students
    For McDaniel College juniors Dinambi Butler and Maurice Paul, enrolling in a January semester course on the meaning of homelessness wasn't just a way to fulfill a graduation requirement. It was also a reminder of where they've come from. Butler and...
  • Rawlings-Blake calls for federal infrastructure spending

    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama met with 250 of the nation's mayor's on Thursday -- including Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake -- to discuss the economy, manufacturing and federal investment in infrastructure. City officials are in...
  • Tuskegee Airmen visit Harford County

    Tuskegee Airmen visit Harford County
    The image that comes to mind when thinking of the Tuskegee Airmen is of a black World War II fighter pilot diving out of the clouds, the tail of his aircraft painted bright red, coming to save the day for American bomber crews. While those roughly 900...
  • Variety of talent welcomed at Perry Hall Folk Music Night

    Variety of talent welcomed at Perry Hall Folk Music Night
    At the Perry Hall Folk Music Night, democracy prevails — the performers are often in the audience and audience members get to perform. And, even those who don't take the stage at all like to sing along. "Audience participation — people...
  • Patent pool abuse deserves scrutiny [Commentary]

    Patent pool abuse deserves scrutiny [Commentary]
    As Congress considers legislation aimed at limiting lawsuits filed by so-called patent "trolls" — those who collect patents solely so they can sue others for infringing upon them — there is another kind of intellectual property abuse that...
  • TSA seizes record number of guns in 2013

    TSA seizes record number of guns in 2013
    The Transportation Security Administration identified and seized more firearms at U.S. airports in 2013 than in any year since records have been kept — including more than two dozen at airports in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area....
  • City Council votes down 10-cent bag fee

    City Council votes down 10-cent bag fee
    The City Council defeated a proposal Monday to impose a 10-cent fee on most paper and plastic bags distributed in Baltimore, rejecting arguments that such surcharges are a proven method to reduce litter. Opponents weren't convinced that charging a fee...
  • Charlestown resident honored for D-Day service

    Charlestown resident honored for D-Day service
    Nearly 70 years ago, Harper Griswold, 88, was one of the 160,000 Allied troops taking part in the fight to liberate France from German occupation during World War II. For his efforts, Griswold was named "Chevalier" of the Legion of Honor by the French...
  • Put bag tax to a vote [Letter]

    If Washington, D.C., and Montgomery County residents and business are content with taxes on shopping bags, that's fine ("Bag tax economics," Jan. 23). This is Baltimore. I believe residents and businesses should have a say about the 10-cent a bag charge....
  • Common Core criticized at Howard forum

    Common Core criticized at Howard forum
    A forum on the Common Core State Standards Initiative Sunday In Howard County drew a moderate crowd who listened to a panel of national experts — most of whom were critical of the controversial education reform. Over the course of three hours, the...
  • Emerald Isle Club's Irish ceili a celebration of music and dance

    Emerald Isle Club's Irish ceili a celebration of music and dance
    Colin Cassady held his violin, ready to take the stage. Only, Cassady is a member of the Baltimore Irish Music Ensemble, and in the world of Irish music, it's not a violin. It's a fiddle. So Cassady, 16, a Towson resident and junior at Calvert Hall...