Senate test on immigration bill
In a key test of the Senate's support for a comprehensive immigration bill that includes a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants, senators rebuffed a call to secure the nation's borders first. pg 1a
NSA's shelving of pre-9/11 plan
After the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the NSA largely shelved a program that proved successful at singling out terrorist-related information, say current and former intelligence officials. pg 3a
Utility merger details urged
Maryland's top legislative leaders demanded yesterday that Constellation Energy Group disclose how much its executives would get from a merger with a Florida utility. pg 1a
Malvo gave police information
Lee Boyd Malvo, 21, prosecuted as John Allen Muhammad's accomplice on a sniper rampage in 2002 in the District of Columbia area, has provided information to police in recent months. pg 1b
More west-side development
Baltimore's west-side redevelopment could spread farther along Howard Street, where two key property owners are preparing to sell off eight buildings that have sat largely vacant for years. pg 1d
U.N. tries faster Darfur action
The Security Council passed a resolution to accelerate transfer of control of an African Union force into a larger force led by the U.N. in Sudan's Darfur region. It threatened sanctions for violators of a recent peace agreement. pg 8a
Red Sox beat Orioles again
The Orioles lost to the Red Sox for the 13th consecutive time - the eighth this season - as Curt Schilling earned his sixth victory, 6-5, despite allowing home runs to Ramon Hernandez, Brandon Fahey and Jay Gibbons. pg 1e
Seton High alumnae go home
Seton High alumnae took a sentimental journey when they paid a visit to their old school. pg 1c
13 'Drowsy' Tony nominations
The Drowsy Chaperone, a small-scale musical that began as a performance at a bachelor party, received 13 Tony award nominations yesterday - more than any other show. pg 1c
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QUOTE OF THE DAY
"There is a definite possiblity for a special session."
Thomas V. Mike Miller, President of the Maryland Senate
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