Left wing gains momentum
Anger over the war in Iraq and the failure of Democrats in Washington to effectively counter President Bush and the Republican Congress are fueling a resurgence of the Democrats' liberal wing, say politicians and analysts. pg 1a
15 Israeli soldiers killed
Israel suffered its worst military death toll in a month of fighting in south Lebanon when 15 soldiers were killed during ground skirmishes with Hezbollah guerrillas. pg 12a
Testifying under oath before a legislative committee yesterday, Joseph F. Steffen Jr. said he teamed with the governor's appointments office in targeting workers to be terminated and that their political affiliations informed his recommendations. pg 1a
The Baltimore school system is preparing to hand control of an alternative school to a private provider, amid an uproar from community members who say school officials are making decisions secretly and without considering their opinions. pg 1b
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Former Cy Young winner Roy Halladay won a pitching duel with Erik Bedard as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Orioles, 4-3, at Rogers Centre. In was Bedard's second straight defeat after winning seven consecutive starts. pg 1e
Final trials set for lupus drug
Human Genome Sciences Inc. outlined plans yesterday for taking its lupus drug into final clinical trials before year's end. If they're successful, the drug would be the first approved for lupus treatment in 40 years. pg 1c
Public Radio Fund unveiled
The Maryland-based Calvert Foundation and two other organizations unveiled the Public Radio Fund, an investment program, to help financially strapped public radio stations. pg 1c
A wrestling 'superstar'
Wrestler Wayne Coleman, aka Superstar Billy Graham, was a legend ahead of his time, but the world is finally catching up. pg 1d
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"International students are in general very, very frightened of the system, ... worried that they'll do some little thing that's wrong and they'll be deported."
Eaton Lattman, dean of research and graduate education at the Johns Hopkins University School of Arts and Sciences
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