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Final push before primary

Swarms of volunteers brandishing campaign signs, sample ballots and telephone lists are fanning out across Maryland this weekend, hoping to push their candidates for U.S. Senate and other offices to victory in Tuesday's primary election. pg 1a


Sudan releases U.S. journalist

American journalist Paul Salopek was released yesterday from a prison in the war-torn Darfur region where he was held for more than a month on espionage charges. A judge freed the Chicago Tribune journalist and his Chadian driver and interpreter after a 13-minute hearing. pg 21a

EU-Iran negotiations advance

Senior negotiators for Iran and the European Union reported progress yesterday at talks meant to find common ground for resolving Tehran's defiance of a U.N. demand that the Islamic republic freeze uranium enrichment or risk sanctions. pg 22a


Scientist accused of misconduct

A senior researcher at the National Institutes of Health engaged in "serious misconduct" by entering into dozens of unauthorized private arrangements with drug companies and failing to report annually the outside income, totaling more than $100,000, a confidential internal review by the agency has found. pg 3a

Women's college to enroll men

Amid boos and shouts of "traitors!" Randolph-Macon Woman's College officials announced yesterday that men would be admitted to the 115-year-old Virginia institution starting next year. pg 14a


Safeguards for online banking

Banks are rolling out new security programs to better identify online customers after federal regulators, alarmed by the rising incidence and sophistication of identity theft, imposed a year-end deadline. pg 1a


Sharapova wins U.S. Open

Third-seeded Maria Sharapova beat second-seeded Justine Henin-Hardenne, 6-4, 6-4, to win the U.S. Open final. It was her second Grand Slam victory - she got her first at Wimbledon in 2004. pg 1e


Two new roles for Corbett

With parts in the independent film Half Nelson and the new season of The Wire, 14-year-old Nathan Corbett of Rosedale may soon be one of the area's most visible homegrown talents. pg 1f

Quote Of the day

"You're going to see an Oldsmobile version of get-out-the-vote, not a Cadillac version."

Rob Johnson, former head of the state Democratic Party, on grassroots efforts before Tuesday's primary Article, PG 1A

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