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Mine rescue suspended

After 10 days of setbacks, nerve-jangling "bumps" and a second collapse in the Crandall Canyon Mine that killed three workers trying to rescue their comrades, authorities suspended the rescue operation indefinitely yesterday. pg 3A

ACLU demands public ruling

A secret federal court has ordered the Bush administration to respond to an ACLU request asking the court to make public its rulings that approved the National Security Agency's controversial Terrorist Surveillance Program. pg 3A


Earthquake survivors get aid

Hungry earthquake survivors ransacked a public market yesterday in Pisco, Peru, prompting Peru's president to appeal for calm. Aid finally arrived to the disaster zone after about 36 hours without much help. pg 8A

3 dead from Hurricane Dean

Hurricane Dean roared into the eastern Caribbean yesterday, causing at least three deaths as the powerful storm headed on a collision course with Jamaica and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. pg 12A


United front on BRAC favored

Local leaders say they favor a coordinated approach to planning for the thousands of military jobs expected to come to Maryland in the next few years - as long as it doesn't mean giving up too many of their own priorities. pg 1B

Two in car crash shared link

Doug Dellinger and Jeff Carr lived two miles from each other, played varsity sports for the same Howard County high school and sang side by side in its a cappella group. On Wednesday, Carr's Chevrolet Tahoe hit Dellinger's Ford Explorer head-on, according to police. pg 1B


O's Ray likely out for '08

Orioles closer Chris Ray, who was to undergo a procedure to remove a bone spur from his right elbow Thursday, needed ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction surgery and will likely miss the 2008 season. pg 1D


Laureate ends public run

Laureate Education Inc. shares traded for the last time on the Nasdaq Stock Market yesterday, ending its nearly 14-year run as a public company. pg 8D

Fed's cut calms markets

The Federal Reserve's surprise cut in a key lending rate yesterday calmed roiling financial markets at least temporarily, but it probably isn't enough to eliminate fears that more bad news lies ahead. pg 8D

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