Republican Rep. Andy Harris' isolation from the rest of the Maryland congressional delegation (all Democrats) is easy to see when it comes to bills that the Human Rights Campaign deemed particularly relevant to LGBT people's lives.
Kathleen M. Happ, a retired Anne Arundel Community College educator and administrator who was active in the affairs of Brown Memorial Presbyterian church on Bolton Hill where she had been an active member, died Sept. 19 of lung cancer at Cornerstone Hospice in The Villages, Fla. She was 69.
Helena E. Wright, a retired city elementary school teacher who was an active member of Heritage United Church of Christ, died Aug. 18 at her Lochearn home of complications from heart disease. She was 93.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Police in Faisalabad, Pakistan's third largest city, tortured more than 1,400 people during a six-year period, according to a report researched and written by the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic at Yale Law School, for Justice Project Pakistan (JPP), a non-governmental organization based in Lahore, Pakistan.
By By Kristine Beckerle and Deborah Francois and Babur Khwaja
The debate over our country's broken immigration system is not a new one, and the U.S. Catholic Bishops have consistently supported calls for comprehensive immigration reform. Our offer to provide humanitarian care to children in need should not be construed as an alternative response to the policies and conditions that have led to this crisis.
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman on Monday announced that he plans to loosen some of the restrictions in an executive order that banned sugary sodas and other high-calorie drinks at county-sponsored events.
With talks on Iran's nuclear program likely to be extended, it's crucial that Congress continue to give the administration room to negotiate and not scuttle the chance for a deal with tough talk and unrealistic demands.
This July 4th was my first as a U.S. citizen. It was a special treat glancing over at Vice President Joe Biden in the 2014 Philadelphia Independence Day Parade, while playing alongside my fellow Falun Gong practitioners in our waist drum troupe, despite the memories it stirred. If I had done anything like this in China, I would have been imprisoned – again -- and routinely tortured.
The federal government will run out of money to deal with the influx of Central American children crossing the U.S. border illegally this summer if lawmakers fail to approve $3.7 billion in emergency funds, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told a Senate panel Thursday.
On July 1, Gary Gardner replaced Bill McMahon as Chief of the Howard County Police Department. Gardner, 55, has been with the department since 1984, and has served in a variety of different roles: patrolman in West Columbia, researcher in the research and planning department, public information officer, detective in the criminal investigations division, patrol sergeant, chief of staff in the chief's office, deputy chief of operations and now chief of police.
It's past time for another presidential initiative to consider ways to improve conditions in Central America, address the challenges of drugs and migration, and work with all responsible actors in the region. In the spirit of President John Kennedy's Alliance for Progress, this should not be a purely North American venture. Frankly, given our recent perceived indifference, that wouldn't be taken seriously by many of our neighbors in any event.
WASHINGTON (AP) ¿ The United States wants to restart a cybersecurity working group that China shut down after the U.S. indicted five Chinese military officers on charges of hacking into American companies' computers to steal trade secrets.