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  • Franklin McCain dies at 73; one of the 'Greensboro Four'

    When teenager Franklin McCain decided to make a stand against segregation at the F.W. Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., in 1960, two thoughts weighed on him. "If I were lucky, I would go to jail for a long, long time. If I were not quite so...
  • Larry Speakes dies at 74; served as President Reagan's press secretary

    Larry Speakes, who strained to mediate between a hungry press corps and a media-distrustful White House during six years as President Reagan's press secretary, has died. He was 74. Speakes died in his sleep Friday at his home in Cleveland, Miss. He...
  • Hustling Globes! Aereo heads to Supreme Court. 'Lone Survivor' wins.

    Hustling Globes! Aereo heads to Supreme Court. 'Lone Survivor' wins.
    After the coffee. Before hearing Fox explain how it fixed "American Idol." The Skinny: I know, we're all tired from the Golden Globes. Yes, I saw Bono too, but I had more fun talking to John Leguizamo about "Carlito's Way." I'm on five hours' sleep and...
  • Renoir painting allegedly sold at flea market returning to museum

    A small Pierre-Auguste Renoir painting that a woman said she purchased for just $7 at a flea market will return to a Maryland museum that argued that the painting was stolen from its premises in 1951. A federal judge in Virginia ruled on Friday that...
  • Politics trumped prudence in Md. Obamacare exchange [Editorial]

    Politics trumped prudence in Md. Obamacare exchange  [Editorial]
    The train wreck of Maryland's Affordable Care Act insurance exchange should have been no surprise to Gov. Martin O'Malley, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown or anyone else responsible for its creation. That's the unmistakable conclusion from a Washington Post...
  • O'Malley, Brown careers at stake with Obamacare exchange

    O'Malley, Brown careers at stake with Obamacare exchange
    The Washington Post ran a story yesterday  from inside of the Maryland health care exchange detailing how top government leaders knew for over a year before it went live that the exchange had serious technical problems. And for Gov. Martin O'Malley and...
  • Brown to testify at health hearings

    Brown to testify at health hearings
    Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown said he will testify at Tuesday's hearings on the state's troubled health exchange, where lawmakers will consider an emergency fix for people who tried to buy health insurance but were stymied by its technical glitches. Last week,...
  • ODU women have help on way, but can succeed with current group

    As Old Dominion’s women stumble out of the gate in Conference USA, it’s tempting to look toward the end of the bench and ponder the potential help wearing street clothes on game days. Three of the perhaps top six players in the program are...
  • 2 workers hurt in College Park dorm fire

    2 workers hurt in College Park dorm fire
    Authorities said two workers at the University of Maryland, College Park suffered injuries Monday from a flash fire after they had worked on a malfunctioning heating and air conditioning unit on the roof of a dorm. One of the workers suffered injuries...
  • Katie Couric's First Interview as Yahoo News Anchor Goes Live (VIDEO)

    Katie Couric, in her debut as Yahoo's global anchor, took an inside-the-Beltway track with a sit-down interview with former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Gates is promoting his new book, "Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War," a tome about his tours...
  • Iran sanctions bill standoff may not amount to much

     Iran sanctions bill standoff may not amount to much
    WASHINGTON — In public, the White House has unleashed scathing criticism of Senate backers of a bill that would slap additional sanctions on Iran, calling the bipartisan effort a march toward war that could upend negotiations to halt the Islamic...