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  • Maryland attorney general, candidate hit for ignoring drinking teens

    Maryland attorney general, candidate hit for ignoring drinking teens
    In the annals of politicians behaving badly, Douglas F. Gansler, the Democratic attorney general of Maryland who is running for governor, is fast becoming a category of his own. Here’s a tip: When seeking the top elected position in a state, it&...
  • Q&A: Donna Tartt on 'The Goldfinch'

    Q&A: Donna Tartt on 'The Goldfinch'
    Novelist Donna Tartt doesn't publish very often — her engrossing new book, “The Goldfinch,” is her first since 2002's “The Little Friend,” which itself trailed her wildly popular fictional debut, “The Secret History,&...
  • Augusto Odone dies at 80; used 'Lorenzo's oil' to treat ailing son

    Augusto Odone was a charismatic Italian economist whose job with the World Bank afforded a cosmopolitan lifestyle. But the important work he performed for impoverished countries paled by comparison to the job that began to consume him in 1984: saving...
  • Records detail prior police encounters of mentally ill woman shot near Capitol [Washington Post]

    The Washington Post reports: The woman fatally shot by police early this month after a dramatic car chase from the White House to the Capitol had police officers summoned to her Connecticut apartment at least twice after her boyfriend grew concerned about...
  • Maryland attorney general addresses underage drinking party, twerking

    Maryland attorney general addresses underage drinking party, twerking
    It's hard to believe it could have gotten worse Thursday for Maryland Atty. Gen. Douglas F. Gansler, but somehow it did.   The Democratic candidate for governor started the day accused of looking the other way as teenagers drank at a Delaware beach...
  • What they're saying about Doug Gansler

    What they're saying about Doug Gansler
    Here's a roundup of commentary on Maryland attorney general and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Doug Gansler, who said he "made a mistake" by not intervening at a beach week party in Delaware where there was underage drinking. ** Baltimore Sun...
  • Obamacare's next hurdle

    One of these weeks, now that the Obama administration has recruited a SWAT team of computer whizzes, Healthcare.gov will recover from its shambolic debut and turn into, well, just another website. After all, it's only a website, and websites can be fixed....
  • State watchdog who probed secret political money takes U.S. post

    State watchdog who probed secret political money takes U.S. post
    SACRAMENTO — Ann Ravel will start her new job in Washington on Monday with the kind of celebrity status rare for a career government lawyer. As California's top political watchdog, she launched a landmark investigation into secretive nonprofit...
  • PASSINGS: Mary Finch Hoyt, Antonia Bird, Francisco Mayoral, Bill Mazer

    PASSINGS: Mary Finch Hoyt, Antonia Bird, Francisco Mayoral, Bill Mazer
    Mary Finch Hoyt Press secretary to Rosalynn Carter Mary Finch Hoyt, 89, White House press secretary to former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, died Oct. 17 in Washington, according to Carter's spokeswoman Deanna Congileo. She had cancer, the Washington...
  • Should journalists be looking to billionaire tech entrepreneurs for salvation?

    Should journalists be looking to billionaire tech entrepreneurs for salvation?
    With Amazon founder Jeff Bezos buying the Washington Post and eBay founder Pierre Omidyar putting up $250 milllion for a project featuring journalist Glenn Greenwald, it is starting to feel as tech billionaires might be just the folks to save journalism....
  • Marita Carroll, civil rights activist

    Marita Carroll, civil rights activist
    Marita Carroll, a retired Annapolis elementary school teacher and civil rights activist who was arrested on trespassing charges in 1960 as she sat at a bus stop lunch counter, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Saturday at Anne Arundel Medical...