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  • Books to charm gardeners on your gift list

    Books to charm gardeners on your gift list
    Gardeners live to work with their hands. That's why a gift book for a gardener should be a physical thing. It should be brightly wrapped, unwrapped, handled and flipped through, and then curled up with when there's nothing to do with your hands but turn the pages and dream of digging in the dirt.
  • Smithsonian chronicles Rosary High students' research

    Smithsonian chronicles Rosary High students' research
    Rosary High School students in Aurora have done real-world research through the Smithsonian Institution that caught the interest of educators at one of the world’s best-known museums. A Smithsonian film crew is at Rosary High School this week to...

    Prosecutor on Cosby allegation: 'I thought he did it'

    PHILADELPHIA When Bruce L. Castor Jr., then the Montgomery County district attorney, decided not to file sexual-assault charges against the comedian Bill Cosby in 2005, it wasn't because he didn't believe the woman who said Cosby had drugged and groped...

    Historic rug woven by Armenian orphans goes on display at White House

    Historic rug woven by Armenian orphans goes on display at White House
    Lawmakers and members of the Armenian American community gathered in Washington on Tuesday to mark the weeklong display of a historic rug linked to the Armenian genocide, calling it significant for a nation that helped support Armenians during some of...

    Maryland Historical Society exhibits works by late Baltimore artist Jacob Glushakow

    Maryland Historical Society exhibits works by late Baltimore artist Jacob Glushakow
    Abandoned rowhouses, their dark windows like unblinking eyes, suggest a line of condemned prisoners awaiting execution by the demolition equipment looming a block away. From across the street, a lone boy witnesses a slice of Baltimore slipping away....