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  • Obama accepts Nobel, seeks 'just peace'

     
    Read a full text of the president's Nobel Lecture below the fold. See the president's speech here and read the full report from Oslo, updated at the conclusion at 8:20 am EST. (Also see, below the fold, the toast that......
  • My gut on Melissa Lewis murder: Confused

     
    Did Tony Villegas kill attorney Melissa Lewis, as police and prosecutors contend? Or does the March 2008 murder case get turned on its head by the recent events involving her law firm, her former boss (Scott Rothstein, accused of running......
  • Gitmo Assassins defeated: Bah humbug!

     
    by Mark Silva The GTMO (as in Guantanamo Bay Naval Station) Latinos defeated the GTMO Assassins this year - and we're not talking about terrorism or detention here. We're talking volleyball. The latest news from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, courtesy of......
  • Cheney to Obama: 'Reverse course'

     
    by Mark Silva Cheney is calling on Obama to "reverse'' course. Not Dick Cheney, the former vice president who has been outspoken in his criticism for President Barack Obama's handling of terrorism. Liz Cheney, an equally outspoken daughter and now......
  • Obama: Health care, decade of promise

     
    by Mark Silva The health-care overhaul which Congress is "on the verge of passing'' will be part of a new decade of economic promise, President Barack Obama maintains. The Republians are focusing on something else today, the trial of detentention......
  • Haiti suffered in 1842 quake, too

     
    Situated as it is on the edge of an active joint in the Earth's crustal plates, Haiti is no stranger to earthquakes. Baltimore Sun librarian Paul McCardell has pulled some clips from the Sun's archives of stories we published in......
  • KSM trial move from NY considered

     
    by Mark Silva and Christi Parsons In the face of mounting opposition to the planned New York City trial of several men accused in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the Obama administration is considering moving the proceedings. The......
  • Obama's budget: $3.8 trillion, w/ a prison

     
    by Mark Silva, updated at 9:15 am and 11:25 am EST President Barack Obama today will propose a new, $3.8 trillion federal budget that boosts spending in some areas, such as education and job-creation, but cuts spending elsewhere. It also......
  • Guantanamo beats Illinois: Sen. Hatch

     
    by Mark Silva All things considered, one senator suggested today, the accused terrorists housed at the military-run prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are better off than they might be at a state prison in Illinois that the Obama administration wants......
  • Jail info

     
    The Gloucester County Jail capacity is 105 inmates, a rather substantial jump from the previous capacity of 42 that is used by the state Department of Corrections to determine appropriate levels of staffing. No, the county didn't undertake it's long......
  • White House: 9/11 trial 'multiple options'

     
    by Christi Parsons The Obama administration is considering "multiple options" for trying the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, as local officials and some members of Congress resist the current Department of Justice plan for a civilian trial in New........