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  • End the ban on gay blood donors

    End the ban on gay blood donors
    The first time I tried to give blood, I was turned away. It was my freshman year of college. A friend in my dorm told me about an on-campus blood drive and asked me to go with her. I’ve never been good at blood draws so I’d never tried to...
  • Howard County health digest

    Look good, feel better This free program teaches beauty techniques to women with cancer to help them combat appearance-related side effects of treatment. Participants receive cosmetics donated by major manufacturers as well as instruction and suggestions...
  • After South Dakota tornado, governor deploys National Guard

    After South Dakota tornado, governor deploys National Guard
    The governor of South Dakota deployed 100 members of the National Guard on Wednesday night after a tornado ripped through the small town of Wessington Springs. The Red Cross is also responding, Gov. Dennis Daugaard reported on his Twitter account. The...
  • Lightning strike damages Monkton church

    Lightning strike damages Monkton church
    The Monkton United Methodist Church was damaged when lightning struck the steeple early Thursday morning, according to Baltimore County officials. Police responded to a caller at 1:37 a.m. who said that lightning had struck the steeple and started a...
  • Wildfire burning in Sequoia National Forest is fully contained

    The wildfire burning in Sequoia National Forest has been fully contained eight days after it was reported, but some forest roads remained closed Friday. The Shirley fire has blackened more than 2,500 acres of timber and brush west of Lake Isabella in...
  • Test drive your weekend with 2014 Ford, Dodge and Toyota models

    Test drive your weekend with 2014 Ford, Dodge and Toyota models
    It’s not just construction season in Chicagoland. This weekend, it’s test drive season. Toyota, Dodge and Ford host test-drive programs of their newest vehicles free and open to the public throughout the Chicago suburbs. Dodge If test...
  • Lois O'Brien-Cronin

    Lois O'Brien-Cronin
    Lois O'Brien-Cronin, the former dean of students at Villa Julie College who later worked with an academic and career counseling program for women at the Community College of Baltimore County's Essex campus, died of a stroke Thursday at Gilchrist Hospice...
  • Dania's first Hurricane PreparaThon features information, supplies

    Dania Beach wants its residents and businesses to be proactive and prepared this hurricane season. To that end, several city departments recently collaborated to host the first-ever Dania Beach Hurricane PreparaThon. "I know the importance of...
  • 1936 Olympian still gets a kick from swimming

    1936 Olympian still gets a kick from swimming
    Adolph Kiefer was about to do the backstroke. Which promised a memorable moment for the awe-struck lap swimmer who was watching. It was Kiefer's backstroke that launched him to glory in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, where he won the gold in the 100...
  • Bombing at northern Nigeria school leaves at least 8 dead, 20 injured

    Bombing at northern Nigeria school leaves at least 8 dead, 20 injured
    At least eight people were killed Monday by a bomb blast at the School of Hygiene in the northern Nigeria city of Kano, with suspicion falling on the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. Nigerian media reported a suicide bomber approached a line of...
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