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  • Apprentice School: More than learning a trade in Newport News

    Apprentice School: More than learning a trade in Newport News
    Sara Ruggles helps create the big picture at Newport News Shipbuilding. Thanks partly to her, top executives can see how nuclear-powered warships fit together. Not bad for someone who was waiting on tables a few years ago. It was May 2008 when...
  • Respiratory therapists: 'Unsung heroes' help patients breathe easier

    Respiratory therapists: 'Unsung heroes' help patients breathe easier
    As a staff member in Rush University's respiratory therapy program, Jonathan Brady Scott is keenly aware of the value of his work. "What matters if you can't breathe?" he said. "Nothing at all." Director of clinical education and an assistant professor...
  • Albert Hunt: Can Walker be president without a college degree?

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has buzz. He has impressed conservative activists in Des Moines, and is thefront-runner for likely Republican Iowa caucus-goers, according to a Bloomberg Politics-Des Moines Register poll published this past weekend....
  • Robert H. Chambers III

    Robert H. Chambers III
    Robert H. Chambers III, whose tenure as the seventh president of Western Maryland College was marked by a renovated campus, increased enrollment and expansion abroad, died Jan 15 at John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Indio, Calif., of complications from...
  • John H. 'Jack' Somerville

    John H. 'Jack' Somerville
    John H. "Jack" Somerville, a retired Baltimore attorney who had been a partner in Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP, died of congestive heart failure Dec. 30 at Legacy Heights Senior Living in Charlotte, N.C. The former longtime Timonium resident was 90....
  • Dr. Cliff Ratliff Jr.

    Dr. Cliff Ratliff Jr.
    Dr. Cliff Ratliff Jr., a retired Baltimore internist who had been director of nuclear medicine at Saint Agnes Hospital, died Wednesday in his home at the Charlestown Retirement Community of respiratory failure. The former longtime Ellicott City resident...
  • Charles Townes, physicist who invented the laser, dies at 99

    Charles Townes, the Columbia University physicist who transformed modern society with his invention of the maser and the laser, receiving the 1964 Nobel Prize in physics for his effort, has died. He was 99. Townes, who had been in failing health, died...
  • Duke suspends fraternity after sex assault allegation

    Duke suspends fraternity after sex assault allegation
    A fraternity at Duke University has been suspended while police investigate charges that a woman was sexually assaulted at an off-campus party, the school announced Wednesday. Alpha Delta Phi has been suspended while Durham, N.C., police investigate...
  • Aspirin Benefits Debated And Discussed

    Aspirin is one of the oldest drugs out there. And yet researchers are still learning what it can — and cannot — do. It's clear that daily aspirin can be beneficial for people who have had a heart attack or an ischemic stroke. Scores of...
  • Most U.S. kids don't live in 'traditional' homes, and that's OK

    Most U.S. kids don't live in 'traditional' homes, and that's OK
    Less than half of American kids live in a "traditional" home, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of 2013 American Community Survey data. Forty-six percent of children younger than 18 live with two heterosexual parents in their first...
  • At Duke, many criticize decision not to broadcast Muslim prayer call

    As they have almost every Friday for two years, Muslim students gathered at Duke University’s chapel for weekly prayers at midday Friday. But a university plan to sound the prayer call from the Duke University Chapel’s 210-foot bell tower...