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  • Walter R. Fallaw Jr., Washington College professor

    Walter R. Fallaw Jr., Washington College professor
    W. Robert "Bob" Fallaw Jr., a retired Washington College history professor, died of multiple myeloma complications Dec. 13 at the Hospice Center of Queen Anne's in Centreville. He was 78. Born in Durham, N.C., he was the son of Walter Robert Fallaw Sr.,...
  • Former Duke lacrosse accuser convicted of murder

    The woman who incited a national scandal in 2006 when she accused Duke University lacrosse players of rape has been convicted of second-degree murder in the death of her boyfriend. A North Carolina judge sentenced Crystal Mangum, 34, to between 14 and...
  • Afghanistan Center is her monument to her great love

    Afghanistan Center is her monument to her great love
    KABUL, Afghanistan — It was an extramarital affair that scandalized Kabul. It would also fuel a lifelong adventure and help create a legacy for Afghanistan. Author Nancy Hatch Dupree, eightysomething, recently opened the Afghanistan Center at...
  • White House seeks to tighten gun background checks on mentally ill

    White House seeks to tighten gun background checks on mentally ill
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday unveiled two measures to bring more mental health records into the federal background check system for gun purchases, the first new proposals on firearms violence since a spate of gun control bills...
  • Robert T. Franklin Sr., lawyer

    Robert T. Franklin Sr., lawyer
    Robert T. Franklin Sr., who practiced law for three decades and was a founding partner of Franklin & Prokopik, drowned Nov. 23 while vacationing at St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. The Lutherville resident was 55. Mr. Franklin and his wife of 33 years,...
  • 'Pull-out method' tied to unintended pregnancies

    'Pull-out method' tied to unintended pregnancies
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Many young women use the "pull-out method" for birth control, and they tend to have more unintended pregnancies than other women, a new study suggests. Researchers compiling surveys from more than 2,000 women ages 15 to 24...
  • Maryland college offering credit for massive open online courses

    Maryland college offering credit for massive open online courses
    The University of Maryland University College expects to be among the first wave of schools this academic year awarding transfer credit to those who have taken — and can prove they learned from — certain "massive open online courses," known as...
  • Heat player gives slam dunk lesson in hard work

    Heat player gives slam dunk lesson in hard work
    Earning straight A’s and just one B in high school is right on par with winning two NBA Championships, Miami Heat player Shane Battier told 250 students in Fort Lauderdale Monday. “That’s something I’m just as proud of,”...
  • Community: Glendale Panhellenic gives scholarships

    Community: Glendale Panhellenic gives scholarships
    The Glendale Area Alumnae Panhellenic is a nonprofit organization serving Glendale and surrounding areas with member volunteers from many of the 26 sororities recognized by the National Panhellenic Conference. Members raise money through a benefit...
  • Battling Alzheimer's, and slowly losing ground

     Battling Alzheimer's, and slowly losing ground
    His eyes misted up momentarily as he surreptitiously scanned the medical building for a clue to the name. He then shook his head in frustration and looked away, unable to dredge up the words he sought. Jim Garner, 51, has mild cognitive impairment,...
  • Tropics will be the first region to be hit hard by global warming

    Tropics will be the first region to be hit hard by global warming
    Scientists have determined when the climates of numerous locations around the world will shift to a new, hotter normal as a result of higher greenhouse gas emissions, according to a study released Wednesday in the journal Nature. The tropics appear most...