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  • 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...
  • You can't just accuse people of rape

    You can't just accuse people of rape
    Writing in The Washington Post about the University of Virginia rape case, Zerlina Maxwell asserts, "We should believe, as a matter of default, what an accuser says. Ultimately, the costs of wrongly disbelieving a survivor far outweigh the costs of...
  • Charles Townes, physicist who invented the laser, dies at 99

    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...
  • Why you need to know Dr. Angela Poppe Ries

    Within days of arriving at Duke University for medical school, Dr. Angela Poppe Ries, now 36, found the inspiration for her career. As a part of the welcoming ceremony for students, Anthony Galanos, a palliative care doctor, gave a speech that stuck...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Neither rain nor snow nor heat sways views on climate science

    Neither rain nor snow nor heat sways views on climate science
    Think that people in upstate New York will more strongly believe climate change is upon us after an early November blizzard dumped 7 feet of snow, which then was turned to slush by spring-like temperatures? Think again. Freaky seasons and drastic...
  • At Duke, many criticize decision not to broadcast Muslim prayer call

    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...
  • Duke University cancels Muslim call to prayer from its famed chapel

    Duke University cancels Muslim call to prayer from its famed chapel
    Duke University canceled plans Thursday to broadcast a weekly Muslim call to prayer from its famed chapel, a move that was originally intended to reflect the school’s commitment to religious pluralism but instead backfired. “Duke remains...
  • Alaska's Fiddling Poet brings his strings and his stories to Virginia Beach

    Alaska's Fiddling Poet brings his strings and his stories to Virginia Beach
     Once upon a time, theer was a business major at Duke University whose big passion outside the classroom was tennis.  How Ken Waldman went from there to become billed as Alaska's Fiddling Poet ... well, that's a fairly organic tale, actually.  "Before...