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  • Cell phone messages may help smokers quit

    Cell phone messages may help smokers quit
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Text and video messages designed to help people quit smoking nearly doubled the success rate for attempted quitters, compared to people who didn't have such assistance, in a new review of several studies. Researchers found...
  • "The Civil War and American Art" is one of the first in a wave of regional creative projects about the conflict

    The lone Union sentry stands atop Federal Hill, outlined against an ominous orange/red sky. In the distance, the tops of the Washington Monument and several spires rise above the city, as straight and determined as the rifle held in the soldier's left...
  • What's so special about pitchers? The answer may be evolutionary

    The kids at his elementary school played a game that involved tossing a tennis ball across the yard. Whenever it was Chris Capuano's turn, everyone backed up a few steps. That's when he realized he was different. "I threw a little bit harder, a little...
  • Spree of jailbreaks stirs fear of new Al Qaeda threat

    In less than a week, more than 2,000 prisoners, many of them Islamic militants trained by Al Qaeda, have been broken out of detention in Iraq, Libya and Pakistan in spectacularly violent raids. The spree of suicide bombings and rocket fire that has...
  • Faced with job complaints, Loyola Law School accepting fewer students

    Faced with job complaints, Loyola Law School accepting fewer students
    Loyola Law School administrators once justified accepting extra students or raising tuition because the market virtually guaranteed prospective attorneys a high-paying job after graduation. But faced with growing alumni complaints that they can't find...
  • "Collision 2012' and 'The Gamble': Insight on the election as it truly was

    "Collision 2012' and 'The Gamble': Insight on the election as it truly was
    The intense competition of a presidential campaign almost always generates innovation, from the first television ads for Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952 to Bill Clinton's rapid-response war room in 1992 to George W. Bush's get-out-the-vote drive in 2004....
  • Annapolis man to head FEMA grant program

    Annapolis man to head FEMA grant program
    President Barack Obama has named an Annapolis man to head the multibillion-dollar grant program through which the Federal Emergency Management Agency helps local governments prepare for disasters. Brian Kamoie, 41, will oversee a vast portfolio of...
  • Universities balance secrecy and academic freedom in classified work

    Universities balance secrecy and academic freedom in classified work
    While the main campus of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore is open and inviting, there is another division of the school that discourages visitors. The Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory is tucked miles away in Laurel, with building access...
  • Assisted reproduction: When does a father become one?

    Assisted reproduction: When does a father become one?
    When does a man become a father — the legally recognized parent of a child, responsible for support and eligible for custody? Historically, parenthood has involved something more than simply a biological connection. In some eras that meant the law...
  • Maryland schools have been leader in Advanced Placement, but results are mixed

    Destiny Miller went online this summer to check one last set of grades from her senior year at Woodlawn High School — scores on three Advanced Placement exams. The 18-year-old sat alone on her bed waiting for the scores to appear on her...
  • Are Florida tests unfair to non-English-speaking students? Some say yes

    Are Florida tests unfair to non-English-speaking students? Some say yes
    Walfrank PiƱeiro has been on the honor roll every semester since emigrating from Cuba two years ago. He's earned awards for academic excellence at the school, district and state level. Despite the accolades, the 15-year-old has been unable to pass state...