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  • White House intruder arrested after entering front doors

    An intruder scaled a White House fence and made it all the way into the building Friday evening before he was caught and wrestled to the ground by security officers, the Secret Service said. President Obama and his family had already left for Camp David...
  • Stephen Mihm: Air Force removes God from chain of command

    Stephen Mihm: Air Force removes God from chain of command
    Score one for the secular humanists. The U.S. Air Force announced this week that it is dropping the "So help me, God" coda to its oath of enlistment. The phrase will also no longer be mandatory in oaths administered when officers are commissioned. The...
  • Behind the Scenes of 'The View's' Relaunch with Rosie O'Donnell

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The 18th season of "The View" premiered on Monday morning with a new set and a new panel, but some of the best one-liners never made it on TV. At the first commercial break, Rosie O'Donnell jumped out of her seat. "The stand-up...
  • Where's Harry Truman when you need him?

    Charles Lipson's opinion piece paints a grim picture of the troubles we face in trying to pacify a region with little regard for an American presence. We find ourselves in the uncomfortable position of attempting to rescue people unsure of our motives,...
  • Towson transfer Kay Banjo 'fits like a glove' at UMBC

    Towson transfer Kay Banjo 'fits like a glove' at UMBC
    After the pain of Towson cutting its men's soccer program in March 2013 had subsided, Kay Banjo was faced with a life-changing decision: He could go pro and try out for Major League Soccer or finish his undergraduate degree and then use his final year...
  • Beatles gave Florida fans a lifetime ticket to ride 50 years ago

     Beatles gave Florida fans a lifetime ticket to ride 50 years ago
    With apologies to Paul McCartney — it was 50 years ago today, Capt. Raines got the band to play. That's Capt. C.L. Raines of the Jacksonville Police Department. He rousted a film crew away from a windblown stage at the Gator Bowl. Finally, after...
  • Century's worth of difference in saving wildlife

    How can we visualize the number 5 billion, especially when it comes to thinking about a wildlife species? Worldwide, it's hard to find a species, outside the insect world, with a population equivalent to 5 billion. But during the Civil War, there were...
  • Christie to appear at Hogan fund-raiser

    Christie to appear at Hogan fund-raiser
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will give Maryland Republicans a boost from the national party this month when he appears as headline speaker at a fund-raiser for Republican gubernatorial nominee Larry Hogan. Christie, this year's chairman of the...
  • A family trip to D.C. mixes politics, pandas and play time

    I've lived in several cities over the years, but Washington is still on the top of the list. My husband and I were there for seven years and never grew tired of the buzzing capital. With our kids hitting elementary-school age, we decided the time was...
  • New video, outcry lead Ravens to cut Rice

    New video, outcry lead Ravens to cut Rice
    A newly circulated video showing Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancee drew heightened and widespread outrage Monday, prompting the Ravens to fire the player whose dazzling runs on the field and anti-bullying efforts off it had endeared him to Ravens...
  • U.S. museum's famed George Washington portrait to be restored

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Smithsonian Institution's monumental 1796 Lansdowne portrait of George Washington is scheduled to undergo an 18-month restoration including X-raying and the removal of a discoloring layer of varnish, the National Portrait...