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  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Storied history from an American flag

    In 1943 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill asked President Franklin D. Roosevelt if he wouldn't mind stopping the presidential motorcade at 154 W. Patrick St. in Frederick, Md. The two men were en route to the federal government retreat previously...
  • Living Here: Nearby attractions

    Living Here: Nearby attractions
    From Civil War battlefields to the beach, many sites are within driving distance of Hampton Roads. Learn history while having fun in the sun. 1. Appomattox Court House, Appomattox The buildings and fields where Robert E. Lee surrendered his...
  • Economy is looking up, but politics are stuck in neutral

    WASHINGTON -- On the surface, the news that the nation's unemployment rate dropped last month from 6.7 to 6.3 percent would seem to be cause to conclude that the American economy is finally recovering from the Great Recession of 2008. Instead, the...
  • Christie had no 'do not call' list of politicians, ex-aide testifies

    Christie had no 'do not call' list of politicians, ex-aide testifies
    A former staffer for Gov. Chris Christie said the governor's staff routinely pursued campaign endorsements from Democratic officials and used spreadsheets to track who was on the governor's team. Christina Genovese Renna testified Tuesday at a...
  • Lionsgate to Distribute Controversial Documentary 'America: Imagine a World Without Her'

    Lionsgate is in advanced negotiations to acquire all U.S. rights to the documentary "America: Imagine a World Without Her." The doc is written and co-directed by conservative filmmakers Dinesh D'Souza and John Sullivan, and produced by Gerald R. Molen....
  • Ezra Lee Of Lyme: The Revolution's Submariner

    Ezra Lee Of Lyme: The Revolution's Submariner
    Sgt. Ezra Lee of Lyme piloted the first combat submarine during the early days of the American Revolution, wedging his body into a wildly inventive, one-man vessel that plunged into New York Harbor with the goal of blowing up a British warship. Designed...
  • Professor says Supreme Court drew flawed conclusion from book

    Professor says Supreme Court drew flawed conclusion from book
    It's not every day that a law professor has his book quoted by the Supreme Court, and so the University of Baltimore's Michael I. Meyerson was understandably intrigued when his 2012 work about the Framers' views on religion made it into Monday's...
  • What's coming up?

    What's coming up?
    If you're a reader looking for an author/book event this week, you're in luck. From sports to history, fiction, poetry and more, this week's calendar is full of opportunities for readers and writers to meet and chat about the topics they love. Tuesday,...
  • 10 things you might not know about lies

    10 things you might not know about lies
    Truth is a battleground these days. Five Chicago-area police officers are accused of lying on the stand. A Republican protester shadows Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's events dressed as "Quinnochio." A basketball coach loses a $1 million-a-year job at the...
  • 'Guns of August 2': What led to the Vietnam War

    In the book "The Guns of August," historian Barbara Tuchman describes the decisions that, 100 years ago, led to World War I. But this August brings us another momentous turning point: the 50th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin Incident of 1964. This...
  • Lower speed limit in College Park among measures to boost pedestrian safety

    Lower speed limit in College Park among measures to boost pedestrian safety
    The Maryland State Highway Administration plans to lower the speed limit and add median fencing and a new traffic light on U.S. 1 near the University of Maryland, College Park, after a startling number of pedestrian deaths on the road. Officials decided...