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  • A fizzled project creates new opportunity at Newport News shipyard

    A fizzled project creates new opportunity at Newport News shipyard
    Newport News Shipbuilding plans to turn a failed economic development project into something that could pay long-term dividends for its business. The story started in July 2009, when ground was broken on a 300,000-square-foot nuclear component...
  • After hotel renovation, Watergate owners hope for a breakthrough

    The suffix "gate" has been slapped on so many scandals and faux scandals — closed turnpike lanes, presidential haircuts, deflated footballs, to name a few — that it can be easy to forget there is an actual place that started it all: the...
  • Lincoln's violent death and his legacy

    Lincoln's violent death and his legacy
    Abraham Lincoln was laughing at a punch line at a stage play when he was shot once in the back of the head. He never regained consciousness and died nine hours later. Tuesday is the 150th anniversary of the day that John Wilkes Booth snuck into the...
  • Today's front page, traffic & weather

    Today's front page, traffic & weather
    Good morning, Baltimore! Here's what you need to know for your Monday. WEATHER Sunny earlier today but turning cloudy later in the day with snappy winds out of the south. Rain tonight and most of tomorrow. Temperatures will hit a high of 72, and...
  • Brian Williams suspended amid Iraq war scandal

    Brian Williams suspended amid Iraq war scandal
    An exaggerated tale of combat in which no one was injured has proved injurious to the career of Brian Williams, who was suspended for six months without pay from┬áhis post at the top-rated “NBC Nightly News.” The swift punishment for Williams...
  • Why we should honor a woman on the $20 bill

    Why we should honor a woman on the $20 bill
    What's one thing all the cash in your wallet has in common? The face of an old, white man. Granted, all of the men who adorn paper currency are historically significant to our nation. George Washington bravely led the troops during the Revolutionary War...
  • Larry Wilmore dives into the Bill Cosby controversy on 2nd night

    Larry Wilmore dives into the Bill Cosby controversy on 2nd night
    "The Nightly Show," the new "Daily Show" follow-up with host Larry Wilmore, is only two nights old and it's anything but "weak tea." For his second show, Wilmore devoted the entire program to comedian Bill Cosby and the continuing cloud of sexual...
  • Rare book collection worth $300 million largest gift ever to Princeton

    Rare book collection worth $300 million largest gift ever to Princeton
    A remarkable collection of rare books valued at $300 million has been donated to Princeton, the university announced Tuesday. The collection is the largest gift ever received by the university. The gift was made by William H. Scheide, a philanthropist...
  • Free entrance to national parks during Presidents Day weekend

    Free entrance to national parks during Presidents Day weekend
    National parks will waive entrance fees Saturday through Monday in honor of Presidents Day weekend. It's the longest fee-free period of the year for national parks. The free admission applies to more than 400 parks nationwide, including Yosemite, Joshua...
  • 'Book of Negroes' is a compelling look at a slave's journey

    'Book of Negroes' is a compelling look at a slave's journey
    As a handsome period miniseries, "The Book of Negroes," which premieres Monday on BET and continues through Wednesday, is a first for a network whose original offerings have often seemed something less than ambitious. That the miniseries is Canadian-made,...
  • SpaceX readies for launch at Cape Canaveral

    SpaceX readies for launch at Cape Canaveral
    SpaceX plans to try again Sunday night to land its used rocket on an unmanned barge in the Atlantic Ocean after launching it into space, an experiment seen as a big step toward making space launches dramatically less expensive. The company is...