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  • Maryland can produce more college-educated adults [Letter]

    Maryland can produce more college-educated adults [Letter]
    The Sun, in its recent article about Maryland Ready, the state's four-year plan for postsecondary education, points out the complexity of raising the number of Marylanders with college degrees to 55 percent by 2025 ("New state higher-education plan...
  • Tunisian diplomat, in video message, urges government to negotiate with Libyan kidnappers

    TRIPOLI/TUNIS (Reuters) - A Tunisian diplomat kidnapped in Libya pleaded with his government to negotiate with his Islamist captors, according to a video released by an Islamist group on Sunday evening. Libyan Islamists have seized two Tunisian diplomats...
  • Ukraine peace deal falters as rebels show no sign of surrender

    Ukraine peace deal falters as rebels show no sign of surrender
    KIEV/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - An agreement reached last week to avert wider conflict in Ukraine was faltering as the new week began, with pro-Moscow separatist gunmen showing no sign of surrendering government buildings they have seized. Washington...
  • Bank of Japan may still opt for huge JGB buys, when it acts: Suda

    TOKYO (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan is likely to hold off on expanding monetary stimulus for as long as possible but when it does act, it will take "extraordinary" steps such as buying government bonds on a massive scale, a former central bank policymaker...
  • Clock ticking for Thai PM as court verdict nears

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai court will decide this week whether to give embattled Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra more time to defend herself against charges of abuse of power, accusations that could bring her down, or whether to move swiftly to a...
  • Helping heroes with homes

    Tennessee residents Charles and Judy Hasty bought a small ranch home on North Scenic Street in South Whitehall Township for their daughter and her family four years ago. But life always brings changes, and the Hastys found it was time to sell the home....
  • Baby steps on public ethics

    Baby steps on public ethics
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's announcement last week that Baltimore would put public officials' financial disclosure statements online was both a welcome step forward and a sign of just how far Maryland has to go to be truly transparent. The city's...
  • A wind-win situation [Commentary]

    A wind-win situation [Commentary]
    There is no doubt that national security is of paramount importance. But what if Maryland can protect one of its crown jewel military assets, the Patuxent River Naval Air Station, while also boosting domestic energy security and taking advantage of the...
  • Japan PM makes offering to Yasukuni Shrine, angers China, South Korea

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent a ritual offering to the Yasukuni Shrine, seen by critics as a symbol of Japan's past militarism, angering both South Korea and China on Monday and putting regional ties under further strain....
  • Many Canadian aboriginals see no compromise on oil sands pipeline

    KITIMAT, British Columbia (Reuters) - Just a few miles from the spot where Enbridge Inc plans to build a massive marine terminal for its Northern Gateway oil pipeline, Gerald Amos checks crab traps and explains why no concession from the company could win...
  • Tuesday's 4/22 local schedule (updated Monday AM)

    COLLEGES Baseball Christopher Newport vs. Apprentice (at War Memorial Stadium), 4 Softball N.C. A&T at Hampton (doubleheader), 2 p.m. Norfolk State at Longwood (doubleheader), 5 Women’s golf Conference USA championship (in Gulf Shores, Ala.) Women&...