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  • Stop Shop Save to close remaining Baltimore locations

    Stop Shop Save to close remaining Baltimore locations
    An inner-city Baltimore grocery chain is closing its stores, delivering a blow to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's efforts to eliminate the city's "food deserts" and provide more residents with healthy eating options. An official of Stop Shop Save, a...
  • Congress should act to close the metadata gaps

    Of all of Edward Snowden's revelations about electronic surveillance by the National Security Agency, the most unsettling was that the government was accumulating vast numbers of records about the telephone calls of American citizens. In May, the House...
  • US officials: We still don't know who shot down Malaysian airliner

    WASHINGTON The United States is confident that the Malaysian Airlines plane that crashed in eastern Ukraine was downed by an SA-11 missile likely fired by pro-Russian separatists most plausibly by mistake but there still is no hard evidence tying the...
  • Poll shows Brazil's Rousseff would win presidential runoff

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil President Dilma Rousseff would win a second-round runoff against either opponent and has 38 percent of voter support ahead of her October re-election bid, a new poll by the IBOPE polling institute showed on Tuesday.     Her...
  • Stanford law professor named to California Supreme Court

    SAN JOSE, Calif. Growing up in a hardscrabble town along the Rio Grande in Mexico, Mariano-Florentino Cuellar crossed the border with his brother each day to attend school in Brownsville, Texas, long before his path led to Harvard, Yale and Stanford....
  • Federal panel backs early release for drug inmates

    Federal panel backs early release for drug inmates
    A judicial panel voted Friday to slash prison time for thousands of inmates — hundreds of them from Maryland — a significant move toward softening the severe punishments for federal drug crimes. If the step by the U.S. Sentencing Commission...
  • Auditor general: DEP does not have manpower to properly oversee natural gas industry

    HARRISBURG — The state's natural gas industry has grown too fast, too soon, overwhelming the Department of Environmental Protection's ability to adequately inspect drilling sites, monitor drinking water and respond to citizens' complaints, according...
  • Sanford may get up to $300,000 insurance payout for Little Red School

    Sanford may get up to $300,000 insurance payout for Little Red School
    Sanford leaders are considering how to use an estimated $300,000 in insurance money that the city stands to receive after the historic Little Red School House — one of Seminole County's oldest buildings — was destroyed in a fire this month....
  • Motion picture academy names its new board of governors

    Motion picture academy names its new board of governors
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences named its new board of governors Friday, a list that includes current academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, key Academy Museum fundraiser Annette Bening and five first-time governors. The board of...
  • Governor needs to look for 'underperformance' closer to home [Letter]

    Governor needs to look for 'underperformance' closer to home [Letter]
    On the front page of The Baltimore Sun is an article about the Office of Health Care Quality which is apparently unable to perform its mission: "…the office, which is part of the health department, has acknowledged that it does not meet the...
  • Mexico-born law professor Cuellar chosen for California Supreme Court

    Mexico-born law professor Cuellar chosen for California Supreme Court
    Gov. Jerry Brown announced Tuesday that he was nominating Mariano-Florentino Cuellar -- a Mexican immigrant who teaches administrative law at Stanford University -- to the California Supreme Court. “Tino Cuellar is a renowned scholar who has...