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  • John Doar dies at 92; key Justice Department civil rights lawyer

    John Doar dies at 92; key Justice Department civil rights lawyer
    John Doar, a top Justice Department lawyer during the 1960s who was the face of the federal government during some of the most sensitive conflicts of the civil rights era, escorting the first black student into the University of Mississippi and...
  • Md. lawmakers hitting the road for the midterms

    Md. lawmakers hitting the road for the midterms
    — With little competition at home, lawmakers from Maryland are traveling farther down the campaign trail this year to influence the midterm elections. Members of the state's congressional delegation have popped up in North Carolina, California and...
  • For longtime Montgomery resident, chief's gesture 'spoke volumes'

    For longtime Montgomery resident, chief's gesture 'spoke volumes'
    Mary Ellen Noone recalls those bleak years in the back of the bus, when her pride would desert her as her parents warned about blacks "knowing their place." On rainy days, as she and her mother, Geraldine Bailey, waited for a public bus, the sodden...
  • O'Malley heads to Dublin, Amsterdam

    O'Malley heads to Dublin, Amsterdam
    Gov. Martin O'Malley left Tuesday for a five-day trip to Europe that includes a "congressional pilgrimage" to northern Ireland and a conference in Amsterdam. The governor, whose Irish heritage inspired his Celtic rock band and his taste in poetry,...
  • Senate's top Democrat opposes controversial Obama judicial pick

    Senate's top Democrat opposes controversial Obama judicial pick
    In a rare break with the White House, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced his opposition to President Obama's controversial pick for a seat on the federal bench in Georgia. Reid's comments Thursday about the nomination of Michael...
  • Postage stamp honoring slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk unveiled

    Postage stamp honoring slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk unveiled
    Family, admirers and political leaders gathered at the White House in Washington on Thursday to unveil a new U.S. postage stamp commemorating slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk.  The first-day-of-issue dedication took place on what would have been...
  • Resentment behind the waning patriotism of liberal Americans

    You wouldn't think, five years into the Obama presidency, that so many liberal Americans wouldn't like America. A new Pew survey found that 44 percent of Americans don't often feel pride in being an American, and only 28 percent said that America is...
  • Democracy: No longer for sale?

    Ah, 1961. The year -- certain aspects of it, anyway -- are almost impossible to remember. "Whites only" bathrooms, for instance. U.S. Rep. John Lewis, legendary civil rights leader and crosser of lines, recently tweeted an ancient mugshot memorializing...
  • Congressional leadership awkwardly hold hands, sing

    Congressional leadership awkwardly hold hands, sing
    Somewhere, somehow, there's at least one person who thought it would be a good idea for the Congressional leadership of two opposing parties to hold publicly hold hands. And sing. At at ceremony Tuesday to posthumously award the Congressional Gold...
  • Students to travel back in time

    Ocean View High School history teacher Melissa Miller was expecting to get about 15 students interested in traveling to the southern United States during spring break to learn about the civil rights movement. Much to her surprise, 45 students have signed...
  • Lollar woos Republicans by appealing to Democrats

    Lollar woos Republicans by appealing to Democrats
    Fourth in a series of profiles of candidates for governor. Charles Lollar was at it again last week, the only Republican on stage with the three Democrats running for governor, wooing a crowd largely unable to cast a vote in the fast-approaching GOP...