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  • House overwhelmingly approves bill to curb NSA domestic spying

    Dismayed by the extent of the government's post-Sept. 11 surveillance activities, which many of them had previously voted to authorize, House lawmakers Thursday approved new restrictions on the National Security Agency that amount to the most sweeping...
  • Egyptian teen defects to U.S. after science fair in Los Angeles

    Egyptian teen defects to U.S. after science fair in Los Angeles
    An Egyptian teenager accused of illegally protesting his country's government has defected to the United States after attending an international science fair for high school students in Los Angeles. Abdullah Assem, 17, decided not to board a Cairo-bound...
  • Five suspects reportedly killed in China bomb attack

    Five suspects reportedly killed in China bomb attack
    Five suspects were among the 31 people killed in a terrorist bombing in Urumqi, the capital of China’s northwestern region, Xinjiang, state-run media reported Friday. The official China Daily newspaper said “it was confirmed” that...
  • Honoring our veterans [Commentary]

    Honoring our veterans [Commentary]
    As Marylanders celebrate Memorial Day with ceremonies, parades, barbecues or other festivities, we owe it to ourselves to also remember the reason why this is a national holiday: It's a day to honor our fallen heroes — all those who made the...
  • Got intel, Uncle Sam? Share it with U.S. companies.

    By charging five Chinese military officers with hacking into U.S. corporations on behalf of Chinese industry, the Obama administration claims it is taking a tough step to protect the intellectual property of American companies. In fact, the move isn't...
  • SpaceX CEO Elon Musk suggests rival hired official in return for deal

    SpaceX CEO Elon Musk suggests rival hired official in return for deal
    Elon Musk, chief executive of Space Exploration Technologies Corp., went on Twitter to suggest that his competitors hired an Air Force official in return for a big contract. The 42-year-old billionaire didn't offer backup for his accusations against...
  • Kremlin backing Ukraine rebels in push for power-sharing reforms

    The Kremlin's top diplomat signaled Tuesday that Russia won't recognize the results of Ukraine's May 25 presidential election unless it is preceded by a "national dialogue" on redistributing power to the regions and an end to Ukrainian troops' efforts...
  • Court is fundamentally wrong on prayer [Letter]

    Court is fundamentally wrong on prayer [Letter]
    I applaud your editorial, "The local religion" (May 6). The Supreme Court's decision to allow sectarian prayers at local meetings is wrong, and the argument that the inclusion of prayers rests on "long-standing American tradition" is specious. Perhaps...
  • There is no Constitutional protection against feeling uncomfortable [Letter]

    There is no Constitutional protection against feeling uncomfortable [Letter]
    Upon reading Dan Rodricks' piece regarding the Supreme Court decision on prayer at public meetings ("A 'frustrating, disingenuous' Supreme Court ruling," May 6), I was struck by several issues. Chief among them is the idea that we, as Americans, should...
  • Christie's former deputy depicted as 'participant' in bridge scheme

    Christie's former deputy depicted as 'participant' in bridge scheme
    A former staffer for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said she did not believe that her former boss, Bridget Anne Kelly, came up with the scheme to create a giant traffic jam at the foot of the George Washington Bridge. Christina Genovese Renna, the first...
  • How to make the death penalty at least less unfair and less inhumane

     How to make the death penalty at least less unfair and less inhumane
    Capital punishment is unjust, immoral and prone to error, as most of the world's developed nations have figured out. But the United States, unwilling to put aside a desire for revenge, continues to kill its own citizens; 32 states and the federal...