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  • O'Malley to sign death penalty repeal today

    O'Malley to sign death penalty repeal today
    Gov. Martin O'Malley will sign legislation Thursday morning abolishing capital punishment in Maryland -- a goal of his since he took office in 2007. The governor's approval will make Maryland the 18th state to repeal the death penalty. A throng of...
  • Derailment blast didn't register on earthquake monitors

    Though some compared the explosion that followed Tuesday's CSX train derailment in Rosedale to the earthquake that rattled the region in 2011, it did not register on U.S. Geological Survey monitors. That is according to data from the National Earthquake...
  • Josephite order, founded to serve black community, celebrates heritage

    Josephite order, founded to serve black community, celebrates heritage
    Revered as a "gentleman in the finest sense of the word, remarkable convert-maker and a friend of the benighted," the Rev. Vincent Warren drove into rural Virginia one September night to share the word of God. He had no idea of what awaited. A caravan...
  • Religious freedom under threat at home

    Religious freedom under threat at home
    On Friday, Catholics throughout the United States will begin observing two weeks known as the Fortnight for Freedom. For a second consecutive year, the U.S. Catholic Church has set aside this time leading up to Independence Day to draw attention to the...
  • Pope Francis says gay priests 'should not be marginalized'

    Pope Francis says gay priests 'should not be marginalized'
    Pope Francis surprised the Catholic faithful Monday by saying the Roman Catholic Church shouldn't marginalize gay priests, saying: "Who am I to judge?" The comments followed one of the largest papal Masses in recent history over the weekend, when the...
  • Monument restoration crews make 200-year-old discovery

    Monument restoration crews make 200-year-old discovery
    Who exactly J.W. Hogg was to Baltimore's Washington Monument may be a question left for the ages. Master craftsman who helped build it? Or vandal who defaced it? Hogg's name, written in block letters with a pencil next to the date 1829, was among dozens...
  • George F. Thompson, bartender

    George F. Thompson, bartender
    George Frank Thompson, who made and served lunch to Pope John Paul II on his visit to Baltimore and who had earlier mixed drinks for five presidents as a Capitol Hill barman, died Dec. 14 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 98 and lived in the...
  • East Baltimore students start new year in new school

    East Baltimore students start new year in new school
    Hundreds of Baltimore students started 2014 exploring a sprawling new campus that officials say will become a national model for urban education reform. The highly anticipated Elmer A. Henderson School, run by the Johns Hopkins University and Morgan...
  • Leaders gather for Maryland Day to celebrate state's 380th year

    Leaders gather for Maryland Day to celebrate state's 380th year
    When Tuesday's Maryland Day ceremony was relocated to the Baltimore Basilica because of the snow, several speakers noted the significance of the location. As the first Catholic cathedral in the country, in a state with a history of religious tolerance,...
  • From the Basilica to the Vatican

    From the Basilica to the Vatican
    The call came to Baltimore's Basilica several weeks ago: President Barack Obama needed a gift to bring to Pope Francis on his coming visit to the Vatican. Might the basilica, the first Catholic cathedral in the U.S., have something? From a former crypt,...
  • Wedded: Gwyneth Susil and Jeffrey Spaeder

    Wedded: Gwyneth Susil and Jeffrey Spaeder
    Date: Nov. 9 Her story: Gwyneth Susil, 34, grew up in Bethesda. She is a pediatrician in pursuit of a position in North Carolina, where she moved to live with her husband-to-be last fall. Her mother, Joan Weigel, a homemaker, and father, George Weigel,...