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  • 'Freedom Summer II' could turn red states blue

    'Freedom Summer II' could turn red states blue
    Civil rights veterans plan to honor the 50th anniversary of Mississippi's Freedom Summer project by taking on an even bigger challenge: Turning the South's red states blue. Actually, they don't express it in terms quite that partisan. Whether the states...
  • Stop the fighting [Editorial]

    Baltimore police deployed extra officers around Digital Harbor High School in Federal Hill and a handful of other schools this week to ensure students' safety in the wake of recent threats and violent attacks against Latino students. The beefed-up...
  • New York City seeks to reinstate large soda ban

    New York City seeks to reinstate large soda ban
    An attorney for New York City has asked the state's top court to revive a ban on large sugary drinks, saying the city's health department has the power to ban any products, even hamburgers, that pose a health risk. Lower courts have overturned the ban,...
  • Times change, and so do teams' nicknames

    Times change, and so do teams' nicknames
    Times change, attitudes change and — sometimes, but not always — the nicknames of sports teams change along with them. The U.S. Patent Office's decision to cancel six federal trademark registrations the Redskins own on the grounds that the...
  • Taking advantage of early voting in Maryland [Commentary]

    Taking advantage of early voting in Maryland [Commentary]
    Early voting starts today in Maryland. As citizens across the state head to the ballot box, it is an appropriate time to reflect on everything that Maryland has done in the past few years to make it easier to vote, while so many other states around the...
  • In Mississippi Senate contest, tea party comes up short

    Republican Sen. Thad Cochran rallied bedrock Republicans and black Democrats to narrowly squeak past tea party challenger Chris McDaniel in Mississippi's primary runoff Tuesday night as the bitter campaign shook up GOP politics, widening the rift...
  • Mosby unseats Bernstein in city state's attorney's race

    Mosby unseats Bernstein in city state's attorney's race
    Marilyn J. Mosby defeated Baltimore City State's Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein on Tuesday after criticizing him for failing to live up to promises he made four years ago to win the office. Bernstein conceded shortly before 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. "We have...
  • Senators spar over the need for new voting rights legislation

    Republicans and Democrats in the Senate argued bitterly Wednesday about the need for a new law to protect the voting rights of minorities. The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on proposed legislation to resuscitate a critical provision of the...
  • Fox Taps Two for Writers Intensive Fellowship Program

    Fox Broadcasting and 20th Century Fox TV have set a development pact with writing partners Ed Gonzalez and Jeremy Haft after tapping the pair as its Fox Writers Intensive fellows for 2014. Gonzalez (pictured left) and Haft (pictured right) were chosen...
  • Perkins fields criticism for plan to reorganize office monitoring minority achievement

    Perkins fields criticism for plan to reorganize office monitoring minority achievement
    A plan by Anne Arundel County school officials to realign an office that monitors minority achievement prompted tense moments during Wednesday's school board meeting, heightened by a former school board member referring to interim Superintendent Mamie...
  • Digital Harbor is diverse, united

    Digital Harbor is diverse, united
    Digital Harbor High School is a diverse, inclusive and successful school that prepares students for computer technology careers, college and productive citizenship. Recent media coverage about tensions among small groups of black and Latino students...