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  • Congress approves Harriet Tubman national parks

    Congress approves Harriet Tubman national parks
    The Senate passed legislation Friday creating a national park on the Eastern Shore honoring Harriet Tubman, the famed "conductor" of the Underground Railroad who helped slaves flee to freedom before the Civil War. The measure now goes to President Barack Obama for signature, since it passed the House last week.
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    Sunday, Dec. 14 'The Nutcracker on Ice' The Columbia Figure Skating Club presents its annual show featuring more than 100 performers ranging in age from 3 to adult and including many advanced-level skaters who have competed regionally and nationally at...

    House narrowly passes spending bill as Congress avoids shutdown

    House narrowly passes spending bill as Congress avoids shutdown
    Lawmakers narrowly averted a government shutdown late Thursday night while advancing a $1 trillion spending package after a dramatic day on Capitol Hill in which House members of both parties raised a litany of objections to the measure. The Republican-...

    Talking to Lonnie Bunch about his Smithsonian-size task

    Talking to Lonnie Bunch about his Smithsonian-size task
    Lonnie Bunch had a good thing going in Chicago. He was running the Chicago Historical Society, helping to guide its transition to eventually becoming the more outward facing Chicago History Museum. Chicago's community of civic leaders had welcomed him...

    Good Morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday

    Good Morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday
    Here's what you need to know to start your Friday.   WEATHER Looks like we're in a few gloomy and rainy days. Today, there is a 55 percent chance of rain, which increases to 75 percent on Saturday. Might be a good time to stay in and write Christmas...