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  • Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Malaysia's historic, food-loving Penang

    Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Malaysia's historic, food-loving Penang
    GEORGETOWN, Malaysia (Reuters) - Just off Malaysia's west coast on the Straits of Melaka, Penang island is a key Southeast Asian crossroad that historically brought together traders, armies from across the world and created a huge repository of culinary...
  • Where arts, NASCAR can co-exist

    Where arts, NASCAR can co-exist
    Editor's note: Last week we profiled Tampa, Fla., in preparation for the Republican National Convention. This week it's Charlotte, N.C., where the Democrats will convene. — "So, where's the best barbecue in town?" It seems like the question to...
  • Terps' recruiting momentum continues with Mark Turgeon's second class

    Terps' recruiting momentum continues with Mark Turgeon's second class
    In the days following last month's nationally televised announcement that Texas twins Andrew and Aaron Harrison had chosen Kentucky over Maryland, there was a lot of message board chatter about Mark Turgeon possibly losing out on other top recruits,...
  • Hand, foot and mouth disease common in children

    Hand, foot and mouth disease common in children
    Hand, foot and mouth disease is a common ailment often picked up by children in day care. While it may make for a cranky child, Dr. Benjamin N. Lockshin, a Silver Spring dermatologist who also teaches at Georgetown University and the Johns Hopkins...
  • 'Top Chef Seattle' recap, episode 11, 'Restaurant Wars'

    'Top Chef Seattle' recap, episode 11, 'Restaurant Wars'
    It's Restaurant Wars: The episode so big, one hour can't contain it! In our boys vs. girls battle royale, Team Y Chromosome (Josh, Sheldon, and Stefan) will be creating Sheldon's modern Filipino "Urbano," while Team X Chromosome (Kristen, Josie, Brooke,...
  • How to make the most of a trip to the nation's capital

    How to make the most of a trip to the nation's capital
    A spring break in the nation's capital is a rite of passage for some families, but if the airfare from the West Coast to the East has stretched your vacation budget, take heart. Many places are free, thanks to government funding (although the sequester...
  • 'American Lady' by Caroline de Margerie

    'American Lady' by Caroline de Margerie
    Before blue states and red states, PACs or cable news, there was the era of Susan Mary Alsop, known as "the second lady of Camelot," who ruled a kingdom called Georgetown beginning in the 1960s. More than just a hostess, Alsop — a descendant of...
  • Frank Stronach still mulling over changes at Pimlico as Preakness looms

    Frank Stronach still mulling over changes at Pimlico as Preakness looms
    Frank Stronach, owner of Pimlico, is in Washington, D.C., this week. He discussed his new book, "Magna Man: My Road to Economic Freedom," at a session today. Yesterday, he spent time on Capitol Hill, working to spread his theory that American...
  • Plan B emergency contraceptive pill battle: Confusion endures

    Plan B emergency contraceptive pill battle: Confusion endures
    It was hailed as a significant step forward in women's reproductive rights, but this week's decision by the Obama administration to allow non-prescription, over-the-counter sales of the emergency contraceptive Plan B One-Step may do little to dispel...
  • Malaysia's ruling coalition maintains parliamentary majority

    PENANG, Malaysia — Malaysia’s ruling National Front coalition won at the polls Sunday, election commission officials announced, as voters opted for continuity and experience over opposition calls for reform. The 13-party National Front...
  • Obama sets strict test for Keystone XL Pipeline

    Obama sets strict test for Keystone XL Pipeline
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama set a high bar for approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, declaring for the first time that he would let the project go forward only if it does not “significantly increase” emissions of greenhouse...