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  • We should get angry over any senseless murders, race aside

    The killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown has rightly provoked widespread outrage, drawing international media attention and prompting a comment from President Obama. The same should be true — but tragically is not — of the killing of 3-year-...
  • Allow legal pot use

    Regarding Barney Bishop's Aug. 1 op-ed, "Amendment 2 not about relief, it's about getting high": It's true that anyone in California who wants a medical marijuana recommendation can get one. The medical recommendation allows consumers to purchase...
  • Professional fighter 'War Machine' arrested in Las Vegas -report

    By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES, Aug 15 (Reuters) - A professional fighter sought by authorities after his former girlfriend accused him of attacking her and a friend at her home in Las Vegas has been arrested in the Los Angeles area, the Las Vegas Review-...
  • Hinsdale D181 testing new school security systems

    Hinsdale D181 testing new school security systems
    Officials in Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Elementary District 181 want to improve security throughout the district, and will try out two systems over the first half of the coming school year to see how they work. One system, called Hall Pass, will be...
  • MASN TV rights dispute won't affect Orioles' All-Star Game bid, Bud Selig says

    MASN TV rights dispute won't affect Orioles' All-Star Game bid, Bud Selig says
    Baseball commissioner Bud Selig contends that the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network television rights dispute between the Orioles and the Washington Nationals can be resolved before he leaves office in January and that both Baltimore and Washington, D.C., are...
  • Education reformer Rhee to leave advocacy group she founded

    SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - Education reform advocate Michelle Rhee is stepping down from the nonprofit advocacy group she founded, saying she will focus on her family and the political career of her husband, former NBA star and current Sacramento Mayor...
  • Maryland sees one of nation's largest job declines in July

    Maryland sees one of nation's largest job declines in July
    Maryland's unemployment rate shot up in July when employers cut 9,000 jobs — one of the largest losses in the country, the federal government said Monday. The estimate from the U.S. Department of Labor suggests a slowdown in Maryland's economy,...
  • Officials express concern over 'outsiders' in Missouri protests

    FERGUSON, Mo. The perpetrators of violence who have instigated a response that has filled the air with tear gas the past 10 days are generally not a presence among the demonstrators protesting the death of Michael Brown. Rather, police and peaceful...
  • After prison stint, former Providence, R.I., mayor eyes comeback

    PROVIDENCE R.I. (Reuters) - The man who ran Providence, Rhode Island, for 22 of the past 50 years is convinced that his hometown needs him again and isn't going to let a little thing like the five years he spent in prison on a racketeering conviction...
  • Fort Monroe: Tours help visitors to new park get to know the old fort

    Fort Monroe: Tours help visitors to new park get to know the old fort
    The authorities in charge of Fort Monroe are looking for new ways to bring history to visitors beyond traditional brick-and-mortar displays within the Casemate Museum. Guides have started hosting weekly walking tours that wind through the nearly 560-...
  • Fracking companies begin slow shift to recycling wastewater

    MIDLAND, Texas It's not just oil and natural gas that comes out of the ground here. For every barrel of oil pumped to the surface, more than another barrel of water from deep within the earth comes up alongside it. With a hue that ranges from gray to...