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  • Obama caught between religious groups, gay rights activists over order

    WASHINGTON Gay rights activists cheered when President Barack Obama announced that he'd sign a long-sought executive order prohibiting companies that do government work from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. But...
  • America's faster-paced sports run rings around soccer's refined boredom

    WASHINGTON, DC Soccer is easy to mock. In what other sport can we compile a scorecard of the number of ersatz "injuries" or the time the supposedly injured players spent writhing on the ground. Or in which "injured" players are regularly carried off...
  • RedBlueAmerica: Are Republicans cold-hearted toward the poor?

    The image of the heartless, Scrooge-like Republican is a staple of the liberal imagination, but does it have any bearing in reality? Recent poll results from the Pew Research Center raise the question anew: They show that 86 percent of self-described...
  • Camp Invention analyzes kids creative process

    Summer on the Peninsula is a time for adventure – plenty of which is in store for students at some unique summer camps this season. From time travel and horseback riding to invention and firefighting, these camps will keep kids busy while building...
  • U.S.: Important that German cooperation continue despite spy row

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday it was essential that the United States and Germany continue to cooperate after Germany took the unusual step of asking a American intelligence official at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin to leave the...
  • Local standouts primed for Under Armour Lacrosse Classic

    The 2014 edition of the Under Armour Lacrosse Classic appears as if it will have a little something for every lacrosse fan. At least it should since 55 games are scheduled when the showcase begins Friday, July 11 at Towson University and concludes on...
  • Muslim foodies: Halal la carte

    Muslim foodies: Halal la carte
    When Shazia Saleem took a recent flight from London to Washington, DC, she requested a halal meal. On her outbound journey she was served a curry; coming back she got the same. "I'm grateful that the halal option is there," laughs Ms Saleem, a...
  • Crumbs closing all its cupcake shops including three in Baltimore

    Crumbs closing all its cupcake shops including three in Baltimore
    The Wall Street Journal is reporting: Gourmet cupcake shop Crumbs Bake Shop Inc. said it is closing all stores, including three in the Baltimore area, and ceasing operation following years of financial trouble. The chain's website listed the closings as...
  • Pilot buys pizzas for passengers delayed in storm

    Pilot buys pizzas for passengers delayed in storm
    Pizza can make everything better, even during hours stuck on a tarmac. KUSA-TV reports that passengers aboard a Frontier Airlines flight were treated to pizzas Monday night after the flight from Washington, D.C. to Denver was diverted to Wyoming because...
  • White House warns of rising drug use, says legalization is no panacea

    WASHINGTON A day after Washington state joined Colorado in selling marijuana in retail outlets, the Obama administration on Wednesday criticized drug legalization and warned that a declining perception of risk is leading more U.S. teens to smoke pot....
  • Obama request for border money gets wary reception

    Obama request for border money gets wary reception
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans on Wednesday cast a skeptical eye on a White House request for $3.7 billion to address an influx of child migrants at the U.S. border while President Barack Obama met with top critic Texas Governor Rick...