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  • Man gets 75 years in shooting death

    SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — A Delmar man convicted of fatally another man and shooting at the victim's son has been sentenced to 75 years in prison. Thirty-year-old Eddie Lee Savage Jr. was convicted in February of second-degree murder of 48-year-old Kenneth Sparks of Hurlock. He was sentenced...

  • Authority says Silver Line is nearing completion

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — The authority overseeing the Silver Line Metrorail extension through Tysons Corner to Reston says work on the $3 billion project is belatedly nearing completion. Officials still do not have a projected opening date, but some public officials are hopeful the line will open...

  • Ex-background investigator pleads guilty

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former background investigator who did work under contract for the Office of Personnel Management has pleaded guilty to falsifying his work. Thirty-four-year-old Brian Rapier of Sumter, S.C., entered the plea Thursday in federal court in Washington. He has agreed to pay...

  • Swim coach charged with sexually abusing minor

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County Police have arrested a swim coach they say committed sex offenses against an underage girl he was coaching. Fifty-two-year-old Christopher Huott of Fulton was arrested Thursday. He is charged with sex offenses and child abuse and is being held on...

  • Md. installs nesting platform for osprey

    SANDY POINT, Md. (AP) — Maryland transportation officials have installed a nesting platform for a persistent osprey who built nests that blocked traffic cameras by the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Maryland Transportation Authority spokesman Tamory Winfield says crews installed a platform Thursday...

  • VIDEO: Democrats lash out at big spenders, big polluters

    Environmental advocates on Capitol Hill are lashing out at the Koch Brothers' influence on American politics, accusing the conservative duo of being polluters and calling for limits on their power.   Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Md., explains, "The congress has been dominated and influenced too...

  • Md. flags flown half-staff to honor 2

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's flag is flying at half-staff over the State House and at all Maryland Department of Natural Resources facilities to honor a former DNR secretary who died. Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley ordered the flag flown at half-staff Thursday and Friday from sunrise to...

  • Ex-Marine sentenced to die in sailor's slaying

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal jury has sentenced an ex-Marine to death for murdering a fellow service member in 2009, one among a series of violent, sexually motivated attacks he committed over the years. Twenty-five-year-old Jorge Torrez of Zion, Ill., is the first person since 2007 to be...

  • Man convicted in fatal Hagerstown, Md., stabbing

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A Hagerstown man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of a teenager in the downtown business district last October. Twenty-one-year-old Shakeem Miles was convicted in Washington County Circuit Court after entering an Alford plea Thursday in...

  • Poll: Majority oppose Va. Medicaid expansion

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A new poll shows that the majority of Virginians oppose a plan favored by Gov. Terry McAuliffe to use federal Medicaid funds to provide health insurance to low-income residents. A poll from Christopher Newport University's Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy poll...

  • Fire officials: Man dies in Germantown blaze

    GERMANTOWN, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County officials say a 65-year-old man has died in a fire at a Germantown home. Fire and Rescue officials say the fire was reported Thursday morning at the home on Jamieson Place after a man driving in the area spotted smoke. When police and firefighters...

  • US Archives to host jazz series through August

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Archives is launching a new series of programs focused on jazz, featuring concerts, discussions, film screenings and special events. The new series "Jazz at the National Archives" opens Thursday and runs through August. The opening discussion Thursday evening...

  • Officials seek grant for Richmond rapid bus system

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — State and local governments are applying for a federal grant to pay for a new 7.5-mile rapid bus transit system in Richmond. Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office announced Thursday it was seeking federal help to pay for the $49.8 million proposal. The envisioned rapid bus line...

  • Dog alerts customs officers to undeclared cash

    CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) — Officials say a detection dog at Washington Dulles International Airport alerted them to a large amount of undeclared cash a traveler was carrying. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say a U.S. citizen arriving from Qatar declared $8,000 on Monday when he...

  • Basilica marks Pope John Paul II's Baltimore visit

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A new exhibit commemorating Pope John Paul II's visit to Baltimore in 1995 is opening at the basilica's museum. The exhibit opening Thursday honors the canonization of John Paul II this Sunday. The exhibit is free of charge. It includes photographs and memorabilia from the...



From the Weekly Standard

  • The Closing of the Academic Mind

    From Brandeis on the Atlantic to Azusa on the Pacific, an iron curtain has descended across academia. Behind that line lie all the classrooms of the ancient schools of America. Wesleyan, Brown,...

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    When the Republican National Committee adopted a new primary calendar in January, few people fully thought through the impact. Successfully and necessarily fighting the last war, Chairman Reince...

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  • NATO Is Still the Answer

    The continuing Ukraine crisis raises both a critical “what if?” question and a pressing policy issue. What if, in April 2008, the Europeans had not rejected President Bush’s proposal to...

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