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  • Chesapeake Bay grasses rebound after 3-year slide

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Scientists say an indicator of the Chesapeake Bay's health — underwater grasses — has reversed a three-year downward trend. The Chesapeake Bay Program released its annual report on underwater grasses on Monday. The program says the abundance of underwater grasses...

  • Correction: Airport-Loaded Gun story

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — In a story April 18 about the discovery of a handgun in a passenger's carry-on luggage at Lynchburg Regional Airport, The Associated Press reported erroneously that TSA officers arrested the traveler. He was arrested by Lynchburg police. A corrected version of the story...

  • Maryland spent $90M on health exchange tech

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A breakdown of spending on Maryland's troubled health exchange shows that more than $90 million of the nearly $130 million cost so far has gone toward technology expenses. Officials, including Gov. Martin O'Malley and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, who was in charge of...

  • Halifax Co. fisherman drowns after canoe flips

    SOUTH BOSTON, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a Halifax County fisherman drowned over the weekend when a canoe flipped over in a pond. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries tells media outlets that Christopher Tucker and another person were fishing in the pond at Berry Hill Resort...

  • Cybersecurity company moves from WV to Md.

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A cybersecurity startup company has moved to Frederick, Md., from West Virginia. Maryland officials announced Monday that Luminal has been awarded $600,000 from InvestMaryland, a partnership between the state government and venture capital firms. Luminal seeks to...

  • National Theatre to bring 'Newsies,' 'Pippin'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Theatre is planning four Washington premieres for its 2014-2015 season of Broadway shows. The theater announced Monday that the Tony Award-winning productions of "Pippin" and "Newsies" will play multiple-week engagements. The season will also feature the start...

  • Ex-U.Va. dean pleads guilty to child porn charges

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A former University of Virginia associate dean has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges. Michael G. Morris pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of distributing or receiving child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. The 50-year-old...

  • Charges pending after woman injured in Md. crash

    LAUREL, Md. (AP) — Howard County police say charges are pending after a crash in Laurel over the weekend that seriously injured a woman. Police say driver was arrested after the crash Saturday night because officers suspected he was under the influence. Police say drunken driving charges are...

  • Md. won't automatically hold immigrants for feds

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's governor says a state jail in Baltimore will no longer automatically comply with federal requests to hold immigrants past their release date for possible deportation. Gov. Martin O'Malley says the Baltimore City Detention Center will now consider the severity of...

  • Easter eggs with racist notes upset Va. residents

    HENRICO, Va. (AP) — Residents of a Henrico neighborhood are upset after finding Easter eggs containing racist notes on their lawns. Media outlets report that residents found the plastic eggs Sunday morning. The eggs contained typed paper notes that compared diversity to "white genocide," and...

  • Sheriff's office: Woman mixed cleaners, died

    BERLIN, Md. (AP) — The Worcester County Sheriff's Office says a 75-year-old woman died after cleaning her home in Berlin. Officials say the woman was cleaning her bathroom at her home at the Lake Haven Trailer Park on Sunday, when she mixed a cleaning product that may have had ammonia in it...

  • Sheriff's office: Deputies hurt while pursuing man

    STERLING, Va. (AP) — The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office says two deputies were injured as they pursued a man who tried to steal televisions from a Sterling Costco. Authorities say deputies spotted the man fleeing the store on Saturday afternoon. The sheriff's office says the man slammed one...

  • Boat ramp near Sharpsburg, Md., closing for days

    SHARPSBURG, Md. (AP) — The National Park Service says it's cutting off vehicle access to a Potomac River boat ramp near Sharpsburg for more than a week to replace a bridge over the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. The agency says the road leading to the Big Slackwater boat ramp in the C&O Canal...

  • Firefighters battle 2-alarm blaze in Timonium

    TIMONIUM, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County firefighters are battling a two-alarm fire in Timonium where at least three townhomes caught fire. Firefighters were called to the 600 block of Dunloy Court where the fire broke out late Sunday afternoon. Homes nearby have been evacuated. There are no...

  • Shooting leaves 3 men injured in southeast DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say three men have been shot and at least one of them was seriously wounded in southeast Washington. Police spokesman Officer Paul Metcalf says the incident occurred just before 4:45 p.m. He says all three of the victims were conscious and breathing as they were taken...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Why the New York Times Poll Is Bogus

    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Hustle Is Overrated

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  • Kennedy’s Question

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