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  • Visits to Md. national parks down slightly

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service says 6.6 million people visited national parks in Maryland in 2013. Those tourists spent $212 million, supporting 2,689 jobs in the state. Those numbers are all down slightly from 2012, when about 40,000 more people visited Maryland parks, spent...

  • Eastern Shore now connected to Md. radio system

    EASTON, Md. (AP) — The Eastern Shore is now connected to a statewide radio system linking first responders in Maryland. Gov. Martin O'Malley made a ceremonial call on Friday on the Maryland First Responders Interoperable Radio System Team. There are 11 state agencies and three federal law...

  • Zoo euthanizes Sulawesi macaque named Spock

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Zoo says it has euthanized its Sulawesi macaque, the last of a group donated to the zoo almost two decades ago. The zoo said it euthanized the 27-year-old male macaque named Spock on Thursday. The zoo says Spock suffered from arthritis in his knees and ankles...

  • Virginia jobless rate inches up to 5.3 percent

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's unemployment rate inched up in June to 5.3 percent, the second consecutive monthly increase. The Virginia Employment Commission reported Friday that the state's seasonally adjusted jobless rate increased by less than a full percentage point last month....

  • Md. man sentenced in gun theft

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Keymar man is starting a 10-year federal prison sentence for possessing stolen guns he took from a Frederick sporting-goods store. Twenty-three-year-old Christopher Stevens Jr. was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. He pleaded guilty in January to...

  • AAA: Md. drivers paying $3.62 per gallon

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Motorists in Maryland are paying four cents less at the pump when compared with a week ago. AAA Mid-Atlantic said Friday in a weekly report that the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Maryland was $3.62, down from $3.66 a week ago. The price of gas in the...

  • Baltimore Co. solves 2 cold-case homicides

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore County Police say DNA evidence has helped them solve two cold-case homicides dating back to the 1990s. In both cases, police said Friday that the suspects can't be charged because they are dead. Thirty-two-year-old Karen Delores Brown was found dead near the...

  • NC, Va. groups to monitor coal ash in Dan River

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two water protection groups are teaming up to continue monitoring the Dan River for large deposits of coal ash from a massive spill in North Carolina that flowed into Virginia. The planned long-term monitoring comes after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency concluded...

  • Pandora Jewelry moves regional HQ to Baltimore

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The American headquarters of Pandora Jewelry is moving to Baltimore. The company, known for its charm bracelets, plans to move about 600 jobs from its current headquarters in Columbia to downtown Baltimore some time in the first quarter of 2015. The move will make...

  • Southwest Va. clinic tends to region's needy

    WISE, Va. (AP) — Thousands are expected to seek free medical care at clinic setting up shop in southwest Virginia. Among the scheduled visitors to the Wise clinic on Friday will be Gov. Terry McAuliffe, his health and human services secretary, Bill Hazel, and Attorney General Mark Herring....

  • VIDEO: Rick Snyder, Mark Schauer locked at 40 percent in Michigan

    Republican incumbent Governor Rick Snyder and Democratic challenger Mark Schauer are tied at 40 percent in Michigan's gubernatorial race.

  • VIDEO: Hobby Lobby decision a 'win-win,' expert says

    Religious liberty expert Douglas Laycock says, despite the partisan rhetoric, Monday’s Hobby Lobby decision found a “win-win solution” for both sides.

  • VIDEO: Senator Patrick Leahy pushes Bill of Rights for digital world

    Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., is calling for a Bill of Rights for the Internet in the hopes of keeping net neutrality in place.

  • VIDEO --- WEX Backstory: Washington's response to border security

    White House Correspondent Brian Hughes discusses Washington's disjointed response as thousands of unaccompanied minors from Mexico and Central America face detention along along the US-Mexican border.

  • VIDEO: House sees more work ahead on Medicare fraud

    House lawmakers say some fraudulent Medicare providers are slipping through the cracks.



From the Weekly Standard

  • David Perdue Wins GOP Senate Nom in Georgia

    Businessman and first-time candidate David Perdue pulled off what the Atlanta Journal-Constitution  calls a "political shocker" by winning the Republican primary runoff for the U.S. Senate in...

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  • Kingdom Come

    There are no copyrights on book titles. F. H. Buckley nevertheless shows remarkable audacity in borrowing The Once and Future King from T. H. White’s children’s classic, published in...

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  • A Glimpse of Our Health Care Future

    To what will Obamacare lead? If the administration’s health policies continue on their present trajectory, Obamacare will lead to some form of European-style single-payer national health system.

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