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June 13, 2017
For some veterans, rehab means a kayak on a raging river

WASHINGTON – Lonnie Bedwell had just 14 days of whitewater kayaking experience before he paddled the entire length of the Colorado River in 2013 — a 226-mile stretch through the Grand Canyon, home to some of the most dangerous rapids in the world. Besides facing the raging waters, Bedwell had one other hurdle: his blindness. […]

March 7, 2017
Justice Department nominee from Maryland won’t commit on special prosecutor

WASHINGTON – Maryland federal prosecutor Rod Rosenstein, President Donald Trump’s nominee for deputy attorney general, would not commit on Tuesday to appointing a special prosecutor to probe possible links between Russia and the Trump campaign. Despite pressure from Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Rosenstein stressed that he was not in the Justice Department yet, […]

February 24, 2017
Marylander a leading contender for Democratic Party leader

WASHINGTON — As the race for the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee comes to a close, a former Maryland politician has positioned himself as one of the front-runners. Thomas Perez, former labor secretary under President Barack Obama and a former secretary of the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, emerged as a top […]

February 2, 2017
National Zoo soon will wave bye-bye to Bao Bao

WASHINGTON — Bao Bao, born pink, blind and hairless and who has become a beloved animal of the National Zoo, will be leaving for China this winter. The zoo has an agreement with the China Wildlife Conservation Association under which all panda cubs born at the zoo will move to China by the time they […]

April 21, 2017
Opioid and heroin overdoses have reached ‘crisis level’ in Maryland

WASHINGTON – When Carin Miller’s son was about 19 years old, he began to abuse heroin by snorting pills, eventually moving on to shooting up. This went on for six years before he got help. Lucas Miller’s history of drug use started in high school with smoking marijuana. When he moved out of his parents’ […]

January 21, 2017
Women’s March on Washington drew many men, too

WASHINGTON — When Stephen Klatsky first heard of the Women’s March on Washington, he wondered if men would be invited or if they would be considered an interference with the purpose of the event. Klatsky, a Washington resident, wrote a letter to the editor of The Washington Post, after reading several articles stating men were […]