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Republican states lower in U.S. News ‘best states’ rankings

All but four Democrat-controlled state legislatures in the U.S. rest above the halfway mark of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best State” rankings, released Monday.

Maryland ranks eighth in new “best states” ranking

A new ranking of “Best States” released Tuesday by U.S. News and World Report ranked Maryland eighth, using factors like growth, employment, healthcare and education.

Cousins, Davis poised to be best big man duo in NBA history

DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis will take the court Thursday for their first game as teammates, bringing together two young, high-scoring big men in the prime of their careers.

Maryland tied for worst commute time in U.S.

Maryland is tied for the worst average commute time to work in the nation with New York, according to a CNS analysis of U.S. Census data.

Sagging NHL power play opportunities hurting Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin

Alex Ovechkin is quickly climbing the NHL’s all-time scoring lists, but a league-wide lack of power play opportunities may be hampering his ascent.

Achievement gaps contribute to Maryland’s fall in education rankings

A Capital News Service analysis of state education data found the achievement gaps were especially pronounced in counties with the highest success rates.

Prince George’s police prepare to roll out body camera program

Advocates hope the PGPD program — smaller in scope than similar efforts by police forces across the nation — will bring more accountability to a department with a long history of wrongdoing.

Public and critics divide on video games — especially Call of Duty

With all facets of pop-culture — movies, books, TV shows, etc. — the public and professional critics often disagree. Video games are no exception.

Affordable Care Act substantially expanded mental health coverage

The Affordable Care Act strengthened benefits for mental health services and addiction treatment across the country. A repeal could seriously affect Marylanders, especially those who received coverage through Medicaid expansion.

Teams in white jerseys win Super Bowl with improbable regularity

Overall, teams in white have won 32 of 50 Super Bowls over their colored-jersey-sporting counterparts, a statistical anomaly.