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Living with less international news

A study on the changing newspaper industry released this week by the Project for Excellence in Journalism found that most papers today were cutting back significantly on not only the tangibles like staff and total pages, but that many were ...

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Send your bags ahead

An airline has lost my luggage only once. It was a family trip — parents, sister and me — and mine was the only bag to slip into the ether. Stupid fates. I may have stumbled on a way to ...

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City Council bags ban on…bags

After reading the Baltimore Sun article this morning about the City Council’s failure to pass a ban on plastic bags in grocery stores and retail chains, I had one question: Are those who want to replace plastic bags with paper ...

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Your morbid questions of the day

When do you think you’ll die? Will you be happy with the life you lived? These aren’t my questions. They’re from John E. Girouard, the president of Capital Asset Management Group in Bethesda. He’s also the author of “The Ten ...

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Fist bump or handshake?

The fist bump is slowly but surely making its way to the office. I had my first fist bump experience in the office this past Thursday. Business Reporter Andy Rosen walked over to my desk with his usual smile and ...

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Promotions can’t cure O’s losing streak

If the Orioles lose this Sunday when they are scheduled to host the Los Angeles Angles of Anaheim, there will be nothing “sweet” about a 16th Sunday loss in a row for the O’s. A few weeks ago I was ...

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Mind the unmentionables gap

Retired Judge Dale Cathell would be so pleased. The ACLU, not so much. In a (no pun intended) crackdown on low-slung waistbands, the Chicago suburb of Lynwood, Ill., has decided to impose a $25 fine on anyone who exposes more ...

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The Monkey Trial debate rages on

Eighty-three years ago today John Thomas Scopes, a 24-year-old football coach and substitute science teacher, was found guilty of violating Tennessee’s anti-evolution law in the famous Scopes “Monkey Trial.” On July 21, 1925, the jury returned its verdict in a ...

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Do convicted felons deserve guns too?

After reading about the disconcerting flesh-and-blood defense now being used by black defendants in Baltimore, another intriguing — and bit more credible — defense has caught my attention. According to an AP story, several defendants in federal gun cases are ...

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The FCC’s $550,000 malfunction

I could go a lot of ways with news that a federal appeals court has thrown out the $550,000 fine leveled by the Federal Communications Commission against CBS for Janet Jackson’s infamous “wardrobe malfunction” during the Super Bowl halftime show ...

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