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Obama recognizes Mikulski, others with nation’s highest civilian award

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will recognize 17 people on Tuesday with the nation’s highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Entertainers receiving the award are Barbra Streisand, Steven Spielberg, Stephen Sondheim, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, James Taylor and ...

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23-ton piece of equipment falls from truck onto I-70 in Md.

BOONSBORO — Maryland State Police say a 46,000-piece of mechanical equipment fell from a tractor trailer onto Interstate 70 in Washington County. It happened about 2 p.m. Monday in Boonsboro. Troopers said in a news release that the equipment broke ...

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Md. man pleads guilty in child abuse death of 3-year-old son

ROCKVILLE — An Iraq war veteran has pleaded guilty to his role in the death of his 3-year-old son months after he and his wife adopted the boy from South Korea. Thirty-eight-year-old Brian O’Callaghan of Damascus pleaded guilty Monday to ...

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Md.’s TerraForm Power, Global get new CEO in SunEdison shakeup

(Bloomberg) — SunEdison Inc., the worst-performing solar company, reorganized the structure of its three interconnected companies Monday naming Chief Financial Officer Brian Wuebbels the new CEO of Bethesda-based TerraForm Power Inc. and TerraForm Global Inc. Wuebbels replaces Carlos Domenech, who ...

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Md. financial planner pens new book

Fulton author and financial planner Brian Kuhnaims has written a new book, “The Personal Finance Handbook: the best personal finance questions and their answers,” to help consumers who are overwhelmed and feel as if they are falling behind in their financial ...

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Baltimore gas prices drop again

Average retail gasoline prices in Baltimore fell 6.2 cents in the past week, averaging $2.10 a gallon Sunday, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com’s daily survey of 663 gas outlets in Baltimore. This compares with the national average that fell ...

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Wellness retreat comes to Md.

The Tilghman Island Inn, a boutique, waterfront property on the Eastern Shore, will host Talbot County’s first weeklong all-inclusive macrobiotic, yoga and wellness retreat Dec. 13-19. Led by The Kushi Institute, this retreat provides participants with an immersive experience for ...

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Choice Hotels ups its commitment to Harvey foundation

Rockville-based Choice Hotels International Inc., one of the world’s leading hotel companies and parent company of 11 hotel brands, has increased its annual corporate matching commitment to the The Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation  from $50,000 to $75,000, Choice officials announced Friday. This increase ...

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