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Pew research highlights struggles of middle-income African Americans

For many of us, success means exceeding our parents’ accomplishments in income, class and education. But a WaPo story that’s getting a lot of attention today highlights the struggle of African Americans to transfer the benefits of middle-class life to ...

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Time mag wants your vote for Person of the Year

Taking interactive media to heart, Time magazine is now asking for your input on who should be named Person of the Year. They’re even offering the chance for your uploaded photo to be featured on a billboard in Times Square. ...

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Montel takes a spin at Wheel of Fortune

Baltimore-area-native Montel Williams will appear on Wheel of Fortune this week as part of the game show’s Celebrity Week. The Andover High School graduate will take on the Food Network’s Sandra Lee and HGTV’s Kristan Cunningham on the show, which ...

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Breaking news: local government finds something to agree on

The Montgomery County Council unanimously approved legislation this afternoon, with a vote of 8-0. The unifying bill? Legislation that bans discrimination against transgender people in housing, employment, accommodations, taxi service and cable television service. The one area the bill didn’t ...

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DA office saga in the Big Easy

I do my best to post when a particularly intriguing business or law story turns up, and I won’t disappoint this afternoon — though the credit goes to our sister publication, New Orleans City Business. My colleagues from the South ...

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Kiefer Sutherland: a teaching tool?

I admit it. I’m a bit of a TV junkie. But, as much as I enjoy the temporary escape into a fantasy world, I don’t necessarily think of these people or their problems as real. So when I heard that ...

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More time waiting than debating?

I spent a good part of Monday’s special session coverage bouncing back and forth between the State House press room and the Lowe House (of Delegates) Office Building. The reason? Things just keep getting pushed back. An appropriations meeting that ...

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University presidents are doing alright

Tuition isn’t the only dollar figure climbing at universities across the country. According to a new survey published by The Chronicle of Higher Education, the salaries for college presidents are going up, with 12 university presidents earning at least $1 ...

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Law blog round-up, 11/12

Here are some links for your Monday morning: — Maryland is among the states asking SCOTUS to review the D.C. Circuit’s holding that a District law banning handguns violates the Second Amendment. The justices could decide whether to hear the ...

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Whatever you say, Chief…

Argue before the Supreme Court, and you can expect some tough questions — but being asked to comment on an opinion that never existed? According to a (subscriber only) piece in our sister pub, Lawyers USA, that’s exactly what happened ...

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