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Charles C. Haynes: Sixth-grader wins round for religious expression

If you wonder why many Christian parents view public schools as hostile to their faith, talk to Michael Ayers — father of a sixth-grader in the Pocono Mountain School District in northeastern Pennsylvania. Last December, his little girl wanted to ...

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ACLU sues Baltimore police over Preakness video

Inside Christopher Sharp’s Samsung Eternity smartphone was a digital scrapbook that could have been titled “Proud Father.” Sharp, 38, of Owings Mills, had videos of his 5-year-old son “Joshy” at the beach, at the Howard County Fair and at his ...

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Frederick County revisits meeting-prayer issue

FREDERICK — The Frederick County Commissioners are considering loosening a proposed public-meeting prayer policy. They are scheduled to discuss the matter Thursday morning in Frederick. County Attorney John Mathias has proposed eliminating language allowing only those of monotheistic religions to ...

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Inside the First Amendment: High court rulings reinforce free speech

The U.S. Supreme Court has given us two terms of remarkable support for free expression — in cases remarkable for speech that many, if not most, of us really, really dislike. Its ruling June 27 that the states cannot forbid ...

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