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Maryland lawyer’s uncle, buried as unknown soldier, returning home (access required)

WASHINGTON — Gerard Murphy never met his uncle Richard. But the Potomac, Maryland, native grew up hearing stories of the former journalist who enlisted in the Marines during World War II and disappeared during the Jan. 15, 1944, amphibious assault ...

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MARC contract awarded to Bombardier Transportation Services USA (access required)

The Board of Public Works approved a contract Wednesday that will shift operation of MARC’s Camden and Brunswick passenger lines to the Pennsylvania subsidiary of a Montreal-based rail company, finally ending a process that began more than two years ago. ...

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Vote on MARC operator delayed by Board of Public Works (access required)

The Board of Public Works delayed a decision Wednesday that would have awarded a Pennsylvania rail company the right to operate MARC’s Camden and Brunswick lines.

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Pursuit of alleged Nazi camp guard timeless

PHILADELPHIA — The chief Nazi hunter with the Simon Wiesenthal Center says age and the passage of time are no barriers to investigating alleged Nazi activity during World War II. If a person is charged with war crimes, you don’t ...

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Bartlett apologizes for Holocaust remark

WASHINGTON — Rep. Roscoe Bartlett is apologizing for invoking the Holocaust during a discussion about federally subsidized student loans. The Washington Post reports that the western Maryland Republican apologized Thursday for using what he called “an extreme example” to make ...

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Bernanke revisits college as guest lecturer at GW

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke took a break from his day job Tuesday to revisit the academic life he led before coming to Washington a decade ago. Shortly after noon, he stood before a class of George Washington ...

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Economy grew at slower 1 pct. rate this spring

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew at a meager 1 percent annual pace this spring, a slower rate than previously estimated. The downward revision will likely increase fears that the economy is at risk of another recession. Fewer exports and ...

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