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Editorial: Local school priorities, not nostalgia, should set Md.’s academic calendar

LOCAL SCHOOL districts in Maryland weigh many factors in determining when to start their school years. What’s the window for state, local and advanced placement testing? When is the best time to conduct professional staff development? Essentially, school officials want to...
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Editorial: Pulling Libya back from the brink of civil war

WHILE CONGRESS continues to spar over a pointless re-investigation of the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, in the real world of Libya events have taken another turn for the worse. A retired Libyan general who spent years of exile in Northern Virginia has launched a...

Quit piling on over D.C. trash cans

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Replacing the use of military force agreement would focus the U.S. on better tactics

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) is right to call attention to the outdated legal framework by which the United States combats extremist groups [“Updating the war on terror,” Washington Forum, May 23]. Rather than updating the 2001 Authorization on the Use of Military Force, as Mr....
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Altoona, Part II

Milepost 835 One of the more interesting trains that we saw while in Altoona was the tractor train. The entire train was made up of International Case and John Deere combines. The train was headed east so I’m guessing that these combines were headed for an ocean voyage. I...
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Editorial: Will the West move the goalposts again for Mr. Putin?

PRESIDENT OBAMA and German Chancellor Angela Merkel sounded firm at the beginning of this month when they warned that disruption of Ukraine’s election by Russia would trigger a tough new round of sanctions by the West. The White House subsequently offered an expansive...
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Editorial: Tough emissions cuts would prove the U.S. is serious about climate change

THE ENVIRONMENTAL Protection Agency will soon unveil its most anticipated new rules in a generation, the shape of which will help determine how well the United States responds to the threat of climate change. There will be fierce debate about them before they become final....
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Editorial: Don Beyer for Va.’s 8th District Democratic primary

THE DEMOCRATIC primary race to succeed Rep. James P. Moran, who has represented Northern Virginia’s heavily Democratic 8th Congressional District since 1991, is strikingly lopsided. Half a dozen candidates have scrambled to dislodge a smart, substantive, well-financed...

Public Record

Fostoria arrests Friday: • Courtney M. Aryee, 23, 227 E. Center St., Apt. C, was arrested for domestic violence. • Samuel N. Aryee, 20, 227 E. Center St., Apt. C, was arrested for domestic violence. citations Friday: • Officer issued a citation for speeding...

Red Cross urges safety over holiday

With the long Memorial Day weekend on the horizon, many people are making plans for a fun-filled holiday with friends and family. The American Red Cross offers the following tips to stay safe whatever their plans include. “Memorial Day is the unofficial start of...