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Panthers take Ekblad with No. 1 pick in NHL draft

Aaron Ekblad pulls on Florida Panthers sweater after being chosen first overall during the NHL hockey draft, Friday, June 27, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Aaron Ekblad pulls on Florida Panthers sweater after being chosen first overall during the NHL hockey draft,...

Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat stays mail carriers, part time or not

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The National Arboretum needs to be able to receive its public

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Editorial: Business groups and scientists need to see the larger picture on Russia

By Editorial Board June 27 at 7:08 PM THE AGREEMENTS signed Friday to bring Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia closer to the European Union could lead to a better life for tens of millions of people in the three former Soviet republics. Sadly, Russian President Vladimir Putin will take...
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Editorial: A messy situation in Montgomery may prod Maryland to reform how judges are selected

By Editorial Board June 27 at 7:08 PM AUDREY CREIGHTON, the Montgomery County Circuit Court judge whose relationship with an ex-con has stirred controversy, will appear on the November general-election ballot after winning a Democratic Party nomination in Tuesday’s primary....
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Editorial: Judge tells government that secret list barring suspect passengers doesn’t fly

By Editorial Board June 27 at 7:09 PM FOR FAR too long, U.S. officials have operated the no-fly list in secrecy, barring people from planes without offering them an explanation or a meaningful way to get off the list. That may soon end, thanks to a federal court ruling this week...

Ohio Bus Driver Who Said Book Blocked Bullet Fired

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A white bus driver who told authorities that a religious book in his shirt pocket blocked bullets as he was attacked by three black men has been fired from his job in southwestern Ohio. Dayton police have said 49-year-old driver Rickey Wagoner’s account...
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Jury in Hawaii deadlocks; ex-soldier to get life

FILE- This Nov. 10, 2003 file photo released by Tarshia Williams shows Williams’ daughter Talia Williams in Orangeburg, S.C. Defense attorneys for a former Hawaii-based soldier facing the death penalty for killing Talia Williams, his 5-year-old daughter, say jurors are...
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Jury in Hawaii deadlocks; ex-soldier to get life

FILE- This Nov. 10, 2003 file photo released by Tarshia Williams shows Williams’ daughter Talia Williams in Orangeburg, S.C. Defense attorneys for a former Hawaii-based soldier facing the death penalty for killing Talia Williams, his 5-year-old daughter, say jurors are...

State denies extension for Los Alamos cleanup

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state is cracking down on Los Alamos National Laboratory’s attempts to extend deadlines for cleaning up toxic waste across its northern New Mexico campus. The New Mexico Environment Department sent the lab 22 letters this month denying...