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Associated PressOlympic athlete Oscar Pistorius wept in court Friday as prosecutors said they'll pursue a charge of premeditated murder against him in the killing of his model girlfriend, meaning the man who once inspired the world could spend the rest of his life in...
Tags: Trials, Firearms, Track and Field, Prosecution, Lawyers
Associated PressParalympic superstar Oscar Pistorius was charged Thursday with the murder of his girlfriend who was shot inside his home in South Africa, a stunning development in the life of a national hero known as the Blade Runner for his high-tech artificial legs....
African-Americans have been part of the American story from the founding of our nation. Men and women of African ancestry have been instrumental in forging the great nation we have today. For too long, racism and prejudice obscured the rich history of...
email@example.comGeorge C. Wunderlich drew an interesting comparison Sunday when describing hot banjo players in the United States in the mid-1800s who were blazing new trails with the instrument. Wunderlich, a banjo expert who has built the instruments and lectured...
firstname.lastname@example.orgIt's been almost 70 years since a young New York City woman traveled from Brooklyn to Manhattan and enlisted in the U.S. Army. But for Florence "Flo" Miles, 90 and now living in Hagerstown, the memories are still vivid. Especially when she pages...
email@example.comFar from this idyllic town, Zane Steward traveled the globe to help others. The assistant manager of E.L.M. Shoes in the square of downtown Greencastle, Steward, 25, said it was just coincidence that his first humanitarian trips involved shoes. It was...
Tags: Travel, India, Trips and Vacations
If you are looking for a complete, detailed and balanced account of the emergence and development of capitalism, you would be pleased with the newly published volume authored by Professor Joyce Appleby. There is much to be learned about the ubiquitous...
firstname.lastname@example.orgProtesters speaking out against genocide in Ethiopia took to Thurmont's main intersection Saturday, when a G-8 Summit in nearby Camp David was scheduled to wrap up. Police in riot gear stood in rows in the street as dozens of protesters held signs, waved...
Tags: Politics, Genocide, Human Rights, Summits, Ethiopia
email@example.comWashington County middle-school students captured slices of local history in a series of minifilms that were screened Wednesday at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick, Md. Their films explored aspects of Antietam National Battlefield and the...
The Towson University nursing program and the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown Student Council organized a building-wide collection drive for Books for Africa. Books for Africa is the largest shipper of donated text and library books to the...
firstname.lastname@example.orgA proposed state legislative redistricting plan released Friday would cut Washington County's delegation from eight to six members and combine two local subdistricts into one. Two precincts at the southern tip of Washington County, around Dargan and...
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