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  • California man to cooperate with federal online gambling probe as part of plea deal

    “Yes, your honor,” James Davitt said, over and over again, as he answered U.S. District Judge Catherine Blake’s questions during his Jan. 4 hearing in the federal courthouse in Baltimore. He was in Blake’s court to plead guilty...
  • GOD, FAMILY, REPUBLIC

    Michael's Eighth Avenue, the Glen Burnie catering hall, is famous for drawing thirsty crowds to such earthy attractions as its regular "Ballroom Boxing" night, a sweaty mix of bouts, babes, and beer. On the afternoon Saturday, Feb. 21, though, it hosted a...
  • Run from Cuba, Americans cling to claims for seized property

    The smell of Cuban coffee drifts from the kitchen as Carolyn Chester digs through photos, faded with age, that fill four boxes spread across the dining table. Friends linked arm-in-arm on the sands of a Cuban beach. Men in suits and women in evening...
  • Analysis: A bipartisan push on toxic chemicals makes some Democrats fume

    WASHINGTON �� For a snapshot of the strangeness of Washington, circa 2015, consider the recently introduced Frank Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. Named for the late Democratic senator from New Jersey, the bill would...
  • Ethics panel steps up inquiry of Kentucky Rep. Whitfield

    The House Ethics Committee said Friday it is forming an investigative panel to determine whether Republican Rep. Ed Whitfield violated congressional rules by allowing his wife to lobby staff members on issues related to her work. The committee will...
  • After a few stumbles, GOP lawmakers regain footing on budget

    Republicans are looking like they've finally figured out how to govern. The GOP's first months in control of both chambers of Congress were marked by high-profile stumbles and a near-shutdown of the Homeland Security Department. But this week, the...
  • Reid's departure renews talk of nuclear waste site in Nevada

    WASHINGTON ��The departure of Harry Reid after 2016 may boost chances to revive the moribund Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in Nevada, a project the Senate minority leader has spent his career opposing. Reid's announcement Friday...
  • Popular Nevada governor looms over fight for Reid seat

    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's decision to retire next year leaves no clear successor in his home state of Nevada, where a popular Republican governor appears reluctant to change jobs and the pending loss of Reid's clout in Washington is causing...
  • GOP-guided budget sets up battles between Congress and Obama

    With Republicans muscling a balanced-budget plan through the Senate, Congress is positioned for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP's goals of slicing spending and dismantling his health care law. Working into Friday's pre-dawn hours,...
  • Kerry orders a review of recordkeeping at State Department

    The State Department has ordered an internal audit of its recordkeeping, part of a top-to-bottom look at the agency's practices in the aftermath of revelations that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton used a private email account and server...
  • Stations of the cross on L.A.'s streets

    Stations of the cross on L.A.'s streets
    The Easter story — which will be retold this week from pulpits around the world — also unfolds outside church sanctuaries, in museum galleries and throughout the iconography of western culture. In the Los Angeles barrios that Camilo José...
  • A look at what's been lost to history

    A look at what's gone but not forgotten: INTERROGATION TAPES In June 2005, a federal judge ordered the Bush administration to safeguard "all evidence and information regarding the torture, mistreatment, and abuse of detainees now at the United States...