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Fairfax County man hit by car late Thursday dies
It was the 10th pedestrian fatality in the county this year; there have been 78 pedestrian-related crashes.

Orioles acquire Hellickson for Kim and Double-A pitcher
Sat, 29 Jul 2017 17:15:00 -0400
The Baltimore Orioles acquired starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson in a trade late Friday night, a move made in hopes of boosting a struggling rotation and maybe keeping them in the chase for a wild card spot.

Nats get Kendrick from Phillies
Sat, 29 Jul 2017 16:48:00 -0400
Howie Kendrick is excited for the chance to play for a World Series contender — even if he has to bat toward the bottom of the batting order.

Medical school without the ‘sage on a stage’
Sat, 29 Jul 2017 16:31:00 -0400
(WPNS) — When the University of Vermont’s medical school opens for the year in summer 2019, it will be missing something that all but one of its peer institutions have: lectures.

Hub Arkush: Howard, Houston could be big for Chicago Bears ‘D’ if recovered from injuries
Sat, 29 Jul 2017 16:27:00 -0400
To hear most folks tell it, you’d think wide receiver Kevin White was the only promising Chicago Bear trying to overcome injuries and finally break through on the field.Apparently, those guys haven’t been paying attention.The fortunes of the Bears defense…

GOP unsure what to do about Affordable Care Act
Sat, 29 Jul 2017 16:22:00 -0400
WASHINGTON (WPNS) — Congressional Republicans on Friday glumly confronted the wreckage of their seven-year quest to abolish the Affordable Care Act, blaming each other and President Donald Trump for the dramatic early-morning collapse of the effort but finding no consensus…

Heavy rains cause flash flooding, power outages in Baltimore region
Sat, 29 Jul 2017 13:10:00 PDT

A storm dumped more than 5 inches of rain Friday and Saturday on parts of central Maryland, causing flash flooding in some areas, knocking out power, closing parks and uprooting trees.

According to the National Weather Service’s preliminary rainfall totals, the storm dumped more rain on parts of...

Advocates rally to oppose proposed federal housing budget cuts
Sat, 29 Jul 2017 12:15:00 PDT

Some 100 supporters of affordable housing gathered Saturday as part of a national week of action designed to drum up opposition to President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to the federal budget.

Adriana Foster, a member of the Baltimore Housing Roundtable, addressed the crowd, which met at the National...

Haven Ministries opens shelter; disaster assistance available at MES
Sat, 29 Jul 2017 15:00:00 -0400
Haven Ministries opened a disaster relief shelter at 11 a.m. Friday, July 28, in response to citizens needing longer term shelter after the tornado.

Friends, family remember ‘Mr. North Harford,’ Winfield Berrell Jr. at his funeral service
Sat, 29 Jul 2017 11:25:00 PDT

Winfield H. "Winnie" Berrell Jr. had just 18-and-a-half years of life, but he lived those years to the absolute fullest despite a serious heart condition, according to family and friends who remembered him with laughter and tears at his funeral Saturday.

"I will always remember my little brother...

University of Maryland scientists research gene linked to depression
Sat, 29 Jul 2017 11:20:00 PDT

Although medications exist to treat depression, many scientists aren’t sure why they’re effective and why they don’t work for everyone.

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine believe they may have found a key to the puzzle of major depression that could lead to therapies for...

Henrietta Lacks’ legacy honored in Turner Station
Sat, 29 Jul 2017 10:55:00 PDT

Henrietta Lacks, a woman whose cancer cells became some of the most important in the history of medical research, now will have a day dedicated to her each year in Baltimore County.

Lacks was honored by Baltimore County government Saturday morning at the Fleming Community Center in Turner Station,...

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