After taking control of four state governments in the midterms, including in politically mixed Michigan, Democrats have a long-sought chance to govern.
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Adnan Syed of ‘Serial’ Is Hired by Georgetown University
The university said that Mr. Syed, who spent more than two decades in prison, will work with its Prisons and Justice Initiative to help wrongfully convicted people.
How the Federal Spending Plan Hit a Snag on Plans to Relocate the FBI Building
A fight between Virginia and Maryland lawmakers over a new location for the F.B.I. headquarters held up a 4,155 page must-pass government funding measure.
Fireball Flashes Above Ontario and Parts of the U.S.
The bright meteor was the sixth object detected in space before striking Earth, the European Space Agency said.
For Hundreds of Maryland Clergy Abuse Victims, ‘No Parish Was Safe’
The state attorney general investigated more than 80 years of sexual and physical abuse in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
A Planned Restart of a Crab Harvest Pits Conservation Against Industry
After a decade-long ban, the potential revival of crab harvesting in the Delaware Bay poses a threat to shorebirds, naturalists say.
Across the Country, Voting Issues Are on the Ballot. Abortion and Guns Are, Too.
Ballot initiatives on an array of issues offer an opportunity to take the nation’s temperature, particularly when it comes to voting access.
Maryland Will Review 100 Police Death Cases for Signs of Bias
Testimony in the George Floyd murder trial raised questions about how Maryland had handled similar cases.
Life Is Hazardous for Urban Raptors. These Women Offer Hope.
Injured birds of prey have a fighting chance to recover thanks to the volunteers at Owl Moon Raptor Center in Boyds, Md.
Fresh Off a Series of Victories, Biden Steps Back Onto the Campaign Trail
Embracing the role of the Democratic Party’s top campaigner will mean confronting Republican attacks when nearly three-quarters of voters say the country is heading in the wrong direction.
A Professor Who Studies Housing Discrimination Says It Happened to Him
Nathan Connolly and his wife, Shani Mott, say an appraisal company undervalued their home based on their race. The couple has filed a lawsuit in Maryland.
Dan Cox, a Trump Loyalist, Wins Maryland G.O.P. Primary for Governor
Mr. Cox, who wrote on Twitter during the Capitol riot that Mike Pence was a “traitor,” defeated Kelly Schulz, who had been backed by Gov. Larry Hogan. The Democratic primary was too close to call.
What to Watch For in Tuesday’s Primary Elections in Maryland
There are close contests in the Democratic and Republican primaries for governor, and in a few House races as the dust settles from redistricting. But the winners could take days to be called.
Maryland Primary Races for Governor Pit Old Guard vs. Upstarts
Will a deep-blue state elect another Republican governor to succeed Larry Hogan? Tuesday’s competitive primaries will signal where the race is headed.
In a Twist, Old Coal Plants Help Deliver Renewable Power. Here’s How.
The sites, once a source of greenhouse gases, have a useful feature: They’re wired to the electricity grid. For new ventures like solar farms, that can save a lot of time and money.
How Rules Fuel Populist Anger in Rural America
One Democrat attempts to flip the script by speaking out against government red tape.
These Homeowners Decided to Rent Again
Some homeowners looked at rising home prices and decided to get out while the going was still good. Now they’re renters again.
Maine’s End Run Around the Supreme Court Is an Example for Other States
The move in a religion case offers hope to those worried about the dominance of the court’s conservative majority.
Finding Traces of Harriet Tubman on Maryland’s Eastern Shore
A historian marks the 200th birthday of a fearless conductor of the Underground Railroad with a visit to her birthplace, only to learn how climate change is washing away memories of “the ultimate outdoors woman.”
3 Killed in Shooting at Maryland Manufacturing Plant
The suspect fled and was caught after exchanging gunfire with a Maryland State Police trooper, the authorities said. Both were injured.
Chris Van Hollen, Democratic Senator, Suffers ‘Minor Stroke’
Chris Van Hollen, a Democrat, said in a statement that there were “no long-term effects or damage,” but that he would be under observation for a few days.
Signs of an Animal Virus Discovered in Man Who Received a Pig’s Heart
The patient showed no sign of rejecting the genetically modified organ, but suffered numerous complications.
After Five Weeks, Container Ship Is Freed in the Chesapeake
A year after the Ever Given became lodged in the Suez Canal, the Ever Forward, operated by the same company, ran aground in the Chesapeake Bay in March. It was finally dislodged on Sunday.
Maryland Lawmakers Expand Abortion Access, Overriding Governor’s Veto
The new law allows trained medical professionals other than physicians to perform abortions and requires insurance providers to cover more costs.
Gov. Larry Hogan Approves New Maryland Congressional Map
Drawn by Democrats and approved by a Republican governor, the new map will most likely result in a similar delegation to the state’s current one.
With Gas Prices at Record Highs, States Look at Cutting Taxes to Ease Strain
Actions by Maryland, Georgia and Connecticut could be followed by other states soon.
Maryland Judge Throws Out Democrats’ Congressional Redistricting Map
The ruling, in which the judge said Democrats had drawn an “extreme gerrymander,” was the first time this redistricting cycle that the party’s maps had been rejected in court.
Officers Said They Hoped Black Lives Matter Protesters Would Die, Suit Says
Mark Miles, a Black officer with the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, says in a lawsuit that his white supervisor and other officers made hateful comments in a work-related text chain.
Armed Intruder Prompts Lockdown at Joint Base Andrews as Vice President Lands
Vice President Kamala Harris, the second gentleman and four Cabinet members had just landed at the base when two people drove through a security checkpoint, the authorities said.
An Invasive Insect Threatens Delmarva Westlands
The emerald ash border threatens ash trees that anchor a unique world on the Delmarva Peninsula.
3 Firefighters Die After Being Trapped in Blaze at Vacant Baltimore Rowhouse
Part of the building collapsed as they battled the fire. Another firefighter was in critical condition and fighting for his life, officials said.
Patient in Groundbreaking Pig Heart Transplant Has a Criminal Record
David Bennett Sr. was involved in a serious assault nearly 35 years ago, court records show.
Patient in Groundbreaking Heart Transplant Has a Criminal Record
David Bennett Sr. was involved in a serious assault nearly 35 years ago, court records show.
I-95 Near Washington, D.C., Is Closed After Deadly Snowstorm
Drivers reported being stranded for hours as part of the interstate, one of the country’s busiest travel corridors, was shut down after accidents involving several tractor-trailers.
Winter Storm Knocks Out Power Across Southeast
Hundreds of thousands were without electricity on Monday, and federal government offices in the Washington, D.C., area were closed because of the storm.
Maryland’s Wayward Zebras Have Been Captured After Nearly Four Months
The two zebras had escaped with another, which was later found dead, from a suburban farm, delighting residents and evading attempts to capture them, the authorities said.
Going Deep Into Oyster Country
From coastal Virginia to New York and New Orleans, a writer delves into the history and lore surrounding the shellfish, with a focus on the role African Americans have played over the years.
Search for Abducted Children Leads to Traffic Stop, Gunshots and 4 Dead
Law enforcement authorities in two states had been pursuing a former Baltimore County police officer and a female accomplice, who they said kidnapped the officer’s children.
Maryland Mayor Is Charged in ‘Revenge Porn’ Case
Andrew Bradshaw, the mayor of Cambridge, on the state’s Eastern Shore, posted nude photos of a former partner on Reddit, along with degrading comments and racial slurs, prosecutors said.
High Tidal Surges Bring Floods to the Mid-Atlantic Region
The impact was not as severe as forecasters had feared in some places, though flood warnings and advisories remained in effect on Saturday.
Slow-Moving Storm to Bring Heavy Flooding to Mid-Atlantic
A National Weather Service forecaster warned that heavy rain during high tides could lead to “astronomical surges” of ocean water.
Why Medical Bills Can Be Lower in Maryland
The state’s unique health system controls what hospitals can charge for services.
Bye, Maryland? Lawmakers in 3 Counties Float a Plan to Secede From the State.
The proposal to join West Virginia seems destined to go nowhere. But it has tapped into deep-seated feelings of alienation in western Maryland, a mountainous panhandle wedged against the Mason-Dixon line.
Owner of Maryland’s Runaway Zebras Is Charged With Animal Cruelty
Jerry Lee Holly, 76, was charged a month after one of the wayward zebras was found dead in an illegal snare trap in Upper Marlboro, Md.
Washington Metro Pulls Most Train Cars From Service After Derailment
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority idled 748 Metro cars on Monday after one train derailed at least three times on Oct. 12, officials said.
Wayward Zebra Found Dead in Illegal Snare Trap in Maryland
The state’s Natural Resources Police said they did not know who had set the illegal trap on private property in Upper Marlboro, about 20 miles southeast of Washington.
Maryland Couple Accused of Selling Submarine Secrets Appear in Court
Jonathan and Diana Toebbe face life in prison if convicted on the charges. Prosecutors, saying they are flight risks, are seeking to keep them in detention.
Educator’s Black Lives Matter Email Upends Her District
A Black superintendent’s email to parents after the killing of George Floyd engulfed a small, predominantly white Maryland community in a yearlong firestorm.
First Came Friendship for an Activist and a Single Father of Five
Kassie Edwards and Michael Ruxsaksriskul both had childhood trauma. When they met at an AIDS awareness event in Washington, neither was interested in the other romantically.