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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2014
The last time that C.J. Mosley made the transition to a higher level of football, he had no trouble adjusting. Mosley quickly emerged as a starter as a true freshman at Alabama and showed himself to be a playmaker, running back an interception for a touchdown against the Florida Gators. He was named a freshman All-American. Now, the Ravens' first-round pick in the draft is getting acclimated to the NFL and making his bid for an immediate starting job at weak-side inside linebacker.
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By Michael D. Barnes | July 8, 2014
A crisis of enormous economic and humanitarian impact is unfolding in Central America, and it's hard to find much mention of it in our national media, other than constant references to a result of the crisis: tens of thousands of human beings, many of them unaccompanied children, trying desperately to enter our country illegally. They are attempting to escape the poverty, gang violence and drug wars raging in their home countries, and they are flooding our border and overwhelming our immigration authorities.
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Thomas F. Schaller | July 8, 2014
Supreme Court conservatives continue to insist that corporations have the same rights as people on matters ranging from making campaign donations (Citizens United) to raising religious objections to government policies (Hobby Lobby). Meanwhile, anti-tax conservatives continue to argue that corporations are inhuman and it's foolish to tax them because the cost will be passed along to actual humans. Forget for a moment the contradictory notion that a corporation increasingly enjoys the same civil protections of a living, breathing person yet conveniently reverts to an inanimate entity when it comes to fiscal responsibility.
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By E.R. Shipp | July 6, 2014
As the holiday weekend draws to a close, please pause from the cookouts and fireworks to reflect on the meaning of this freedom we've been celebrating, knowingly or not. When 50 years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964, he placed it in the context of "a long struggle for freedom" that began when the Founding Fathers adopted the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. "They pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor, not only to found a nation, but to forge an ideal of freedom; not only for political independence, but for personal liberty; not only to eliminate foreign rule, but to establish the rule of justice in the affairs of men. " Now, we know that the noble ideal of 1776 did not really embrace blacks, women, Native Americans or whites without property.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | July 4, 2014
Life has been so charmed for the Orioles in the past few days that on Thursday, they chased one of baseball's best pitchers with a weather report. They followed that up with a 5-2 win over the Texas Rangers without hitting one long ball - the Orioles' only homerless victory since April 26 - to secure a four-game sweep at Camden Yards for the first time since 2008. The offense was paced by a career-best, four-hit effort from a guy they released in April, allowing the Orioles to improve to 4-0 while playing one hitter short during Manny Machado's five-game suspension.
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The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2014
Seventeen high school players from the Baltimore area were honored as All-Americans when US Lacrosse announced its Group 2 All-Americans on Thursday. Nationally, over 600 players and 100 coaches in the group were recognized for their efforts on and off the field. Six graduated seniors from the area were selected as winners of the Bob Scott Award. The award recognizes a player from each area who goes "above and beyond" in service to his team, school and community. Bob Scott Award winners  Anne Arundel County -- Kiernan Jenkins, defense, Severna Park Carroll County -- Aaron Heinle, midfield, North Carroll Eastern Shore -- Patrick Garvey, attack, Kent Island Harford County -- Daniel Gorski, midfield, Edgewood Howard County -- Robert Thyberg, defense, River Hill MIAA -- Hunter Moreland, midfield, Boys' Latin Following are the US Lacrosse All-Americans from Maryland, with graduation year noted.
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By Thomas V. DiBacco | July 3, 2014
The celebration of America's birthday rarely includes references to Thomas Paine, the author of the pre-Revolutionary War pamphlet "Common Sense. " But Paine's role in the break with Great Britain was important, and his life has a way of reminding us that our nation has had enormous tolerance for wayward individuals - a sobering contrast to the consistent propriety exemplified by history-makers such as George Washington or John Adams. Paine was born in 1737 in Thetford, a village 70 miles northeast of London, the son of a staymaker or corsetmaker.
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By Robert B. Reich | July 2, 2014
What's the reason for the tempest in the teapot of Hillary and Bill Clinton's personal finances? It can't be about how much money they have. Wealth has never disqualified someone from high office. Several of the nation's greatest presidents, who came to office with vast fortunes -- John F. Kennedy, Franklin D. Roosevelt and his fifth cousin, Teddy -- notably improved the lives of ordinary Americans. The tempest can't be about Hillary Clinton's veracity. It may have been a stretch for her to say she and her husband were "dead broke" when they left the White House, as she told ABC's Diane Sawyer.
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By Katherine Dunn | July 1, 2014
Thirty-one local players were honored when US Lacrosse announced its girls All-Americans from the Chesapeake, Greater Baltimore and Western Maryland chapters Monday. Across the country, 400 players from 46 US Lacrosse chapters and 24 states were honored as All-Americans. In addition one senior from each chapter received the Jackie Pitts Award as the player "who truly honors lacrosse, is invested in the development of the game in her community, is an exceptional player who continually strives to improve her game, and is an exemplary member of her team.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2014
Yesterday in one sentence: There were no matches and it was much sadder than I thought it would be; I survived. What's on tap: Brazil vs. Chile, 12 p.m., ABC; Colombia vs. Uruguay, 4 p.m., ABC What you'll see: The knockout rounds are typically better than the group stage, which is kind of unfathomable considering how much fun the groups were. The first day features four of the five South American teams, which is only sad considering they will be knocking themselves out and weaken the tournament in that sense.
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