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WHO panel says untested drugs are ethical as Ebola death toll tops 1,000

The first two doses of an experimental serum created to treat Ebola went to American missionaries.

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Robin Williams and depression: We all wear a mask

Suicide is a major cause of death, highest among those 46-64

Smart, successful, funny and handsome. Robin Williams seemed to have it all. And yet, today he is dead. Apparently, by his own choice.

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Josiah Henson Park to be profiled on PBS Series

Josiah Henson is the inspiration for Uncle Tom’s Cabin

PBS explores Montgomery County's Josiah Henson Park on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 8 p.m. Henson’s autobiography is the inspiration behind Harriet Beecher Stowe’s landmark novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

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Robin Williams: Full of talent, full of demons, full of heart

Of all the things to say about Robin Williams, the truest may be this: He made people smile.

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Indie Soul Review: MANIFEST by Jahiti

There are hundreds of artists releasing music everyday— some with talent, others are just products of the corporate music machine. There are those who are copycats and others who are just fake— and then there is Jahiti.

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Southern diet linked to death in people with kidney disease

Eating a Southern-style diet results in higher death rates in those with kidney disease, according to research published in the August issue of the National Kidney Foundation's American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

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Attorney: Steve Ballmer now owns NBA's Clippers

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer became the new owner of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday, the league said.

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QAC Arts Council hosts 'CHAIR-ity for Children’s Art' Auction

Area artists have an unusual new outlet for their creativity thanks to the staff at the Queen Anne's County Arts Council.

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It's Baltimore County's turn: Restaurant Week begins August 8

The Baltimore County Office of Tourism and Promotion, the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce and Sysco are pleased to announce the eighth Baltimore County Restaurant Week beginning on Friday, August 8 and runs through August 24, 2014.

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Gunshots, tear gas in Missouri town where police shot teen

Hours after federal civil rights investigators and the FBI opened an inquiry into the death of a teenager shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, violence flared again in the St. Louis suburb.

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Local chef teaches shoppers how to use farmer’s market ingredients

In conjunction with National Farmers Market Week 2014 (Aug. 3-9, 2014), Roland Park Place— Baltimore City’s only nonprofit continuing care retirement community— teamed up with the Johns Hopkins University Office of Sustainability and Keswick Green Team to support the efforts of local farms featured at the Johns Hopkins at Keswick Farmers Market.

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Political will is obstacle to Israeli-Palestinian peace

One of the cardinal lessons of international conflict resolution is that two fighting is worth more than negotiating.

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Outrage, unrest erupt after fatal shooting of Missouri teen by police

Michael Brown, 18, was shot by a Ferguson police officer Saturday

Confrontations between police and residents of a St. Louis suburb raged into the night after a fatal weekend shooting of a teen by an officer.

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Rescuers pull stranded passengers from Six Flags roller coaster in PG County

The ride will closed while officials investigate, she says

Rescuers pulled stranded riders from a roller coaster at Six Flags America in Maryland on Sunday after the ride halted on the tracks.

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Why government fails, and what we should do about it

As election season approaches, I’ve been pondering a crucial issue about the role of government in our society.

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Zane’s Movie 'Addicted' to be released this fall

Author Kristina Laferne Roberts, better known as Zane who hails from the DC area and was a student at Howard University, was recently in Baltimore for the African American Festival and I had a chance to discuss her writing and her new movie “Addicted.”

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National Science Foundation grant provides scholarships, tutoring, mentoring

Syria Wesley, 31, of Waldorf was chugging along, taking college classes when she could while working full time at a grocery store pharmacy to support herself. For years she took classes at the College of Southern Maryland that she thought would help her at work, never dreaming that she could climb to the highest level in her field.

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Coppin's Michael Grant ushers in new era for 2014-15 basketball season

In ushering in a new era, first-year Coppin State men’s basketball head coach Michael Grant has gone big by signing Lawrence Fejokwu and Blake Simpson, the first recruits for the 2014-15 season.

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Entrepreneur of the Week: Catrina Friday

This week’s entrepreneur Catrina Friday puts it all on the line for the greater good and for the love of the arts!

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CBF reissues report on flesh-eating bacteria in area water

Report from 2009 offers background and urges compliance with Chesapeake clean water blueprint

With news accounts of “flesh-eating” bacteria infections suffered by bathers in Maryland and the District of Columbia in recent days, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is reissuing its 2009 report that documented the rise in such infections.

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