Faith Leaders to Obama: Protect Central Americans Refugees

Faith leaders from various religions and denominations wrote President Barack Obama a one-sentence letter about potential executive action on children and families who have fled to the United States from Central America. “While we celebrate the potential of executive action to alleviate the suffering caused by our nation’s broken immigration system — particularly in light… Read More

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Baltimore and Maryland will commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore and the birth of the national anthem with dozens of events, many of them free, from Sept. 10 to 16. The week-long event features tall ships and Navy ships in the harbor, Blue Angels flight demonstrations and festival villages set up at… Read More

War of 1812 at a glance

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Deep resentment of Britain’s attempts to control and interfere with American international trade was a major impetus for the U.S. Congress to declare war on Great Britain in June 1812. After defeating Napolean in April 1814, Britain turned its full military force on battle with the United States, invading by land and by sea. Americans… Read More

How much does a funeral cost?

Those who have had to cope with the death of a loved one know that stress sometimes can be twofold when family members find out a funeral’s cost. The average price for a direct burial in the Baltimore area is just under $1,800. This is how some of the Baltimore/Washington-area funeral homes compare:  

S’MORES ICE CREAM CAKE

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14 graham crackers, divided 1⁄4 cup butter, melted 2 tablespoons sugar 1 1⁄2 packages (4 ounces each) semi-sweet chocolate* 8 ounces frozen whipped topping, not defrosted 1 3⁄4 quarts of chocolate or vanilla ice cream, softened* 10 ounces miniature marshmallows, divided 2 tablespoons milk Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Crush 8 1⁄2 crackers to form… Read More

S’MORES CUPCAKES

1 box chocolate cake mix 1 1⁄2 cups crushed graham cracker crumbs 1⁄4 cup sugar 5 tablespoons melted butter 5-6 full size Hershey’s milk chocolate bars (1.55 ounces each) 2 cups mini-marshmallows, for garnish 1 double batch of homemade or store-bought marshmallow buttercream icing Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 muffin tins with 24… Read More

S’MORE’S SHAKE

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2 tablespoons unsalted butter or margarine 8 marshmallows, roasted (plus a few cut into fourths for garnish) 1⁄4 cup milk 6 scoops vanilla ice cream (about 3 cups) 2 scoops chocolate ice cream (1 cup) 1⁄2 cup graham cracker crumbs Roast marshmallows in one layer by broiling in oven, but watch very carefully! Make sure… Read More

FAA Lifts Ban on Israel Flights

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Late on Wednesday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) lifted its ban on flights by American carriers in and out of Israel. The FAA “worked with its U.S. government counterparts to assess the security situation in Israel and carefully reviewed both significant new information and measures the Government of Israel is taking to mitigate potential risks… Read More

Baltimore Stands with Israel

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The events unfolding in Israel are geographically far from Maryland, but Jewish Baltimore will show its solidarity and support for the Jewish state through prayer, gatherings and messages sent directly to the soldiers taking part in Israel’s ground offensive in the Gaza Strip. Israeli embassy representatives, community leaders and politicians will be on hand Monday,… Read More

Senators Pledge Support for Israel In Wake of Ground Operation

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Hours after the Israel Defense Forces began their ground operation in the Gaza Strip on July 17, Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) spoke on the Senate floor to express their support of Israel and its operation, while denouncing the Palestinian Authority’s unity government and the moral equivalency drawn by those critical… Read More