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With no time to lose, local doctor aids effort to produce Ebola vaccine
BY Heather Norris
September 29, 2014

Four thousand miles from the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a team of Baltimore doctors and researchers is scrambling to help develop a vaccine that could stop the deadly disease’s rapid spread. “We’ve rewritten the chapter ,” said Dr. Myron Levine, a professor of medicine with a specialty in immunology at CONTINUE »

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The president spoke at a dinner reception in Cheswolde Friday evening
BY Heather Norris
September 12, 2014

More than 200 people lined the streets of northwest Baltimore Friday afternoon in the hopes of catching a glimpse of President Barack Obama on his way to a fundraising dinner for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Yosef Wiener and his wife left their Shabbot meal cooking to walk about a half mile from their home CONTINUE »

Using seismic vibrations, Israeli tech firm aims to detect Gaza tunnels
BY Ben Sales/JTA
September 11, 2014

OR YEHUDA, Israel — Something that looks like a can of soda could be Israel’s high-tech answer to the network of tunnels that Hamas has created under the Gaza border. A sensor known as a geophone can detect underground movement based on the sound generated by the movement, the Israeli defense firm manufacturing the device CONTINUE »

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BY Marc Shapiro
September 11, 2014

Baltimore native and documentary filmmaker Matthew VanDyke knew Steven Sotloff wasn’t like other journalists. His love for the Middle East region and the time he took to learn Arabic and get to know the culture gave his coverage a deeper perspective, VanDyke said. He pointed to Sotloff’s work on the Benghazi attack in 2012. “He CONTINUE »

Jewish organizations disappointed in Obama immigration delay
BY Marc Shapiro
September 11, 2014

Several Jewish organizations have expressed their disappointment in President Barack Obama’s delay on addressing immigration until after the mid-term elections in November. Speaking to the new host of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Chuck Todd, on Sunday, the president justified breaking an earlier promise that he would reform immigration policy by executive order by the end CONTINUE »