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Local organizations offering events to showcase Israel solidarity
BY Melissa Gerr and Heather Norris
July 24, 2014

The events unfolding in Israel are geographically far from Maryland, but Jewish Baltimore showed 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 this past week. National, state and local politicians joined with religious leaders, community CONTINUE »

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Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer, who fought against apartheid, dies at 90
BY Ian Zelaya
July 24, 2014

South African novelist Nadine Gordimer died July 13, in Johannesburg at the age of 90, Reuters reported. The author of more than 30 books, Gordimer was one of the literary world’s most influential voices against apartheid, winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1991 for her novels and short stories that echoed life and emotion CONTINUE »

Local teens win National Merit Scholarships
BY Melissa Gerr
July 24, 2014

Matthew Bernstein, 17, and Theodore Weinberg, 18, both recent graduates of Oakland Mills High School in Columbia, have won National Merit Scholarships funded by the college or university of their choice. They join 44 other teens from schools in the greater Baltimore/Washington, D.C., area who will be enjoying tuition reductions through the National Merit program. CONTINUE »

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Two Republicans express support, denounce Palestinian unity government
BY Dmitriy Shapiro
July 24, 2014

Hours after 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 of CONTINUE »

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Although big box stores and chains are coming to Foundry Row, local shops are confident in their futures
BY Marc Shapiro
July 24, 2014

When Foundry Row is up and running in 2016, an LA Fitness will be next door to Lynne Brick’s and only a few miles from Brick Bodies and Planet Fitness, all three owned or franchised by the same local company. But Lynne Brick, president and founder of the female-only Lynne Brick’s and coed Brick Bodies CONTINUE »