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Maryland public universities to require COVID-19 vaccine

Maryland’s public higher education system will require that students, faculty and staff returning to campuses in the fall be vaccinated against COVID-19. University System of Maryland Chancellor Jay Perman announced the decision in a statement Friday. The system will allow appropriate exemptions for medical or religious reasons. The announcement came a day after the 10-campus University of California system and the 23-campus California State University system said they intend to […]

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Prince fans pay respects at Paisley Park 5 years after death

Paisley Park welcomed back a select 1,400 fans to mark the fifth anniversary of Prince's death from inside his creative sanctuary in suburban Minneapolis. The sprawling studio’s atrium opened Wednesday to those who rushed for one of the free reservations. Those who couldn't go inside left flowers and mementos in front of a statue erected outside the front doors in the shape of his famous purple Love Symbol. Prince died […]

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LeVar Burton to be ‘Jeopardy!’ guest host; petition credited

The 200,000-plus LeVar Burton boosters who signed a petition calling for him to be the new “Jeopardy!” host will get to see him try the job on for size. Burton is among the final group of guest hosts for the quiz show, which lost its longtime host Alex Trebek to cancer last November. The show's producer has put off announcing Trebek's successor. Burton's fans say the “Star Trek: Next Generation” […]

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Hogan announces new initiatives to focus vaccination efforts

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has announced some added COVID-19 vaccination initiatives to better get shots into the arms of the unvaccinated. The governor outlined the “No Arm Left Behind” initiatives Wednesday. He says it will involve all state agencies and a variety of private companies. Hogan says Maryland has administered more than 4 million vaccines. He says 82% of people over 65 have been vaccinated, and more than 55% of […]

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Pittsburg American Football


Offensive tackle, linebacker among Washington’s draft needs

Washington goes into the draft with major holes at left tackle and linebacker and others smaller needs all over the roster. Quarterback isn't the most glaring problem in the short term after signing Ryan Fitzpatrick. But that doesn't mean there isn't a temptation to trade up for Trey Lance or one of the other top prospects available after the top two. Coach Ron Rivera and new executives Martin Mayhew and […]

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2020 Ocean City police stats show crime increasing

Police statistics show crime in a popular Maryland tourist destination spiked in 2020 for the first time in five years. According to the Salisbury Daily Times, an annual report from the Ocean City Police Department showed a 21% increase in Part 1 crime, which includes rape, robbery, assault and other offenses. The largest spikes occurred in assaults, according to the report. There were no reported homicides. All contents © copyright […]

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FDA inspection found problems at factory making J&J vaccine

U.S. regulators say the Baltimore factory contracted to make Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine was dirty, didn’t follow proper manufacturing procedures and had poorly trained staff. The problems resulted in contamination of a batch of material that was going to be put in the shots. The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday released a 13-page report detailing findings from its recent inspection of the now-idle Emergent Biosciences factory. J&J and […]

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Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death

Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, the explosive case that triggered worldwide protests, violence and a furious reexamination of racism and policing in the U.S. The jury deliberated about 10 hours over two days in a city on edge against another outbreak of unrest. Floyd died last May after Chauvin, a white officer, pinned his knee on […]

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Biden praying for ‘right verdict’ in Chauvin trial

President Joe Biden says he is “praying the verdict is the right verdict” in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin and that he believes the case to be “overwhelming.” Biden told reporters at the White House on Tuesday that he was only weighing in on the trial into the death of George Floyd because the jury in the case had been sequestered. He confirmed that he called […]

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