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Freddie Gray died after being handcuffed and driven without a seatbelt in a police van. Courtesy of ABC News
Freddie Gray died after being handcuffed and driven without a seatbelt in a police van.

Baltimore reaches 6.4 million dollar civil settlement with family of Freddie Gray

Baltimore's Board of Estimates approved a civil settlement of 6.4 million dollars to the family of Freddie Gray on September 9, almost five months after his death in police custody in April.

Supreme Court votes to legalize same-sex marriage

On June 26, a divided Supreme Court ruled in a five-to-four decision that same-sex couples nationwide have the Constitutional right to marry. Until the decision, same-sex couples were barred from marriage in fourteen states.

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Right to same-sex marriage to be decided

The Supreme Court announced Jan. 16 that it would review appeals from four circuit courts that ruled on same-sex marriage last year. The longstanding legal debate over the rights of same-sex couples appears to be heading towards a resolution.

Three Denver teens attempt to join extremists in Syria

On Oct.17, three American teenage girls on their way to join the terrorist group ISIS were stopped at the Frankfurt airport in Germany.

Blair alumni named a 2014 Macarthur Fellow

On Sept. 17, Blair graduate Jacob Lurie was among the 21 people named a 2014 MacArthur "Genius" Fellow. Lurie, along with the other fellows, will earn a stipend of $625,000 from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

CVS/Pharmacy has stopped selling tobacco products

CVS has ended the sale of tobacco products in all of their locations in the United States on Sept. 3, one month earlier than originally planned.

Blair alum publishes a book on teaching

In her book, Green seeks to dispel the myth that good teachers are born and cannot be taught. She also talks about the ineffectiveness of past education reforms in the United States and compares American teaching methods to those used in Japan.
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Regal Entertainment Group implements bag search policy

Blazers trying to catch a movie at the theater in Downtown Silver Spring will find that a change has been implemented: employees are now checking bags that moviegoers are bringing into the theater.


Baby panda watch 2015 has come to a close!

Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift: feud or conversation?

World-famous artists Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift received attention from nearly every social media platform and major news network last week for their Twitter exchange.