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Columbia, Md., Is the Best Place to Live in America

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Photo by Scott Saghirian
Photo by Scott Saghirian

It’s settled. Columbia, Md., is the best place to live in America. Money Magazine says so.

Gas Explosion in Columbia Destroys 6 Homes

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Photo via @ABC7News
Photo via @ABC7News

A fiery explosion rocked Howard County last night, destroying at least six homes.

Professional Cuddling Business to Open in Maryland

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Not getting enough warm embraces in your life? Well, you can always ask a friend for a hug–or you could make the drive to Columbia and pay someone $40 for a 30-minute cuddle session.

Columbia Gateway Drive Has a Rap Anthem

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Hip-hop is about showing love to your people. That includes the office workers of Columbia Gateway Drive.

Columbia Pub Owners to Open Microbrewery on Their Farm

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There's beer in there (via Howard County)
There’s beer in there (via Howard County)

The Marriners are set to head down on the farm, and brew some beer.

It’s Your Last Chance to See Maryland’s Wildest Christmas House

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There are Christmas decorations and then there are Christmas decorations. The Daniels family has the second kind. Their home at 5034 Durham Road East is so wildly, effusively decorated that 500 cars an hour (!) pay it homage during the holiday season.

Finally, Some Answers About the Columbia Mall Shooting

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In January, a 19 year-old man stormed into a skateboard shop in a Columbia mall with a shotgun and a backpack full of explosives. He fatally shot two people and injured a third before killing himself — and leaving many questions behind. Was it a case of random rage? Or a love triangle gone bad? After weeks of investigation, we may finally have some answers.

This Howard High School Grad Co-founded Reddit and Became “the Mayor of the Internet”

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via Forbes
via Forbes

I don’t know about you, but when I first heard about the website Reddit I was like, “Huh? I don’t get it.” (Which was also my initial reaction to Twitter and Facebook; in hindsight, I should have taken my own bewilderment as proof that the thing was going to blow up.)

And now here it is owning the Internet: getting the most famous and interesting people on the planet to participate in uncensored Q-and-As, popularizing the world’s most crucial GIFs, and providing a venue for irresponsible, and incorrect, speculation about the identities of bombing suspects.

It may surprise you to learn that the site was co-founded by Columbia native and Howard High School alum Alexis Ohanian, the subject of a great profile by the Baltimore Sun.

Apparently, at graduation Ohanian imagined a future as a doctor, scientist, or lawyer. It was happenstance that led him to being included in the development of the website that has become “the front page of the Internet.”

Maryland Could Abandon 165 Years of Personal Injury Doctrine

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Back in 1847, a Maryland man was injured falling through “an opening by a cellar window.” He sued for damages. The defendant argued that the plaintiff, in his carelessness, had contributed in some way to his own accident. The argument succeeded, the plaintiff was awarded no money, and Maryland courts have been operating under the doctrine of contributory negligence ever since.

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