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One-hundred-sixty years after the infamous Dred Scott Supreme Court ruling, descendants of the judge who wrote the decision and the slave whose lawsuit gave his name to it reconciled Monday in Annapolis.
Inspired by a fictional meeting dramatized by playwright Kate Taney Billingsley (left), a descendant of Chief Justice Roger Taney, it was the first public formal apology and statement of forgiveness between the families. Billingsley's father, Charles Taney (center), apologized to Scott's great-...
Amanda Ashley, 28, with her six-month old daughter Alicia Dawson.
Alicia was born with buprenorphine in her system, which Ashley was using to beat her heroin habit, and the baby suffered withdrawal pain for five weeks before being weaned off the drug in her system. Both mother and daughter are doing well now. The number of babies born in Maryland with opiates, alcohol, narcotics or other drugs in their systems has increased 56.6 percent in the last nine years to 1,419 cases in 2015, the latest...
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