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Montgomery County State's Attorney John McCarthy provides an update July 15, 2015, on the investigation into the 1975 disappearance of the Lyon sisters. (Andrea Noble/The Washington Times)

Sex offender charged with murder of Md. sisters missing since '75

- The Washington Times

Police announced Wednesday that one man has been indicted on two counts of first-degree murder in conjunction with the 1975 disappearance of a pair of young Montgomery County sisters, a case that was among the most high-profile unsolved missing persons cases in the region.

Bill Cosby (AP Photo/File)

Smithsonian to post sign outside Bill Cosby's art collection

- Associated Press

The Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art says it will post a sign telling visitors that an exhibition featuring Bill Cosby's art collection is about the artists, not a tribute to the comedian.

Twenty-four people have been killed in Baltimore in July, according to The Baltimore Sun. That puts the city's homicide tally this month on course to exceed the 42 people killed in May, Baltimore's highest murder rate for a single month since 1990. (Associated Press)

Baltimore joins forces with feds to curb crime

- The Washington Times

BALTIMORE -- Nine people have been killed here since Friday, including two who were gunned down Monday, raising Baltimore's homicide toll to 168 this year and adding to the pervasive sense that violent crime is extinguishing the charm of this city by the bay.