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  • Speaker Ryan downplays divisions over Obamacare replacement

    Speaker Ryan downplays divisions over Obamacare replacement

    Facing growing Republican opposition, House Speaker Paul Ryan is insisting that the White House and Congress are working together on a plan to repeal and replace the health care law that will eventually attract unified support. The Wisconsin Republican told reporters on Tuesday that there "aren't...

  • The real goal of Trump's executive orders: Reduce the number of immigrants in the U.S.

    The real goal of Trump's executive orders: Reduce the number of immigrants in the U.S.

    Behind President Trump’s efforts to step up deportations and block travel from seven mostly Muslim countries lies a goal that reaches far beyond any immediate terrorism threat: a desire to reshape American demographics for the long term and keep out people who Trump and senior aides believe will...

  • Dan Coats faces Senate confirmation hearing to be top U.S. intelligence official

    Dan Coats faces Senate confirmation hearing to be top U.S. intelligence official

    Dan Coats will be at the epicenter Tuesday of the bitter squabble between President Trump and the U.S. intelligence community, which the former senator from Indiana will lead if he is confirmed as director of national intelligence. Coats is certain to be asked at his Senate confirmation hearing...

  • Trump to direct rollback of Obama-era water rule Tuesday

    Trump to direct rollback of Obama-era water rule Tuesday

    President Trump on Tuesday will instruct the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers to "review and reconsider" a 2015 rule known as the Waters of the United States rule, according to a senior official, a move that could ultimately make it easier for agricultural and development...

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  • Chick-fil-A opening in Linthicum Heights marked by road trip and year of free meals for 100

    Chick-fil-A opening in Linthicum Heights marked by road trip and year of free meals for 100

    Chick-fil-A will open a location Thursday in Linthicum Heights, marked by a grand opening road trip and one-year supply of free meals offered to 100 customers. A day-long community service-oriented road trip on Wednesday, hosted by franchise operator Billy McGrath, will replace the typical Chick-fil-A...

  • Baltimore-area apartment portfolio sells for $247 million

    Baltimore-area apartment portfolio sells for $247 million

    Six Baltimore-area developments with more than 1,900 apartments have sold for $247 million. The deal was announced by seller Harbor Group International, headquartered in Norfolk, Va. Affiliates of the firm had purchased the portfolio in 2011 for $190 million, investing $7.75 million in renovations....

  • Maryland Airbnb hosts made $25.3 million in 2016

    Maryland Airbnb hosts made $25.3 million in 2016

    Airbnb, a growing short-term rental website, said Monday that hosts in Maryland whose properties are booked through the platform earned about $25.3 million in income in 2016. The firm, which earns money through a booking fee charged as a percentage of each transaction, released the information as...

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  • As communities evolve, public city markets strive to remain relevant

    As communities evolve, public city markets strive to remain relevant

    Francis "Lumpy" Baroch remembers when the center aisle at Hollins Market was so crowded it had to be widened. Today, customers trickle past his L&R Produce stall at the east end of the market. Stalls at the west end of the aging structure stand empty. Market managers, merchants, officials and customers...

  • 'The Bachelor' recap: Frozen in Finland, with Corinne left in the cold

    'The Bachelor' recap: Frozen in Finland, with Corinne left in the cold

    This week's episode of "The Bachelor" is only an hour, which would be outstanding news except that it means next week's is THREE HOURS LONG. You guys are lucky I love you. Quick catch up: Last week was hometown dates, and Nick met the families of Corinne, Vanessa, Rachel and Raven. As the episode...

  • #OscarsSoWhite creator says there's more work to be done to improve Hollywood diversity

    #OscarsSoWhite creator says there's more work to be done to improve Hollywood diversity

    This year's Oscars award show was filled with excitement — especially for those who have been calling for more diversity and the inclusion of marginalized communities within Hollywood films.  Actress Viola Davis won best supporting actress for her role in "Hidden Figures"; Mahershala Ali won best...

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  • Athletes of the Week in 2016-17

    Athletes of the Week in 2016-17

    The Baltimore Sun takes Athletes of the Week nominations from Friday night until Sunday at 6 p.m. Please provide name, school, class, sport, position, team results and the athlete's accomplishments for the week, with statistics by game, and other supporting information. Coaches also should provide...

  • Struggling Maryland basketball team faces a potential pothole in Piscataway

    Struggling Maryland basketball team faces a potential pothole in Piscataway

    A late-season road trip to Rutgers was not supposed to be fraught with such potential peril for the Maryland men's basketball team. The Terps will be facing an opponent that has been more competitive than its 2-14 Big Ten record indicates, and facing pressure that is seemingly building during a...

  • Defensive players getting involved on offense for Maryland men's lacrosse

    Defensive players getting involved on offense for Maryland men's lacrosse

    If there is one thing that sticks out about Maryland’s lacrosse team this year compared to last season, it is the Terps' speed. They get up and down the field extremely fast.

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  • Trump's war on women

    Trump's war on women

    President Donald Trump is waging a war against women. In his first week in office, Mr. Trump reinstated the Global Gag Rule (also known as the Mexico City policy), which threatens to leave many women without access to sexual and reproductive health services in low and middle-income countries. The...

  • Baltimore should have control of its own police force

    Baltimore should have control of its own police force

    Last summer, following the release of the Department of Justice's report on the Baltimore Police Department, there were many who supported the need for substantive reform. Almost no policy or function of the BPD was without someone championing a way to change it. However, while no one was surprised...

  • Journalism under attack

    Journalism under attack

    Even among Americans who take their news with a heaping spoonful of skepticism or perhaps believe "liberal bias" within the news media is rampant, to hear a sitting U.S. president repeatedly refer to the press as an "enemy of the people," a term more closely associated with French revolutionaries...

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