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GOP health care bill short on votes ahead of showdown demanded by Trump

Republicans' long-promised effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare" was in serious trouble Friday ahead of a do-or-die vote demanded by President Donald Trump. Short of support, Speaker Paul Ryan met with Trump at the White House to discuss how to go forward. The outcome was uncertain, the atmosphere...

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  • Senate OKs state budget

    Senate OKs state budget

    The state Senate approved its revision of the state's $43.5 billion budget on Thursday, though some senators expressed concern that the plan doesn't resolve long-term spending imbalances. While the budget must be balanced each year, the state's finances project a structural deficit in future years....

  • Maryland Senate OKs bill to create redistricting commission — if other states do the same

    Maryland Senate OKs bill to create redistricting commission — if other states do the same

    The Maryland Senate approved a bill Thursday that would require the state to create a nonpartisan commission for redistricting — but only if five other states agree to do the same. Senators were divided between those who see the bill as a hollow gesture and others who say it's a first step toward...

  • Jewish community hopeful bomb threats will end after arrest of 19-year-old

    Jewish community hopeful bomb threats will end after arrest of 19-year-old

    Leaders of Baltimore's Jewish community said Thursday they were hopeful the bomb threats against their centers would stop now that Israeli police have arrested a 19-year-old accused of making a series of such threats across the world. "Hopefully this arrest will bring an end to the threats," Barak...

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  • Charter promises Trump something new ($25-billion investment) and something old (20,000 jobs)

    Charter promises Trump something new ($25-billion investment) and something old (20,000 jobs)

    The chief executive of Charter Communications committed in a meeting with President Trump on Friday to invest $25 billion on broadband infrastructure while joining a trend of business leaders touting previously announced job creation at the White House. In the case of Charter — Southern California’s...

  • Trump approves Keystone XL, calling it 'great day' for jobs

    Trump approves Keystone XL, calling it 'great day' for jobs

    President Donald Trump declared it a "great day for American jobs" on Friday as he formally green-lighted the Keystone XL pipeline, clearing the way for the $8 billion project to finally be completed. In a reversal of the Obama administration's earlier decision, the Trump administration issued...

  • Federal agency rules Trump's D.C. hotel lease in 'full compliance'

    Federal agency rules Trump's D.C. hotel lease in 'full compliance'

    Government officials overseeing the Trump International Hotel's lease with the federal government have determined the deal is in "full compliance" despite a clause in the agreement barring any "elected official of the Government of the United States" from deriving "any benefit." In a Thursday letter...

  • Trumps plot big hotel expansion, but political problems loom

    Trumps plot big hotel expansion, but political problems loom

    The Trump family is launching a new hotel chain in a bold expansion of a company that critics say is already too big and opaque for an enterprise whose owner sits in the Oval Office. The chain, called Scion, will feature the first Trump-run hotels not to bear the family's gilded name. The hotels...

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  • Maryland adds 11,500 jobs in February

    Maryland adds 11,500 jobs in February

    Maryland employers reported another strong month of hiring, adding 11,500 jobs in February, the U.S. Labor Department said Friday. The unemployment rate held steady at 4.2 percent, as the gains helped draw more than 14,000 people into the labor force. On an annual basis, job creation expanded by...

  • Bayhawks want to build stadium on Crownsville property

    Bayhawks want to build stadium on Crownsville property

    Owner Brendan Kelly is proposing a $40 million, 10,000-seat facility

  • Desirable Spaces: Shady Side contemporary with panoramic bay view

    Desirable Spaces: Shady Side contemporary with panoramic bay view

    Panoramic views of the Chesapeake Bay from a modern interior with rustic touches characterize a waterfront house in Shady Side that is on the market for $699,900. "The first floor has a 270 degree view of the water. Wherever you're looking, you are looking at water," said Tim McIntyre, the listing...

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  • Rob Reiner shares his new perspective on 'LBJ' ahead of Annapolis Film Festival

    Rob Reiner shares his new perspective on 'LBJ' ahead of Annapolis Film Festival

    Rob Reiner admits that his 20-year-old self would not approve of his latest movie, a sympathetic biopic of Lyndon Baines Johnson. "He'd be mad at me," says Reiner, 70, who became eligible for the draft in 1965, when President Johnson had the U.S. mired in an unpopular war in Southeast Asia. "When...

  • Iron Rooster to open at McHenry Row; Greene Turtle and Piaza closing

    Iron Rooster to open at McHenry Row; Greene Turtle and Piaza closing

    The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille and next-door neighbor Piaza at McHenry Row are closing their doors to make way for Iron Rooster. The Annapolis-based restaurant, which serves breakfast all day, is opening its fourth location at the mixed-use Locust Point complex. It's expected to open this...

  • Growing pains mar potential of The Outpost American Tavern

    Growing pains mar potential of The Outpost American Tavern

    I am a great fan of chef Jesse Sandlin. I've been eating her terrific food for almost 10 years at various restaurants. She is now cooking contemporary American dishes at The Outpost American Tavern in Federal Hill, which opened in early March, replacing Porter's Pub. The restaurant, which went...

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  • Baltimore could be a model for racial and economic equality

    Baltimore could be a model for racial and economic equality

    The racial economic divide in Baltimore isn't pretty. Average white household income in Baltimore is nearly two times that of black households. The unemployment rate for workers of color is three times the rate for white workers. And just 13 percent of black adults in Baltimore finish a bachelor's...

  • The problem with DeVos' education agenda

    The problem with DeVos' education agenda

    Newly confirmed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, a Michigan billionaire, has used her considerable wealth to promote charter school expansion in her home state for more than two decades. According to Politico, she and her husband have made over $2 million dollars in campaign contributions to...

  • Md. government gets right what D.C. gets wrong

    Md. government gets right what D.C. gets wrong

    A recent edition of The Sun reported on several issues before the Maryland General Assembly. One related to medical malpractice. Another concerned the resale of entertainment and sports tickets. The lead editorial discussed the governor's proposed ethics legislation, and an op-ed opposed legislation...

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  • Struggles of new East Baltimore school show challenges of integration

    Struggles of new East Baltimore school show challenges of integration

    On the day that the Henderson-Hopkins school opened its doors to let children in, Crystal Jordan marveled at its light-filled rooms, curving stairs and interior play areas. She couldn't believe her family's good fortune. In a city with so many struggling schools, her fifth-grade daughter was entering...

  • Pugh, Young to travel to Vegas for business convention

    Pugh, Young to travel to Vegas for business convention

    Mayor Catherine Pugh and City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young plan to travel to Las Vegas in May to attend the Global Retail Real Estate Convention. Baltimore's Board of Estimates, on which both politicians sit, approved more than $11,000 Wednesday for Young and two aides to attend the...

  • Bridging the Divide: The struggle to move past segregated schools

    Bridging the Divide: The struggle to move past segregated schools

    The attendance lines for 11 schools in the Catonsville area had to be redrawn to relieve overcrowding, but there was a chance to achieve something more significant, something that might improve the lives of all children: integration.

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