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Light rail's promise remains unfulfilled, except on game days

The light rail cars heading south toward Camden Yards were jammed with orange-clad fans — and a few in red — before the Orioles' game against the rival Boston Red Sox. As the train rumbled down Howard Street on Friday evening, Harry and Helen Page said they've taken light rail to O's games since...

Injured by errant bat at Orioles game, woman sues for more fan protection

Injured by errant bat at Orioles game, woman sues for more fan protection

Patricia Dowdell never saw Chris Davis lose his grip on the bat, sending it spinning wildly over the Orioles dugout and into the fourth row where she sat with her fiancee. "We see some fans waving for help to come down," the Orioles broadcaster said on radio. "That bat came whipping into the stands...

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  • Trump’s approval ratings sit at record lows but base stays steady, poll shows

    Trump’s approval ratings sit at record lows but base stays steady, poll shows

    President Donald Trump nears the 100-day mark of his administration as the least popular chief executive in modern times, a president whose voters remain largely satisfied with his performance, but one whose base of support has not expanded since he took the oath of office, according to a new Washington...

  • Obama-appointed surgeon general is removed by Trump administration

    Obama-appointed surgeon general is removed by Trump administration

    U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy has been removed by the Trump administration and replaced temporarily by his deputy, Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams. Murthy, a holdover from the Obama administration, was asked to resign, according to a statement released Friday night by the Department of Health...

  • Scrutiny follows as Trump sons take helm of company, eye domestic expansion

    Scrutiny follows as Trump sons take helm of company, eye domestic expansion

    Apprentices no more, Eric and Donald Trump Jr. are now at the helm of the Trump Organization and adjusting to the reality presented by their father's presidency. They're eyeing ways to use the new lease on the family fame by expanding the brand into parts of the United States that embrace him. ...

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  • Postscript from Michigan at Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse

    Postscript from Michigan at Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse

    If junior attackman Shack Stanwick is forced to miss any time, Johns Hopkins got a glimpse of what the offense could look like without him in Saturday’s 19-9 thrashing of visiting Michigan at Homewood Field.

  • Young quarterbacks take center stage in Maryland's spring game

    Young quarterbacks take center stage in Maryland's spring game

    For a little more than a month, Maryland quarterbacks Tyrrell Pigrome and Max Bortenschlager have been sharing snaps in practice with redshirt junior transfer Caleb Henderson, hoping to show second-year coach DJ Durkin how much they improved from their freshman year.

  • Analysis and betting tips for Sunday's race card at Laurel Park

    Analysis and betting tips for Sunday's race card at Laurel Park

    Gabby Gaudet's betting tips and best bets for Sunday's racing at Laurel Park: Race 1, 1:10 p.m. post time Selections: No. 7 Goodbyseeulater, No. 3 Jose Sea View, No. 1 Troubled Waters Goodbyeseeulater has the outside post and peed advantage. Jose Sea View with one more step down the claiming ladder,...

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  • In defense of science

    In defense of science

    Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to march in Washington, D.C., today to celebrate and defend science — at a time when many believe that science does, in fact, need defending. President Trump's budget proposal cuts 31 percent from the Environmental Protection Agency, slashes the Department...

  • Eye on Ocean City's horizon

    Eye on Ocean City's horizon

    Imagine lying on the beach in Ocean City and feeling visually assaulted. Is it the looming stucco-plastered high-rises or the indiscriminant clutter of surf shops, arcades, bars and condos behind you? Let's say no. Or maybe the throngs of beach-goers in their colorful attire and various states...

  • Clearing cases isn't enough

    Clearing cases isn't enough

    The drop in the Baltimore Police Department's homicide clearance rate in recent years was a sign that the violence on the streets was overwhelming our ability to maintain order and safety. Each case police couldn't close was not only a wound to the victim's family, it was also an invitation to...

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  • Baltimore homicide closure rate near 50 percent, but figure is complicated

    Baltimore homicide closure rate near 50 percent, but figure is complicated

    The Baltimore police rate of closed homicides stands at about 49 percent for the year — but that doesn't mean half of this year's killings have been solved. About a quarter of this year's killings have resulted in handcuffs and charges against a suspect. The rest of the closed cases are killings...

  • Drug-related deaths overburden Maryland medical examiner's office

    Drug-related deaths overburden Maryland medical examiner's office

    The opioid epidemic that has claimed so many lives in Maryland is overwhelming the state medical examiner's office. The agency has exceeded national caseload standards — the number of autopsies a single pathologist should perform in a year — in each of the past four years. The office now risks...

  • Researchers find data breaches more likely at large teaching hospitals

    Researchers find data breaches more likely at large teaching hospitals

    Large health care providers and teaching hospitals face a greater risk of having their medical records compromised by hackers, researchers say in a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The researchers, including Ge Bai, an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins...

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