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Seven Baltimore Police officers indicted on federal racketeering charges

Seven Baltimore Police officers who were part of a high-profile gun unit were arrested Wednesday after being indicted in U.S. District Court on racketeering charges — allegations that throw into question scores of the prolific unit's cases. Their alleged crimes include shaking down citizens, filing...

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    • Maryland Senate President Miller seeks hospital care

      Maryland Senate President Miller seeks hospital care

      Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, 74, was taken to an Annapolis-area hospital Tuesday afternoon after he complained to the State House nurse about feeling lightheaded. Miller went to the hospital as a precaution at the nurse's urging, his aide said. Miller planned to return to the capitol...

    • Maryland House OKs extension of energy-efficiency program

      Maryland House OKs extension of energy-efficiency program

      Over the objections of Republicans, the Maryland House of Delegates approved a bill Tuesday that would extend the state's energy efficiency program. The vote was 92-46. The Senate has not yet voted on the measure. The EmPOWER Act was passed in 2008, requiring utilities to reduce per capita electricity...

    • Maryland House OKs bill limiting school testing

      Maryland House OKs bill limiting school testing

      The Maryland House of Delegates approved a bill Tuesday that would limit the amount of time school districts can spend on testing. The Less Testing, More Learning Act sailed through with minimal debate on a 139-0 vote. The bill would limit schools to spending 2 percent of classroom time on tests...

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    • Senate confirms Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke as Interior secretary

      Senate confirms Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke as Interior secretary

      Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke won Senate confirmation on Wednesday as President Donald Trump's Interior secretary, giving him responsibility for overseeing 400 million acres of public land, mostly in the West. The Republican-controlled Senate approved the nomination, 68-31. Zinke, 55, a former Navy SEAL...

    • Analysis: A big shift in Trump's tone, but tough choices left to Congress

      Analysis: A big shift in Trump's tone, but tough choices left to Congress

      President Trump’s well-delivered speech to Congress on Tuesday night answered one major question — whether he could offer the country a less divisive tone — but provided almost no clarity about how he hopes to fulfill the promises that he made in his campaign. In addition to “massive” tax cuts...

    • The mayoral election is coming up in L.A. and almost no one seems to care

      The mayoral election is coming up in L.A. and almost no one seems to care

      Tabitha Benoy of Woodland Hills, Calif., plans to skip Tuesday’s election for mayor of Los Angeles. “It’s never even occurred to me to vote for the mayor,” said Benoy, a 37-year-old social worker who tends to vote for president and not much else. “It seems like there’s so many elections. It’s too...

    • In Democrats' response, former Kentucky governor says Trump would "rip" away health care

      In Democrats' response, former Kentucky governor says Trump would "rip" away health care

      Former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear took a populist tenor in Democrats' formal response to President Donald Trump's speech to Congress on Tuesday, accusing him of planning to "rip affordable health insurance" from Americans and being "Wall Street's champion." Seated at a diner in Lexington, Kentucky,...

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    • Sinclair and Tribune reportedly talking about possible combination

      Sinclair and Tribune reportedly talking about possible combination

      Sinclair Broadcast Group is in talks with Tribune Media about a possible combinations, according to a Reuters report citing anonymous sources. Shares of both companies surged on the news with Tribune's stock up 9 percent and Sinclair's rising 5.4 percent. Neither Hunt Valley-based Sinclair nor Tribune...

    • Red Bull bringing social entrepreneurs program to Baltimore

      Red Bull bringing social entrepreneurs program to Baltimore

      Red Bull is bringing its training program encouraging community improvement projects to Baltimore . The Austrian energy drink company said the program, called the Red Bull Amaphiko Academy, includes a 10-day residency and "helps the social entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life. " Such programs...

    • Officials: New Trump travel ban removes Iraq from list

      Officials: New Trump travel ban removes Iraq from list

      President Donald Trump's new immigration order will remove Iraq from the list of countries whose citizens face a temporary U.S. travel ban, American officials say, citing the latest draft in circulation. Trump is expected to sign the executive order in the coming days. Four officials told The Associated...

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    • Ostrowski's sausage shop on Washington Street to become rowhomes

      Ostrowski's sausage shop on Washington Street to become rowhomes

      Four years after the Ostrowski's Polish Homemade Sausage shop changed hands from the family that owned it for nearly a century, its days as a sausage house are coming to a close as new buyers plan to transform the space into homes. Delaware-based Treasure Protection Management Inc. bought the building...

    • Clark Burger opening in former Tortilleria Sinaloa space on Central Avenue

      Clark Burger opening in former Tortilleria Sinaloa space on Central Avenue

      Clark Burger, the burgers and poutine eatery that got its start next to the Senator Theatre, is opening a second location on Central Avenue in Little Italy. The restaurant is planning to open in the Fallsway Spring & Equipment Co. building at 415 S. Central Ave. The space previously housed Tortilleria...

    • Everyman Theatre, Rep Stage reveal promising casts for upcoming musical premieres

      Everyman Theatre, Rep Stage reveal promising casts for upcoming musical premieres

      Two of the most anticipated events on the Baltimore theater calendar are musicals that will receive their world or area premieres in the weeks ahead. Here's the latest casting information on both: Everyman Theatre will unveil the freshly reworked version of "Los Otros" with music by Michael John...

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    • Preserving Pimlico and the Preakness

      Preserving Pimlico and the Preakness

      The Maryland Stadium Authority study analyzing what would need to be done to make Pimlico suitable as the long-term host of the Preakness Stakes came with an eye-popping price tag: Somewhere in the neighborhood of $300 million worth of renovations — everything from utilities and restrooms to an...

    • Giving 'voice' to race-baiting

      Giving 'voice' to race-baiting

      While the United States has benefited from a decades-long downward trend in violent crime rates, it is not difficult to find victims. There were still about 1.2 million violent crimes reported in 2015, according to Federal Bureau of Investigation statistics, which means the perpetrators came in...

    • For Md. schools, more money is not the answer

      For Md. schools, more money is not the answer

      More than a century ago, iconic Marylander Frederick Douglass wrote, "some men know the value of education by having it. I know its value by not having it." Fast forward to today, the Baltimore City Public School System (BCPSS) should prompt us all to question the value of the education it provides...

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