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Rebuilding the lost village in East Baltimore

Rodricks: Rebuilding the lost village in East Baltimore

The Rev. Donte Hickman can stand in front of his church on North Chester Street in East Baltimore and point to several reasons for hope in an old neighborhood that for decades might have been the most hopeless in the city.

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  • 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. ...

  • Ryan promises to keep government open — and makes no promises on health care

    Ryan promises to keep government open — and makes no promises on health care

    House leaders told GOP lawmakers Saturday that they plan to devote their energy this week to keeping the federal government open, conspicuously avoiding an immediate commitment to take up health care despite pledges to do so by conservatives and the White House. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.,...

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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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