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President Trump: 'From this day forward it's only going to be America first'

President Donald J. Trump, the New York businessman and reality TV star who defied political convention to win last year's divisive election, was sworn into office on the steps of the U.S. Capitol on Friday in a day filled with pageantry and protests. As thousands of spectators joined three former...

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  • Howard Bancorp reports $953,000 profit in the fourth quarter

    Howard Bancorp reports $953,000 profit in the fourth quarter

    Howard Bancorp Inc., the Ellicott City-based parent of Howard Bank, earned $953,000 in the fourth quarter, up from $456,000 in the same October-to-December period in 2015. Earnings per-share doubled to 14 cents, up from 7 cents in the year-ago period. For the full year of 2016, Howard reported...

  • ShopRite offers free counseling with dietitians at its supermarkets

    ShopRite offers free counseling with dietitians at its supermarkets

    Tapping into consumers' desires to lead healthier lifestyles, ShopRite is offering free dietitian services as well as cholesterol and glucose screenings at its supermarkets. Other programs coming this year include free support groups, weight-management classes and diabetes classes. "We want our...

  • Uber is paying $20 million to settle a government lawsuit over driver pay

    Uber is paying $20 million to settle a government lawsuit over driver pay

    Uber Technologies Inc. agreed to pay $20 million to settle a U.S. Federal Trade Commission lawsuit over driver compensation claims and its auto leasing program. The FTC sued the San Francisco-based ride-hailing startup Thursday, saying Uber made false, misleading or unsubstantiated claims about...

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  • Cable news' dominance explains much about election 2016

    Cable news' dominance explains much about election 2016

    Despite all the new media outlets that have burst onto the scene, we're still getting most of our presidential election information from cable TV and ideologically super-charged performers like Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly of Fox News. That's what I took away from a Pew survey released Wednesday...

  • Inauguration Day specials, themed drinks and more at Baltimore bars and restaurants

    Inauguration Day specials, themed drinks and more at Baltimore bars and restaurants

    Many Baltimore bars and restaurants are rolling out specials and Donald Trump-themed menu items for Friday's presidential inauguration, while at least one eatery is closing its doors in protest. Charmington's on North Howard Street will be closed all day Friday "in solidarity with everyone worldwide...

  • Arts groups plan thinly veiled protests against Trump inauguration

    Arts groups plan thinly veiled protests against Trump inauguration

    Baltimore-area arts groups are planning activities for this week ranging from literary readings to a dance party that could be interpreted as thinly veiled protests against the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. None of the organizers are saying explicitly that events named "Nasty Women...

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  • Trump's election may bode well for women

    Trump's election may bode well for women

    President Donald Trump, as he'll be known for better or worse this afternoon, has made it clear he's not a fan of public opinion polls unless they tell him what he wants to hear. But he might want to pay attention to this one, given that hundreds of thousands of women (and some men) will be marching...

  • A blue state guide to surviving the era of Trump

    A blue state guide to surviving the era of Trump

    Presidential elections come and go, and lingering hard feelings among those whose candidate lost are nothing new. But the sentiment among enthusiastic Hillary Clinton supporters (and maybe even more so among those who reluctantly supported her) that the apocalypse will commence at approximately...

  • Inauguration Day: a uniquely American spectacle

    Inauguration Day: a uniquely American spectacle

    On Friday, tens of millions of people will watch the pomp and spectacle of a uniquely American tradition. The gleaming marching band on parade, the holy men and women delivering solemn invocations, the politicos in tuxes and gowns dancing their way through evening balls. And, of course, the next...

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  • Baltimore police cut Taser use by nearly half in 2016

    Baltimore police cut Taser use by nearly half in 2016

    Baltimore police cut their use of Tasers nearly in half in 2016, a year when commanders put new limits on when officers can fire the stun guns, officials said. Officers reported 181 Taser incidents in 2016, a 46 percent decline from the record high of 347 in 2015, the Baltimore Police Department...

  • Baltimore consent decree contains denial of police misconduct allegations

    Baltimore consent decree contains denial of police misconduct allegations

    When the U.S. Department of Justice issued a scathing investigation into the Baltimore Police Department in August, city officials welcomed the findings. Then-Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said the investigation, which found that city police routinely violate residents' civil rights, was an "important...

  • NSA records allege dozens of cases of workers ripping agency off

    NSA records allege dozens of cases of workers ripping agency off

    A group of five National Security Agency contractors falsified their time sheets to claim they had worked almost 200 days that agency investigators concluded they in fact had not, according to the agency's inspector general. The incident was one of more than 100 in which the NSA's internal watchdog...

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