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Ponies cross from Assateague to Chincoteague in annual swim

The 2017 Chincoteague Pony Swim has been completed amid a beautiful morning on the Delmarva peninsula. As dawn broke, the 92nd edition of the annual spectacle began, with a team of local wranglers — the Saltwater Cowboys — driving the herd of about 200 ponies from their home on Assateague Island...

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    • Skinny repeal: Yet another terrible health care idea from the GOP

      Skinny repeal: Yet another terrible health care idea from the GOP

      Just when you thought Republicans had exhausted the universe of bad ideas for repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appears poised to pull out yet another loser: the “skinny repeal.” What’s so bizarre about it is that it does nothing to address...

    • Love Russia, hate Putin

      Love Russia, hate Putin

      I grew up during the Cold War. When I joined the Marine Corps, the enemy we disparaged as we ran PT (physical training) in the morning was not yet Achmed or Haji, but Ivan (for some of the older Marines it was still Charlie). We were in a nuclear arms race with Russia, and they were our greatest...

    • Baltimore should give back territory it annexed from the counties a century ago

      Baltimore should give back territory it annexed from the counties a century ago

      With Baltimore’s elected officials still unable to offer a long-term plan to fix the city’s high-poverty neighborhoods and crime problems, I offer mine: There needs to be a tri-jurisdictional collaborative, with Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties agreeing to take back regions previously annexed...

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    • Amazon to hire 1,200 in Maryland, 50,000 across the country at fulfillment centers

      Amazon to hire 1,200 in Maryland, 50,000 across the country at fulfillment centers

      Amazon plans to hire 50,000 people across the country, including 1,200 in Maryland, to work in its fulfillment facilities, the company said Wednesday. The Seattle-based giant online shopping site will host a “jobs day” on Aug. 2 in Baltimore and nine other cities, offering tours and information...

    • Trump says Apple has plans to build 3 U.S. factories; Apple doesn't comment

      Trump says Apple has plans to build 3 U.S. factories; Apple doesn't comment

      President Trump said Apple Inc. has committed to build three “big” manufacturing plants in the U.S., a move that would represent a major change in strategy for the world’s most valuable company and boost the White House’s long-held promise to return overseas factory jobs to America. Trump told...

    • Hot sauce brand Huckle's to join Union Collective complex

      Hot sauce brand Huckle's to join Union Collective complex

      Hot sauce brand Huckle’s is the latest Baltimore company to join Union Collective, the manufacturing and retail complex anchored by Union Craft Brewing set to open next year in Medfield, said Huckle’s CEO Harrison Long. Huckle’s, which has been brewing and bottling at Maggie’s Farm restaurant in...

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    • Maryland casinos up the ante with celebrity chefs Gordon Ramsay and Todd English

      Maryland casinos up the ante with celebrity chefs Gordon Ramsay and Todd English

      There’s a key ingredient Maryland’s casinos are throwing into the mix as they look to elevate their culinary offerings: the celebrity factor. As two more celebrity chefs prepare to make their entry into Greater Baltimore, casinos are banking on their pull to boost their profiles to gamblers and...

    • Avenue Kitchen & Bar opens Wednesday in Hampden

      Avenue Kitchen & Bar opens Wednesday in Hampden

      Avenue Kitchen & Bar, the newest addition to Hampden’s dining scene, will make its debut Wednesday. The restaurant is replacing Le Garage, which closed in April at 911 W. 36th St. Patrick Dahlgren and Bill Irvin bought the restaurant with plans to create a destination for both everyday dining and...

    • 'The Bachelorette' recap: Perfect Peter is in trouble

      'The Bachelorette' recap: Perfect Peter is in trouble

      This week on “The Bachelorette,” Rachel takes the final three men to Dallas to meet her family. I’m curious if her dad will be included this season as he, understandably, opted out of meeting Nick last season. Rachel greets Eric, a personal trainer from Baltimore who definitely chugs protein shakes...

    • Olney Theatre delivers vibrant revival of 'Thurgood'

      Olney Theatre delivers vibrant revival of 'Thurgood'

      The term “hero” gets tossed around so liberally these days that it feels good to be reminded of someone who fits the bill thoroughly — Thurgood Marshall, the subject of a one-man play enjoying a welcome revival at Olney Theatre Center. Written about a decade ago by George Stevens Jr., “Thurgood”...

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    • Senate embarks on new round of voting to peel back Obamacare

      Senate embarks on new round of voting to peel back Obamacare

      Senate Republicans planned to forge ahead with a series of proposals aimed at revamping the Affordable Care Act Wednesday, hoping to produce some sort of legislation that could garner enough support to serve as the basis of a negotiations with the House. But after winning a key procedural victory...

    • Senate Judiciary Committee withdraws subpoena for Manafort

      Senate Judiciary Committee withdraws subpoena for Manafort

      President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman will not be testifying Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, as originally scheduled, after the committee rescinded its subpoena. The committee withdrew its subpoena for Paul Manafort late Tuesday after Manafort agreed to turn over documents...

    • McCain delivers a key health care vote, scolding message

      McCain delivers a key health care vote, scolding message

      The maverick stood with his party on Tuesday, casting a crucial vote in the Republican drive to repeal "Obamacare." But then, like an angry prophet, Sen. John McCain condemned the tribal politics besetting the nation. Confronting an aggressive brain cancer, the 80-year-old Arizonan served notice...

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    • Baltimore gun offenders vary, Sun review shows

      Baltimore gun offenders vary, Sun review shows

      A young woman who says she carried a gun for her own protection. A truck driver passing through Baltimore with a gun in his cab. The manager of an optometrist’s office who, after a car accident, was found to have a gun in his vehicle. As Baltimore’s City Council considers a proposed one-year mandatory...

    • Neighborhood tensions arise as residents learn of plans for medical marijuana dispensaries

      Neighborhood tensions arise as residents learn of plans for medical marijuana dispensaries

      John Seifert was having trouble renting out his shuttered flower shop in Baltimore County. Finally, a real estate agent found a potential tenant: a medical marijuana dispensary. Seifert signed a five-year lease with the firm, which wants to sell cannabis tinctures, oils and other products to patients...

    • New York City establishes tenants' right to lawyer in eviction cases

      New York City establishes tenants' right to lawyer in eviction cases

      The New York City Council passed legislation Thursday that will guarantee free legal representation to all low-income tenants facing eviction, the first measure in the nation to establish a civil right to counsel in housing court. Advocates for tenants in Maryland and across the nation hailed the...

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