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  • Dispute resolution expert backs MASN, Orioles in 'friend' brief

    Dispute resolution expert backs MASN, Orioles in 'friend' brief

    An attorney who has served as an administrator in some of the nation's highest-profile settlements has weighed in on the side of the Orioles in the club's dispute with Major League Baseball over broadcast rights fees. Kenneth Feinberg – who served as special master of the Sept. 11 victim compensation...

  • Catonsville wallpaper business considers moving or closing

    Catonsville wallpaper business considers moving or closing

    A bright red "now leasing" sign on the building of a longtime Catonsville business is portending change along Frederick Road. While the future of Plymouth Wallpaper Furnishing & Gifts at the Catonsville location is unclear, the large sign promoting available space has prompted questions in the...

  • Towson University hires former Howard County exec to analyze business partnerships, spaces for expansion

    Towson University hires former Howard County exec to analyze business partnerships, spaces for expansion

    Towson University has hired former Howard County Executive Ken Ulman to help the university strengthen its relationship with the community and businesses and to consider locations for expansion. University officials announced Tuesday that they hired Ulman's economic and development consulting firm,...

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  • Clinton-Trump debate: A bad TV night for the reality TV star who would be president

    Clinton-Trump debate: A bad TV night for the reality TV star who would be president

    In TV terms, Donald Trump had a pretty bad night. He lost to Hillary Clinton on several levels in their first debate Monday with millions of undecided voters watching. He started out strong - and looked for about 20 minutes like he was going to do the two things everyone said he had to: seem presidential...

  • Clinton-Trump debate most watched ever with 84 million viewers

    Clinton-Trump debate most watched ever with 84 million viewers

    UPDATE: Nielsen says the TV audience for Monday's debate was 84 million. There were also 17.1 million Twitter interactions related to the debates from 2.7 people in the U.S., according to the audience measurement service. The previous record for a debate was 80.6 million for the 1980 debate between...

  • A solid 'Othello' from Chesapeake Shakespeare

    A solid 'Othello' from Chesapeake Shakespeare

    In a world hardly lacking for villains or villainous motivations, Shakespeare's "Othello" retains its ability to confront and stir. Time has not dulled this tale of a small-minded man who topples a better, braver fellow by unleashing that most debilitating of human emotions — jealousy. That the...

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  • Shrimp and grits may be Baltimore’s hottest dish

    Shrimp and grits may be Baltimore’s hottest dish

    Move over, crab cakes. There's a new favorite in town: shrimp and grits. It might seem like blasphemy in a city hard-wired to love the blue crustacean. But the classic Southern dish is on menus everywhere these days. Will Sterling, the owner of Saturday Morning Cafe near the Inner Harbor and who...

  • Where are the women to succeed Mikulski? A 'leaky pipeline' in Md. politics

    Where are the women to succeed Mikulski? A 'leaky pipeline' in Md. politics

    Maryland’s female politicians were shattering glass ceilings decades ago, putting the state in the vanguard of electing women to federal office. But now, as Hillary Clinton makes history as a major party’s first female presidential candidate, progress has stalled in a place that once led the way...

  • National Aquarium brings back 'Pay What You Want Day'

    National Aquarium brings back 'Pay What You Want Day'

    The National Aquarium in Baltimore is bringing back "Pay What You Want Day" on Nov. 6, allowing visitors to choose their admission price.  The annual event usually attacts more than 7,500 guests, according to a news release from the aquarium. T. Rowe Price, the aquarium's community engagement partner,...

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  • Vin Scully's first professional broadcast: a 1949 Maryland football game

    Vin Scully's first professional broadcast: a 1949 Maryland football game

    Scully's career in broadcasting is singular. His start, it turns outs, was just as unique: on the roof of Fenway Park, in frigid November weather, calling a college football game.

  • Purdue preparing for two QBs, but Terps committed to Hills

    Purdue preparing for two QBs, but Terps committed to Hills

    Helped by the fact that Maryland (3-0) had a week off after the Sept. 17 game in Orlando, the injury Hills sustained after being slammed to the ground has apparently healed enough for the fifth-year senior to start Saturday's Big Ten opener against Purdue (2-1).

  • Baltimore Sun MLB power rankings for the week of Sept. 26

    Baltimore Sun MLB power rankings for the week of Sept. 26

    With less than a week left in the season, every division in the majors is locked up, leaving most of the focus on the two wild-card races. These Baltimore Sun MLB power rankings don’t discriminate like that. We focus on all of the playoff teams, with plenty of movement even among the division winners...

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  • Clinton's trade problem

    Clinton's trade problem

    Had the first presidential debate been a boxing match, Hillary Clinton would not only have been comfortably ahead on the judges' score cards, she'd have been awarded a technical knockout if the referee had noticed her opponent's labored arguments by the final round. But before her supporters get...

  • Trump's 'stop-and-frisk' fallacy

    Trump's 'stop-and-frisk' fallacy

    "We need law and order," Donald Trump said when asked during Monday night's presidential debate about how to improve race relations in this country. What he meant by that was that police should engage vigorously in tactics like "stop-and-frisk" searches in which officers pat down people on the...

  • Hydrocephalus research could shed light on other brain diseases

    Hydrocephalus research could shed light on other brain diseases

    While pregnant, my mother was in a near fatal car accident, resulting in her spending her first trimester in a comatose state and my being diagnosed in vitro with hydrocephalus, a life-altering, life-threatening condition caused by an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain, resulting...

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  • Tweets from Rep. Donna Edwards often deleted

    Tweets from Rep. Donna Edwards often deleted

    Rep. Donna F. Edwards, who ran for Maryland's open Senate seat this year, is an established voice for liberal causes in Congress and has been an outspoken critic of what she sees as her party's failure to truly embrace African-Americans. But when it comes to Twitter, the Prince George's County...

  • A month later, Baltimore police surveillance program still shrouded in secrecy

    A month later, Baltimore police surveillance program still shrouded in secrecy

    A month after being revealed for the first time, the aerial surveillance program that the Baltimore Police Department has repeatedly insisted was never secret remains heavily shrouded from the public. "Secrecy is not the correct word because it's not a secret spy program. That is absolutely false....

  • Audit of Baltimore finances shows 'significant deficiencies' in water billing, handling of grant money

    Audit of Baltimore finances shows 'significant deficiencies' in water billing, handling of grant money

    An annual audit of Baltimore's finances found three "significant deficiencies," including in how the city handles water billing and grant money, according to City Auditor Robert L. McCarty. McCarty, who reports to Baltimore Comptroller Joan M. Pratt, presented the audit's findings to the Board...

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