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Rodricks: He delivers her purse; she saves his life

Rodricks: He delivers her purse; she saves his life

On the day he found the purse, Aeric "Bubby" McCoy believed he was close to dying. There had been too many disagreements with people who sold heroin on the street in Penn North, and with all the guns in West Baltimore, and all the fatal shootings, he sensed that the ultimate in bad was about to...

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  • Witcover: Our contemptible president

    Witcover: Our contemptible president

    With friends like President Donald Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions needs no enemies. The man who appointed Mr. Sessions to run his critical Department of Justice has rewarded him for his fawning loyalty with public humiliation that only magnifies Mr. Sessions’ own need for public approbation....

  • The great caterpillar factory

    The great caterpillar factory

    Turn the calendar back two months to early May, and the great caterpillar factories of eastern North America are in full production. If you stand quietly at night in any mature forest or woodlot, you'll hear it: a soft crackling and hissing in the dead leaves underneath the trees, an invisible...

  • Goldberg: Health care fight shows Washington at its worst

    Goldberg: Health care fight shows Washington at its worst

    The story of health care policy this week, this month and for the last decade (at least) has been a tale of partisan folly. But fear not, this isn't another earnest pundit's lament for the vital center to emerge, phoenix-like, to form a governing coalition of moderates in both parties. That's not...

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  • German carmakers colluded on diesel controls, technology for decades: report

    German carmakers colluded on diesel controls, technology for decades: report

    Another week, another scare from the German car industry. What began with Daimler's massive recall of more than 3 million diesel cars to lower their emissions, ended on Friday with Audi also embarking on a voluntary recall of 850,000 vehicles. Adding to the spate of bad news was a report in Der...

  • Virginia developer gets hearing with City Council for his $10 billion 'Baltimore Renaissance' idea

    Virginia developer gets hearing with City Council for his $10 billion 'Baltimore Renaissance' idea

    A little-known Northern Virginia developer has what he calls a $10 billion idea for revitalizing Baltimore by making a nonprofit he would establish the master planner for dozens of construction projects to be executed and paid for by other developers. A self-described boutique developer, real estate...

  • Maryland adds 13,300 jobs in June

    Maryland adds 13,300 jobs in June

    Maryland added 13,300 jobs in June and the unemployment rate dipped slightly, as people joining the workforce quickly found jobs, according to the latest federal employment report. Maryland had an unemployment rate of 4.1 percent in June, down a tenth of a percentage point from May and below the...

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  • 'Step' documentary will get the red-carpet treatment tonight

    'Step' documentary will get the red-carpet treatment tonight

    The Lethal Ladies of Baltimore will be getting the red carpet treatment tonight. “Step,” director Amanda Lipitz’s by turns heartbreaking and exhilarating visit with the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women’s “Lethal Ladies” step team, is getting its local premiere at an invitation-only screening...

  • 'Game of Thrones' episode 2 recap: 'Be a dragon'

    'Game of Thrones' episode 2 recap: 'Be a dragon'

    Things are moving quickly for the lords and ladies and wolves of Westeros. Years of war and strife have torn them apart — and now, war and strife will bring them together. “Stormborn” opens, naturally, with a storm whipping the walls of Dragonstone, where Daenerys Targaryen, Tyrion Lannister and...

  • Baltimore artist Paul Rucker tackles racism and justice, turns heads nationwide

    Baltimore artist Paul Rucker tackles racism and justice, turns heads nationwide

    The visual artist and musician Paul Rucker has a secret sauce. That’s no metaphor — there’s a brown-gold liquid in a clear glass bottle sitting on a work table in Rucker’s studio at Baltimore’s Creative Alliance, where he’s an artist in residence. He’s spent the past four years refining the concoction,...

  • Sean Spicer was part of White House disrespect for press

    Sean Spicer was part of White House disrespect for press

    Don’t weep for Sean Spicer, who resigned today as press secretary to President Trump. He started out in his job six months ago lying about the size of the crowd for Trump’s inauguration, and the rest of his tenure was mainly marked by belligerence and severely reduced access for the press. Remember...

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  • Trump's new team offers muddled messages on pardons, Russian sanctions

    Trump's new team offers muddled messages on pardons, Russian sanctions

     The White House offered conflicting views Sunday of whether President Trump supports the Russia sanctions legislation in Congress, with his top spokesmen contradicting one another just days after launching plans for a more effective messaging strategy. If Trump was hoping his communications shakeup...

  • Kushner to face both intelligence committees this week

    Kushner to face both intelligence committees this week

    Congressional investigators will question senior White House adviser Jared Kushner on Monday, as the multiple probes into contacts between Russia and the Trump campaign intensify and focus more directly on those closest to the president. Kushner is scheduled to meet behind closed doors with the...

  • Republicans are in full control of government — but losing control of their party

    Republicans are in full control of government — but losing control of their party

    Six months after seizing complete control of the federal government, the Republican Party stands divided as ever  plunged into a messy war among its factions that has escalated in recent weeks to crisis levels. Frustrated lawmakers are increasingly sounding off at a White House awash in turmoil...

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  • 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...

  • Students will be offered flu shots, not nasal spray, again this year

    Students will be offered flu shots, not nasal spray, again this year

    The push to get children vaccinated against the flu will soon begin in earnest, but for the second year in a row the kids will have to endure a shot instead of the painless nasal spray most prefer. The spray, FluMist, was deemed so ineffective by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

  • After five months, still no answers in case of missing Baltimore mother and daughter

    After five months, still no answers in case of missing Baltimore mother and daughter

    More than five months after the mysterious disappearance of his sister and her eldest daughter, Alfred Clark is still searching for answers. Joanna Clark, 33, and her daughter, Shariece Clark, 15, went missing from their Cherry Hill home on Feb. 4. But the circumstances leading up to their disappearance,...

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