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    Senate Democrats block quick vote on short-term spending bill

    Senate Democrats late Thursday blocked a quick vote on a short-term spending bill to keep the government open, roiling Washington with brinkmanship less than 30 hours before a midnight Friday deadline for a shutdown and President Donald Trump's 100th day in office. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell...

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    Senate confirms Acosta as Labor secretary, lone Hispanic on Trump's Cabinet

    The Senate on Thursday confirmed Alex Acosta as Labor secretary, filling out President Donald Trump's Cabinet as he approaches his 100th day in office. The 60-38 vote confirms Acosta to the post. Once sworn as the nation's 27th Labor secretary, the son of Cuban immigrants will lead a sprawling...

  • GOP shuts out doctors, experts, Democrats as they work on Obamacare repeal

    GOP shuts out doctors, experts, Democrats as they work on Obamacare repeal

    President Trump and House Republicans, in their rush to resuscitate a bill rolling back the Affordable Care Act, are increasingly isolating themselves from outside input and rejecting entreaties to work collaboratively, according to multiple healthcare officials who have tried to engage GOP leaders....

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  • Montpelier Research Park sells for $22.4 million

    Montpelier Research Park sells for $22.4 million

    Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has acquired a research and development facility adjacent to its Laurel campus for $22.4 million. The 158,200-square-foot Montpelier Research Park, located at 7600 Montpelier Road in the Howard County section of Laurel, was sold by Exeter Property...

  • Legg Mason reports fourth-quarter profit of $75.9 million

    Legg Mason reports fourth-quarter profit of $75.9 million

    Legg Mason reported a profit of $75.9 million in its fourth quarter, compared to a loss of $45.3 million for the same January-through-March period last year. Earnings per share rose to 76 cents from a loss of 43 cents per share for the year-ago period, beating analyst expectations. Backing out...

  • Kenilworth at Perring Park Apartments to get $12 million makeover

    Kenilworth at Perring Park Apartments to get $12 million makeover

    Kenilworth at Perring Park Apartments will undergo a $12 million expansion and renovation that includes a new clubhouse. The 1,573-square-foot clubhouse is expected to be completed in June and will replace a smaller clubhouse that was demolished in the fall, according to property owner and manager...

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    'Fargo' recap: Unfathomable pinheadry

    Unfathomable pinheadery is afoot in the second episode of Season 3 of “Fargo,” titled “The Principle of Restricted Choice.” The episode begins with Officer Gloria Burgle rifling through the books she found in her recently deceased stepfather’s basement. She settles upon a news article revealing...

  • Merriweather adds outdoor movie nights this summer

    Merriweather adds outdoor movie nights this summer

    Monthly movie nights are coming to Merriweather Post Pavilion this summer, hosted by the Downtown Columbia Arts and Culture Commission. Beginning Memorial Day Weekend, viewers in seats or on the lawn can watch classic and new films on the amphitheater's outdoor screens, with food, beer and beverages...

  • 'The Handmaid's Tale' premiere recap: Welcome to Gilead, where all your dystopian nightmares come true

    'The Handmaid's Tale' premiere recap: Welcome to Gilead, where all your dystopian nightmares come true

    In 1985, author Margaret Atwood published her own horrifying vision of the future with “The Handmaid’s Tale.” To this day the book haunts the minds of readers with possibilities that seem all too real, and we now have a television series as disturbing as it is beautifully cinematic. Following decades...

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  • What they're not telling you about Md.'s rape paternity bill

    What they're not telling you about Md.'s rape paternity bill

    The social media campaign that pretends to explain Maryland's controversial rape paternity bill is another example of how state and national politics have been consumed by the politics of personal destruction as opposed to reasoned and detailed debate. If a child is conceived as the result of a...

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    Question of the week responses

    Question: Are you for or against the use of technology in elementary school classrooms and why? Computers process information. In classrooms, it is imperative that students be the ones processing information. As such, reliance on technology may lead to comprehension of a result, but not how that...

  • Alzheimer's clinical research lacks leadership

    Alzheimer's clinical research lacks leadership

    Can a childhood cancer doctor like me have insights about that other end of medicine — older adults with dementia? A baby acutely ill with leukemia seems like the polar opposite of a woman with Alzheimer's disease (AD), with her slow, insidious deterioration. Yet each can be progressive and fatal....

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  • Baltimore officials want fixes, not fines, from landlords

    Baltimore officials want fixes, not fines, from landlords

    Housing inspectors in Baltimore have issued more than $34.8 million in fines and late fees to property owners since 2010. But the city has collected less than a quarter of that money, The Baltimore Sun has found. The Sun reviewed nearly 121,000 citations issued by the city Department of Housing...

  • Medical examiner's office gets more staff to handle overdose deaths

    Medical examiner's office gets more staff to handle overdose deaths

    The state medical examiner's office will begin a search Wednesday for additional examiners to help handle a sustained surge in fatal overdoses from opioids such as heroin and fentanyl. Faced with a overwhelming number of bodies needing an autopsy to determine the cause of death, examiners in Maryland...

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    Baltimore police overtime spending soars as department grapples with understaffing, shift changes

    Two years ago, Baltimore officials said they had come up with a new police deployment plan that would curb the use of overtime while increasing the number of officers on the streets. Instead, overtime spending has continued to soar — to double what it was in 2013 — and the agency is now spending...

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