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  • Guinness makes its pitch to Maryland lawmakers

    Guinness makes its pitch to Maryland lawmakers

    The owner of Guinness beer made a pitch to state lawmakers Monday to increase the amount of beer that can be sold at the brewery it's planning to open in Relay. The Guinness brewery will draw hundreds of thousands of visitors and help "create a Maryland beer halo" that will boost the beer industry,...

  • Marilyn Mosby, with growing coalition, pushes sexual assault legislation for fourth year

    Marilyn Mosby, with growing coalition, pushes sexual assault legislation for fourth year

    As an upstart candidate for Baltimore state's attorney, Marilyn Mosby went to Annapolis in 2013 pushing a bill to help prosecute repeat sex offenders. Filed late in the session, it had just one sponsor and went nowhere. This year, Mosby is back for a fourth try, with passage in the Senate last...

  • ACLU comes out against Anne Arundel 'nuisance' bill

    ACLU comes out against Anne Arundel 'nuisance' bill

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland has voiced opposition to the much-debated "nuisance" bill now before the Anne Arundel County Council, saying in written testimony early this month that the proposal would put victims of domestic violence at risk and undermine law enforcement. Nuisance...

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  • Orioles re-sign outfielder Michael Bourn to minor league contract

    Orioles re-sign outfielder Michael Bourn to minor league contract

    The Orioles continued to shore up their outfield defense on Monday evening, re-signing veteran Michael Bourn to a minor-league deal with an invitation to major-league spring training camp. Bourn, 34, can make $2 million in base salary if he makes the Orioles’ Opening Day major league roster. His...

  • Pain-free again, Chris Davis ready to punish baseballs

    Pain-free again, Chris Davis ready to punish baseballs

    It probably says something about the Orioles' stubborn reliance on power that even prodigious home run hitter Chris Davis conceded recently that there is more to winning than seeing who can hit a baseball the farthest. Obviously, the Orioles do that better than anyone, but several years at or near...

  • Orioles notes: A deep crop of optionable arms in Baltimore and minor leagues

    Orioles notes: A deep crop of optionable arms in Baltimore and minor leagues

    The addition of left-handed swingman Vidal Nuño gives the Orioles added pitching flexibility, not only by giving the club another pitcher who can both start and pitch in varied relief roles, but by adding another pitcher with minor league options. It can be difficult to carry pitchers who are out...

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  • Trump administration poised to change transgender student bathroom guidelines

    Trump administration poised to change transgender student bathroom guidelines

    The Trump administration plans to roll back protections for transgender students and is preparing changes to federal guidance that required the nation's public schools to allow students to use the bathrooms and locker rooms that matched their gender identities. A White House spokesman said Tuesday...

  • GOP members of Congress met with protests at town halls

    GOP members of Congress met with protests at town halls

    Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn returned to her district Tuesday in Tennessee and was greeted by tough questions on topics from health care reform to President Donald Trump's cabinet appointees. She also was met with protests. While 100 people crammed into her town hall gathering about 30 miles...

  • Fact check: Did immigration agents have hands tied by Obama?

    Fact check: Did immigration agents have hands tied by Obama?

    Assertions from the White House that immigration-enforcement agents had their hands tied in the last administration are difficult to square with the massive deportations of Barack Obama's presidency. President Donald Trump's press secretary made a claim about two agencies, Immigration and Customs...

  • Professor who predicted Trump's victory is working on book about his impeachment

    Professor who predicted Trump's victory is working on book about his impeachment

    A college professor who has successfully predicted every presidential election since 1984, including Donald Trump's upset victory last year, is working on a book based on a possible future plot twist: Trump's removal from office. Dey Street Books told The Associated Press on Tuesday that it had...

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  • Evapco will expand, add 125 jobs at Taneytown refrigeration factory

    Evapco will expand, add 125 jobs at Taneytown refrigeration factory

    A refrigeration and cooling products maker plans to expand in Carroll County and add more than 125 jobs over five years. Evapco Inc. said Tuesday it will invest $15 million to expand its factory in Taneytown, the company's headquarters. The manufacturer will construct a 160,000-square-foot building...

  • COPT sells Northern Virginia properties

    COPT sells Northern Virginia properties

    Corporate Office Properties Trust announced Tuesday that it has sold a pair of properties in Northern Virginia for a combined $53 million. The Columbia-based real estate investment trust sold 5.3 acres of land for $14 million and a mid-rise office building in Falls Church for $39 million. The 190,500-square-foot...

  • Drone racing league coming to Baltimore

    Drone racing league coming to Baltimore

    Drones conduct surveillance and airstrikes, take pictures of crops and real estate, and soon may deliver Amazon orders and even pizza. It's only natural that people already have begun racing them. Racing leagues have sprung up around the world, and this spring one will come to Baltimore. Global...

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  • Trump condemns anti-Semitism, finally

    Trump condemns anti-Semitism, finally

    Even in these politically turbulent and divisive times, there are certain core beliefs that should unite us as Americans. One of these is an embrace of religious freedom and tolerance and a rejection of anti-Semitism. Jews have been victims of too much hate and prejudice over the centuries to ignore...

  • Guinness, craft brews and the battle between the free market and Md. liquor laws

    There is virtually no doubt that the proposed Guinness brewery and taphouse in Relay would be a tourism bonanza for Baltimore County. Currently, the biggest attraction in the county draws about 30,000 people a year. Guinness parent company Diageo projects a quarter-million visitors in its first...

  • Fixing the fixable under Trump

    Fixing the fixable under Trump

    Every time President Trump talks about blacks in America, it sounds something like this: "You go to some of these inner city places and it's so sad when you look at the crime. You know, people — and I've seen this and I've sort of witnessed it; in fact, in two cases I have actually witnessed it...

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  • HIV cases down in Maryland, U.S.

    HIV cases down in Maryland, U.S.

    HIV infections in the United States have fallen for several years, and few places have seen a bigger drop than Maryland, according to new estimates from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cases in the state dropped an average of 7.5 percent per year from 2008 to 2014. That was...

  • Newsday, New York Times reviewing work of 'Pill City' author

    Newsday, New York Times reviewing work of 'Pill City' author

    A New York newspaper is reviewing the work of one of its former reporters after his new book on Baltimore was widely questioned by police and other officials here. Newsday managing editor Richard Rosen confirmed to The Baltimore Sun that the paper is reviewing the work of Kevin Deutsch, who worked...

  • Good Shepherd Services to close Baltimore County residential treatment program

    Good Shepherd Services to close Baltimore County residential treatment program

    Good Shepherd Services will close its troubled residential treatment program for adolescents in Halethorpe after two state agencies decided to withdraw the children they had placed there. The decision to withdraw the children followed moratoriums imposed late last year by the agencies on sending...

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