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  • Pugh replaces Baltimore IT director

    Pugh replaces Baltimore IT director

    Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has replaced the city's top information technology officer. Pugh said Wednesday that she accepted the resignation of L. Jerome Mullen on Tuesday. Mullen held the position for about three years. His salary was $163,200. Evette Munro, who had been deputy director of...

  • Rodricks: So, do we just deport all of them?

    Rodricks: So, do we just deport all of them?

    Lots of people asked me, so I'll provide additional information about Serbando Rodriguez, the Honduran immigrant who faces deportation following his recent arrest by federal agents in Baltimore. Rodriguez, a barber and bicycle repairman in Highlandtown, was the subject of my Sunday column. Here...

  • Trump administration expands universe of immigrants targeted for deportation

    Trump administration expands universe of immigrants targeted for deportation

    President Donald Trump's administration Tuesday vastly expanded the number of immigrants in the country illegally who could be targeted for deportation, rolling back Obama-era policies the Republican skewered during his campaign last year. Two memos released by the Department of Homeland Security...

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  • Rex Tillerson's State Department largely sidelined in Trump's first month

    Rex Tillerson's State Department largely sidelined in Trump's first month

    The Trump administration in its first month has largely benched the State Department from its long-standing role as the preeminent voice of U.S. foreign policy, curtailing public engagement and official travel and relegating Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to a mostly offstage role. Decisions...

  • DNC race remains tight as Democrats seek to turn protests against Trump into wins

    DNC race remains tight as Democrats seek to turn protests against Trump into wins

    Just days before Democratic activists pick a new party chair, the contest to head the Democratic National Committee remains fluid, as national leaders grapple with how to turn an outpouring of liberal protest against President Donald Trump into political gains.A tight race between former Labor...

  • Paul Ryan tours U.S.-Mexico border, says agents need 'more support'

    Paul Ryan tours U.S.-Mexico border, says agents need 'more support'

    House Speaker Paul Ryan led a delegation of House Republicans on a six-hour tour of the U.S.-Mexico border Wednesday, seeing firsthand by helicopter, horse and boat the security challenges of keeping out undocumented immigrants President Donald Trump wants to block with a costly wall. Ryan, R-Wis.,...

  • Top Trump envoys aim to repair damaged ties during visit to Mexico

    Top Trump envoys aim to repair damaged ties during visit to Mexico

    President Donald Trump dispatched his top diplomat and homeland security chief to Mexico on Wednesday on a fence-mending mission complicated by the actual fence he wants to build on the southern border. Mexico's government signaled it was in no mood to be lectured by the new U.S. administration....

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  • Maryland SPCA names new executive director

    Maryland SPCA names new executive director

    Maryland SPCA has hired a new executive director. James Peirce, 52, of Baltimore took over as the head of the Baltimore-based animal welfare and adoption organization in January. Peirce most recently worked as a vice president of the International Youth Foundation, a Baltimore-based nonprofit that...

  • Hopkins partnership with health real estate firm aims to expand service to the elderly

    Hopkins partnership with health real estate firm aims to expand service to the elderly

    Johns Hopkins Medicine said Wednesday it will work with health real estate firm Welltower Inc. to come up with programs and explore developing facilities to serve and treat the elderly. Welltower develops assisted-living centers, memory care facilities and other medical institutions for the elderly....

  • Sinclair misses analysts' estimates, but anticipates pivotal year ahead

    Sinclair misses analysts' estimates, but anticipates pivotal year ahead

    Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. turned in weaker-than-expected fourth-quarter results despite doubling profit, but the company said Wednesday it expects a boost this year from potential deregulation and the early phase of a new broadcast transmission system. "With … the potential for deregulation...

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  • Trump: Making America less safe again

    Trump: Making America less safe again

    The new immigration policies President Donald Trump's administration released Tuesday make America less humane; they target millions of people who have been in this country for years, have contributed to society and have raised children here. They make America less free because they portend the...

  • Md. drug pricing transparency bill misunderstands U.S. medicine market

    Md. drug pricing transparency bill misunderstands U.S. medicine market

    Maryland has a well-earned reputation as a growing hub for biomedical innovation, due in large part to strong economic development plans focused on the life sciences that have been supported by a succession of Democratic and Republican governors and the state legislature. Our state is home to not...

  • Md. drug transparency legislation is needed to keep costs down

    Md. drug transparency legislation is needed to keep costs down

    Last week, lawmakers in Annapolis debated the merits of two proposed bills aimed at promoting the affordability of prescription drugs. HB666/SB437 will require manufacturers to disclose the cost breakdown of drugs with a $2,500 or more annual price tag, including declaring how much is spent on...

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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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