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  • Rodricks: Cathy Pugh's big moment arrives

    Rodricks: Cathy Pugh's big moment arrives

    Cathy Pugh's big moment has arrived. Getting elected mayor of Baltimore was lovely, but now comes the hard sweat of governing and leading. And her first big test is at hand: a $130 million budget gap in the city schools, and the threatened layoff of teachers. The last thing Baltimore needs is any...

  • Jared Kushner, relative and adviser to Trump, to avoid housing voucher policies

    Jared Kushner, relative and adviser to Trump, to avoid housing voucher policies

    Jared Kushner, the son-in-law and top adviser to President Donald J. Trump, will recuse himself from any policy discussion related to federal rental assistance for low-income tenants because his real estate firm's Baltimore-area properties receive income from the U.S. housing department's voucher...

  • Baltimore gets a new state delegate, filling final vacant seat

    Baltimore gets a new state delegate, filling final vacant seat

    Gov. Larry Hogan on Friday appointed Baltimore Democrat Angela Gibson to fill a vacant seat in the House of Delegates. Gibson, a longtime employee in the Baltimore mayor's office, succeeds Nathaniel Oaks, who moved to the state Senate this month. Oaks filled a Senate seat vacated by Lisa Gladden,...

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  • Did the 2011 White House correspondents' dinner spur Trump to run for president?

    Did the 2011 White House correspondents' dinner spur Trump to run for president?

    If several media and political pundits are to be believed, President Donald Trump sits in the White House today as the result of several hours one warm April evening nearly six years ago: the 2011 White House Correspondents' Association dinner. That year, at the invitation of none other than The...

  • GOP congressman tells Bill Maher special prosecutor is needed for Russia probe

    GOP congressman tells Bill Maher special prosecutor is needed for Russia probe

    A Republican congressman has called for a special prosecutor to investigate whether Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election and was in touch with President Donald Trump's team during the campaign. Rep. Darrell Issa of California says it would be improper for Attorney General Jeff Sessions...

  • Trump will not attend the White House correspondents' dinner

    Trump will not attend the White House correspondents' dinner

    President Donald Trump will not attend the White House correspondents' dinner, after a campaign and early tenure where he continually battled with the press. Trump announced his decision on Twitter late Saturday afternoon. The dinner is scheduled for April 29. He tweeted: I will not be attending...

  • Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez elected leader of Democratic Party

    Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez elected leader of Democratic Party

    Democrats chose former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as their new national chairman Saturday over a liberal Minnesota congressman, capping a divisive campaign that reflected the depths of the party's electoral failures as well as the energy from resistance to President Donald Trump. Perez, the first...

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  • Renovating Pimlico Race Course would cost around $300M, study says

    Renovating Pimlico Race Course would cost around $300M, study says

    Pimlico Race Course needs to be redeveloped at a cost between $250 million and $320 million to assure the 147-year-old north Baltimore facility remains a suitable home for the Preakness but questions loom about who might pay for it. A widely anticipated study released Friday by the Maryland Stadium...

  • Five minutes with the Caitlyn Shipley, owner of Charm City Helicopters

    Five minutes with the Caitlyn Shipley, owner of Charm City Helicopters

    Caitlyn Shipley found her calling at age 20 in the cockpit of a helicopter. While visiting a friend who worked at a tour company in Las Vegas, she met a pilot who offered to take her up. "I fell in love with it immediately," she said. "I had never experienced that kind of freedom before in my entire...

  • Sick leave bill advances in General Assembly

    Sick leave bill advances in General Assembly

    A bill that would require Maryland employers to provide many of their workers the opportunity to earn paid sick time cleared a key hurdle in the General Assembly Thursday. The House of Delegates Economic Matters Committee voted 14-9 to send the measure to the full chamber for consideration. The...

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  • Lionel Richie postpones tour with Mariah Carey scheduled to kick off in Baltimore in March

    Lionel Richie postpones tour with Mariah Carey scheduled to kick off in Baltimore in March

    Lionel Richie says he won't recover from a knee procedure in time to launch his tour with Mariah Carey next month. The 67-year-old singer said in a statement Friday that their All The Hits Tour will be postponed until the summer. The 35-date trek was supposed to launch March 15 and wrap on May...

  • Baltimore artists to receive funding for film, media projects from Johns Hopkins fund

    Baltimore artists to receive funding for film, media projects from Johns Hopkins fund

    Nine upcoming projects from local artists will receive thousands of dollars from Johns Hopkins University’s Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund in Film and Media to help create documentaries, movies, TV series and more in Baltimore.  The fund will provide a total of $215,000 to those selected for its second...

  • Zurawik: Let's stop the Hitler talk in the media

    Zurawik: Let's stop the Hitler talk in the media

    Stop it, please. I can't tell you how tired I am of hearing people in the media who clearly have no understanding of the horrors of the Holocaust talking about Nazis and Hitler these days. There are millions of people still living with hearts and minds heavily scarred by what happened to family members...

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  • Daytona 500 live updates: Kurt Busch wins Daytona 500

    Daytona 500 live updates: Kurt Busch wins Daytona 500

    Kurt Busch survived a rough and tumble race to capture the Daytona 500 Sunday. It was Busch’s first career Daytona 500 victory and his first win in 32 races at Daytona International Speedway. He twice finished as runner-up. it was his 29th career victory.  It was also the 36th victory by a Ford. ...

  • The Sun Remembers: Feb. 26-March 4

    The Sun Remembers: Feb. 26-March 4

    March 4, 1964: Boog Powell, the Orioles' 22-year-old slugger, reports to spring training in Miami weighing 251, a hefty 16 pounds overweight. "I can't understand it," Powell says. "All I ate yesterday was two small hamburgers, without the rolls, a salad, some cottage cheese and a bowl of soup....

  • Maryland men trounced by Iowa at home, see slide continue

    Maryland men trounced by Iowa at home, see slide continue

    Led by freshmen Jordan Bohannon and Tyler Cook, Iowa torched Maryland’s defense from 3-point range and manhandled the Terps inside en route to a never-in-doubt 83-69 victory.

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  • Can Md. legislators police themselves?

    Can Md. legislators police themselves?

    Gov. Larry Hogan's proposals to increase transparency and ethics standards in Annapolis come at a propitious time. Not only did this year's General Assembly session open with federal indictments implicating a current and former member in a corruption investigation, but the legislature is waiting...

  • The death of the Reagan agenda

    The death of the Reagan agenda

    President Donald Trump's appearance on Friday before the Conservative Political Action Conference was quite the love affair, which is pretty remarkable given that one year ago, he skipped the same gathering (after initially agreeing to attend) out of fear that many in attendance had organized a...

  • Donald Trump should be my plebe

    Donald Trump should be my plebe

    I've been an English professor at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis for 30 years. An education within such a service academy (the others are Army, Air Force and Coast Guard) immerses students for four years in an atmosphere heavy with an insistence on leadership. Currently my students' commander-in-chief...

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  • Disparities in university system has spurred lawsuit that cost Maryland $2.2M in attorney fees

    Disparities in university system has spurred lawsuit that cost Maryland $2.2M in attorney fees

    Advocates for Maryland's historically black colleges sued the state for running a segregated university system more than a decade ago. Now, with the 2006 lawsuit back in federal court, the costs are again piling up for the Maryland Higher Education Commission. The commission has spent more than...

  • Maryland judges, commissioners shifting away from cash bail as reform debate continues

    Maryland judges, commissioners shifting away from cash bail as reform debate continues

    In the months since Maryland's attorney general said the state's cash bail system violates the constitutional rights of the poor, judges and court commissioners have been requiring fewer criminal defendants to put up money for their freedom. Now they're holding more defendants without bail instead,...

  • 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...

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