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Six takeaways from the Maryland governor's debate

Republican Gov. Larry Hogan and his Democratic challenger Ben Jealous faced off Monday at Maryland Public Television for their only debate of the governor’s race. It was the first time the two men had met in person. Here are six takeaways from the encounter, which will be streamed at 7 p.m. Monday...

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    The anti-alma mater: 'from barroom to bedroom we stagger'

    “Oh, Mount Holyoke, we pay thee tuition, In the fervor of youth that’s gone wrong, Each year it gets higher and higher, My God, alma mater, how long? So from barroom to bedroom we stagger, And united in free love for all, Our drinks are too strong, and our morals gone, Mount Holyoke what’s happening...

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    Last year, Baltimore area food bank operators noticed a significant downturn in Latino clients. They worried that local immigrants — with legal status and green cards — were deliberately avoiding applying for the SNAP program out of fear that they’d be targeted for deportation by Immigration and...

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    Witcover: 27 years later, echoes of Anita Hill

    The allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have generated a revisiting of the 1991 confirmation hearings on Clarence Thomas, who reached the court by overcoming different charges of sexual misconduct raised against him. In that case, a central figure was a black...

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    Three Pennsylvania ski resorts owned by noted horseman sold for $76 million

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    Employers walk a very fine line when it comes to their employees’ mental health, experts say. Employers can’t reject an applicant or fire someone who has a mental health condition. Struggling employees can ask for help with mental illness at work, but they have a right to privacy, under federal...

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    Marylanders will pay lower rates to buy their own health insurance next year after a months-long effort to avoid sharp premium increases. Gov. Larry Hogan and state Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer Jr. touted the lower rates Friday morning in Annapolis after the Maryland Insurance Administration...

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