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Hogan opposes 'skinny repeal' of Obamacare

Hogan opposes 'skinny repeal' of Obamacare

Gov. Larry Hogan weighed into the health care fray again Wednesday, signing a bipartisan letter to Senate leaders that opposes the so-called “skinny repeal” plan emerging as a potentially viable option to dismantle Obamacare. “Congress should be working to make health insurance more affordable...

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  • Trump's transgender military ban: Wrong on politics, policy and principle

    Trump's transgender military ban: Wrong on politics, policy and principle

    Our view: The president’s tweets kicking openly transgender people out of the military are unbecoming of a commander in chief President Donald Trump’s announcement-by-tweet that he will not allow transgender men and women to serve in the armed forces in any capacity was not about costs or military...

  • Transgender service members deserve respect

    Transgender service members deserve respect

    Donald Trump’s series of tweets saying his administration will ban transgender people from serving in the military was a blast from the past. It’s the kind of caveman nonsense popular in 1959, when a teen-age Donald went to the New York Military Academy — the closest he ever got to actual service....

  • Pitts: GOP tackles problem that doesn't exist

    Pitts: GOP tackles problem that doesn't exist

    A little context is critical here. It would be too easy to dismiss Donald Trump's Commission on Electoral Integrity as superfluous evidence of the intellectual erosion of the Republican Party. As a Twitter observer who styles himself LOLGOP quipped last week when the commission held its first meeting:...

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  • Legg Mason earnings up for quarter

    Legg Mason earnings up for quarter

    Legg Mason reported a profit of $50.9 million for its first quarter, compared with $33.5 million in the same April- to-June period last year. Earnings per share rose to 52 cents from 31 cents a year ago, beating analysts expectations. The consensus analysts' expectation was 43 cents a share, according...

  • iPhone-maker Foxconn to open Wisconsin plant expected to create as many as 13,000 jobs

    iPhone-maker Foxconn to open Wisconsin plant expected to create as many as 13,000 jobs

    President Donald Trump said Wednesday that electronics giant Foxconn will build a $10 billion factory in Wisconsin that's expected to initially create 3,000 jobs, the largest economic development project in state history. The announcement comes at a critical juncture for a Trump administration...

  • Food truck owners continue fight to overturn city's '300-foot rule'

    Food truck owners continue fight to overturn city's '300-foot rule'

    Baltimore food truck owners continued their fight Wednesday to overturn a city rule that bars them from operating near brick-and-mortar restaurants. Attorneys representing food truck owners Joey Vanoni and Nikki Marks (nee McGowan) and lawyers for the city went before a Baltimore City Circuit Court...

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  • Sascha's 527 cafe to close next week

    Sascha's 527 cafe to close next week

    Sascha’s 527 cafe will serve its last chopped salad next week. The Mount Vernon restaurant at 527 N. Charles St. is closing after service Aug. 4 as new owners take over the building. Owner Sascha Wolhandler put the building on the market in April, not long after selling her catering business to...

  • Creative Alliance aims to tackle anti-Muslim bias by featuring renowned female Muslim performers

    Creative Alliance aims to tackle anti-Muslim bias by featuring renowned female Muslim performers

    Baltimore’s Creative Alliance announced Wednesday that it will tackle anti-Muslim bias by bringing a half-dozen renowned female Muslim performers to Baltimore. The “Nisa/Women” program — “Nisa" is the Arabic word for “women” — is funded by a $145,000 grant from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic...

  • 'Trading Spaces' is casting Baltimore homeowners for reboot

    'Trading Spaces' is casting Baltimore homeowners for reboot

    “Trading Spaces” is coming back — and looking for Baltimore homeowners. The popular TLC reality show, on-air between 2000 and 2008, invites neighbors to swap houses and redecorate one room using a provided budget and the assistance of a professional designer. The reboot, hosted by Paige Davis,...

  • Pianists use their Concert Truck to make classical music more accessible

    Pianists use their Concert Truck to make classical music more accessible

    Classical musicians everywhere face the persistent question of how to reach new audiences, to get more people enthused about an art form they might not know much about. Some pianists have gone the extra mile to address the issue — they give free performances on a mobile stage dubbed the Concert...

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  • Scaramucci tweets, deletes, compares his and Priebus' relationship to Cain and Abel

    Scaramucci tweets, deletes, compares his and Priebus' relationship to Cain and Abel

    White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said Thursday that he doesn't know if his relationship with White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus can be repaired, and he urged Priebus to publicly prove that he has not leaked damaging information to the media. "If you want to talk about...

  • Hillary Clinton titles new book 'What Happened'

    Hillary Clinton titles new book 'What Happened'

    Hillary Clinton is calling her new book "What Happened" and promising unprecedented candor as she remembers her stunning defeat last year to Donald Trump. "In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I've often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net," Clinton writes...

  • Foxconn hands struggling Wisconsin Gov. Walker a 'grand slam home run'

    Foxconn hands struggling Wisconsin Gov. Walker a 'grand slam home run'

    Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker just got what may be the biggest political boost of his career, and it couldn't have come at a much better time. President Donald Trump's announcement Wednesday that Wisconsin had won the high-stakes fight to be home to Foxconn's first U.S. manufacturing plant...

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  • State reaches settlement in Tyrone West death lawsuit

    State reaches settlement in Tyrone West death lawsuit

    Maryland has reached a $400,000 agreement to settle its share of a lawsuit in the 2013 death of Tyrone West from injuries received during a traffic stop in Northeast Baltimore. The settlement is scheduled for a vote Wednesday by the state Board of Public Works. It is part of the resolution of a...

  • Baltimore gun offenders vary, Sun review shows

    Baltimore gun offenders vary, Sun review shows

    A young woman who says she carried a gun for her own protection. A truck driver passing through Baltimore with a gun in his cab. The manager of an optometrist’s office who, after a car accident, was found to have a gun in his vehicle. As Baltimore’s City Council considers a proposed one-year mandatory...

  • Neighborhood tensions arise as residents learn of plans for medical marijuana dispensaries

    Neighborhood tensions arise as residents learn of plans for medical marijuana dispensaries

    John Seifert was having trouble renting out his shuttered flower shop in Baltimore County. Finally, a real estate agent found a potential tenant: a medical marijuana dispensary. Seifert signed a five-year lease with the firm, which wants to sell cannabis tinctures, oils and other products to patients...

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