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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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  • Fact check: Trump's messy case that he inherited a mess

    Fact check: Trump's messy case that he inherited a mess

    President Donald Trump on Thursday made a messy case that he "inherited a mess" from his predecessor. Economic stats and territorial losses of Islamic State insurgents don't support his assertions about the problems handed to him on those fronts. A look at some of his claims in a news conference...

  • Supreme Court seems split in case of Mexican teen slain across border

    Supreme Court seems split in case of Mexican teen slain across border

    The Supreme Court appears to be evenly divided about the right of Mexican parents to use American courts to sue a U.S. Border Patrol agent who fired across the U.S.-Mexican border and killed their teenage son. Justice Anthony Kennedy and other conservative justices suggested during argument Tuesday...

  • Trump decries anti-Semitic acts as 'horrible' amid calls for stronger White House denunciations

    Trump decries anti-Semitic acts as 'horrible' amid calls for stronger White House denunciations

    President Donald Trump called anti-Semitic violence "horrible" and vowed Tuesday to take steps to counter extremism in comments that followed criticism that the White House had not clearly denounced vandalism and threats targeting Jewish institutions. Hours before Trump's remarks, Hillary Clinton...

  • Trump's new national security adviser a soldier-scholar

    Trump's new national security adviser a soldier-scholar

    President Donald Trump has chosen as his national security adviser a soldier-scholar who fought in both Iraq wars and wrote an influential book that called out the U.S. government for "lies" that led to the Vietnam War. Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster would remain on active military duty while leading...

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  • 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...

  • Beauty companies ramp up the pace to keep up with faster trends

    Beauty companies ramp up the pace to keep up with faster trends

    When reality TV star Kylie Jenner introduced her first cosmetics products to the internet in late 2015, the Kylie Lip Kits — matte liquid lipstick and lip liner combos — sold out in minutes. Competing brands were paying attention. Companies quickly started promoting their own matte lipsticks as...

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  • Maryland men's season finale against Michigan State moved to March 4

    Maryland men's season finale against Michigan State moved to March 4

    Maryland will finish its regular season at home on March 4 against Michigan State in a 2 p.m. game that will be televised on the Big Ten Network.

  • Steve Smith Sr. staying away from training to avoid thoughts of a comeback

    Steve Smith Sr. staying away from training to avoid thoughts of a comeback

    Steve Smith Sr. officially filed for his retirement last month, but the ultra-competitive former Ravens wide receiver knows himself too well to even help people train this offseason. Smith wants to stay disciplined, lest he find himself on the field next season at age 38.

  • Athletes of the Week in 2016-17

    Athletes of the Week in 2016-17

    The Baltimore Sun takes Athletes of the Week nominations from Friday night until Sunday at 6 p.m. Please provide name, school, class, sport, position, team results and the athlete's accomplishments for the week, with statistics by game, and other supporting information. Coaches also should provide...

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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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