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  • Maryland wants to get out of the slot machine business

    Maryland wants to get out of the slot machine business

    After a nearly a decade of losing money, Maryland wants out of the business of owning slot machines once and for all. The state has reaped billions from legalized gambling, but the slot machines cost as much as $30,000 apiece, plus $2,000 a year in maintenance. The expense far exceeded what policymakers...

  • Locked opioid prescription bottle requirement faces opposition in General Assembly

    Locked opioid prescription bottle requirement faces opposition in General Assembly

    With research showing that many teenagers start drug habits by pilfering their parents' opioid prescriptions, some advocates are calling for more sophisticated tamper-proof bottles. But legislation to require pharmacists to dispense some drugs in lockable vials, such as those accessible by a password...

  • 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...

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  • White House: Trump's upcoming budget to ask for $54B increase in defense budget

    White House: Trump's upcoming budget to ask for $54B increase in defense budget

    The White House says President Donald Trump's upcoming budget will propose a whopping $54 billion increase in defense spending and impose corresponding cuts to domestic programs and foreign aid. White House budget officials outlined the information during a telephone call with reporters given...

  • Health care, Supreme Court on agenda as Congress returns

    Health care, Supreme Court on agenda as Congress returns

    Congress returns to Washington this week to confront dramatic decisions on health care and the Supreme Court that may help determine the course of Donald Trump's presidency. First, the president will have his say, in his maiden speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night. Majority Republicans...

  • Trump faces a pivotal week ahead as he addresses jittery GOP lawmakers

    Trump faces a pivotal week ahead as he addresses jittery GOP lawmakers

    Less than two months into his presidency, Donald Trump faces a pivotal week ahead, with plans to address GOP lawmakers who are jittery about key aspects of his legislative agenda and to roll out a new travel ban in a fashion that will ease doubts about his administration's competence. President...

  • Trump's choice for Navy secretary withdraws

    Trump's choice for Navy secretary withdraws

    The Trump administration's choice to become the next Navy secretary has pulled his name from consideration, the Pentagon said Sunday, the second nominee to head a military service who has bowed out in recent weeks. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis announced that Philip Bilden, a private equity fund...

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  • Maryland Airbnb hosts made $25.3 million in 2016

    Maryland Airbnb hosts made $25.3 million in 2016

    Airbnb, a growing short-term rental website, said Monday that hosts in Maryland whose properties are booked through the platform earned about $25.3 million in income in 2016. The firm, which earns money through a booking fee charged as a percentage of each transaction, released the information...

  • Old feels new as Adidas makes American comeback

    Old feels new as Adidas makes American comeback

    A few years ago, Adidas was fading away in America like a tired 1970s rock band, its once-iconic three stripes producing more nostalgia than sales. But the German sports brand found a more contemporary beat by partnering with rapper Kanye West and other pop culture icons and aggressively engaging...

  • 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...

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  • Here's what happened onstage during the Oscars' mistake

    Here's what happened onstage during the Oscars' mistake

    If it were in the screenplay of a Hollywood drama — or maybe farce — directors would surely reject it. But let's set the scene anyway for the Academy Awards drama over what film did, and didn't, win the Oscar for best picture on Sunday night. We pan in on the stage of the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles,...

  • Top Baltimore-area events this week: Amy Schumer, Home and Garden Show and more

    Top Baltimore-area events this week: Amy Schumer, Home and Garden Show and more

    Charlie Wilson The 11-time Grammy nominee, 2013 BET Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and the man who gifted us with "You Are" (so fine, that one) brings his "In It to Win It Tour" to Royal Farms Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. Also taking to the stage: Fantasia and Johnny Gill. 7 p.m. Thursday....

  • From Pikesville to 'La La Land,' producer Marc Platt sees a bright future for movie musicals

    From Pikesville to 'La La Land,' producer Marc Platt sees a bright future for movie musicals

    If this year's Oscars play out as predicted, the night's final award could be accepted by one of Baltimore's own. Pikesville native Marc Platt is one of four producers of best picture nominee (and early front-runner) "La La Land." The musical, an ode to  dashed dreams but inextinguishable hopes...

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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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