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  • Top Trump envoys head to Mexico to repair damaged ties

    Top Trump envoys head to Mexico to repair damaged ties

    Few international relationships have gotten off to a rockier start for the Trump administration than the one with Mexico. Days after he took office, President Trump argued on the phone and on Twitter with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto over Trump’s demand that Mexico pay to build a tall wall...

  • The 96 hours that brought down Milo Yiannopoulos

    The 96 hours that brought down Milo Yiannopoulos

    Before Milo Yiannopoulos gained (and lost) a Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) invitation, a book deal and a job, the now-former Breitbart News writer had already said and written many offensive things. That's his appeal to the people who admire and elevate him: "Milo," the personality,...

  • Trump administration poised to change transgender student bathroom guidelines

    Trump administration poised to change transgender student bathroom guidelines

    The Trump administration plans to roll back protections for transgender students, reversing federal guidance that required the nation's public schools to allow children to use the bathrooms and locker rooms that matched their gender identities. In a letter to the nation's schools, administration...

  • GOP members of Congress met with protests at town halls

    GOP members of Congress met with protests at town halls

    Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn returned to her district Tuesday in Tennessee and was greeted by tough questions on topics from health care reform to President Donald Trump's cabinet appointees. She also was met with protests. While 100 people crammed into her town hall gathering about 30 miles...

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  • Sagamore Spirit distillery in Port Covington to open in April

    Sagamore Spirit distillery in Port Covington to open in April

    The distillery for Kevin Plank’s Sagamore Spirit whiskey company will open to the public in Port Covington on April 21, the company announced Wednesday.  During the weekend of April 21-23, free tours of the distillery, including tastings, will be given from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., according to a Sagamore...

  • Sinclair misses analysts' estimates, but anticipates pivotal year ahead

    Sinclair misses analysts' estimates, but anticipates pivotal year ahead

    Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. reported a fourth quarter earnings boost Wednesday that missed analysts' estimates, but the chairman of the Hunt Valley-based TV station owner said he anticipates a pivotal year in broadcast thanks to deregulation and a new broadcast transmission system. The company...

  • Head of U.S. Honda to leave air bags behind, turn to gin and vodka

    Head of U.S. Honda to leave air bags behind, turn to gin and vodka

    The U.S. head of Honda is retiring to make gin and vodka with his sons. John Mendel, 62, executive vice president for the Japanese carmaker at American Honda Motor Co. in Torrance, told a group of dealers Monday night that he’s retiring. He goes out on a high note: Honda sales in the U.S. last...

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  • Baltimore band Sunbathers look to build on momentum

    Baltimore band Sunbathers look to build on momentum

    Listening to a song from the Baltimore-Washington indie-rock quintet Sunbathers, singer Sean Lynott’s falsetto sounds effortless. The Catonsville native credits it to a childhood obsession he latched onto early. Maybe too early. “You know, the biggest influence on me was Usher,” Lynott said inside...

  • 2017 Oscars ballot: Make your picks

    2017 Oscars ballot: Make your picks

  • 'Undisclosed' producers introduce 'Killing of Freddie Gray' podcast

    'Undisclosed' producers introduce 'Killing of Freddie Gray' podcast

    The ads for the latest "Undisclosed" podcast are compelling, no doubt about that. “The Killing of Freddie Gray,” an ad that ran in Sunday’s Baltimore Sun said. “There’s the story you’ve been told, and there’s what really happened.” The producers who brought “The State V. Adnan Syed” podcast to...

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  • Trump: Making America less safe again

    Trump: Making America less safe again

    The new immigration policies President Donald Trump's administration released Tuesday make America less humane; they target millions of people who have been in this country for years, have contributed to society and have raised children here. They make America less free because they portend the...

  • Md. drug pricing transparency bill misunderstands U.S. medicine market

    Md. drug pricing transparency bill misunderstands U.S. medicine market

    Maryland has a well-earned reputation as a growing hub for biomedical innovation, due in large part to strong economic development plans focused on the life sciences that have been supported by a succession of Democratic and Republican governors and the state legislature. Our state is home to not...

  • Md. drug transparency legislation is needed to keep costs down

    Md. drug transparency legislation is needed to keep costs down

    Last week, lawmakers in Annapolis debated the merits of two proposed bills aimed at promoting the affordability of prescription drugs. HB666/SB437 will require manufacturers to disclose the cost breakdown of drugs with a $2,500 or more annual price tag, including declaring how much is spent on...

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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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