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  • 'Hello, Bob': Trump called my cellphone to say that the health-care bill was dead

    'Hello, Bob': Trump called my cellphone to say that the health-care bill was dead

    President Donald Trump called me on my cellphone on Friday afternoon at 3:31 p.m. At first I thought it was a reader with a complaint since it was a blocked number. Instead, it was the president calling from the Oval Office. His voice was even, his tone muted. He did not bury the lede. "Hello,...

  • Charter promises Trump something new ($25-billion investment) and something old (20,000 jobs)

    Charter promises Trump something new ($25-billion investment) and something old (20,000 jobs)

    The chief executive of Charter Communications committed in a meeting with President Trump on Friday to invest $25 billion on broadband infrastructure while joining a trend of business leaders touting previously announced job creation at the White House. In the case of Charter — Southern California’s...

  • Trump approves Keystone XL, calling it 'great day' for jobs

    Trump approves Keystone XL, calling it 'great day' for jobs

    President Donald Trump declared it a "great day for American jobs" on Friday as he formally green-lighted the Keystone XL pipeline, clearing the way for the $8 billion project to finally be completed. In a reversal of the Obama administration's earlier decision, the Trump administration issued...

  • Federal agency rules Trump's D.C. hotel lease in 'full compliance'

    Federal agency rules Trump's D.C. hotel lease in 'full compliance'

    Government officials overseeing the Trump International Hotel's lease with the federal government have determined the deal is in "full compliance" despite a clause in the agreement barring any "elected official of the Government of the United States" from deriving "any benefit." In a Thursday letter...

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  • Rob Reiner shares his new perspective on 'LBJ' ahead of Annapolis Film Festival

    Rob Reiner shares his new perspective on 'LBJ' ahead of Annapolis Film Festival

    Rob Reiner admits that his 20-year-old self would not approve of his latest movie, a sympathetic biopic of Lyndon Baines Johnson. "He'd be mad at me," says Reiner, 70, who became eligible for the draft in 1965, when President Johnson had the U.S. mired in an unpopular war in Southeast Asia. "When...

  • Iron Rooster to open at McHenry Row; Greene Turtle and Piaza closing

    Iron Rooster to open at McHenry Row; Greene Turtle and Piaza closing

    The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille and next-door neighbor Piaza at McHenry Row are closing their doors to make way for Iron Rooster. The Annapolis-based restaurant, which serves breakfast all day, is opening its fourth location at the mixed-use Locust Point complex. It's expected to open this...

  • Live comedy cooking show to be filmed at Germano's this weekend

    Live comedy cooking show to be filmed at Germano's this weekend

    A live show that blends comedy, singing and cooking is filming at Germano’s Piattini on Friday and Saturday night this weekend. The Cabaret at Germano’s will host the “Wiseguy Musical Comedy Live Show,” an interactive dinner show that centers on Vincent Fiore, known as the Wiseguy Chef. During...

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  • Keystone XL is no done deal

    Keystone XL is no done deal

    Today's State Department endorsement of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline certainly boosts President Donald Trump's already-gaudy credentials as a world class climate change denier, but it's not clear that it will accomplish much of anything else. On paper, the TransCanada Corporation now...

  • Baltimore could be a model for racial and economic equality

    Baltimore could be a model for racial and economic equality

    The racial economic divide in Baltimore isn't pretty. Average white household income in Baltimore is nearly two times that of black households. The unemployment rate for workers of color is three times the rate for white workers. And just 13 percent of black adults in Baltimore finish a bachelor's...

  • The problem with DeVos' education agenda

    The problem with DeVos' education agenda

    Newly confirmed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, a Michigan billionaire, has used her considerable wealth to promote charter school expansion in her home state for more than two decades. According to Politico, she and her husband have made over $2 million dollars in campaign contributions to...

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  • Struggles of new East Baltimore school show challenges of integration

    Struggles of new East Baltimore school show challenges of integration

    On the day that the Henderson-Hopkins school opened its doors to let children in, Crystal Jordan marveled at its light-filled rooms, curving stairs and interior play areas. She couldn't believe her family's good fortune. In a city with so many struggling schools, her fifth-grade daughter was entering...

  • Pugh, Young to travel to Vegas for business convention

    Pugh, Young to travel to Vegas for business convention

    Mayor Catherine Pugh and City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young plan to travel to Las Vegas in May to attend the Global Retail Real Estate Convention. Baltimore's Board of Estimates, on which both politicians sit, approved more than $11,000 Wednesday for Young and two aides to attend the...

  • Bridging the Divide: The struggle to move past segregated schools

    Bridging the Divide: The struggle to move past segregated schools

    The attendance lines for 11 schools in the Catonsville area had to be redrawn to relieve overcrowding, but there was a chance to achieve something more significant, something that might improve the lives of all children: integration.

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