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Ravens are reaping the rewards of long-awaited offseason moves at cornerback

Ravens are reaping the rewards of long-awaited offseason moves at cornerback

When the Ravens returned to practice Tuesday after their bye week, safety and team leader Eric Weddle made sure to get cornerback Jimmy Smith’s attention. Smith has probably been the Ravens’ best player through nine games, playing through a painful Achilles tendon injury to shut down opposing receivers...

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  • Goldberg: Roy Moore's supporters chalk up scandal to conspiracy

    Goldberg: Roy Moore's supporters chalk up scandal to conspiracy

    I'll cut to the chase: I think Roy Moore did it. And I can predict what Moore supporters will say: "Of course you would believe that!" After all, I called for conservatives to repudiate Mr. Moore, the Alabama Republican candidate for the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, before the Washington...

  • Court ruling puts veterans memorials in jeopardy

    Court ruling puts veterans memorials in jeopardy

    For more than 200 years men and women of every race, religion and creed volunteered to answer the call of service to our armed forces. When the freedoms we cherish were threatened, they defended all that is right and good in America. One such American was William F. Redman. A native of Prince George’s...

  • What does Virginia's election mean for Md.'s governor?

    What does Virginia's election mean for Md.'s governor?

    Does the stunning Democratic wave in the Virginia elections portend trouble for Governor Larry Hogan and the Republican Party in Maryland next year? Let’s take a look. Elections in Virginia have tended to focus on state and local issues with national trends playing a marginal role. But not this...

  • Baltimore Civilian Review Board: We need more authority to oversee police

    Baltimore Civilian Review Board: We need more authority to oversee police

    The Civilian Review Board (CRB) of Baltimore City is the only entity authorized to conduct independent investigations of alleged police misconduct filed by members of the public, yet we appear to have a public relations problem. I am the presiding chair of the CRB; I find it imperative to make...

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  • Record growth continues at port of Baltimore

    Record growth continues at port of Baltimore

    The port of Baltimore set another record for cargo volume, handling more than half a million more tons of cargo in the first nine months of the year than it ever had before. The Maryland Port Administration reported that its public marine terminals imported and exported just over 8 million tons...

  • Downtown Baltimore's Maryland Life Building sells for $901,000

    Downtown Baltimore's Maryland Life Building sells for $901,000

    The Maryland Life Building on South Street in downtown Baltimore has sold for $901,000 to Acumen Capital LLC, a local investment group. The sale was announced Friday by Brexton Commercial, a Baltimore real estate services firm that represented the buyer. The seller was RREF II SB-MD BTB LCC, which...

  • Maryland unemployment rate stays steady in October

    Maryland unemployment rate stays steady in October

    Maryland lost 5,500 jobs in October though the unemployment rate remained steady at 3.8 percent, the U.S. Labor Department reported Friday. The jobless rate remained below the national average of 4.1 percent, which ticked down from 4.2 percent in September as the employment picture improved in...

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  • Balancing act for Bucknell's Zach Thomas always leans toward basketball

    Balancing act for Bucknell's Zach Thomas always leans toward basketball

    Zach Thomas takes his two pursuits — basketball and biomedical engineering — quite seriously. As a senior co-captain on the Buckell team that will play Maryland on Saturday at Xfinity Center, the 6-foot-7, 228-pound forward leads the defending Patriot League champions in scoring, rebounding, 3-point...

  • Dunbar football reaches its 19th state semifinal with 48-0 win over Reginald Lewis

    Dunbar football reaches its 19th state semifinal with 48-0 win over Reginald Lewis

    Dunbar defensive lineman Dwayne Johnson Jr. said he likes to eat “everything” for Thanksgiving dinner — “turkey, banana pudding, you name it.” But once again this year, Johnson’s Poets will have something else to do on Thursday. They’ll be practicing first thing in the morning as they prepare for...

  • Danica Patrick's NASCAR run over, but Daytona and Indy on track in 2018

    Danica Patrick's NASCAR run over, but Daytona and Indy on track in 2018

    Danica Patrick will never appease everyone. Some will argue she never belonged in NASCAR and was wasting space in her car seat. Others respected her determination as she navigated through the controversy and the chaos. Patrick understood the dynamics that made her one of the most famous drivers...

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  • Trump delays policy on importing elephant parts

    Trump delays policy on importing elephant parts

    President Donald Trump said Friday he's delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review "all conservation facts."The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday that it will allow the importation of body parts from African elements...

  • Montana Rep. Gianforte misled investigators in assault on reporter before election

    Montana Rep. Gianforte misled investigators in assault on reporter before election

    A Montana congressman misled investigators about his assault on a reporter the day before he was elected and claimed that the "liberal media" was "trying to make a story" out of it, according to documents released Friday. U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, a Republican, told an officer in the aftermath...

  • Allegations dividing GOP women as Roy Moore refuses to quit Alabama Senate race

    Allegations dividing GOP women as Roy Moore refuses to quit Alabama Senate race

    Standing on the white marble steps of Alabama's Capitol, Kayla Moore surrounded herself with two dozen other women Friday to defend husband Roy Moore against accusations of sexual misconduct that are dividing Republicans, and women in particular. "He will not step down. He will not stop fighting...

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  • Coalition urges limit when officers can view own body camera footage

    Coalition urges limit when officers can view own body camera footage

    As more jurisdictions employ the use of body-worn cameras for law enforcement officers, a coalition of civil rights groups is raising concerns about officers’ unrestricted access to view their own footage, saying it can affect their memory of events. The Baltimore County Police Department is among...

  • Troubled Spring Grove lacks required citizens advisory board

    Troubled Spring Grove lacks required citizens advisory board

    State law is clear: Every psychiatric hospital operated by the Maryland Department of Health must have a citizens advisory board to help consult with its administrators. Each does except one — the troubled Spring Grove Hospital Center in Catonsville. By law, the advisory board at Spring Grove is...

  • Debt from Baltimore TIF financing deals expected to grow to nearly $1 billion

    Debt from Baltimore TIF financing deals expected to grow to nearly $1 billion

    Debt owed on tax-increment-financing deals in Baltimore is expected to grow fivefold in the near future, according to new data from the city’s finance department. Currently, nine development deals approved by the city account for about $200 million in city-issued debt. But four newer, larger deals...

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