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Ponies cross from Assateague to Chincoteague in annual swim

Ponies cross from Assateague to Chincoteague in annual swim

The 2017 Chincoteague Pony Swim has been completed amid a beautiful morning on the Delmarva peninsula. As dawn broke, the 92nd edition of the annual spectacle began, with a team of local wranglers — the Saltwater Cowboys — driving the herd of about 200 ponies from their home on Assateague Island...

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  • Trump's transgender military ban: Wrong on politics, policy and principle

    Trump's transgender military ban: Wrong on politics, policy and principle

    Our view: The president’s tweets kicking openly transgender people out of the military are unbecoming of a commander in chief President Donald Trump’s announcement-by-tweet that he will not allow transgender men and women to serve in the armed forces in any capacity was not about costs or military...

  • Md.'s governor rejected fracking, now he should reject fracking infrastructure

    Md.'s governor rejected fracking, now he should reject fracking infrastructure

    Marylanders can be proud that our state was the first with natural gas reserves to pass a law banning fracking. Our governor agreed, concluding that the “environmental risks of fracking outweigh any benefits” and that we should protect our water and natural resources. After years of careful evaluation,...

  • Skinny repeal: Yet another terrible health care idea from the GOP

    Skinny repeal: Yet another terrible health care idea from the GOP

    Our view: With all other options failing, Republicans are turning to an Obamacare repeal plan that doesn’t even address their own concerns about the ACA Just when you thought Republicans had exhausted the universe of bad ideas for repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, Senate Majority...

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  • Legg Mason earnings up for quarter

    Legg Mason earnings up for quarter

    Legg Mason reported a profit of $50.9 million for its first quarter, compared with $33.5 million in the same April- to-June period last year. Earnings per share rose to 52 cents from 31 cents a year ago, beating analysts expectations. The consensus analysts' expectation was 43 cents a share, according...

  • iPhone-maker Foxconn to open Wisconsin plant expected to create at least 3,000 jobs

    iPhone-maker Foxconn to open Wisconsin plant expected to create at least 3,000 jobs

    President Donald Trump said Wednesday that electronics giant Foxconn will build a $10 billion factory in Wisconsin that's expected to initially create 3,000 jobs, the largest economic development project in state history. The announcement comes at a critical juncture for a Trump administration...

  • Curry, Irving trips illustrate importance of Asia market for Under Armour, Nike

    Curry, Irving trips illustrate importance of Asia market for Under Armour, Nike

    NBA star Stephen Curry was in Beijing on July 22 and 23. Rival star Kyrie Irving was in the China capital the next day, according to their schedules. The timing was coincidental but their trips shared a common goal — to promote basketball and their respective sports brands in Asia. Curry, whose...

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  • Sascha's 527 cafe to close next week

    Sascha's 527 cafe to close next week

    Sascha’s 527 cafe will serve its last chopped salad next week. The Mount Vernon restaurant at 527 N. Charles St. is closing after service Aug. 4 as new owners take over the building. Owner Sascha Wolhandler put the building on the market in April, not long after selling her catering business to...

  • Creative Alliance aims to tackle anti-Muslim bias by featuring renowned female Muslim performers

    Creative Alliance aims to tackle anti-Muslim bias by featuring renowned female Muslim performers

    Baltimore’s Creative Alliance announced Wednesday that it will tackle anti-Muslim bias by bringing a half-dozen renowned female Muslim performers to Baltimore. The “Nisa/Women” program — “Nisa" is the Arabic word for “women” — is funded by a $145,000 grant from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic...

  • Food truck owners continue fight to overturn city's '300-foot rule'

    Food truck owners continue fight to overturn city's '300-foot rule'

    Baltimore food truck owners continued their fight Wednesday to overturn a city rule that bars them from operating near brick-and-mortar restaurants. Attorneys representing food truck owners Joey Vanoni and Nikki Marks (nee McGowan) and lawyers for the city went before a Baltimore City Circuit Court...

  • 'Trading Spaces' is casting Baltimore homeowners for reboot

    'Trading Spaces' is casting Baltimore homeowners for reboot

    “Trading Spaces” is coming back — and looking for Baltimore homeowners. The popular TLC reality show, on-air between 2000 and 2008, invites neighbors to swap houses and redecorate one room using a provided budget and the assistance of a professional designer. The reboot, hosted by Paige Davis,...

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  • Ravens announce running back Kenneth Dixon out for 2017, Bobby Rainey has signed

    Ravens announce running back Kenneth Dixon out for 2017, Bobby Rainey has signed

    A few hours after the Ravens officially announced the signing of running back Bobby Rainey Wednesday, coach John Harbaugh confirmed that running back Kenneth Dixon will sit out the entire 2017 season because of a torn meniscus in his left knee. Harbaugh announced that the injury was a full tear...

  • Former Raven Ray Lewis joins Showtime’s 'Inside the NFL'

    Former Raven Ray Lewis joins Showtime’s 'Inside the NFL'

    After his ouster from ESPN last year, Ray Lewis spent the 2016 NFL season on the sideline. Now the former Ravens linebacker, and often-criticized analyst, has a pair of new jobs. A month after heading to Fox as an NFL contributor, Lewis has joined Showtime’s weekly “Inside the NFL” series. He will...

  • Michael Phelps, Discovery Channel defend race vs. simulated great white shark

    Michael Phelps, Discovery Channel defend race vs. simulated great white shark

    Now that we know Michael Phelps didn’t actually race a real shark in Discovery Channel’s “Phelps vs Shark: Great Gold vs Great White” on Sunday, and that viewers were not entirely happy to see the man-versus-pixels programming, what happened next should be about as surprising as Phelps’ ultimate...

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  • Trump talks privately about a recess appointment to replace Jeff Sessions

    Trump talks privately about a recess appointment to replace Jeff Sessions

    President Trump has discussed with confidants and advisers in recent days the possibility of installing a new attorney general through a recess appointment if Jeff Sessions leaves the job, but he has been warned not to move to push him out because of the political and legal ramifications, according...

  • Boy Scouts president expected fiery Trump speech

    Boy Scouts president expected fiery Trump speech

    The Boy Scouts of America anticipated President Donald Trump would spark controversy with a politically tinged speech at its national jamboree in West Virginia but felt obliged to invite him out of respect for his office, its leader said Wednesday in his first public comments on the furor over...

  • Trump to nominate Kansas governor to serve as religious freedom ambassador

    Trump to nominate Kansas governor to serve as religious freedom ambassador

    President Donald Trump will nominate Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback to serve as ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. If confirmed by the Senate, he'll run the State Department's Office of International Religious Freedom. Brownback is a former U.S. senator and representative. The...

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  • State reaches settlement in Tyrone West death lawsuit

    State reaches settlement in Tyrone West death lawsuit

    Maryland has reached a $400,000 agreement to settle its share of a lawsuit in the 2013 death of Tyrone West from injuries received during a traffic stop in Northeast Baltimore. The settlement is scheduled for a vote Wednesday by the state Board of Public Works. It is part of the resolution of a...

  • Baltimore gun offenders vary, Sun review shows

    Baltimore gun offenders vary, Sun review shows

    A young woman who says she carried a gun for her own protection. A truck driver passing through Baltimore with a gun in his cab. The manager of an optometrist’s office who, after a car accident, was found to have a gun in his vehicle. As Baltimore’s City Council considers a proposed one-year mandatory...

  • Neighborhood tensions arise as residents learn of plans for medical marijuana dispensaries

    Neighborhood tensions arise as residents learn of plans for medical marijuana dispensaries

    John Seifert was having trouble renting out his shuttered flower shop in Baltimore County. Finally, a real estate agent found a potential tenant: a medical marijuana dispensary. Seifert signed a five-year lease with the firm, which wants to sell cannabis tinctures, oils and other products to patients...

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