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Advocates to ask Congress to intervene after White House announces plan to end Haitian residency permits in 2019

Advocates for immigrants say they will ask Congress to grant permanent residence to the nearly 60,000 Haitians who are living in the United States under temporary protection that the Trump administration announced will expire in July 2019. They are not hopeful, CASA spokeswoman Fernanda Durand...

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State audit faults Baltimore City Community College

State audit faults Baltimore City Community College

A new state audit found the struggling Baltimore City Community College mismanaged resources, contracts and pay raises. The audit highlighted eight areas of concern documented over three years ending in November 2016, ranging from potentially criminal activity in contracting to giving unjustified...

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  • Elephants' reprieve: How about the rest of the animal kingdom?

    Elephants' reprieve: How about the rest of the animal kingdom?

    There is no shortage of cute elephant videos on YouTube, and the millions of views they’ve recorded demonstrate why. Elephants are exceptionally smart. They can use tools. They respond to the human voice, and they demonstrate empathy toward other creatures. And, frankly, there are few sights more...

  • John Kass: Sen. Franken should take a long walk

    Those popping sounds you hear aren't light bulbs breaking as they hit the frozen surface of Lake Wobegon. Instead, that sound comes from political heads exploding in the Democratic Media Complex. Because liberal Democratic Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota was exposed, completely, for what he really...

  • How to judge judges

    How to judge judges

    If there was any Circuit Court judge Baltimore voters might have been expected to have an opinion about, it was Alfred Nance. When he ran for re-election in 2014, he had long since been investigated by the Judicial Disabilities Commission on complaints of inappropriate courtroom behavior and had...

  • Wall isn't a lifesaver, it's a boondoggle

    Wall isn't a lifesaver, it's a boondoggle

    A border patrol agent was killed and his partner seriously wounded in the line of duty Sunday in West Texas. Few of the details of the incident have been released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection or the Federal Bureau of Investigation, but Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez, 36, and his...

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  • Under Armour names new head of footwear

    Under Armour names new head of footwear

    Under Armour has tapped one of its sports division managers to head footwear, a key growth category for the brand, as part of restructuring announced earlier this year. Ryan Drew, previously general manager of the brand’s basketball division, will become head of footwear, Under Armour said Tuesday....

  • Performance Horizon relocates growing Baltimore office

    Performance Horizon relocates growing Baltimore office

    Performance Horizon, a United Kingdom-based partner marketing software provider, has relocated its Baltimore office to a larger space in Highlandtown to accommodate its growth. The company is moving out of the Emerging Technology Centers space in the old Crown Cork & Seal factory into its own 7,000-square-foot...

  • Ellicott City set to measure its comeback during holiday season

    Ellicott City set to measure its comeback during holiday season

    Jason Barnes was knocked off his feet by the July 2016 flash flood that nearly destroyed historic Main Street in Ellicott City. The owner of All Time Toys was washed down the street by swiftly moving waters. He not only managed to rescue himself, but locked arms with bystanders to pluck a woman...

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  • Hampden's Miracle on 34th Street named 'most outrageous Christmas lights' in Maryland

    Hampden's Miracle on 34th Street named 'most outrageous Christmas lights' in Maryland

    With the holidays near, ’tis the season for dazzling lights displays. Luckily, if you live in Baltimore, you don’t have to go far to see Maryland’s best. Financial news and opinion website 24/7 Wall St. has named Baltimore’s Miracle on 34th Street the best place to see holiday lights on its list,...

  • Tio Pepe is beloved for more than nostalgia — it's the real deal

    Tio Pepe is beloved for more than nostalgia — it's the real deal

    Do Baltimoreans rave about Tio Pepe in downtown Baltimore because of nostalgia and fierce loyalty? Or does the fondness stem from a genuine appreciation of the sumptuous Spanish dishes, intimate dining rooms and polished wait staff? I was curious what an outsider from another state would think...

  • Center Cut Doughnuts in Hampden to close this weekend

    Center Cut Doughnuts in Hampden to close this weekend

    Center Cut Doughnuts will serve its last doughnut this weekend. The Hampden bake shop at 3528 Chestnut Ave. will close after a going away party Sunday, owner Josh Kowitz said. The shop will be open regular hours Friday through Sunday. Full Circle, another doughnut shop, will open in its place,...

  • Baltimore photographer Devin Allen, 'Step' documentary among local NAACP Image Award nominees

    Baltimore photographer Devin Allen, 'Step' documentary among local NAACP Image Award nominees

    Baltimore photographer Devin Allen, author Ta-Nehisi Coates and the documentary “Step” are among a handful of local figures or projects nominated for NAACP Image Awards on Monday. Allen is nominated for outstanding literary work by a debut author for his book, “A Beautiful Ghetto,” a collection...

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  • Trump discounts allegations against Roy Moore: 'He denies it'

    Trump discounts allegations against Roy Moore: 'He denies it'

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday discounted allegations of sexual assault against Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore and said voters should not support Moore's "liberal" rival. Trump addressed the swirling controversy surrounding Moore for the first time since top Republican leaders called...

  • New poll makes it clear: Sexual harassment is not a dealbreaker in today's GOP

    New poll makes it clear: Sexual harassment is not a dealbreaker in today's GOP

    The big new finding from a Quinnipiac University poll is this: About half of Republicans say GOP senators should let Roy Moore serve in the Senate. By a margin of 49 percent to 33 percent, Republicans say the Alabamian, who is accused of sexual misconduct with multiple teenagers, should not be...

  • Trump and Putin spoke by phone about Syria, White House says

    Trump and Putin spoke by phone about Syria, White House says

    President Donald Trump spoke for more than an hour Tuesday by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Syria, Iran, North Korea and Ukraine were on the agenda, the White House said. Trump called it a "great call" Tuesday afternoon as he left the White House to spend Thanksgiving in Florida....

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

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

    As more police departments use body cameras, 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 the agencies that allow the practice, according...

  • Lengthy terms, discipline process cloak Maryland judges from scrutiny

    Lengthy terms, discipline process cloak Maryland judges from scrutiny

    Baltimore’s highest-ranking judge faces removal for misconduct. City judges are criticized for their handling of gun cases during a record spike in violent crime. And landlord-tenant judges are undergoing retraining after multiple studies found them misapplying housing laws. Amid the recent string...

  • 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...

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