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Baltimore Police urge public to come forward with information to solve killing of 7-year-old Taylor Hayes

Baltimore police said Friday that they had located a white Mercedes they believe was connected to the death of 7-year-old Taylor Hayes, but urged the public to provide information to help them investigate the fatal shooting. “We know a number of people saw that shooting. We know that for a fact,...

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  • No code of silence can protect the killer of a child

    No code of silence can protect the killer of a child

    The code of silence on Baltimore’s streets has protected many who have done despicable deeds, but none more than those whose depravity results in the death of a child. We witnessed it four years ago when 3-year-old McKenzie Elliott was struck by a stray bullet and killed in Waverly. It was broad...

  • Md. Dems take a page from Trump

    Md. Dems take a page from Trump

    Wednesday evening, the Maryland Democratic Party sent out an email blast — identified as being from “Ben Jealous Press” — with the subject line: “FYI: Hidin' Hogan Afraid To Debate and Defend His Record.” And then, in case you missed that one, it followed up Thursday morning with another message,...

  • What Baltimore's job posting for a new police commissioner should say

    What Baltimore's job posting for a new police commissioner should say

    The Sun reported this week on a job announcement the city of Baltimore posted for a new police commissioner. The four-page document doesn’t sugar coat the situation here — it acknowledges Baltimore’s high crime rate and the longstanding strain between the police department and the community — but...

  • Hopkins must break with ICE — now

    Hopkins must break with ICE — now

    Among the top 10 organizations in Maryland profiting from work with the controversial Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE), you won’t be surprised to find weapons manufacturers, IT firms or facilities operators. But you might be surprised to find Johns Hopkins School of Education. Starting...

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  • Maryland's unemployment rate remains unchanged at 4.3 percent

    Maryland's unemployment rate remains unchanged at 4.3 percent

    Maryland ‘s unemployment rate held steady at 4.3 percent in June despite the state losing about 5,500, mostly government jobs, according to data from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistic. The rate in Maryland has been unchanged for months, and remains slightly above June’s national...

  • Budding tech troubles hamper Maryland's medical marijuana dispensaries

    Budding tech troubles hamper Maryland's medical marijuana dispensaries

    It was a popular tool while it lasted, but the system that automatically tracked medical marijuana use for dispensaries and consumers in real time has been temporarily turned off. “The system was just overwhelmed,” said Jennifer White, spokeswoman for the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission. To...

  • Colleges ask for a share of future salary in lieu of loans

    Colleges ask for a share of future salary in lieu of loans

    As more students balk at the debt loads they face after graduation, some colleges are offering an alternative: We'll pay your tuition if you offer us a percentage of your future salary. Norwich University announced Tuesday that it will become the latest school to offer this type of contract, known...

  • Baltimore's Jones Falls Valley feels the pressure of residential development

    Baltimore's Jones Falls Valley feels the pressure of residential development

    The brick townhomes, striped with blue and cream cement panels, rise over the dead end of Redfern Avenue in the Medfield neighborhood of Baltimore. The 15-home development, offering contemporary design with a nod to the area’s industrial past, is the kind of place Luke Yorke-Hart said he would...

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  • White House invites Putin to Washington for fall meeting

    White House invites Putin to Washington for fall meeting

    Unbowed by criticism over his Helsinki summit, President Donald Trump extended an invitation to Russian President Vladimir Putin to meet in Washington in the fall, the White House said Thursday. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Twitter that Trump had asked National Security Adviser...

  • Trump's nominee for consumer protection bureau grilled by Senate Democrats

    Trump's nominee for consumer protection bureau grilled by Senate Democrats

    Kathy Kraninger, President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, repeatedly dodged questions from Senate Democrats on Thursday about issues facing the watchdog agency and her involvement in the administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy. Kraninger, a...

  • Senate GOP withdraws Trump judicial nominee amid concerns about his college writings

    Senate GOP withdraws Trump judicial nominee amid concerns about his college writings

    The GOP's bid to transform the federal bench with conservative judges hit its first significant snag Thursday, after Senate Republicans were forced to withdraw the nomination of Ryan Bounds, Trump's pick to serve on the powerful 9th Circuit appeals court. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell,...

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