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  • ACLU comes out against Anne Arundel 'nuisance' bill

    ACLU comes out against Anne Arundel 'nuisance' bill

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland has voiced opposition to the much-debated "nuisance" bill now before the Anne Arundel County Council, saying in written testimony early this month that the proposal would put victims of domestic violence at risk and undermine law enforcement. Nuisance...

  • Baltimore prepares to launch $12 million youth fund

    Baltimore prepares to launch $12 million youth fund

    Baltimore officials are preparing to launch a new $12 million fund for children and teens that will be one of the city's largest distributors of grant money. City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young will convene a 34-member task force Tuesday to create a framework for sending money to community...

  • Brokaw, Mullen talk Russia, news and more in Annapolis

    Brokaw, Mullen talk Russia, news and more in Annapolis

    Veteran television journalist Tom Brokaw and former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Admiral Mike Mullen told a sold-out crowd at St. John's College in Annapolis on Sunday to be proactive about engaging with people with different viewpoints, speaking to concerns that the U.S. has grown increasingly...

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  • Fact check: Trump's messy case that he inherited a mess

    Fact check: Trump's messy case that he inherited a mess

    President Donald Trump on Thursday made a messy case that he "inherited a mess" from his predecessor. Economic stats and territorial losses of Islamic State insurgents don't support his assertions about the problems handed to him on those fronts. A look at some of his claims in a news conference...

  • Supreme Court seems split in case of Mexican teen slain across border

    Supreme Court seems split in case of Mexican teen slain across border

    The Supreme Court appears to be evenly divided about the right of Mexican parents to use American courts to sue a U.S. Border Patrol agent who fired across the U.S.-Mexican border and killed their teenage son. Justice Anthony Kennedy and other conservative justices suggested during argument Tuesday...

  • Trump taps Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as national security adviser

    Trump taps Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as national security adviser

    President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, a prominent military strategist known as a creative thinker, as his new national security adviser, replacing the ousted Michael Flynn. Trump announced the pick Monday at his Palm Beach, Florida, club and said McMaster is "a man of tremendous...

  • Conservative group cancels Yiannopoulos speech due to video they say condones pedophilia

    Conservative group cancels Yiannopoulos speech due to video they say condones pedophilia

    Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos has been disinvited to this year's Conservative Political Action Conference after his attempt to clarify past comments on relationships between boys and older men fell flat with organizers. Hours later, his publisher cancelled his book "Dangerous," which...

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  • Beauty companies ramp up the pace to keep up with faster trends

    Beauty companies ramp up the pace to keep up with faster trends

    When reality TV star Kylie Jenner introduced her first cosmetics products to the internet in late 2015, the Kylie Lip Kits — matte liquid lipstick and lip liner combos — sold out in minutes. Competing brands were paying attention. Companies quickly started promoting their own matte lipsticks as...

  • American unveils prices, routes for new cheapest fare

    American unveils prices, routes for new cheapest fare

    American Airlines has begun selling cheaper "basic economy" fares as it battles discount airlines for the most budget-conscious travelers. American announced Tuesday that it began selling the new fares for flights starting March 1 on 10 different routes from its hub airports in Dallas, Miami, Philadelphia...

  • Uber hires Eric Holder to investigate sexual harassment claims

    Uber hires Eric Holder to investigate sexual harassment claims

    Uber has hired former U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. to help lead an investigation into claims of sexual harassment and discrimination that a former female employee made public over the weekend in a highly circulated blog post. Chief Executive Travis Kalanick told employees in a memo Monday...

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  • Trump condemns anti-Semitism, finally

    Trump condemns anti-Semitism, finally

    Even in these politically turbulent and divisive times, there are certain core beliefs that should unite us as Americans. One of these is an embrace of religious freedom and tolerance and a rejection of anti-Semitism. Jews have been victims of too much hate and prejudice over the centuries to ignore...

  • Guinness, craft brews and the battle between the free market and Md. liquor laws

    There is virtually no doubt that the proposed Guinness brewery and taphouse in Relay would be a tourism bonanza for Baltimore County. Currently, the biggest attraction in the county draws about 30,000 people a year. Guinness parent company Diageo projects a quarter-million visitors in its first...

  • Fixing the fixable under Trump

    Fixing the fixable under Trump

    Every time President Trump talks about blacks in America, it sounds something like this: "You go to some of these inner city places and it's so sad when you look at the crime. You know, people — and I've seen this and I've sort of witnessed it; in fact, in two cases I have actually witnessed it...

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  • HIV cases down in Maryland, U.S.

    HIV cases down in Maryland, U.S.

    HIV infections in the United States have fallen for several years, and few places have seen a bigger drop than Maryland, according to new estimates from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cases in the state dropped an average of 7.5 percent per year from 2008 to 2014. That was...

  • Newsday, New York Times reviewing work of 'Pill City' author

    Newsday, New York Times reviewing work of 'Pill City' author

    A New York newspaper is reviewing the work of one of its former reporters after his new book on Baltimore was widely questioned by police and other officials here. Newsday managing editor Richard Rosen confirmed to The Baltimore Sun that the paper is reviewing the work of Kevin Deutsch, who worked...

  • Good Shepherd Services to close Baltimore County residential treatment program

    Good Shepherd Services to close Baltimore County residential treatment program

    Good Shepherd Services will close its troubled residential treatment program for adolescents in Halethorpe after two state agencies decided to withdraw the children they had placed there. The decision to withdraw the children followed moratoriums imposed late last year by the agencies on sending...

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