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  • Godlberg: It's Trump, stupid

    Godlberg: It's Trump, stupid

    Let's review a few recent developments. On July 21, Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, resigned. This was part of a “White House shakeup” to get the Trump administration back on track. The new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, would fix the White House's “messaging problem.”...

  • The best science is often accidental

    The best science is often accidental

    Thirty years ago a group of Japanese scientists published a DNA sequence that they didn't understand. The DNA came from a common bacterium called E. coli and contained a set of repeating sequences separated by spacer regions. As similar sequences were subsequently recognized in other bacteria,...

  • Baltimore must fund an inclusionary housing study

    Baltimore must fund an inclusionary housing study

    According to a recent Abell Foundation report, 57 percent of all renters in Baltimore spend more than 30 percent of their income on rent. This means that even Baltimoreans earning middle incomes ($40,000-$75,000 a year) are struggling to pay the rent, while the city’s poorest residents face slum...

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  • Bay Area on a budget: San Francisco and Napa Valley without the hefty price tag

    Bay Area on a budget: San Francisco and Napa Valley without the hefty price tag

    San Francisco and Napa Valley regularly are among the top U.S. vacation destinations — and for good reason. With its historic neighborhoods, homes in the hills and picturesque views of the bay, San Francisco is a cultural and food mecca bursting with diverse options sure to please the most discerning...

  • 'Step' dance documentary is out to change the world's view of Baltimore

    'Step' dance documentary is out to change the world's view of Baltimore

    Even 19 years after leaving for New York City, Amanda Lipitz feels protective of her hometown. Which is one reason she’s so proud of her documentary, “Step,” and what she hopes it tells the world about Baltimore. “Every American city has problems,” says Lipitz, 37. “But it's important that — yes,...

  • 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 January*, and sold her catering business to Mallory Staley,...

  • 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...

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  • Preston: Observations from first day of Ravens training camp

    Preston: Observations from first day of Ravens training camp

    With Joe Flacco out for at least a week with a back injury, the Ravens have only two quarterbacks working camp, but they need to get another arm in soon just to take some snaps. Matt Weiss, an offensive assistant coach, filled in as the third quarterback and he mishandled a lot of snaps during...

  • Fans react to possibility of Ravens signing quarterback Colin Kaepernick

    Fans react to possibility of Ravens signing quarterback Colin Kaepernick

    Since last year’s NFL preseason, when Colin Kaepernick sparked debate throughout the country by not standing during the national anthem, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has become a polarizing figure. Some appreciate his outspoken approach to bring attention to social justice, and others...

  • Ravens' John Urschel did the math and put his future over football

    Ravens' John Urschel did the math and put his future over football

    Ravens offensive lineman John Urschel knew the risks, but he kept playing anyway. He knew he was putting his body — and most importantly, his mind — in jeopardy. But he loved the thrill of the game, the “rush you get when you go out on the field, lay everything on the line and physically dominate...

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  • Trump's voting commission again asks states for voter data, vows to protect records

    Trump's voting commission again asks states for voter data, vows to protect records

    President Donald Trump's voting commission, given a judge's approval to resume seeking voter data, has issued another request asking states for information and vowing to keep the details confidential. The voting panel has come under intense scrutiny and faced a wave of lawsuits since making a sweeping...

  • Russia sanctions bill exposes Trump's legislative tug of war

    Russia sanctions bill exposes Trump's legislative tug of war

    President Donald Trump is likely to sign a tough new sanctions bill that includes proposed measures targeting Russia — a remarkable concession that the president has yet to sell his party on his hopes for forging a warmer relationship with Moscow. Trump's vow to extend a hand of cooperation to...

  • 'It hasn't been my best week': Sessions says he's not stepping down unless asked

    'It hasn't been my best week': Sessions says he's not stepping down unless asked

    His loyalty to the boss severely tested but seemingly intact, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday he will stay in the job for as long as President Donald Trump wants him to serve. Sessions told The Associated Press he and Trump have a "harmony of values and beliefs" and he intends to stay...

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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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