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  • Reed Cordish will play role in White House innovation effort

    Reed Cordish will play role in White House innovation effort

    Former Baltimore developer Reed Cordish will have a hand in overseeing a new White House office to overhaul government functions using ideas from the business sector, the administration announced Monday. The effort, which will be led by Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, will "focus on implementing...

  • Maryland General Assembly approves fracking ban

    Maryland General Assembly approves fracking ban

    The Maryland General Assembly on Monday gave final passage to a ban on fracking in the state, sending the measure to Gov. Larry Hogan for his promised signature. Environmental advocates and climate change activists have pressed for years to ban the controversial form of drilling for natural gas...

  • Jeff Sessions 'pleads' with Maryland to oppose immigration bill

    Jeff Sessions 'pleads' with Maryland to oppose immigration bill

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday that the Trump administration is seeking to withhold $4.1 billion from cities and counties that limit cooperation with immigration authorities, and he called on state lawmakers in Annapolis to oppose pending legislation on the issue. "Maryland is talking...

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  • Trump in meeting with Chicago FOP boss: 'What's going on in Chicago?'

    Trump in meeting with Chicago FOP boss: 'What's going on in Chicago?'

    President Donald Trump continued to spotlight violence in Chicago during a meeting Tuesday with police union officials including Dean Angelo Sr., the president of the union for Chicago's rank-and-file officers. "I ask, 'What's going on in Chicago, right? What is going on?' " Trump asked early...

  • McConnell confident Dems won't keep Gorsuch off Supreme Court

    McConnell confident Dems won't keep Gorsuch off Supreme Court

    A showdown over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee and Senate rules loomed as the number of Democrats opposing Judge Neil Gorsuch grew to two dozen on Tuesday. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 Senate Democrat, was joined by five other senators who announced their intention to...

  • White House calls for domestic cuts to finance border wall

    White House calls for domestic cuts to finance border wall

    President Donald Trump is proposing immediate budget cuts of $18 billion from programs like medical research, infrastructure and community grants so U.S. taxpayers, not Mexico, can cover the down payment on the border wall. The White House documents were submitted to Congress amid negotiations...

  • Trump administration sought to block Sally Yates from testifying to Congress on Russia

    Trump administration sought to block Sally Yates from testifying to Congress on Russia

    The Trump administration sought to block former acting attorney general Sally Yates from testifying to Congress in the House investigation of links between Russian officials and Donald Trump's presidential campaign, The Washington Post has learned, a position that is likely to further anger Democrats...

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  • As meal kit industry grows, Terra's Kitchen eyes expansion

    As meal kit industry grows, Terra's Kitchen eyes expansion

    Julia Denick typically handpicks the recipes she wants in her biweekly meal kit deliveries from Terra's Kitchen. Spicy honey lime chicken with edamame and the vegan power bowl are some favorites for the Mount Washington resident, who doesn't eat red meat. When she forgot to make her selections...

  • First Mariner opens branch in Canton

    First Mariner opens branch in Canton

    First Mariner Bank will open a new branch in Canton next month to replace one that closed at its former headquarters. The branch will be located on the first floor of 1st Mariner's new headquarters at 3301 Boston St. and will open April 3. Earlier this year, First Mariner moved out of its office...

  • McCormick reports increase in sales, earnings

    McCormick reports increase in sales, earnings

    McCormick & Co. saw an increase in sales and earnings in the first quarter, beating Wall Street expectations and helped by demand in China and recent acquisitions. Sales during the three months ended Feb. 28 rose 1 percent to $1.04 billion from $1.03 billion in the first quarter of 2016, the Sparks-based...

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  • 10 hot Baltimore restaurants to try this spring

    10 hot Baltimore restaurants to try this spring

    Baltimore has become a burgeoning food town full of fresh concepts and creative cuisine, and new restaurants continue to open their doors in and around the city. We’ve created a map that pinpoints the 10 most buzzed-about restaurants in the area this spring — a mix of new favorites and proven hotspots...

  • Uneven 'Los Otros' gets stellar production at Everyman thanks to Broadway veterans

    Uneven 'Los Otros' gets stellar production at Everyman thanks to Broadway veterans

    Everyman Theater has assembled terrific performers and showered classy production values on the ambitious musical "Los Otros." All of that quality onstage goes a long way toward making up for the occasional disappointment with the piece itself. Commissioned by Everyman Theater, this is a "re-imagined"...

  • Brilliant portrayal gives 'Twisted Melodies' soul

    Brilliant portrayal gives 'Twisted Melodies' soul

    There is plenty of material in the career of soul singer Donny Hathaway and his death from apparent suicide to fashion an effective theater piece. Kelvin Roston Jr. has chosen enough for two. "Twisted Melodies," the one-man play written and brilliantly performed by Roston at Baltimore Center Stage...

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  • Highlights from John Harbaugh's media session at the league meetings

    Highlights from John Harbaugh's media session at the league meetings

    Ravens head coach John Harbaugh just spoke to reporters for about an hour at the AFC coaches breakfast at the league meetings here at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel.  Below are some of the highlights:  Harbaugh acknowledged the offensive line remains under construction after the loss of right tackle Rick...

  • Now at the plate ... former Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones? Nope, wrong one.

    Now at the plate ... former Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones? Nope, wrong one.

    Here are the three facts about baseball players and football players: A former NFL player is giving professional baseball a go this spring, and his name is Tim Tebow.  A Detroit Tigers prospect is also playing in spring training, and his name is JaCoby Jones. Jacoby Jones has played softball in...

  • Athletes of the Week in 2016-17

    Athletes of the Week in 2016-17

    The Baltimore Sun takes Athletes of the Week nominations from Friday night until Sunday at 6 p.m. Please provide name, school, class, sport, position, team results and the athlete's accomplishments for the week, with statistics by game, and other supporting information. Coaches also should provide...

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  • School segregation: The injustice we can't afford to ignore

    School segregation: The injustice we can't afford to ignore

    The segregation in public schools that The Sun's Liz Bowie and Erica Green described in a four-part series that concludes today isn't what most of us think about when we hear the term. It's not about the forced separation of the races from the pre-Brown vs. Board of Education era or even about...

  • Coal isn't coming back

    Coal isn't coming back

    Now that President Donald Trump has taken his first official steps in rolling back the Clean Power Plan, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rules that sought to reduce greenhouse gas emissions chiefly by discouraging the use of coal to fuel power plants, as well as reversing other pro-environmental...

  • Don't let Md. slide backward on bail

    Don't let Md. slide backward on bail

    Maryland's current legislative session offered lawmakers the opportunity to partner with the state's judiciary to reduce racial disparities in the state's pretrial system while improving public safety. Predictably, the for-profit bail bonds industry, and the insurance companies that underwrite...

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  • Within integrated schools, de facto segregation persists

    Within integrated schools, de facto segregation persists

    They were classmates and best friends, and they both wanted to get into the 11th-grade Advanced Placement English class at Columbia's Hammond High School. Since meeting in summer school just before ninth grade, Mikey Peterson and Eli Sauerwalt had been through a lot together. They'd each battled...

  • Maryland bail bond industry's contributions hang over contested bill

    Maryland bail bond industry's contributions hang over contested bill

    The economic clout of the bail bond industry hangs over a debate in the General Assembly that could decide the future of cash bail in Maryland. As the legislature's 2017 session heads toward a close at midnight on April 10, bail reform remains one of the most hotly contested topics. And bail bond...

  • Study: African-Americans don't trust flu vaccine; whites don't think flu is that bad

    Study: African-Americans don't trust flu vaccine; whites don't think flu is that bad

    Many African-Americans don't get flu shots because they don't trust the vaccine, while whites are more likely to think the flu is not a big deal, a new study has found. The study, conducted in part by researchers from the Maryland Center for Health Equity at the University of Maryland, College...

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