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  • Airbnb fight shows old regulations are awkward fit in new economy

    Airbnb fight shows old regulations are awkward fit in new economy

    To the hoteliers who are pushing state lawmakers to tax and regulate home and room rentals, the target was clear: Airbnb, the multi-billion dollar corporation that they believe has been unfairly helped by its ability to operate outside the law. But the opponents they faced at a hearing in Annapolis...

  • Perez emerges from internal divisions to lead Democratic Party

    Perez emerges from internal divisions to lead Democratic Party

    Former U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez emerged Saturday from a bruising internal fight to become the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee, a job that will put him at the forefront of rebuilding the party and confronting President Donald Trump. Perez, a Takoma Park resident and...

  • Maryland wants to get out of the slot machine business

    Maryland wants to get out of the slot machine business

    After a nearly a decade of losing money, Maryland wants out of the business of owning slot machines once and for all. The state has reaped billions from legalized gambling, but the slot machines cost as much as $30,000 apiece, plus $2,000 a year in maintenance. The expense far exceeded what policymakers...

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  • Health care, Supreme Court on agenda as Congress returns

    Health care, Supreme Court on agenda as Congress returns

    Congress returns to Washington this week to confront dramatic decisions on health care and the Supreme Court that may help determine the course of Donald Trump's presidency. First, the president will have his say, in his maiden speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night. Majority Republicans...

  • Trump faces a pivotal week ahead as he addresses jittery GOP lawmakers

    Trump faces a pivotal week ahead as he addresses jittery GOP lawmakers

    Less than two months into his presidency, Donald Trump faces a pivotal week ahead, with plans to address GOP lawmakers who are jittery about key aspects of his legislative agenda and to roll out a new travel ban in a fashion that will ease doubts about his administration's competence. President...

  • Trump's choice for Navy secretary withdraws

    Trump's choice for Navy secretary withdraws

    The Trump administration's choice to become the next Navy secretary has pulled his name from consideration, the Pentagon said Sunday, the second nominee to head a military service who has bowed out in recent weeks. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis announced that Philip Bilden, a private equity fund...

  • White House dodging questions of Sessions' role in FBI probe

    White House dodging questions of Sessions' role in FBI probe

    The White House is dodging questions about whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions should consider withdrawing from the FBI's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. A prominent Republican, California Rep. Darrell Issa, has called for a special prosecutor and said...

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  • Circa, a Sinclair website targeting millennials, plans to expand to Europe

    Circa, a Sinclair website targeting millennials, plans to expand to Europe

    Circa, a Sinclair Broadcast Group news and entertainment website targeting millennials, plans to expand internationally, with video-on demand channels to be available in Europe this spring. The Circa brand announced a partnership Monday with Ownzones Media Network, a global distribution and content...

  • Financial experts push tax season as prime time to start saving

    Financial experts push tax season as prime time to start saving

    April Bradley never imagined she'd be where she is today: picking out paint colors and furniture for a Baltimore rowhouse with her name on the property title. Six years ago, Bradley was a 27-year-old single mother more concerned about paying the monthly bills and making rent than whether she'd...

  • Attorneys: 5 automakers knew Takata air bags were dangerous

    Attorneys: 5 automakers knew Takata air bags were dangerous

    Plaintiffs in dozens of lawsuits against air bag maker Takata and five automakers allege the car companies knew that Takata's products were dangerous yet continued to use them for years in order to save money. The allegations against Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Ford and BMW were made in a filing Monday...

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  • NBC game show 'The Wall' filming in Patterson Park today

    NBC game show 'The Wall' filming in Patterson Park today

    "The Wall," an NBC game show produced by LeBron James, will be filming in Patterson Park today, the Baltimore Film Office confirmed. Notice of the filming was posted on Twitter by Patterson Park Neighborhood Association President Pat Lundberg, with an image of what appeared to be a city application...

  • Here's what happened onstage during the Oscars' mistake

    Here's what happened onstage during the Oscars' mistake

    If it were in the screenplay of a Hollywood drama — or maybe farce — directors would surely reject it. But let's set the scene anyway for the Academy Awards drama over what film did, and didn't, win the Oscar for best picture on Sunday night. We pan in on the stage of the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles,...

  • Top Baltimore-area events this week: Amy Schumer, Home and Garden Show and more

    Top Baltimore-area events this week: Amy Schumer, Home and Garden Show and more

    Charlie Wilson The 11-time Grammy nominee, 2013 BET Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and the man who gifted us with "You Are" (so fine, that one) brings his "In It to Win It Tour" to Royal Farms Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. Also taking to the stage: Fantasia and Johnny Gill. 7 p.m. Thursday....

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  • Bay cleanup must factor in climate change

    Bay cleanup must factor in climate change

    Last summer, when floodwaters nearly wiped out Old Ellicott City, many people looked at the damage as bad luck caused by a 500-year storm. The truth is that such storms are no longer rare events. The Northeast United States has experienced a staggering 70 percent increase in intense rainstorms...

  • Baseball science baffles even scientists

    Baseball science baffles even scientists

    For diehard Orioles fans everywhere, the season started this month when pitchers and catchers reported to spring training. Soon, all the birds will be back together to throw, catch, run and hit. While I must confess I am not much of a sports fan, I am looking forward to taking in a few games this...

  • Trump gets a free ride on conflicts of interest

    Trump gets a free ride on conflicts of interest

    It's often said of the weather that everybody talks about it, but nobody does anything about it. The political chatter here is similarly rife with speculation about how President Donald Trump can somehow be brought to heel, but there is no credible plan. Numerous scholars on the Constitution have...

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