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  • Rep. Anthony Brown attends meeting with Trump and Black Caucus

    Rep. Anthony Brown attends meeting with Trump and Black Caucus

    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus -- including Maryland Rep. Anthony G. Brown -- said they were encouraged by a long-awaited meeting with President Donald Trump on Wednesday and suggested there may be room for agreement on issues like infrastructure. The lawmakers, led by Louisiana Democrat...

  • Former Venable chair James Shea weighs governor bid

    Former Venable chair James Shea weighs governor bid

    Baltimore lawyer James L. Shea, who until last month was chairman of one the state's most prominent firms, said Wednesday he is seriously considering a run for governor and formed an exploratory committee to evaluate a bid. Shea, a Democrat, has never held elective office but said the election...

  • Hogan pledges veto of bill that would limit Maryland school reforms

    Hogan pledges veto of bill that would limit Maryland school reforms

    Gov. Larry Hogan is pledging to veto a bill moving through the General Assembly that would prevent the state from enacting controversial reforms for struggling schools that have been championed by the Republican governor and members of the state school board. The bill would prevent the state from...

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  • Energy Secretary Perry decries election of 1st gay Texas A&M student president

    Energy Secretary Perry decries election of 1st gay Texas A&M student president

    Energy Secretary Rick Perry, whose agency oversees the nation's nuclear arsenal, is inserting himself into an unusually small political dispute: an election for student body president at Texas A&M. In an op-ed submitted to the Houston Chronicle, the former Texas governor suggested that his alma...

  • U.S. probes banking of ex-Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort

    U.S. probes banking of ex-Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort

    The U.S. government investigation of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, crossed the Atlantic earlier this year to the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus, once known as a haven for money laundering by Russian billionaires. Treasury agents in recent months obtained...

  • Trump and Ryan's awkward alliance faces big test in health care vote today

    Trump and Ryan's awkward alliance faces big test in health care vote today

    President Trump and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan are staring at a moment that could define or derail their tenures, with the vote on the GOP measure to repeal and replace Obamacare approaching and the tally seemingly moving against them. The two are not natural allies, something that was clear during...

  • Labor nominee Acosta questioned on his work record, plans for defending workers

    Labor nominee Acosta questioned on his work record, plans for defending workers

    Labor secretary nominee Alexander Acosta refrained on Wednesday from backing key Obama-era rules that have been in limbo since the election. Acosta, 48, would not say during his confirmation hearing whether he supported rules that would expand eligibility for overtime pay or restrict the advice...

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  • Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. reports electric bills down 25 percent this winter

    Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. reports electric bills down 25 percent this winter

    Residential electric bills for Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. customers were down 25 percent this winter compared with two years ago. BGE attributed the savings, an average of $72 a month per customer, to reduced rates, energy efficiency programs and mild weather. Lower commodity prices also contributed...

  • Baltimore Brigade says it has sold 500 season tickets

    Baltimore Brigade says it has sold 500 season tickets

    Baltimore's Arena Football League team has sold 500 season tickets for its inaugural season, but owner Ted Leonsis said it's way too early to be concerned. "I ask that you have a little patience with us. Let's have some fun together," Leonsis said during a speech Wednesday to the CEO Club of Baltimore....

  • Sears, once a stalwart, has 'substantial doubt' about future

    Sears, once a stalwart, has 'substantial doubt' about future

    Sears, a back-to-school shopping destination for generations of kids, has said that after years of losing money that there is "substantial doubt" it will be able to keep its doors open. But it also insisted that its actions to turn around its business should help reduce that risk. It was still...

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  • Quint Kessenich's midseason men's lacrosse report card

    Quint Kessenich's midseason men's lacrosse report card

    Believe it or not, we're halfway through the regular season this weekend. That's what happens when you start the season during the first week of February. Fortunately, we had a mild first month weather-wise.

  • Tickets tough to come by for Maryland basketball's tournament regional rounds

    Tickets tough to come by for Maryland basketball's tournament regional rounds

    On Sunday, the Maryland women's basketball team routed West Virginia in its second-round NCAA tournament matchup. Not long after, Terps fans realized that finding Sweet 16 tickets in the Bridgeport, Conn., regional was perhaps more of a challenge than the game that had sent them there this weekend.

  • Postscript from Georgetown at Loyola lacrosse

    Postscript from Georgetown at Loyola lacrosse

    The season-high 17 saves posted by Georgetown junior goalkeeper Nick Marrocco in an 11-10 loss to No. 18 Loyola Maryland at Ridley Athletic Complex in Baltimore on Wednesday were a stark contrast to what the Greyhounds got from their netminders.

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  • Alternative fact of the week

    Alternative fact of the week

    Before Donald J. Trump's wiretapping allegation took its turn from the weird to the even weirder this week (and more about that in a bit), a national television audience got the chance to witness a Trumpian "alternative fact" debunked in real time. During Monday's testimony before the House Intelligence...

  • Embracing "mylk" over "milk"

    Embracing "mylk" over "milk"

    In the 1970s, a small group of feminists dusted off an obscure Old English word and disrupted the patriarchy in the process. By replacing the offending "e" with an empowering "y" in the word "women," the founders of the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival took a stand against prevailing gender norms,...

  • The sublime psychology of Baltimore

    The sublime psychology of Baltimore

    It's impossible to appreciate life here without considering Baltimore's psychology. Freud cautioned against "wild" analysis — efforts at understanding art, culture, history, (or a city) through a psychological lens. Nevertheless, wild analysis may be what we attempt this week, when hundreds of...

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  • Struggles of new East Baltimore school show challenges of integration

    Struggles of new East Baltimore school show challenges of integration

    On the day that the Henderson-Hopkins school opened its doors to let children in, Crystal Jordan marveled at its light-filled rooms, curving stairs and interior play areas. She couldn't believe her family's good fortune. In a city with so many struggling schools, her fifth-grade daughter was entering...

  • Pugh, Young to travel to Vegas for business convention

    Pugh, Young to travel to Vegas for business convention

    Mayor Catherine Pugh and City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young plan to travel to Las Vegas in May to attend the Global Retail Real Estate Convention. Baltimore's Board of Estimates, on which both politicians sit, approved more than $11,000 Wednesday for Young and two aides to attend the...

  • Bridging the Divide: The struggle to move past segregated schools

    Bridging the Divide: The struggle to move past segregated schools

    The attendance lines for 11 schools in the Catonsville area had to be redrawn to relieve overcrowding, but there was a chance to achieve something more significant, something that might improve the lives of all children: integration.

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