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Maryland State House Trust votes to remove Taney statue

Maryland State House Trust votes to remove Taney statue

A key state panel voted Wednesday to remove a statue of Chief Justice Roger B. Taney from the grounds of the State House in Annapolis. In a vote taken by e-mail, three members of the four-member State House Trust voted in favor of removing the statue of Taney, a Marylander who was the author of...

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  • Taylor Swift sets example for women by refusing to 'shake it off'

    Taylor Swift sets example for women by refusing to 'shake it off'

    I wish Taylor Swift had taken him to the cleaners. David Mueller — a 51-year-old DJ — had the gall to not only grab her 23-year-old behind during a photo op in 2013 (standing next to his then-girlfriend, no less), but to also sue the world-famous pop star for losing his radio job because of it. But...

  • Love and non-violent resistance are our best weapons against hate

    Love and non-violent resistance are our best weapons against hate

    I’ve been struggling for days with how to properly hold all the thoughts and emotions swirling around the disgusting displays of hatred, violence, intolerance and racism in Charlottesville last weekend — compounded by our president’s failure to properly condemn the domestic terror of the white...

  • Alternative Fact of the week: Alt-right alt-facts full meltdown edition

    Alternative Fact of the week: Alt-right alt-facts full meltdown edition

    There’s a saying in politics that the first thing you should do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging. On the issue of Charlottesville and Civil War statues, Donald Trump is approaching Luray Cavern depth, and he’s still shoveling away. What began as a foolish reaction Saturday, an...

  • Pitts: With this president, subtlety would be the greater sin

    Pitts: With this president, subtlety would be the greater sin

    A few words on trash-talking the president. Said words are occasioned by emails from a large number of readers who have noted an increased propensity toward that practice in this space. Many found that rather ironic in light of an admonition that appears in the auto response received by any person...

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  • McCormick closes deal to buy condiments maker for $4.2 billion

    McCormick closes deal to buy condiments maker for $4.2 billion

    McCormick & Co. has closed a deal to buy the maker of Frank’s RedHot sauce and French’s mustard for $4.2 billion, the Sparks-based spice and flavorings maker said Thursday. The company announced plans last month to buy the food division of United Kingdom-based Reckitt Benckiser Group, a move expected...

  • Goldman Sachs buys Howard County industrial portfolio for $40.5 million

    Goldman Sachs buys Howard County industrial portfolio for $40.5 million

    Goldman Sachs has acquired a three-building industrial portfolio in Howard County for $40.5 million. Cushman & Wakefield, which represented seller Terreno Realty Corp., announced the deal Thursday. “The desire to gain exposure to the third-wealthiest and most educated consumer population in the...

  • Business execs shunned Trump panels before he disbanded them

    Business execs shunned Trump panels before he disbanded them

    President Donald Trump had pushed many of America's top corporate leaders to the breaking point with his inability to decisively condemn white supremacists — so they huddled on an 11:30 a.m. conference call Wednesday. The frustrated members of the White House policy forum — which included executives...

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  • Dumser's on Ocean City boardwalk may face wrecking ball

    Dumser's on Ocean City boardwalk may face wrecking ball

    A century-old property in Maryland is poised for demolition after a judge sided with a city in a land ownership dispute. The Daily Times of Salisbury reports a judge ruled last month that Nathans Associates had no valid claim to the Dumser's Dairyland after a previous lease with Ocean City expired...

  • White Marsh Duck Donuts to offer eclipse-themed doughnuts

    White Marsh Duck Donuts to offer eclipse-themed doughnuts

    Duck Donuts locations, including the new shop in White Marsh, will offer a variety of eclipse-themed doughnuts for the upcoming solar event. Coated with chocolate and vanilla drizzles, Oreo crumbles, powdered sugar and other black-and-white toppings, Duck Donuts’ “Eclipse Assortment” will include...

  • Revamped Bottega boasts new, larger space with similar cozy atmosphere

    Revamped Bottega boasts new, larger space with similar cozy atmosphere

    Bottega has managed to reinvent itself — again. The Station North restaurant set up shop in June in the home of its former sister restaurant, Colette, without missing a beat. We boldly strolled in on a busy Friday evening without reservations, not sure what would happen. But the staff could not...

  • New cafe, bar and performance space coming to Motor House

    New cafe, bar and performance space coming to Motor House

    Motor House, the artist incubator space in Station North, will add a cafe, bar and performance venue this fall. Dubbed Showroom, the 2,800-square-foot space is on track to open in October at 120 W. North Ave. As its name suggests, the cafe is moving into a space that was previously a Ford car showroom....

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  • McDonogh's PJ Mustipher to play in Under Armour All-America Game

    McDonogh's PJ Mustipher to play in Under Armour All-America Game

    McDonogh All-Metro defensive tackle PJ Mustipher committed Thursday night to play in the Under Armour All-America Game in January at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla. Mustipher is the second Baltimore player to commit to the 2018 game after St. Frances second-team All-Metro defensive end Eyabi Anoma....

  • Ravens who are under the microscope tonight vs. Dolphins

    Ravens who are under the microscope tonight vs. Dolphins

    When the Ravens play their second preseason game tonight vs. the Dolphins in Miami, these players need to stand out -- for good reasons, not bad. Pay particular interest to the lines on both sides of the ball for the Ravens. Click through the above photo gallery to see who they are.

  • Five storylines for Ravens second preseason game against the Miami Dolphins

    Five storylines for Ravens second preseason game against the Miami Dolphins

    POSITION: In what has been a summer of roster losses, no position has been hit harder than offensive line. Three offensive linemen expected to start or be key backups – John Urschel (retired), Alex Lewis (shoulder) and Nico Siragusa (knee) – aren’t options anymore. Starting left tackle Ronnie Stanley...

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  • Under fire — from GOP — Trump defends 'beautiful' Confederate monuments

    Under fire — from GOP — Trump defends 'beautiful' Confederate monuments

    With prominent Republicans openly questioning his competence and moral leadership, President Donald Trump on Thursday burrowed deeper into the racially charged debate over Confederate memorials and lashed out at members of his own party in the latest controversy to engulf his presidency. Out of...

  • Pence compares Trump to Teddy Roosevelt, praises his 'can-do spirit'

    Pence compares Trump to Teddy Roosevelt, praises his 'can-do spirit'

    On a normal day, Vice President Mike Pence's praise of his boss knows few limits. But on Thursday, it seemed to reach a new level. During a visit to the Panama Canal here, Pence spoke of President Donald Trump as the modern reincarnation of one of the vice president's personal heroes, Theodore...

  • Trump's chief economic adviser Gary Cohn staying, White House says

    Trump's chief economic adviser Gary Cohn staying, White House says

    The White House on Thursday took the unusual step of saying National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn would not resign, trying to contain the fallout from President Donald Trump's controversial comments about the deadly riot in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend, and his assertion that...

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