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  • 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 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 in...

  • 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...

  • Trump puts anti-global warming projects on chopping block

    Trump puts anti-global warming projects on chopping block

    President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order Tuesday aimed at moving forward on his campaign pledge to unravel former President Barack Obama's plan to curb global warming. The order seeks to suspend, rescind or flag for review more than a half-dozen measures in an effort to boost...

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  • 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...

  • Starting today, you can use the Waze navigation app to order ahead at Dunkin' Donuts

    Starting today, you can use the Waze navigation app to order ahead at Dunkin' Donuts

    Waze's traffic navigation app already shows ads prodding drivers to swing by fast-food joints like Dunkin' Donuts and Taco Bell. Now it's adding a new item to its menu — the ability to place orders at some shops. On Tuesday, the Google-owned app will start letting drivers purchase coffee and other...

  • Got camera? Facebook adds more Snapchat-like features

    Got camera? Facebook adds more Snapchat-like features

    Facebook is adding more Snapchat-like features to its app. The company says it wants to let people's cameras “do the talking” as more people are posting photos and videos instead of blocks of text. With the update coming to users starting Tuesday, Facebook is adding a camera icon to the top left...

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  • 12 things not to miss at Light City Baltimore 2017

    12 things not to miss at Light City Baltimore 2017

    The second Light City festival, which will start illuminating the Inner Harbor and other points throughout the city Friday, will be offering plenty of well-lit culture, performance and entertainment through its nine-day run. Adopting a motto of "Bigger, Brighter, Bolder," organizers are promising...

  • Future Islands to play surprise album release show at Ottobar

    Future Islands to play surprise album release show at Ottobar

    Future Islands, one of Baltimore's most prominent bands, announced Monday it will play a special album release show at the Ottobar in April. The concert is scheduled for April 7, the same day the synth-pop trio’s fifth album, "The Far Field,” is set to be released. The album is the Future Islands'...

  • 'Dancing With the Stars' recap: The first couple is eliminated

    'Dancing With the Stars' recap: The first couple is eliminated

    Right off the bat on Week 2 of “Dancing With the Stars,” we learn that Maks Chmerkovskiy had an injury last week, and we'll learn later in the show what that means for his partner, Heather Morris. Nancy Kerrigan & Artem Chigvintsev Cha cha Nancy is used to criticism from her ice skating days, so...

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  • Textures give walls a wow factor in Baltimore-area homes

    Textures give walls a wow factor in Baltimore-area homes

    When Kathryn Schroder's interior designer, Elizabeth Reich, suggested they lacquer the walls of her husband's study, Schroder had to hit up Google to see what that meant. "I started seeing these articles pop up about it being used in trendy Manhattan restaurants and apartments in Brooklyn," says...

  • Get $25 orchestra tickets for 'Rent' at the Hippodrome

    Get $25 orchestra tickets for 'Rent' at the Hippodrome

    Are you interested in getting your hands on $25 front-row and orchestra section tickets to see “Rent” at the Hippodrome? Try the theater's day-of-performance lottery.  Orchestra seats for the musical, which runs Friday-Sunday, regularly cost $142-$250.  Here's how the discount works: Two hours...

  • Retro spring scenes

    Retro spring scenes

    Now that winter's in the rear-view mirror, our sights are set on the delights of spring: outdoor sports, hours in the garden, long walks, bike rides, family picnics and just savoring the sunshine. We've combed our photo archives and found an array of images from yesteryear that capture the simple...

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  • 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...

  • The GOP's mean streak

    The GOP's mean streak

    President Barack Obama was fond of saying, in the aftermath of racist or other obnoxious incidents against fellow Americans, that such behavior does not represent who we are as a people. But one wonders if that still holds today. An unchecked meanness has taken hold throughout the land, encouraged...

  • What every parent should know about sex trafficking

    What every parent should know about sex trafficking

    As of this morning, there were 14 open cases of missing juveniles in Washington D.C. Police there say the number is not unusual, but the interest in them is. A social media campaign has evolved demanding that law enforcement and the mainstream media do more to disseminate information about these...

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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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