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  • Hundreds rally for mental health and drug treatment

    Hundreds rally for mental health and drug treatment

    Hundreds of people packed Lawyers Mall in Annapolis Thursday to urge lawmakers to "keep the door open" for mental health and substance abuse treatment. Sen. Guy Guzzone, a sponsor of the Keep the Door Open Act, said that too often mental health and substance abuse treatment are considered the "stepchild"...

  • Judge accuses Baltimore County senator of attempting to delay civil trial

    Judge accuses Baltimore County senator of attempting to delay civil trial

    A Baltimore Circuit Court judge admonished a state Senate committee chairman, accusing him of joining the defense team in a civil trial at the last minute for the purpose of using his legislative responsibilities to delay the case. Sen. Bobby A. Zirkin, a Baltimore County Democrat who is chair of...

  • Poll: Trump so far is unable to find new support in Maryland

    Poll: Trump so far is unable to find new support in Maryland

    President Donald Trump has been unable to expand his base of support in Maryland and remains unpopular in a state that handed him one of his largest defeats last year, according to the first poll of state voters conducted since his inauguration. Given the 2-to-1 voter registration advantage Democrats...

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  • Trump uses CPAC to complain about media, reiterate campaign promises

    Trump uses CPAC to complain about media, reiterate campaign promises

    Donald Trump used his first presidential appearance before the nation's largest gathering of conservative activists on Friday to sharply escalate his criticism of the news media and take direct aim at the use of anonymous sources. Reporters "shouldn't be allowed to use sources unless they use somebody's...

  • White House chief of staff asked FBI to dispute Russia reports

    White House chief of staff asked FBI to dispute Russia reports

    White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked top FBI officials to dispute media reports that President Donald Trump's campaign advisers were frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents during the election, according to three White House officials. Democrats accused Priebus of interfering...

  • Caitlyn Jenner calls Trump transgender decision a 'disaster'

    Caitlyn Jenner calls Trump transgender decision a 'disaster'

    Caitlyn Jenner is taking President Donald Trump to task for his administration's reversal of a directive on transgender access to public school bathrooms. Jenner addresses Trump in a video posted Thursday night on Twitter. She says, "From one Republican to another, this is a disaster." The Trump...

  • Mike Pence at CPAC says 'America's Obamacare nightmare is about to end'

    Mike Pence at CPAC says 'America's Obamacare nightmare is about to end'

    Vice President Mike Pence forcefully defended the Trump administration's plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Thursday night, saying the law known as Obamacare is a "nightmare" and that the administration is committed to "an orderly transition" to a new health-care system. Addressing...

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  • Looney's Pub in Canton reopens after health department closure

    Looney's Pub in Canton reopens after health department closure

    Looney's Pub in Canton has reopened after it was shut down by the Baltimore health department earlier this week. The pub at 2900 O'Donnell St. reopened at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday after being closed Tuesday and Wednesday, manager Nick Creed confirmed.   Looney's was closed for critical violations,...

  • Insilico Medicine raises $10 million

    Insilico Medicine raises $10 million

    Insilico Medicine, a Baltimore-based bioinformatics company, has raised just under $10 million to advance its research and development, according to documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Insilico uses genomics, big-data analysis and advanced algorithums to research and...

  • Big banks declare war on Venmo

    Big banks declare war on Venmo

    For years, banks have watched as their youngest customers split restaurant checks, shared utility bills, and pitched in for parties using third-party payment apps such as Venmo. Now, they're trying to take back the person-to-person payments business by launching an app of their own. Nineteen banks,...

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  • Staging of 'The Bodyguard' heads to Hippodrome

    Staging of 'The Bodyguard' heads to Hippodrome

    Almost 25 years after moviegoers flocked to see Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner in the story of a pop music diva and the former Secret Service agent hired to protect her from a stalker, "The Bodyguard" is back, this time on the stage. On Tuesday, the musical version of the 1992 hit film reaches...

  • 'The Voice' to hold auditions in Baltimore Saturday

    'The Voice' to hold auditions in Baltimore Saturday

    Warm up those vocal cords, Baltimore. The NBC singing competition “The Voice” will hold open call auditions on Saturday at the Baltimore Convention Center.  “The Voice” has split the day into three groups — 7 a.m., noon and 4 p.m. As of Friday morning, the 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. groups are full, while...

  • 'Get Out' review: Jordan Peele's directorial debut is a devilish meet-the-parents thriller

    'Get Out' review: Jordan Peele's directorial debut is a devilish meet-the-parents thriller

    It's a point of pride with any horror film, or any thriller verging on horror: Used correctly, a perfectly innocent song suddenly sounds like the scariest bleep in the world. The opening sequence of "Get Out," one of the most bracing surprises of the new moviegoing year, finds a young man walking...

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  • Harford volunteers preserve the threads of history

    Harford volunteers preserve the threads of history

    Can’t face reorganizing that closet? Imagine how the Historical Society of Harford County must feel. Over the course of its 132-year history, the small nonprofit has collected thousands of textile pieces — dresses, men’s suits, military uniforms, children’s clothing, stockings, shoes, undergarments,...

  • 'Sometimes people change': Maryland shop covers racist tattoos for free

    'Sometimes people change': Maryland shop covers racist tattoos for free

    Randy Stiles learned the hard way: Having a Confederate flag tattoo that reads "Southern Pride" with a noose hanging off it isn't a path to success. "A lot of public ridicule came from it," Stiles, 25, said this month as he waited to get the flag on his right forearm removed. "I've got to get it...

  • Maryland Zoo reveals name of new baby giraffe

    Maryland Zoo reveals name of new baby giraffe

    Meet Willow.  The giraffe calf born at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore this month officially has a name, as the zoo announced the results of an online naming contest Thursday.  Willow was the top choice, receiving 30 percent of the vote, zoo staff said in a Facebook Live video. Staff of the zoo's...

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  • Donald Trump should be my plebe

    Donald Trump should be my plebe

    I've been an English professor at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis for 30 years. An education within such a service academy (the others are Army, Air Force and Coast Guard) immerses students for four years in an atmosphere heavy with an insistence on leadership. Currently my students' commander-in-chief...

  • When doctors dined on white tablecloths

    When doctors dined on white tablecloths

    Back before stem cells and Al Pacino Pizza, physicians dined on white tablecloths while discussing their lives and those of their patients. Of course, it was an era when the doctor was still somewhat exalted. Television programs like "Ben Casey" and "Dr. Kildare" featured utterly devoted clinicians...

  • Make the mayor accountable for the schools

    Make the mayor accountable for the schools

    It was a strange set of circumstances that led to the joint-governance arrangement between the city and state for Baltimore's public schools. Twenty years ago, Baltimore was suing the state to try to get more funds for education. The state counter-sued, alleging that the school system wasn't doing...

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  • HIV cases down in Maryland, U.S.

    HIV cases down in Maryland, U.S.

    HIV infections in the United States have fallen for several years, and few places have seen a bigger drop than Maryland, according to new estimates from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cases in the state dropped an average of 7.5 percent per year from 2008 to 2014. That was...

  • Newsday, New York Times reviewing work of 'Pill City' author

    Newsday, New York Times reviewing work of 'Pill City' author

    A New York newspaper is reviewing the work of one of its former reporters after his new book on Baltimore was widely questioned by police and other officials here. Newsday managing editor Richard Rosen confirmed to The Baltimore Sun that the paper is reviewing the work of Kevin Deutsch, who worked...

  • Good Shepherd Services to close Baltimore County residential treatment program

    Good Shepherd Services to close Baltimore County residential treatment program

    Good Shepherd Services will close its troubled residential treatment program for adolescents in Halethorpe after two state agencies decided to withdraw the children they had placed there. The decision to withdraw the children followed moratoriums imposed late last year by the agencies on sending...

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