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Orioles replenish bullpen by recalling Ondrusek, optioning Bridwell

The new-look Orioles bullpen now has its share of optionable pieces, which will allow manager Buck Showalter to add fresh relief arms when needed. Prior to Thursday’s interleague game against the Washington Nationals, the Orioles made a move to replenish their pen. The club optioned right-hander...

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  • BWI Airport sets June record with 2.3 million passengers

    BWI Airport sets June record with 2.3 million passengers

    More than 2.3 million passengers flew through BWI Marshall Airport in June, a record for the month, officials said. The passenger volume represented a 7.6 percent increase from the same month last year. International travel increased about 15 percent in June. Buoyed by passenger growth in several...

  • Japan pledges $2 million for Maryland bullet train feasibility

    Japan pledges $2 million for Maryland bullet train feasibility

    The government of Japan has pledged $2 million to help fund studies on the feasibility of a magnetic levitation train that could shuttle passengers from Baltimore to Washington within 15 minutes, state officials said. On Wednesday, Gov. Larry Hogan signed a trade agreement with Ambassador Kenichiro...

  • New Howard housing director: "We want people to live and work here"

    New Howard housing director: "We want people to live and work here"

    When some developers are less than thrilled by Howard County's rules for dispersing affordable housing in new housing, Kelly Cimino delivers her trademark response: "Wouldn't it be great if the teachers who work at the schools you use to market your project could live in the county?" This Howard...

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  • Pie Five Pizza Co. is opening a new location in White Marsh

    Pie Five Pizza Co. is opening a new location in White Marsh

    Pie Five Pizza Co. is opening another location in White Marsh next month. The fast-casual pizza chain will open at 5209 Campbell Blvd. on Sept. 8, becoming the fifth Pie Five location in the Baltimore area for franchisee Jeff Mengel. "The White Marsh area in general, it’s so socially and economically...

  • Baltimore's wine professionals hit the books — and the bottles

    Baltimore's wine professionals hit the books — and the bottles

    Sixteen years ago, when Chris Coker first started his career as a sommelier, Baltimore's community of wine professionals was practically nonexistent. Coker, who was working at the now-closed Corks restaurant in Federal Hill, was thrilled by his job. But he was lonely in his profession. Though some...

  • The Maryland State Fair revives the Grand Parade, a treasured tradition from its past

    The Maryland State Fair revives the Grand Parade, a treasured tradition from its past

    When the 135th Maryland State Fair revives it Grand Parade this weekend after a 35-year absence, Marvin and Libby Fox will be celebrating more than marching past the grandstand at the Timonium fairgrounds. After all, the Parkville couple met during the parade 57 years ago and were married three...

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  • A costly shot

    A costly shot

    For the millions of Americans with serious allergies, the EpiPen Auto-Injector isn't an optional piece of equipment. It can provide an emergency shot of epinephrine, also known as adrenaline, that can spell the difference between life or death for someone facing a potentially dangerous allergic...

  • Trump supporters and the Milgram effect

    Trump supporters and the Milgram effect

    Nineteen sixty-one was a remarkable year. In the U.S., Freedom Riders were progressing the cause of civil rights and Kennedy was dreaming about the moon. Humans, for the first time, sailed with the stars and orbited our planet. Around the world, the Cold War was ramping up its ferocity, walls were...

  • How I became a Zika refugee in Maryland

    How I became a Zika refugee in Maryland

    So I'm not a traditional refugee. But I have been forced to leave my city to escape a mosquito. My wife and I have lived in the same neighborhood at the southern tip of Miami Beach for nearly 10 years. It's an area south of Fifth Street that locals call "SoFi." It's surrounded by water on three...

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  • With Republican Gov. Larry Hogan at convention, GOP fundraising gets boost

    With Republican Gov. Larry Hogan at convention, GOP fundraising gets boost

    For the first time since he took office, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan attended the annual conference of local government officials in Ocean City this week, and his arrival ushered in more robust GOP fundraising. The three-day annual Maryland Association of Counties' summer conference has always...

  • Hatewatch blog led city to fire an attorney, but what is it?

    Hatewatch blog led city to fire an attorney, but what is it?

    When a team of researchers in Alabama published a blog last week, they effectively ousted a veteran attorney working for the City of Baltimore. On Wednesday, team leader Heidi Beirich wrote online that Glen Keith Allen had been a dues-paying member of the neo-Nazi National Alliance. On Thursday,...

  • Maryland public defenders juggle heavy caseloads; critics say indigent clients suffer

    Maryland public defenders juggle heavy caseloads; critics say indigent clients suffer

    The Annapolis district courts have not been gaveled into session for the day, but already more than a dozen criminal defendants and their relatives are milling around in the hallway when a public defender arrives, a stack of thick manila folders under his arm. He calls out a list of names. One...

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