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Goats make quick work of Towson University's yardwork

Towson University brought in the goats to tend to overgrown vines and trees at the Glen Arboretum this week. Campus officials have set out to restore and preserve the 12 acres of green space in the center of campus from invasive species. On Monday, the goats got to work for the fourth year in a...

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Parkville resident orchestrates unique stadium proposal at Camden Yards

Parkville resident orchestrates unique stadium proposal at Camden Yards

Many stadium proposals involve a couple’s large display on the Jumbotron, but one Parkville resident and devout baseball fan took his proposal to a different level — literally. During Monday’s Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox face-off in Camden Yards, Jamie Clafferty rented a balcony hotel...

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  • On health care, which party is 'extreme'?

    On health care, which party is 'extreme'?

    Will the real moderate party please stand up? On the same day that socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced his "Medicare for All" health care plan, Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana introduced a last-ditch effort to sorta-kinda repeal and replace Obamacare....

  • GOP repeal and replace: There they go again

    GOP repeal and replace: There they go again

    Some Republicans still yearning to repeal Obamacare after two failed attempts in the Senate want to try yet again, with the prospect of only embarrassing themselves once more and advertising their ineptness. Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, which...

  • Expanding buprenorphine access is a key step in Baltimore's long struggle against addiction

    Expanding buprenorphine access is a key step in Baltimore's long struggle against addiction

    As the scourge of addiction continues to claim hundreds of lives in Baltimore City, health officials are racing to expand access to buprenorphine, a medication that blocks addicts’ craving for heroin and other opioids. There’s no silver bullet to solve the city’s mounting epidemic of drug overdose...

  • Alternative Fact of The Week: Jobs, jobs, jobs

    Alternative Fact of The Week: Jobs, jobs, jobs

    In these volatile and uncertain times, it’s comforting to know there are some things that can be relied upon — Chris Sale is still baseball’s most dominant lefty, Baltimore traffic congestion on its worst day is still better than Washington, D.C. on its best, and given the opportunity President...

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  • New boutique hotel coming to Mount Vernon

    New boutique hotel coming to Mount Vernon

    The former Peabody Court hotel in Mount Vernon is being remade as a boutique hotel that aims to be not just a place visitors rest their heads, but part of their city experience. The 107-room Revival at Mount Vernon Place will open early next year at 101 W. Monument St. The hotel is using research...

  • Facebook to turn over thousands of Russian ads to Congress, reversing decision

    Facebook to turn over thousands of Russian ads to Congress, reversing decision

    Facebook on Thursday announced it would turn over to Congress copies of more than 3,000 politically themed advertisements bought through Russian accounts during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, reversing a decision that had frustrated lawmakers. The company has been struggling for months to...

  • Cleaning Authority parent buys home care franchise company

    Cleaning Authority parent buys home care franchise company

    Authority Brands LLC, the Columbia-based parent company of The Cleaning Authority, has acquired Homewatch International, expanding from franchising house-cleaning services into home-based care. The acquisition is the first step of a plan to develop Authority Brands as a multi-brand franchise organization....

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  • Christian Siriano creates Barbie replicas of his red carpet looks

    Christian Siriano creates Barbie replicas of his red carpet looks

    Christian Siriano’s willingness to dress all types of women regardless of ethnicity, size or age has quickly made him a favorite of fashionistas, body positive supporters and diversity advocates alike. Now, we can add Barbie to the list. The Annapolis native and Baltimore School for the Arts graduate...

  • Forage, scoop and stomp: Autumn harvest travel options

    Forage, scoop and stomp: Autumn harvest travel options

    Autumn makes us hungry: Warm sunny days at small-town festivals with local fare, farm stands alongside ripened fields beckoning you to “pick your own’” and wineries and cideries sampling the latest vintage. But to really appreciate food at its peak flavor and nutrient value, it is critical to go...

  • Parkville teen heads to World Maker Faire with viral light-up prom dress

    Parkville teen heads to World Maker Faire with viral light-up prom dress

    Over the years, Claire Smith has worked on a number of tech-related projects, from robots to 3-D printing, but it wasn’t until she decided to rig her prom dress with multicolored lights that she started winning awards, attracting national media attention and catching the eye of the tech community....

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  • Five for Friday: Best NFL games at Wembley Stadium in London

    Five for Friday: Best NFL games at Wembley Stadium in London

    The Ravens’ game against the Jacksonville Jaguars will be the first of four in London this season as the NFL continues to try to expand its reach globally. This is the 11th consecutive year the league has held a regular-season game at Wembley Stadium, part of an agreement that runs until 2020. ...

  • Staff picks for Week 3 of the NFL season

    Staff picks for Week 3 of the NFL season

    Baltimore Sun writers and editors pick every game of the NFL season. Click on the photos above to see predicted winners in Week 3. Jen Badie (20-11 overall, 11-5 last week) Edward Lee (22-9 overall, 14-2 last week) Mike Preston (23-8 overall, 13-3 last week) Peter Schmuck (22-9 overall, 11-5 last...

  • After first true miss since 2015, Ravens' Justin Tucker moves on to the next kick

    After first true miss since 2015, Ravens' Justin Tucker moves on to the next kick

    Ravens kicker Justin Tucker missed just one field-goal attempt last season, but even that had a caveat: His string of 35 straight makes, an NFL best, ended when New England Patriots linebacker Shea McClellin leapt over long snapper Morgan Cox to block a 34-yard attempt Dec. 12. His last misfire...

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  • Fact check: Who's right, Jimmy Kimmel or Sen. Bill Cassidy?

    Fact check: Who's right, Jimmy Kimmel or Sen. Bill Cassidy?

    Who's right — President Donald Trump and Sen. Bill Cassidy, or late-night host Jimmy Kimmel? None of them have really captured the complexity of the debate over who might lose insurance protections in the latest Republican health care bill. But of the three, the TV guy is the hardest to refute....

  • Sponsors of Cassidy-Graham bill include favors for a potential holdout in Alaska

    Sponsors of Cassidy-Graham bill include favors for a potential holdout in Alaska

    An internal analysis by the Trump administration concludes that 31 states would lose federal money for health coverage under Senate Republicans' latest effort to abolish much of the Affordable Care Act, with the politically critical state of Alaska facing a 38 percent cut by 2026. The report, produced...

  • U.S. beefs up North Korea sanctions; Kim Jong Un warns Trump will 'pay dearly'

    U.S. beefs up North Korea sanctions; Kim Jong Un warns Trump will 'pay dearly'

    President Donald Trump added economic action to his fiery military threats against North Korea on Thursday, authorizing stiffer new sanctions in response to the Koreans' nuclear weapons advances. Its leader Kim Jong Un issued a rare statement, branding Trump as "deranged" and warning he will "pay...

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