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  • Top Trump envoys head to Mexico to repair damaged ties

    Top Trump envoys head to Mexico to repair damaged ties

    Few international relationships have gotten off to a rockier start for the Trump administration than the one with Mexico. Days after he took office, President Trump argued on the phone and on Twitter with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto over Trump’s demand that Mexico pay to build a tall wall...

  • The 96 hours that brought down Milo Yiannopoulos

    The 96 hours that brought down Milo Yiannopoulos

    Before Milo Yiannopoulos gained (and lost) a Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) invitation, a book deal and a job, the now-former Breitbart News writer had already said and written many offensive things. That's his appeal to the people who admire and elevate him: "Milo," the personality,...

  • Trump administration poised to change transgender student bathroom guidelines

    Trump administration poised to change transgender student bathroom guidelines

    The Trump administration plans to roll back protections for transgender students, reversing federal guidance that required the nation's public schools to allow children to use the bathrooms and locker rooms that matched their gender identities. In a letter to the nation's schools, administration...

  • GOP members of Congress met with protests at town halls

    GOP members of Congress met with protests at town halls

    Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn returned to her district Tuesday in Tennessee and was greeted by tough questions on topics from health care reform to President Donald Trump's cabinet appointees. She also was met with protests. While 100 people crammed into her town hall gathering about 30 miles...

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  • Head of U.S. Honda to leave air bags behind, turn to gin and vodka

    Head of U.S. Honda to leave air bags behind, turn to gin and vodka

    The U.S. head of Honda is retiring to make gin and vodka with his sons. John Mendel, 62, executive vice president for the Japanese carmaker at American Honda Motor Co. in Torrance, told a group of dealers Monday night that he’s retiring. He goes out on a high note: Honda sales in the U.S. last...

  • Wal-Mart keeps working to make inroads against Amazon

    Wal-Mart keeps working to make inroads against Amazon

    The nation's largest retailer keeps working to make headway against the largest online seller. Wal-Mart drew more shoppers to its namesake stores in the United States and its online sales soared 29 percent in the fourth quarter, which covers the critical holiday shopping season. That's an indication...

  • Unilever reviewing options for change after Kraft Heinz bid fails

    Unilever reviewing options for change after Kraft Heinz bid fails

    Unilever started a strategic review of its operations and boosted its profitability forecast, taking steps to speed up shareholder returns after Kraft Heinz's failed $143 billion takeover proposal. "The events of the last week have highlighted the need to capture more quickly the value we see in...

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  • Maryland basketball embraces life without Michal Cekovsky

    Maryland basketball embraces life without Michal Cekovsky

    Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon talked recently about the potential of his team late in the season, and used junior center Michal Cekovsky's improvement and return to health as the biggest reason.

  • Navy lacrosse's Brady Dove one of the nation's best at faceoffs

    Navy lacrosse's Brady Dove one of the nation's best at faceoffs

    When observers begin talking about the best faceoff specialists in Division I, names such as Denver junior Trevor Baptiste, North Carolina senior Stephen Kelly, and Syracuse senior Ben Williams are mentioned. Brady Dove might find himself popping up in the conversation.

  • Perry Hall's second-quarter surge spurs county title

    Perry Hall's second-quarter surge spurs county title

    In its climb to the top spot in The Baltimore Sun's top 15 poll this season, the Perry Hall boys basketball team has enjoyed plenty of quality quarters to help pull away from the competition. None might have been more dominating than the second quarter against Milford Mill in Tuesday's Baltimore...

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  • Trump condemns anti-Semitism, finally

    Trump condemns anti-Semitism, finally

    Even in these politically turbulent and divisive times, there are certain core beliefs that should unite us as Americans. One of these is an embrace of religious freedom and tolerance and a rejection of anti-Semitism. Jews have been victims of too much hate and prejudice over the centuries to ignore...

  • Guinness, craft brews and the battle between the free market and Md. liquor laws

    There is virtually no doubt that the proposed Guinness brewery and taphouse in Relay would be a tourism bonanza for Baltimore County. Currently, the biggest attraction in the county draws about 30,000 people a year. Guinness parent company Diageo projects a quarter-million visitors in its first...

  • Fixing the fixable under Trump

    Fixing the fixable under Trump

    Every time President Trump talks about blacks in America, it sounds something like this: "You go to some of these inner city places and it's so sad when you look at the crime. You know, people — and I've seen this and I've sort of witnessed it; in fact, in two cases I have actually witnessed it...

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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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