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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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  • Sinclair misses analysts' estimates, but anticipates pivotal year ahead

    Sinclair misses analysts' estimates, but anticipates pivotal year ahead

    Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. reported a fourth quarter earnings boost Wednesday that missed analysts' estimates, but the chairman of the Hunt Valley-based TV station owner said he anticipates a pivotal year in broadcast thanks to deregulation and a new broadcast transmission system. The company...

  • 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...

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  • Md. drug pricing transparency bill misunderstands U.S. medicine market

    Md. drug pricing transparency bill misunderstands U.S. medicine market

    Maryland has a well-earned reputation as a growing hub for biomedical innovation, due in large part to strong economic development plans focused on the life sciences that have been supported by a succession of Democratic and Republican governors and the state legislature. Our state is home to not...

  • Md. drug transparency legislation is needed to keep costs down

    Md. drug transparency legislation is needed to keep costs down

    Last week, lawmakers in Annapolis debated the merits of two proposed bills aimed at promoting the affordability of prescription drugs. HB666/SB437 will require manufacturers to disclose the cost breakdown of drugs with a $2,500 or more annual price tag, including declaring how much is spent on...

  • Balancing Baltimore's school budget on the backs of educators

    Balancing Baltimore's school budget on the backs of educators

    Earlier this month, I met with a Baltimore City principal just hours after she'd spoken to her staff about the looming district budget cuts — a $129 million deficit likely translates to 1,000 school-based layoffs and could balloon already large class sizes by an average of 10 students. That principal...

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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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