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Maryland judge denies DC sniper Malvo's bid for new sentence

Maryland judge denies DC sniper Malvo's bid for new sentence

A man convicted of taking part as a teenager in deadly sniper attacks that terrorized the Washington area has lost a bid for a new sentence in Maryland. Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Robert Greenberg said in a ruling dated Tuesday that Lee Boyd Malvo's "physical, mental and emotional state"...

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  • Gauging the real risks and benefits of a medical procedure

    Gauging the real risks and benefits of a medical procedure

    As Republicans assail the Affordable Care Act but find nothing to replace it, as Democrats seek Medicare for all, both are failing to address the most salient problem crippling our health care system: wasteful spending. The Institute of Medicine estimates that we squandered $750 billion in unnecessary...

  • Republicans have a new reason to support Obamacare

    Republicans have a new reason to support Obamacare

    President Donald Trump’s threat to “let Obamacare implode” took on a whole new meaning this week with a report released by the Congressional Budget Office that found such a strategy could lead to, among other things, bigger federal deficits in future years. Congressional Republicans are desperate...

  • Plank gave Trump a pass on racism before, he shouldn't again

    Plank gave Trump a pass on racism before, he shouldn't again

    For too many people, President Donald J. Trump’s racism is not a deal-breaker when it comes to supporting him. Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank is but one high-profile example of this phenomenon. Mr. Plank joined Mr. Trump’s business advisory board and praised him in February, stating, “To have such...

  • Proposed cuts to anti-hunger programs 'most significant' in decades

    Proposed cuts to anti-hunger programs 'most significant' in decades

    As more activists and organizations join the growing food recovery movement, it’s tempting to believe that food rescue is a new phenomenon. But we’ve been at it for nearly 40 years. In 1979, the Maryland Food Bank was formed as the nation’s third food bank with a simple idea: rescue good-quality...

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  • Trump accuses Amazon of hurting retailers, killing jobs

    Trump accuses Amazon of hurting retailers, killing jobs

    President Donald Trump renewed his attacks on e-commerce giant Amazon, saying Wednesday that the company is "doing great damage to tax paying retailers." Trump, in a tweet, said that "towns, cities and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt - many jobs being lost!" The president has been a frequent...

  • Amid wave of defections, Trump says he's dissolved business, jobs councils

    Amid wave of defections, Trump says he's dissolved business, jobs councils

    President Donald Trump's relationship with the American business community suffered a major setback on Wednesday as the president was forced to shut down his major business advisory councils after corporate leaders repudiated his comments on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend....

  • Howard Bancorp to acquire 1st Mariner Bank

    Howard Bancorp to acquire 1st Mariner Bank

    Howard Bancorp plans to acquire 1st Mariner Bank for $163.4 million, creating the Baltimore area’s largest locally based bank. The parent of Howard Bank’s acquisition of Baltimore-based 1st Mariner, announced Tuesday, will nearly double Howard’s assets to $2.1 billion. Ellicott City-based Howard...

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