Clinton, Trump supporters view debate through lens of a long campaign

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Lifting the fading monarch

Pam Spencer was about to dig up a fading milkweed plant in her garden when her husband, Steve, showed her a black-and-yellow larva he'd found on one of its leaves. It was a monarch butterfly in its earliest stages of life. At her computer, she learned it had less than a 3 percent chance of surviving...

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  • Rawlings-Blake: Casino money helped 300 Baltimore residents land jobs

    Rawlings-Blake: Casino money helped 300 Baltimore residents land jobs

    Money from Baltimore's Horseshoe Casino has helped 300 residents find jobs, the mayor's office said Monday. The Employment Connection Center in South Baltimore has enrolled more 1,200 residents in job-readiness programs and placed 300 people in jobs with area businesses since it opened a year ago....

  • Disney joins race to buy Twitter: report

    Disney joins race to buy Twitter: report

    The Walt Disney Co. is rumored to be eyeing Twitter for a possible acquisition, putting the Burbank entertainment giant in the company of tech firms such as Google and Salesforce that have previously been named as potential suitors. Bloomberg first reported on Monday that Disney is considering...

  • Public service commission seeks input on alternative energy, affordability and more

    Public service commission seeks input on alternative energy, affordability and more

    The Maryland Public Service Commission is seeking public input about how to improve the state's electric distribution systems in the future. The commission plans to hold a series of public meetings and workgroups about topics such as alternative energy sources, affordability and options for consumers...

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  • A solid 'Othello' from Chesapeake Shakespeare

    A solid 'Othello' from Chesapeake Shakespeare

    In a world hardly lacking for villains or villainous motivations, Shakespeare's "Othello" retains its ability to confront and stir. Time has not dulled this tale of a small-minded man who topples a better, braver fellow by unleashing that most debilitating of human emotions — jealousy. That the...

  • 'Dancing With the Stars' recap: Head-to-head faceoffs

    'Dancing With the Stars' recap: Head-to-head faceoffs

    Because of the presidential debate, Monday night's "Dancing With the Stars" show has to get through 12 couples in only one hour. I have no idea how they're going to manage this. It doesn't help that there's no audio at the beginning of the show and no closed captioning either. So Tom's explaining...

  • Baltimore is test market for new OpenTable feature that helps restaurants showcase specials

    Baltimore is test market for new OpenTable feature that helps restaurants showcase specials

    OpenTable is piloting a new feature that allows restaurants to showcase daily specials on their page, and Baltimore diners will be the first to try it. The San Francisco-based company, which allows diners to make restaurant reservations online and through its mobile app, is rolling out a feature...

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  • Hydrocephalus research could shed light on other brain diseases

    Hydrocephalus research could shed light on other brain diseases

    While pregnant, my mother was in a near fatal car accident, resulting in her spending her first trimester in a comatose state and my being diagnosed in vitro with hydrocephalus, a life-altering, life-threatening condition caused by an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain, resulting...

  • Reborn (with help) in Baltimore

    Reborn (with help) in Baltimore

    If you have the opportunity to walk into Live Baltimore's offices on North Charles Street, you'll likely be greeted by Chadras Coples. She's the program support specialist here — a broad-sounding title for a critical position. She's the glue that keeps our various programs running seamlessly, our...

  • The heat is on

    The heat is on

    This past summer was the hottest in recorded history and possibly in thousands of years. But the sweltering streak really extends much longer, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, with record land and sea surface temperatures for 16 straight months, which represents...

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  • Tweets from Rep. Donna Edwards often deleted

    Tweets from Rep. Donna Edwards often deleted

    Rep. Donna F. Edwards, who ran for Maryland's open Senate seat this year, is an established voice for liberal causes in Congress and has been an outspoken critic of what she sees as her party's failure to truly embrace African-Americans. But when it comes to Twitter, the Prince George's County...

  • A month later, Baltimore police surveillance program still shrouded in secrecy

    A month later, Baltimore police surveillance program still shrouded in secrecy

    A month after being revealed for the first time, the aerial surveillance program that the Baltimore Police Department has repeatedly insisted was never secret remains heavily shrouded from the public. "Secrecy is not the correct word because it's not a secret spy program. That is absolutely false....

  • Audit of Baltimore finances shows 'significant deficiencies' in water billing, handling of grant money

    Audit of Baltimore finances shows 'significant deficiencies' in water billing, handling of grant money

    An annual audit of Baltimore's finances found three "significant deficiencies," including in how the city handles water billing and grant money, according to City Auditor Robert L. McCarty. McCarty, who reports to Baltimore Comptroller Joan M. Pratt, presented the audit's findings to the Board...

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