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Trump asks about firing Sessions, calls his position 'weak'

President Donald Trump has spoken with advisers about firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, officials say, and launched a fresh Twitter tirade Tuesday against the man who was the first U.S. senator to endorse his candidacy. "Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary...

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      Golden parachutes in Towson

      Our view: The County Council needs to step in to rescind a generous severance package policy for Baltimore County’s top paid employees Congratulations to Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz for recognizing that it’s untenable for his chief administrative officer to have signed a policy allowing...

    • Trump snubs allies while huddling with his pal Putin

      Trump snubs allies while huddling with his pal Putin

      The challenge for commentators and political cartoonists in the Age of Trump is to keep pace with the relentless barrage of news generated by the president and his circle of collaborators, cronies and con men. In past administrations, it was possible to go for days — even weeks — without drawing...

    • Even if you win in arbitration, you still lose

      Even if you win in arbitration, you still lose

      Congress recently began a fast track process to repeal a new rule by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that protects consumers’ right to band together in class action lawsuits when companies engage in widespread wrongdoing. The saga of the Martin-Bowens of Glen Burnie shows why preserving...

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    • Ray Lewis drops price of Reisterstown estate to $2.5 million

      Ray Lewis drops price of Reisterstown estate to $2.5 million

      Former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis has decreased the original asking price of his 28-acre gated Reisterstown estate by 15 percent, dropping the listed price from $2.95 million to $2.5 million. The roughly 6,600-square-foot Tufton Avenue abode, which was originally listed in late April, has seven...

    • Towson-based chemical distributor acquires competitors in Massachusetts, Texas

      Towson-based chemical distributor acquires competitors in Massachusetts, Texas

      Dunleary Inc., a Towson-based regional specialty chemical distributor, plans to acquire two other regional chemical distributors, Westborough, Mass.-based D. N. Lukens and Dallas-based D & F Distributing, the company announced Monday. Collectively, the three companies sell coatings, adhesives,...

    • CVS opens first Maryland hearing center

      CVS opens first Maryland hearing center

      CVS Pharmacy opened its first Maryland hearing center in an Ellicott City store, as part of the drug store chain’s move to capture more health related business in its retail outlets. The store, which sells and services hearing aids, is staffed by audiologists and can provide hearing screenings...

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    • Has Michael Phelps jumped the shark? Social media world weighs in

      Has Michael Phelps jumped the shark? Social media world weighs in

      Breaking news: Michael Phelps is beatable. But if you’re now thinking you can dominate the greatest Olympic swimmer of all time, first make sure you’re a shark. Phelps raced a great white, hammerhead and reef shark during Sunday night’s “Phelps vs. Shark: The Battle for Ocean Supremacy” special...

    • Annabel Lee Tavern to reopen Aug. 11

      Annabel Lee Tavern to reopen Aug. 11

      After closing in late May due to declining sales, Annabel Lee Tavern will reopen Aug. 11 with the help of new investors. Owner Kurt Bragunier said he’s adding nightly specials, expanding the weekend hours and working with OrderUp and Groupon in the hope of driving more sales at the Canton tavern....

    • Artscape 2017

      Artscape 2017

      Artscape, Baltimore's annual free arts festival, runs July 21-23.

    • Michael Phelps falls to great white shark in TV race

      Michael Phelps falls to great white shark in TV race

      Michael Phelps lost his race against a great white shark to kick off Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week” festivities Sunday night, falling by 2 seconds. The special culminated in 56-degree waters off the coast of South Africa, where Phelps, the 23-time Olympic gold medalist who grew up in Rodgers...

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    • Trump tweets, McCain return set stage for health bill vote

      McCain's return, heavy with drama for 'Obamacare' repeal

      President Donald Trump urged Republicans to "step up to the plate" for Tuesday's crucial Senate vote on their bill eviscerating much of the Obama health care law. The stage was set for high drama, with Sen. John McCain returning to the Capitol to cast his first vote since being diagnosed with brain...

    • Kushner returns to Capitol Hill for 2nd day of interviews

      Kushner returns to Capitol Hill for 2nd day of interviews

      President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner will return to Capitol Hill Tuesday for a second day of private meetings with congressional investigators, this time for a closed-door conversation with lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee. Kushner on Monday answered questions...

    • With 'Better Deal,' Democrats (temporarily) calm a restive left

      With 'Better Deal,' Democrats (temporarily) calm a restive left

      The roll-out of congressional Democrats' 2018 messaging, the "Better Deal," was preceded by mockery and obscured by breaking news. It also seemed to work. To the happy surprise of Democratic leaders, the economics-focused Better Deal earned positive reviews on the left, where the party is regularly...

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