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Family of Hampden man charged in N.Y. fatal stabbing express shock, extend condolences

The family of a Hampden man charged with fatally stabbing a black man in Manhattan, in what police called a racially motivated attack, condemned the killing in a statement Thursday. "Our family is shocked, horrified, and heartbroken by this tragedy. We extend our prayers and condolences to the...

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  • Rep. Anthony Brown attends meeting with Trump and Black Caucus

    Rep. Anthony Brown attends meeting with Trump and Black Caucus

    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus -- including Maryland Rep. Anthony G. Brown -- said they were encouraged by a long-awaited meeting with President Donald Trump on Wednesday and suggested there may be room for agreement on issues like infrastructure. The lawmakers, led by Louisiana Democrat...

  • Former Venable chair James Shea weighs governor bid

    Former Venable chair James Shea weighs governor bid

    Baltimore lawyer James L. Shea, who until last month was chairman of one the state's most prominent firms, said Wednesday he is seriously considering a run for governor and formed an exploratory committee to evaluate a bid. Shea, a Democrat, has never held elective office but said the election...

  • Hogan pledges veto of bill that would limit Maryland school reforms

    Hogan pledges veto of bill that would limit Maryland school reforms

    Gov. Larry Hogan is pledging to veto a bill moving quickly through the General Assembly that would prevent Maryland from enacting controversial reforms for struggling schools. The bill would prevent the state from creating a new district to govern the lowest-performing schools. It would also prohibit...

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  • 'I wouldn't want to lose my mammograms,' snipes GOP male lawmaker

    'I wouldn't want to lose my mammograms,' snipes GOP male lawmaker

    It's a common question among those decrying the cost of health insurance: Why should you have to purchase a plan that covers procedures you won't ever need? Especially if, say, you're a guy, and your plan covers maternity care - as Obamacare requires most plans sold through an exchange to do? It's...

  • CBO analysis: Revised GOP bill would save less money, still leave 24 million more uninsured

    CBO analysis: Revised GOP bill would save less money, still leave 24 million more uninsured

    Changes that House Republicans have made to their health-care legislation would reduce savings in federal spending by $150 billion over the next decade - far less than for their earlier plan - and would still leave 24 million more Americans uninsured, according to congressional budget analysts....

  • Energy Secretary Perry decries election of 1st gay Texas A&M student president

    Energy Secretary Perry decries election of 1st gay Texas A&M student president

    Energy Secretary Rick Perry, whose agency oversees the nation's nuclear arsenal, is inserting himself into an unusually small political dispute: an election for student body president at Texas A&M. In an op-ed submitted to the Houston Chronicle, the former Texas governor suggested that his alma...

  • U.S. probes banking of ex-Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort

    U.S. probes banking of ex-Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort

    The U.S. government investigation of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, crossed the Atlantic earlier this year to the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus, once known as a haven for money laundering by Russian billionaires. Treasury agents in recent months obtained...

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  • Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. reports electric bills down 25 percent this winter

    Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. reports electric bills down 25 percent this winter

    Residential electric bills for Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. customers were down 25 percent this winter compared with two years ago. BGE attributed the savings, an average of $72 a month per customer, to reduced rates, energy efficiency programs and mild weather. Lower commodity prices also contributed...

  • Sonic drive-in planned for Baynesville Electronics site

    Sonic drive-in planned for Baynesville Electronics site

    A Sonic Drive-In is planned for the site of Baynesville Electronics near Towson, and the project's developer says he hopes to open the restaurant this summer. Baynesville Electronics, a popular store, closed Dec. 31 after 61 years in business, according to a message on its Facebook page. Developer...

  • Baltimore Brigade says it has sold 500 season tickets

    Baltimore Brigade says it has sold 500 season tickets

    Baltimore's Arena Football League team has sold 500 season tickets for its inaugural season, but owner Ted Leonsis said it's way too early to be concerned. "I ask that you have a little patience with us. Let's have some fun together," Leonsis said during a speech Wednesday to the CEO Club of Baltimore....

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  • Growing pains mar potential of The Outpost American Tavern

    Growing pains mar potential of The Outpost American Tavern

    I am a great fan of chef Jesse Sandlin. I've been eating her terrific food for almost 10 years at various restaurants. She is now cooking contemporary American dishes at The Outpost American Tavern in Federal Hill, which opened in early March, replacing Porter's Pub. The restaurant, which went...

  • R. House taste test: Our favorite dishes at each stall of the Remington food hall

    R. House taste test: Our favorite dishes at each stall of the Remington food hall

    A visit to R. House is a feast for the senses. Or maybe it's just a delicious feast. With nine food stalls, a bar and a pop-up restaurant, the lively Remington food hall offers plenty of options to satisfy your palate in the former auto garage. We spent several days wandering around the 50,000-square-foot...

  • R. Bar at R. House is crowded, and it's easy to see why

    R. Bar at R. House is crowded, and it's easy to see why

    On a recent Friday night, I nearly rubbed my eyes in disbelief. Could it be — two vacant chairs at R. Bar? In the bustling atmosphere of the Remington food hall R. House, spotting a couple of empty seats at its center bar can feel like discovering an oasis. Here, you don't second-guess reality...

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  • Quint Kessenich's midseason men's lacrosse report card

    Quint Kessenich's midseason men's lacrosse report card

    Believe it or not, we're halfway through the regular season this weekend. That's what happens when you start the season during the first week of February. Fortunately, we had a mild first month weather-wise.

  • Hyped freshmen the focus when Hopkins meets Virginia in lacrosse

    Hyped freshmen the focus when Hopkins meets Virginia in lacrosse

    Sometime after the 92nd installment of the men's lacrosse rivalry between Virginia and Johns Hopkins has wrapped up Saturday afternoon, Forry Smith and Cole Williams of the Blue Jays and Michael Kraus and Dox Aitken of the Cavaliers might congregate somewhere on Homewood Field in Baltimore and...

  • Tickets tough to come by for Maryland basketball's tournament regional rounds

    Tickets tough to come by for Maryland basketball's tournament regional rounds

    On Sunday, the Maryland women's basketball team routed West Virginia in its second-round NCAA tournament matchup. Not long after, Terps fans realized that finding Sweet 16 tickets in the Bridgeport, Conn., regional was perhaps more of a challenge than the game that had sent them there this weekend.

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  • Alternative fact of the week

    Alternative fact of the week

    Before Donald J. Trump's wiretapping allegation took its turn from the weird to the even weirder this week (and more about that in a bit), a national television audience got the chance to witness a Trumpian "alternative fact" debunked in real time. During Monday's testimony before the House Intelligence...

  • Embracing "mylk" over "milk"

    Embracing "mylk" over "milk"

    In the 1970s, a small group of feminists dusted off an obscure Old English word and disrupted the patriarchy in the process. By replacing the offending "e" with an empowering "y" in the word "women," the founders of the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival took a stand against prevailing gender norms,...

  • The sublime psychology of Baltimore

    The sublime psychology of Baltimore

    It's impossible to appreciate life here without considering Baltimore's psychology. Freud cautioned against "wild" analysis — efforts at understanding art, culture, history, (or a city) through a psychological lens. Nevertheless, wild analysis may be what we attempt this week, when hundreds of...

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  • Struggles of new East Baltimore school show challenges of integration

    Struggles of new East Baltimore school show challenges of integration

    On the day that the Henderson-Hopkins school opened its doors to let children in, Crystal Jordan marveled at its light-filled rooms, curving stairs and interior play areas. She couldn't believe her family's good fortune. In a city with so many struggling schools, her fifth-grade daughter was entering...

  • Pugh, Young to travel to Vegas for business convention

    Pugh, Young to travel to Vegas for business convention

    Mayor Catherine Pugh and City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young plan to travel to Las Vegas in May to attend the Global Retail Real Estate Convention. Baltimore's Board of Estimates, on which both politicians sit, approved more than $11,000 Wednesday for Young and two aides to attend the...

  • Bridging the Divide: The struggle to move past segregated schools

    Bridging the Divide: The struggle to move past segregated schools

    The attendance lines for 11 schools in the Catonsville area had to be redrawn to relieve overcrowding, but there was a chance to achieve something more significant, something that might improve the lives of all children: integration.

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