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Sadness and shock as Baltimore Clayworks clears out

Retired pediatrician Eric Fine unwrapped the wet horse head from plastic and looked at it, not knowing what to do. He’d been working on it for weeks — the course was called “sculptural narrative with animal form.” The teacher was Kevin Rohde. But the course will never finish. Clayworks has closed...

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      With friends like President Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions needs no enemies. The man who appointed Mr. Sessions to run his critical Department of Justice has rewarded him for his fawning loyalty with public humiliation that only magnifies Mr. Sessions’ own need for public approbation. Mr....

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      Turn the calendar back two months to early May, and the great caterpillar factories of eastern North America are in full production. If you stand quietly at night in any mature forest or woodlot, you'll hear it: a soft crackling and hissing in the dead leaves underneath the trees, an invisible...

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      Goldberg: Health care fight shows Washington at its worst

      The story of health care policy this week, this month and for the last decade (at least) has been a tale of partisan folly. But fear not, this isn't another earnest pundit's lament for the vital center to emerge, phoenix-like, to form a governing coalition of moderates in both parties. That's not...

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    • Virginia developer gets hearing with City Council for his $10 billion 'Baltimore Renaissance' idea

      Virginia developer gets hearing with City Council for his $10 billion 'Baltimore Renaissance' idea

      A little-known Northern Virginia developer has what he calls a $10 billion idea for revitalizing Baltimore by making a nonprofit he would establish the master planner for dozens of construction projects to be executed and paid for by other developers. A self-described boutique developer, real estate...

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      Maryland added 13,300 jobs in June and the unemployment rate dipped slightly, as people joining the workforce quickly found jobs, according to the latest federal employment report. Maryland had an unemployment rate of 4.1 percent in June, down a tenth of a percentage point from May and below the...

    • Lyft forms an autonomous vehicle unit

      Lyft forms an autonomous vehicle unit

      Lyft said Friday that it is setting up its own unit to develop autonomous vehicle technology, but its approach will be different from other companies and partnerships working on self-driving cars. The San Francisco-based ride-hailing service says it will open its network, inviting automakers and...

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    • Sean Spicer was part of White House disrespect for press

      Sean Spicer was part of White House disrespect for press

      Don’t weep for Sean Spicer, who resigned today as press secretary to President Trump. He started out in his job six months ago lying about the size of the crowd for Trump’s inauguration, and the rest of his tenure was mainly marked by belligerence and severely reduced access for the press. Remember...

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      Giada de Laurentiis says she's opening a restaurant in Baltimore

      Giada de Laurentiis, the Food Network chef known for her Italian cooking, says she is opening a restaurant in Baltimore (but don’t ask her why). In a Facebook Live video on the Food Network’s Facebook page Friday, de Laurentiis took questions from viewers while making lemon ricotta cookies. One...

    • Yes, Artscape weekend is usually hot — but not always the hottest

      Yes, Artscape weekend is usually hot — but not always the hottest

      Every summer, it seems like an inevitable heat wave rolls into Baltimore just in time for Artscape. This year, the largely outdoor free music and arts festival will take place during a Code Red heat advisory, meaning the heat poses a health risk. Art-lovers could face dehydration and hyperthermia...

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      Artscape 2017: 10 things not to miss

      For 36 years, Artscape has been Baltimore’s go-to summer party — an all-for-free celebration of the performing and visual arts, bringing together a vast range of Charm City’s creative minds, from street performers to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. “Artscape is a tradition, but every year, it...

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    • 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...

    • Five possible questions for Maryland football coach DJ Durkin at Big Ten Media Days

      Five possible questions for Maryland football coach DJ Durkin at Big Ten Media Days

      With Big Ten Media Days in Chicago on Monday and Tuesday, it’s time to think up some questions to ask second-year Maryland coach DJ Durkin about the upcoming season. Here are five questions that are bound to be asked and some of the answers he might give (or a close facsimile). Question No. 1:...

    • Ravens 2017 training camp primer: a position-by-position breakdown

      Ravens 2017 training camp primer: a position-by-position breakdown

      Roster questions will be answered over the next six weeks as position battles are sorted out. Injuries will inevitably occur. A few veterans will be phased out and an unknown undrafted rookie or two will emerge as a potential key piece. The period players affectionately call “the grind” begins...

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    • Kushner to face both intelligence committees this week

      Kushner to face both intelligence committees this week

      Congressional investigators will question senior White House adviser Jared Kushner on Monday, as the multiple probes into contacts between Russia and the Trump campaign intensify and focus more directly on those closest to the president. Kushner is scheduled to meet behind closed doors with the...

    • Republicans are in full control of government — but losing control of their party

      Republicans are in full control of government — but losing control of their party

      Six months after seizing complete control of the federal government, the Republican Party stands divided as ever  plunged into a messy war among its factions that has escalated in recent weeks to crisis levels. Frustrated lawmakers are increasingly sounding off at a White House awash in turmoil...

    • Schumer predicts Trump firing Mueller would be tipping point

      Schumer predicts Trump firing Mueller would be tipping point

      Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said President Donald Trump would trigger "a cataclysm'' if he fires Special Counsel Robert Mueller or pardons himself, even as one of the president's lawyers said pardons aren't being discussed. Schumer said he can't imagine his Republican colleagues, including...

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