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  • ACLU comes out against Anne Arundel 'nuisance' bill

    ACLU comes out against Anne Arundel 'nuisance' bill

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland has voiced opposition to the much-debated "nuisance" bill now before the Anne Arundel County Council, saying in written testimony early this month that the proposal would put victims of domestic violence at risk and undermine law enforcement. Nuisance...

  • Baltimore prepares to launch $12 million youth fund

    Baltimore prepares to launch $12 million youth fund

    Baltimore officials are preparing to launch a new $12 million fund for children and teens that will be one of the city's largest distributors of grant money. City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young will convene a 34-member task force Tuesday to create a framework for sending money to community...

  • Brokaw, Mullen talk Russia, news and more in Annapolis

    Brokaw, Mullen talk Russia, news and more in Annapolis

    Veteran television journalist Tom Brokaw and former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Admiral Mike Mullen told a sold-out crowd at St. John's College in Annapolis on Sunday to be proactive about engaging with people with different viewpoints, speaking to concerns that the U.S. has grown increasingly...

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  • Supreme Court hears case of Mexican teen slain across border

    Supreme Court hears case of Mexican teen slain across border

    The Supreme Court is taking up an appeal from the parents of a Mexican teenager who was killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent. The case could help define when foreigners outside the U.S. have access to American courts. The justices are hearing argument Tuesday in a case that arose from an incident...

  • Trump taps Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as national security adviser

    Trump taps Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as national security adviser

    President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, a prominent military strategist known as a creative thinker, as his new national security adviser, replacing the ousted Michael Flynn. Trump announced the pick Monday at his Palm Beach, Florida, club and said McMaster is "a man of tremendous...

  • Conservative group cancels Yiannopoulos speech due to video they say condones pedophilia

    Conservative group cancels Yiannopoulos speech due to video they say condones pedophilia

    Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos has been disinvited to this year's Conservative Political Action Conference after his attempt to clarify past comments on relationships between boys and older men fell flat with organizers. Hours later, his publisher cancelled his book "Dangerous," which...

  • Thousands of demonstrators across US say 'Not My President'

    Thousands of demonstrators across US say 'Not My President'

    Thousands of demonstrators turned out Monday across the U.S. to challenge Donald Trump in a Presidents Day protest dubbed Not My President's Day. The protests on the federal holiday didn't draw nearly as many people as the million-plus who thronged the streets following the Republican president's...

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  • American unveils prices, routes for new cheapest fare

    American unveils prices, routes for new cheapest fare

    American Airlines has begun selling cheaper "basic economy" fares as it battles discount airlines for the most budget-conscious travelers. American announced Tuesday that it began selling the new fares for flights starting March 1 on 10 different routes from its hub airports in Dallas, Miami, Philadelphia...

  • Yahoo salvages Verizon deal with $350 million discount

    Yahoo salvages Verizon deal with $350 million discount

    Yahoo is taking a $350 million hit on its previously announced $4.8 billion sale to Verizon in a concession for security lapses that exposed personal information stored in more than 1 billion Yahoo user accounts. The revised agreement announced Tuesday eases investor worries that Verizon Communications...

  • Big changes planned for the sell-by dates on food packaging

    Big changes planned for the sell-by dates on food packaging

    The majority of Americans have no clear idea what "sell by" labels are trying to tell them. But after 40 years of letting us guess, the grocery industry has made moves to clear up the confusion. The Food Marketing Institute and the Grocery Manufacturers Assn., the two largest trade groups for the...

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  • John Waters gets colorful as he receives Writers Guild lifetime achievement award

    John Waters gets colorful as he receives Writers Guild lifetime achievement award

    A lifetime of going against the grain earned Baltimore's own John Waters the unabashed respect of his peers Sunday night. Charm City's favorite degenerate scribe was recognized for his life's work by the Writers Guild of America, East during a ceremony in New York City. He was presented with the...

  • Hopkins grad Taylor Nolan opens up about 'The Bachelor,' the Corinne altercation and more

    Hopkins grad Taylor Nolan opens up about 'The Bachelor,' the Corinne altercation and more

    It’s been weeks since Taylor Nolan was eliminated by Nick Viall on "The Bachelor," but the Johns Hopkins University graduate says she's still dealing with the aftermath of the dating competition show.  The mental health counselor, who is also a Stevenson University alum, was eliminated during a...

  • 'The Bachelor' recap: Meet the parents -- and the nanny

    'The Bachelor' recap: Meet the parents -- and the nanny

    It's hometowns week on "The Bachelor," which means Nick will travel to the homes and meet the families of the four remaining women vying for his love.  But first, as a quick reminder: Last week, after walking into the women’s hotel room without knocking, Nick sent Kristina home last minute. So...

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  • Wedded: Victoria Parshley and Juan Ramirez made a long-distance relationship work

    Wedded: Victoria Parshley and Juan Ramirez made a long-distance relationship work

    Date: Nov. 12 Her story: Victoria "Tori" Elizabeth Parshley, 23, was born in Montclair, N.J. She works as an elementary school teacher. Her parents, Tom and Seanna Parshley, live in in Baltimore. His story: Juan David Ramirez, 25, was born in Pereira, Colombia. He works as a mechanical engineer....

  • The new normal: Friends, family presiding at weddings

    The new normal: Friends, family presiding at weddings

    With the many decisions Ashelynn Brooks had to make for her September wedding, one was fairly easy: Who should officiate? The Rosedale resident, who worried about stage fright and stumbling through her vows, decided against enlisting a legal official or clergy member. Instead, she chose someone...

  • Inner Harbor mansion sells for $6.25 million

    Inner Harbor mansion sells for $6.25 million

    A 9,000-square-foot mansion on an Inner Harbor pier has sold for $6.25 million to a West Coast executive with ties to the movie industry. The all-cash sale is likely to rank among the region's top residential sales for the year. Agents who worked on the deal declined to identify the buyer. But...

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  • Trump is waging a war on science

    Trump is waging a war on science

    Whether you are a scientist or not, you can't dismiss the rigorous way scientists attempt to establish truth. We observe and ask questions based on what we see, including whether the observation is really happening. We make educated guesses about the answers and then have a rigorous method of testing...

  • Save the trees, Md.

    Save the trees, Md.

    For a state that thinks of itself as bulwark of environmental stewardship, Maryland is under serious ecological pressure. It's not just the Chesapeake Bay that's in trouble; the state's trees are, too. In just the last 50 years, Maryland has lost 500,000 acres of forest (along with 873,000 acres...

  • Get governors out of parole decisions

    Get governors out of parole decisions

    Gov. Larry Hogan has demonstrated a more enlightened, less politically cowardly approach to parole and commutations than either of his two Democratic predecessors, Govs. Martin O'Malley and Parris N. Glendening. That is about the faintest praise anyone could possibly bestow. Mr. Glendening upended...

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  • HIV cases down in Maryland, U.S.

    HIV cases down in Maryland, U.S.

    HIV infections in the United States have fallen for several years, and few places have seen a bigger drop than Maryland, according to new estimates from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cases in the state dropped an average of 7.5 percent per year from 2008 to 2014. That was...

  • Newsday, New York Times reviewing work of 'Pill City' author

    Newsday, New York Times reviewing work of 'Pill City' author

    A New York newspaper is reviewing the work of one of its former reporters after his new book on Baltimore was widely questioned by police and other officials here. Newsday managing editor Richard Rosen confirmed to The Baltimore Sun that the paper is reviewing the work of Kevin Deutsch, who worked...

  • Good Shepherd Services to close Baltimore County residential treatment program

    Good Shepherd Services to close Baltimore County residential treatment program

    Good Shepherd Services will close its troubled residential treatment program for adolescents in Halethorpe after two state agencies decided to withdraw the children they had placed there. The decision to withdraw the children followed moratoriums imposed late last year by the agencies on sending...

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