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Six years after no-regrets early extension with Adam Jones, Orioles have yet to return to that well

More than anything else that has happened with the Orioles this decade, the six-year contract extension that kept center fielder Adam Jones away from the free-agent market in May 2012 heralded a new era for an ascending, playoff-bound team. That contract, an $85.5 million deal signed six years...

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  • Witcover: Trump's change of heart on North Korea summit

    Witcover: Trump's change of heart on North Korea summit

    In the old language of the 1963 Cuban Missile Crisis, President Donald Trump "has just blinked" regarding the planned meeting with North Korea dicatator Kim Jong Un. In President John F. Kennedy's day, a nuclear exchange with the Soviet Union was avoided. This time, who knows? The president's withdrawal...

  • Dawnta Harris is a child. That matters.

    Dawnta Harris is a child. That matters.

    In the hours that have passed since Baltimore County police officer Amy Caprio was killed, details have emerged about her death that have horrified and shocked our community. Dawnta Harris is charged with first-degree murder. If convicted, he faces a mandatory life sentence. We still do not know...

  • Mids to Trump: 'La la la, I can't hear you'

    Mids to Trump: 'La la la, I can't hear you'

    At most any other time in history, it would be perfectly fitting to have the president of the United States address the U.S. Naval Academy’s graduating class. After all, he or she (I can dream) is also the commander in chief and in charge of the armed forces. The president ultimately decides where...

  • Alternative Fact of the Week: Spies in the Trump campaign

    Alternative Fact of the Week: Spies in the Trump campaign

    President Donald Trump says a lot of outrageous stuff, like, for example, implying that NFL players who refuse to stand for the national anthem should be kicked out of the country. But the latest rabbit hole he’s dived down is far more serious. The president has spent much of the last week egging...

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  • Five Minutes with Mick Arnold of Arnold Packaging

    Five Minutes with Mick Arnold of Arnold Packaging

    As a seventh-grader, Mick Arnold tagged along one summer as his father visited customers of his packaging business. One asked the boy what he wanted to do when he grew up. “I said I’d like to do what my dad does. I’d like to be involved in packaging,” Arnold, now 47 and president of the fourth-generation...

  • Nike — not Under Armour — will supply MLB uniforms, report says

    Nike — not Under Armour — will supply MLB uniforms, report says

    Under Armour may be giving up a contract to outfit all Major League Baseball players to Nike, according to a report Thursday in Sports Business Daily. The report, citing an anonymous source, said Nike and Major League Baseball were close to inking a deal to have the Under Armour archrival take...

  • New Medicare cards, designed to be more secure, on their way to Maryland residents

    New Medicare cards, designed to be more secure, on their way to Maryland residents

    Medicare recipients in Maryland should be receiving new Medicare cards designed to increase security and help prevent fraud, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said. The new cards no longer contain social security numbers. Instead, they include randomly assigned Medicare numbers. The...

  • Hey Alexa, come clean about how much you're really recording us

    Hey Alexa, come clean about how much you're really recording us

    We're learning an important lesson about cutting-edge voice technology: Amazon's Alexa is always listening. So are Google's Assistant and Apple's Siri. Putting live microphones in our homes has always been an out-there idea. But tech companies successfully marketed talking speakers such as the...

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  • Giuliani: Trump wants briefing on classified info shared with lawmakers

    Giuliani: Trump wants briefing on classified info shared with lawmakers

    President Donald Trump's legal team wants a briefing on the classified information shared with lawmakers about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election and may take it to the Justice Department as part of an effort to scuttle the ongoing special...

  • Emails show collaboration among EPA, climate-change deniers

    Emails show collaboration among EPA, climate-change deniers

    Newly released emails show senior Environmental Protection Agency officials collaborating with a conservative group that dismisses climate change to rally like-minded people for public hearings on science and global warming, counter negative news coverage and tout Administrator Scott Pruitt's stewardship...

  • Trump sounds optimistic tone about North Korea talks a day after canceling summit

    Trump sounds optimistic tone about North Korea talks a day after canceling summit

    President Donald Trump reopened the door Friday to a high-stakes summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a day after aborting the meeting because of what he said was open hostility and nuclear threats from Pyongyang. Trump said it is even possible that a meeting could take place on June 12...

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