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  • Hundreds rally for mental health and drug treatment

    Hundreds rally for mental health and drug treatment

    Hundreds of people packed Lawyers Mall in Annapolis Thursday to urge lawmakers to "keep the door open" for mental health and substance abuse treatment. Sen. Guy Guzzone, a sponsor of the Keep the Door Open Act, said that too often mental health and substance abuse treatment are considered the "stepchild"...

  • Judge accuses Baltimore County senator of attempting to delay civil trial

    Judge accuses Baltimore County senator of attempting to delay civil trial

    A Baltimore Circuit Court judge admonished a state Senate committee chairman, accusing him of joining the defense team in a civil trial at the last minute for the purpose of using his legislative responsibilities to delay the case. Sen. Bobby A. Zirkin, a Baltimore County Democrat who is chair of...

  • Poll: Trump so far is unable to find new support in Maryland

    Poll: Trump so far is unable to find new support in Maryland

    President Donald Trump has been unable to expand his base of support in Maryland and remains unpopular in a state that handed him one of his largest defeats last year, according to the first poll of state voters conducted since his inauguration. Given the 2-to-1 voter registration advantage Democrats...

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  • Trump's popularity at CPAC, which he once shunned, shows he's conquered conservatives

    Trump's popularity at CPAC, which he once shunned, shows he's conquered conservatives

    Donald Trump skipped the nation’s preeminent conference of conservatives last year, underscoring the friction between the populist candidate and many of the warring factions in his party during a heated presidential primary season. This year, his dominance at the forum, the Conservative Political...

  • White House chief of staff asked FBI to dispute Russia reports

    White House chief of staff asked FBI to dispute Russia reports

    White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked a top FBI official to dispute media reports that President Donald Trump's campaign advisers were frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents during the election, a White House official said. The official said that Priebus' request came as...

  • Caitlyn Jenner calls Trump transgender decision a 'disaster'

    Caitlyn Jenner calls Trump transgender decision a 'disaster'

    Caitlyn Jenner is taking President Donald Trump to task for his administration's reversal of a directive on transgender access to public school bathrooms. Jenner addresses Trump in a video posted Thursday night on Twitter. She says, "From one Republican to another, this is a disaster." The Trump...

  • Mike Pence at CPAC says 'America's Obamacare nightmare is about to end'

    Mike Pence at CPAC says 'America's Obamacare nightmare is about to end'

    Vice President Mike Pence forcefully defended the Trump administration's plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Thursday night, saying the law known as Obamacare is a "nightmare" and that the administration is committed to "an orderly transition" to a new health-care system. Addressing...

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  • Looney's Pub in Canton reopens after health department closure

    Looney's Pub in Canton reopens after health department closure

    Looney's Pub in Canton has reopened after it was shut down by the Baltimore health department earlier this week. The pub at 2900 O'Donnell St. reopened at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday after being closed Tuesday and Wednesday, manager Nick Creed confirmed.   Looney's was closed for critical violations,...

  • Insilico Medicine raises $10 million

    Insilico Medicine raises $10 million

    Insilico Medicine, a Baltimore-based bioinformatics company, has raised just under $10 million to advance its research and development, according to documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Insilico uses genomics, big-data analysis and advanced algorithums to research and...

  • Big banks declare war on Venmo

    Big banks declare war on Venmo

    For years, banks have watched as their youngest customers split restaurant checks, shared utility bills, and pitched in for parties using third-party payment apps such as Venmo. Now, they're trying to take back the person-to-person payments business by launching an app of their own. Nineteen banks,...

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  • 'The Voice' to hold auditions in Baltimore Saturday

    'The Voice' to hold auditions in Baltimore Saturday

    Warm up those vocal cords, Baltimore. The NBC singing competition “The Voice” will hold open call auditions on Saturday at the Baltimore Convention Center.  “The Voice” has split the day into three groups — 7 a.m., noon and 4 p.m. As of Friday morning, the 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. groups are full, while...

  • Artful dishes and calming ambiance at Rachel New American Cuisine in Riverside

    Artful dishes and calming ambiance at Rachel New American Cuisine in Riverside

    Barry Fleischmann is in his element at Rachel New American Cuisine in Riverside. The longtime chef-caterer now has the brick-and-mortar restaurant he always wanted. Fleischmann said he couldn't resist the opportunity to take over the 1875 corner building that formerly housed restaurants like Breadbangers...

  • Center Stage to unveil renovated home this week with first production in new theater

    Center Stage to unveil renovated home this week with first production in new theater

    For the past year, passersby could easily sense that a major transformation was underway on the 700 block of N. Calvert St. — workers coming and going; cranes delivering building supplies to an upper floor; tantalizing glimpses of a lobby-in-progress as boards gradually came off glass doors at...

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  • Staging of 'The Bodyguard' heads to Hippodrome

    Staging of 'The Bodyguard' heads to Hippodrome

    Almost 25 years after moviegoers flocked to see Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner in the story of a pop music diva and the former Secret Service agent hired to protect her from a stalker, "The Bodyguard" is back, this time on the stage. On Tuesday, the musical version of the 1992 hit film reaches...

  • Harford volunteers preserve the threads of history

    Harford volunteers preserve the threads of history

    Can’t face reorganizing that closet? Imagine how the Historical Society of Harford County must feel. Over the course of its 132-year history, the small nonprofit has collected thousands of textile pieces — dresses, men’s suits, military uniforms, children’s clothing, stockings, shoes, undergarments,...

  • 'Sometimes people change': Maryland shop covers racist tattoos for free

    'Sometimes people change': Maryland shop covers racist tattoos for free

    Randy Stiles learned the hard way: Having a Confederate flag tattoo that reads "Southern Pride" with a noose hanging off it isn't a path to success. "A lot of public ridicule came from it," Stiles, 25, said this month as he waited to get the flag on his right forearm removed. "I've got to get it...

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  • Make the mayor accountable for the schools

    Make the mayor accountable for the schools

    It was a strange set of circumstances that led to the joint-governance arrangement between the city and state for Baltimore's public schools. Twenty years ago, Baltimore was suing the state to try to get more funds for education. The state counter-sued, alleging that the school system wasn't doing...

  • A safer way to do drugs?

    A safer way to do drugs?

    In 1994, Baltimore launched a controversial program to provide drug addicts with a clean needle for each dirty one they turned in. The point was not to accommodate heroin use — which it indirectly did, of course — but to reduce the spread of AIDS through the shared use of dirty needles. Such an...

  • Passing on an unexpected gift

    Passing on an unexpected gift

    You never can know when an unexpected gift may warm your heart. Nor where a kiss blown from your hand may land. Take last year, for instance, when the morning before Valentine's Day, thermometers all over Baltimore were dropping like anchors into the Inner Harbor. Undeterred by the cold, I bundled...

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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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