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  • Sen. Rubio announces support for Donald Trump secretary of state pick Rex Tillerson

    Sen. Rubio announces support for Donald Trump secretary of state pick Rex Tillerson

    Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., will vote for President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state, he announced Monday, resolving the final major question surrounding Rex Tillerson's bid to be confirmed as the nation's top diplomat.While Tillerson's confirmation was effectively sealed Sunday, Rubio's...

  • Donald Trump to sign executive orders on NAFTA, TPP trade deals, source says

    Donald Trump to sign executive orders on NAFTA, TPP trade deals, source says

    President Donald Trump will sign executive orders Monday to withdraw the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, according to an official familiar with the plans.Trump's trade-focused executive orders, part of a series of actions...

  • President Trump meets business leaders, warns them against leaving U.S.

    President Trump meets business leaders, warns them against leaving U.S.

    Opening his first full week in office, President Donald Trump warned business leaders Monday that he would impose a "substantial border tax" on companies that move their manufacturing out of the United States, while promising unspecified advantages to companies that manufacture domestically. "All...

  • Despite GOP pressure, Rubio remains a Tillerson holdout

    Despite GOP pressure, Rubio remains a Tillerson holdout

    Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham said Sunday that they will back the nomination of Rex Tillerson, clearing the way for the oil executive to become secretary of state and leaving just one drama unresolved: What will Marco Rubio do? The Republican senator from Florida made clear during...

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  • Studio 14, a West Baltimore rehearsal space, shut down for safety and permit violations

    Studio 14, a West Baltimore rehearsal space, shut down for safety and permit violations

    Studio 14 — a long-running West Baltimore rehearsal space for local musicians, including the Baltimore Rock Opera Society's band — was shut down on Thursday due to safety violations and operating without a use-and-occupancy permit, the Baltimore Fire Department said.  The fire department inspected...

  • TV finds a winning formula for Trump inauguration coverage

    TV finds a winning formula for Trump inauguration coverage

    Television’s days might be numbered in a digital world. But it still has an unrivaled ability to cover a wide range of events in a short space of time. And, in the main, it showed that today with its blanket inauguration coverage. The medium is never better when it comes to politics than when it...

  • Local groups flock to 'Hidden Figures' for inspiration, history untold

    Local groups flock to 'Hidden Figures' for inspiration, history untold

    The storyline of "Hidden Figures," the film highlighting the historical contributions of three African-American female NASA mathematicians whose work in the 1960s helped launch astronaut John Glenn into space, has been greeted with fanfare since its Jan. 6 wide release. The movie, which stars Taraji...

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  • All hail Trump!

    All hail Trump!

  • Trump's raised fist of defiance

    Trump's raised fist of defiance

    After taking the oath of office as America's 45th president, Donald J. Trump proved that we can stop waiting for him to drop the act he put on during the campaign and become what we think of as presidential. It did not happen after he won, it did not happen during the transition, it did not happen...

  • The Trump maglev?

    The Trump maglev?

    I gave a talk last August on the political history of infrastructure to an academic community far removed from the I-95 Corridor. In it, I tried to predict the likelihood of the next president initiating a history shaping "big infrastructure" project during his or her first term based on characteristics...

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  • Lower tolls didn't cost Maryland as much as expected, transportation secretary says

    Lower tolls didn't cost Maryland as much as expected, transportation secretary says

    The amount of money the state collects at the Bay Bridge fell by more than $28.1 million last year, after Gov. Larry Hogan reduced toll rates. That's a 35 percent drop. But a 9.4 percent increase in highway traffic helped defray that dip, according to figures released by the Maryland Transportation...

  • Baltimore police cut Taser use by nearly half in 2016

    Baltimore police cut Taser use by nearly half in 2016

    Baltimore police cut their use of Tasers nearly in half in 2016, a year when commanders put new limits on when officers can fire the stun guns, officials said. Officers reported 181 Taser incidents in 2016, a 46 percent decline from the record high of 347 in 2015, the Baltimore Police Department...

  • Baltimore consent decree contains denial of police misconduct allegations

    Baltimore consent decree contains denial of police misconduct allegations

    When the U.S. Department of Justice issued a scathing investigation into the Baltimore Police Department in August, city officials welcomed the findings. Then-Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said the investigation, which found that city police routinely violate residents' civil rights, was an "important...

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