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  • Alternative Fact of the Week: Trump and the border family separations, or when lies justify inhumanity

    Alternative Fact of the Week: Trump and the border family separations, or when lies justify inhumanity

    Some lies by President Donald Trump and his sycophants are amusing, some absurd, some self-serving, some cynical. But the torrent of alternative facts presented this week in justification of the administration’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the border represent a...

  • Detaining families indefinitely is unacceptable

    Detaining families indefinitely is unacceptable

    After weeks of mounting pressure, the Trump administration finally reversed course on its cruel and unnecessary family separation practice. While it’s good to know that children will no longer be systematically separated from their parents, it’s important for us to keep in mind just how low the...

  • Trump White House attacks contraception, abortion

    Trump White House attacks contraception, abortion

    Last month, voters in Ireland voted by a nearly 2-1 margin to make abortion legal, but the right to an abortion in the United States is under growing siege. The implementation of Iowa’s recently passed “heartbeat law,” which bans most abortions and is one of the most restrictive state abortion...

  • Pitts: Immigrant children are real children

    Pitts: Immigrant children are real children

    "Illegals" have faces. This is what Republicans are learning to their chagrin amid mounting international outrage over the new policy of separating immigrant children from their families at our southern border. For years, the party has pretended otherwise. It has denied undocumented immigrants...

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  • Mortgage rates fall for third week in a row

    Mortgage rates fall for third week in a row

    Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, marking their third decline in the past four weeks after increasing last week. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages was 4.57 percent, down from 4.62 percent last week. By contrast, the 30-year rate averaged...

  • These places will pay U.S. workers thousands of dollars to move there

    These places will pay U.S. workers thousands of dollars to move there

    A Nebraska city with more job listings than applicants has extended a special offer to employers: It will match signing bonuses for out-of-town hires of up to $5,000. A county in Michigan is advertising $15,000 payouts to STEM graduates who decide to live in its rural expanses. And the state of...

  • Ground broken for next apartment building in the transit-oriented Owings Mills project

    Ground broken for next apartment building in the transit-oriented Owings Mills project

    Construction has started on a new seven-story apartment building in the Metro Centre in Owings Mills, bringing the total number of apartments clustered there at 350. The 114-unit building, called The Met at Metro Centre, is part of a massive transit-oriented development there offering residents...

  • United CEO on transporting migrant children separated from parents: 'We want no part of it'

    United CEO on transporting migrant children separated from parents: 'We want no part of it'

    United Airlines and American Airlines are asking federal officials not to use their aircraft to transport children separated from their parents due to enforcement of U.S. immigration policy. The airlines’ comments came after reports that commercial airlines had been used to transport children affected...

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  • Suspect arrested in rapper XXXTentacion's shooting death

    Suspect arrested in rapper XXXTentacion's shooting death

    Florida authorities say they've arrested a man in the shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion. The Broward Sheriff's Office said in a news release sent Thursday morning that 22-year-old Dedrick Devonshay Williams of Pompano Beach was arrested shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday. The 20-year-old rapper...

  • Baltimore County's Poke Bowl to open two locations in Baltimore this summer

    Baltimore County's Poke Bowl to open two locations in Baltimore this summer

    Poke Bowl, an Asian and Hawaiian fast-casual restaurant with multiple locations in Maryland, will open two locations in Baltimore this summer. Current plans call for the Federal Hill location at 1040 Light St., formerly a Subway, to open sometime in July, with a downtown restaurant located at 10...

  • Three Maryland restaurants make OpenTable's best outdoor dining list

    Three Maryland restaurants make OpenTable's best outdoor dining list

    Maryland’s Carrol’s Creek Cafe, Gertrude’s and Woodberry Kitchen, are among the nation’s 100 best al fresco restaurants, according to OpenTable. Diners voted through OpenTable, a restaurant reservation website, to compile the list. The list includes locales around the country, from the East Coast...

  • New play addresses Trump election, rise of 'nasty nationalism'

    New play addresses Trump election, rise of 'nasty nationalism'

    Early in “Meditations on Nationalism,” a play that receives its premiere from Baltimore’s Quarry Theatre this week, the voice of then-presidential candidate Donald J. Trump will be heard bemoaning the state of the country and promising to make America great again. Moments later, a voice-over of...

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  • Baltimore Mayor Pugh to declare first day of summer Old Bay Day

    Baltimore Mayor Pugh to declare first day of summer Old Bay Day

    To celebrate the first day of summer, Mayor Catherine Pugh will proclaim Thursday Old Bay Day in Baltimore. The day will feature several events sponsored by the maker of the famous Baltimore crab seasoning. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the public can sign up to clean Masonville Cove, in partnership...

  • Ocean City's Seacrets named top beach bar by Daily Meal

    Ocean City's Seacrets named top beach bar by Daily Meal

    Seacrets, one of Ocean City’s most popular destinations, is also one of the top 25 beach bars in the country, according to The Daily Meal. The list applauds Seacrets’ spring break feel and calls the bar and restaurant a “lively waterfront behemoth.” Seacrets’ multiple music stages and signature...

  • Feeling the fire with the Baltimore Dragon Boat Club

    Feeling the fire with the Baltimore Dragon Boat Club

    I will forever associate the word “Hit!” with a splash of tepid bay water, the smell of the Domino Sugars factory and a strong, tearing pain in my obliques. In front of me, an octogenarian dipped her paddle into the water with the ease of an Olympian. Behind me, a woman stood yelling, “Give me...

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  • Trump tweet complicates House GOP efforts to pass immigration legislation

    Trump tweet complicates House GOP efforts to pass immigration legislation

    Hours before House showdown votes on immigration, President Donald Trump suggested Thursday that any measure the chamber passes would be doomed in the Senate anyway. His comments could weaken Republicans' already uphill drive to pass legislation on an issue that's become politically fraught amid...

  • White House to propose merging Labor and Education into one agency

    White House to propose merging Labor and Education into one agency

    The White House on Thursday will propose merging the Education and Labor departments into one federal agency, the centerpiece of a plan to remake a bureaucracy that President Donald Trump and his supporters consider too big and bloated, according to an administration official familiar with the...

  • Why Republicans have long wanted to shut Education Department

    Analysis: Why Republicans have long wanted to shut Education Department

    On April 4, 2016, Fox host Sean Hannity asked Donald Trump if he would eliminate any federal departments if he were to become president. Trump responded by saying that the Department of Education "is massive and it can be largely eliminated." Actually, it is the smallest Cabinet-level department...

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