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The day after Trump's inauguration, a different crowd to descend on Washington

At the age of 74, Sue Fernandez has lived through the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War and the invasion of Iraq without joining a single protest. She was busy raising three sons and working full time as a pharmaceutical researcher. She took some pride in staying out of politics. That was...

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  • From a blue state, Trump supporters no less enthusiastic

    From a blue state, Trump supporters no less enthusiastic

    For Cathy Kundratic, the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump is about history, and the future. The Harford County woman says the last few years have been tough on her small powder-coating business. She blames an uneven economic recovery overseen by President Barack Obama. That's why Kundratic...

  • Legislative aide in Annapolis fired after Times reveals him as fake news mastermind

    Legislative aide in Annapolis fired after Times reveals him as fake news mastermind

    Cameron Harris admits he still hasn't quite grasped the magnitude of being a known proprietor of one of the country's most notorious fake news websites. When he answers the door at his new Annapolis home, one he said he only moved into about a week ago, he's wearing an old "Blaine Young for County...

  • Hogan proposes Maryland government ethics reforms

    Hogan proposes Maryland government ethics reforms

    Following allegations of ethical lapses by state lawmakers, Gov. Larry Hogan proposed a broad package of reforms Thursday, saying, "We cannot allow a culture of corruption to take root." Standing on the steps of the State House, Hogan announced legislation that would more clearly prohibit members...

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  • Interior Department banned from Twitter after retweet of Trump inauguration crowd

    Interior Department banned from Twitter after retweet of Trump inauguration crowd

    The Interior Department was ordered Friday to shut down its official Twitter accounts -- indefinitely -- after a National Park Service employee shared two tweets that noted President Donald Trump's relatively small inaugural crowds compared to the numbers former president Barack Obama drew in 2009....

  • Storms delay start of Obama's post-presidential vacation

    Storms delay start of Obama's post-presidential vacation

    After eight years, Barack Obama had to wait a little bit longer to start his post-presidential relaxation. The plane taking the Obama family from Washington to the California desert Friday was delayed then diverted because of bad weather. Officials say the Obamas hovered for about 40 minutes over...

  • Trump takes office as America's assertive but untested 45th president

    Trump takes office as America's assertive but untested 45th president

    Pledging emphatically to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a riven nation facing an unpredictable era under his assertive but untested leadership. Under cloudy, threatening skies at the West...

  • Senate confirms Mattis for defense secretary, Kelly to lead Homeland Security

    Senate confirms Mattis for defense secretary, Kelly to lead Homeland Security

    The Republican-led Senate, taking little time to fill two critical national security posts, overwhelmingly confirmed a pair of retired Marine generals tapped by President Donald Trump to run the Pentagon and secure America's borders. A little more than an hour later, Vice President Mike Pence administered...

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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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  • Trump's lust for respect makes national unity implausible

    Trump's lust for respect makes national unity implausible

    "For many years," Donald Trump tweeted last weekend, "our country has been divided, angry and untrusting. Many say it will never change, the hatred is too deep. IT WILL CHANGE!!!!" As persuasive as the ALL CAPS are, I have my doubts. Put aside Mr. Trump's specific shortcomings for the moment. The...

  • The new world disorder

    The new world disorder

    With the tumultuous events of the past year slowly receding in our rear view mirror, we can reasonably say that the world of 2017 is going to be fundamentally different from that of 2016. A great transformation has occurred in the past few months that will leave the United States and the world...

  • Md. legislation would rein in prescription drug costs

    Md. legislation would rein in prescription drug costs

    Health care spending is skyrocketing in this country. While many national conversations have focused on what will happen to the Affordable Care Act under President Donald Trump's administration, there is another threat to health that cannot be forgotten: the high cost of prescription drugs. In...

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  • 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...

  • NSA records allege dozens of cases of workers ripping agency off

    NSA records allege dozens of cases of workers ripping agency off

    A group of five National Security Agency contractors falsified their time sheets to claim they had worked almost 200 days that agency investigators concluded they in fact had not, according to the agency's inspector general. The incident was one of more than 100 in which the NSA's internal watchdog...

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