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Catherine Pugh inherits issues left unresolved by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

After Catherine E. Pugh is inaugurated as Baltimore's mayor Tuesday, she will promptly face decisions on several contentious issues left unresolved by departing Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Pugh, Baltimore's 50th mayor, will need to conclude a potentially costly legal agreement with the U.S....

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President-elect Donald Trump heads back out on road for 'thank you' tour

President-elect Donald Trump is taking his show back on the road. Trump is slated to hold the second stop of this "thank you" tour Tuesday in North Carolina, less than a week after his bombastic return to rallies at an Ohio appearance that felt more like a raucous campaign stop than a traditional...

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  • Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank touts Port Covington at real estate conference

    Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank touts Port Covington at real estate conference

    — Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank called Baltimore's commitment to help pay for roads and parks in his Port Covington redevelopment a model for public-private partnerships as he pitched his redevelopment plans during a speech Monday at a New York real estate conference. Plank delivered the keynote...

  • MGM National Harbor, new Maryland 'landmark,' gambling on region's casino appetite

    MGM National Harbor, new Maryland 'landmark,' gambling on region's casino appetite

    The MGM National Harbor glows a shiny white at night, rising above the Potomac River like — its architect has suggested — a vast ship sailing into a dock. That ship arrives for gamblers and D.C.-area boosters Thursday night when MGM opens the casino and resort beside Interstate 95 at the Woodrow...

  • Having a younger boss could hurt job performance

    Having a younger boss could hurt job performance

    It's an awkward experience so relatable — the older employee who works for a younger boss — that Hollywood has made movies about it. Remember Dennis Quaid's incredulous look at the much younger Topher Grace in the 2004 film "In Good Company," when the middle-aged ad exec finds his new corporate...

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  • Anne Arundel County natives Brothers Osborne earn Grammy nomination

    Anne Arundel County natives Brothers Osborne earn Grammy nomination

    Rising country stars and Anne Arundel County natives Brothers Osborne received a Grammy nomination Tuesday morning in the Best Country Duo/Group Performance category. T.J. and John Osborne were nominated for their song "21." The other duos nominated for the category were: Dierks Bentley featuring...

  • Premiere: Watch the trailer for FKA twigs' documentary 'Baltimore Dance Project'

    Premiere: Watch the trailer for FKA twigs' documentary 'Baltimore Dance Project'

    On a hot afternoon in July, hundreds of aspiring Baltimore dancers accepted the invitation of the English R&B singer FKA twigs to come to her free dance workshop at Lithuanian Hall. For five hours, the singer — along with collaborators Ramon Baynes, Kash Powell and Dominic Lawrence — taught choreography...

  • Grammy nominations 2017: Chance the Rapper, Beyonce lead the way

    Grammy nominations 2017: Chance the Rapper, Beyonce lead the way

    Chance the Rapper is helping change the rules of the music business and the industry professionals who dish out the Grammy awards are finally paying attention. In his first year of eligibility for the Grammys, the Chicago artist reaped a windfall -- he was nominated Tuesday for seven awards. Beyonce’s...

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  • How Joe Flacco buys a Christmas tree

    How Joe Flacco buys a Christmas tree

    When you're a Super Bowl champion, millionaire NFL quarterback, you can pick out a pretty awesome Christmas tree — elite, even. So where did Joe Flacco go to get the evergreen to adorn his home? A Baltimore County fire house. The Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Company on Saturday posted on its Facebook...

  • Lexington Market through the years

    Lexington Market through the years

    Baltimore's Lexington Market dates to 1782, making it one of the oldest continually running markets in the country. On Dec. 2, 2016, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the board running the market announced plans to raze and rebuild Lexington Market. Take a look at photos of the market through...

  • Wedded: Aaron Tomarchio and Tom Koerber had an instant connection

    Wedded: Aaron Tomarchio and Tom Koerber had an instant connection

    Date: Oct. 8 Aaron's story: Aaron Tomarchio, 42, was born in Baltimore and raised in Catonsville. He is the vice president of corporate affairs for Tradepoint Atlantic. His parents, Sebastiano and Linda Tomarchio, live in Havre de Grace. Tom's story: Tom Koerber, 35, was born in Baltimore and raised...

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  • Seeing beyond a Baltimore teacher's meltdown

    Seeing beyond a Baltimore teacher's meltdown

    Baltimore City Schools CEO Sonja Santelises saw hate when she looked into the heart of a white Harlem Park Elementary and Middle School teacher caught on video using the N-word during a tirade directed at her eighth grade students, most of whom were black. Erica Esha Deminds, the mother of one...

  • Trump's populist showmanship on full display in Carrier deal

    Trump's populist showmanship on full display in Carrier deal

    How much is the presidency that Donald Trump has just won worth to him? That's the tantalizing question he faces as pressures mount to divest himself of his immense real-estate and other stock holdings as the price of moving into the Oval Office next month. Mr. Trump has said he will reveal in...

  • Rachel Marsden: Voters pull emergency brake on the Globalism Express

    Rachel Marsden: Voters pull emergency brake on the Globalism Express

    PARIS -- As America heads toward the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, and as Britain faces its exit from the European Union in the wake of a popular referendum, the backlash against globalization continues around the world. Recent presidential elections in Bulgaria and Moldova have...

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  • A flawed, inconsistent police response to sexual assault in Maryland

    A flawed, inconsistent police response to sexual assault in Maryland

    Catherine Becket hadn't forgotten that evening three years ago in her Parkville apartment, though she tried. Then, as she watched with outrage while Stanford University student Brock Turner served three months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, she resolved to confront her own...

  • Towson University reverses course on police report

    Towson University reverses course on police report

    Towson University reversed a recent decision to redact a student's identity from a campus police report after learning that student privacy rights don't extend to college police. University police officials cited federal law last month in redacting from a police report the name of a student charged...

  • Auditors: State wrongly charged disabled residents millions in fees

    Auditors: State wrongly charged disabled residents millions in fees

    For years, the state agency that oversees people with disabilities erroneously charged monthly fees to largely poor people who live in residential facilities. And they might never get any of the millions of dollars back. State auditors reported this week that more than 2,500 people might have been...

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