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Orioles draft pick Pat Connaughton improving NBA stock, but future could change this summer

Pat Connaughton still spends most game nights in the NBA biding his time, sitting at the end of the Portland Trail Blazers' bench and waiting for his name to be called. As a second-year player, his minutes are up, he's playing better and he's learned a lot. He's still optimistic about his pro basketball...

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  • Annapolis mayor renews request for higher state reimbursements

    Annapolis mayor renews request for higher state reimbursements

    Being a state capital comes with extra costs, large and small. In recent years, Annapolis has budgeted $500 here for flags to fly in State Circle and $480,000 there for hazmat teams that can respond to emergencies. Mayor Michael Pantelides is renewing a request for state government to shoulder...

  • Brochin proposes ban on developer contributions in Baltimore County

    Brochin proposes ban on developer contributions in Baltimore County

    A state senator who is considering a run for Baltimore County executive wants to prevent developers from giving campaign donations to county candidates. Sen. Jim Brochin, a Democrat from Towson, plans to introduce legislation in the General Assembly as a way to end what he calls "pay-to-play" developer...

  • Maryland Senate honors children killed in Baltimore house fire

    Maryland Senate honors children killed in Baltimore house fire

    The tragic Baltimore house fire that claimed the lives of six children is reverberating in Annapolis, where the General Assembly is in session. Many Baltimore-area state lawmakers know the children's mother, Katie Malone, who is special assistant to U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings. Malone was hospitalized...

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  • Nearly 40 Democratic lawmakers now skipping Trump's inauguration

    Nearly 40 Democratic lawmakers now skipping Trump's inauguration

    A growing group of Democratic lawmakers will boycott President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration Friday as a protest of Trump's worldview and his criticism of civil rights icon John Lewis, congressman of Georgia. There are now nearly 40 House Democrats - 38, at last count - who have declared that...

  • Obama to grant hundreds more drug commutations

    Obama to grant hundreds more drug commutations

    Justice Department officials have completed their review of more than 16,000 clemency petitions filed by federal prisoners over the past two years and sent their last recommendations to President Barack Obama, who is set to grant hundreds more commutations to nonviolent drug offenders during his...

  • After feuding with civil rights leader John Lewis, Trump meets with Martin Luther King III

    After feuding with civil rights leader John Lewis, Trump meets with Martin Luther King III

    Donald Trump met Monday with Martin Luther King III, who said he used his time with the president-elect to discuss strategies to fix the U.S.'s "broken voting system." The oldest son of the civil rights leader trekked to Trump Tower amid renewed tensions between the incoming president and African...

  • Inauguration in sight, Trump continues Twitter assault

    Inauguration in sight, Trump continues Twitter assault

    His inauguration days away, President-elect Donald Trump is continuing to lash out at critics in the intelligence community and Democrats in Congress who are vowing to skip his swearing-in ceremony. The tough-talking Republican questioned whether the CIA director himself was "the leaker of fake...

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  • Maryland joins settlement with Moody's over alleged improper ratings

    Maryland joins settlement with Moody's over alleged improper ratings

    Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh's office announced Friday that Maryland will receive $12 million of an $863 million settlement with Moody's over allegations the ratings company misled consumers and investors about its independence. The state was among 21 states, Washington, D.C., and the...

  • AP Source: GM to announce $1B factory investment, new jobs

    AP Source: GM to announce $1B factory investment, new jobs

    General Motors will announce a $1 billion investment in its factories that will create or keep around 1,000 jobs, a person briefed on the matter said Monday. The Detroit automaker will make the announcement Tuesday morning. The investment is part of the normal process of equipping factories to...

  • Lutherville's AgriMetis eyes growth after raising $23.5 million

    Lutherville's AgriMetis eyes growth after raising $23.5 million

    When John Draper heads out to seed his fields this spring, he'll rotate where the corn and soybeans grow. Plant the crops in exactly the same spot too many years in a row, and he'd end up with weeds that aren't bothered one bit by the herbicides he sprays on his 300 acres in Queen Anne's County....

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  • 'Homeland' Season 6 premiere recap: 'Fair Game'

    'Homeland' Season 6 premiere recap: 'Fair Game'

    When last we saw Carrie Mathison and Peter Quinn, Carrie was barring the door to Quinn's hospital room and disconnecting him from a heart monitor, while preparing to smother him with a pillow. Naturally, then, we open Season 6 of "Homeland" with Carrie paying a visit to a VA hospital and rehab...

  • Arts groups plan thinly veiled protests against Trump inauguration

    Arts groups plan thinly veiled protests against Trump inauguration

    Baltimore-area arts groups are planning activities for this week ranging from literary readings to a dance party that could be interpreted as thinly veiled protests against the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. None of the organizers are saying explicitly that events named "Nasty Women...

  • BuzzFeed's choice to publish dossier presents decision point for media values

    BuzzFeed's choice to publish dossier presents decision point for media values

    Amid all the confusion, rancor and even bias in the coverage of Donald Trump the past 19 months, finally there appears to be some good news about the state of the press today. It looks like there is at least one legacy value most mainstream news organizations won't abandon in reporting on the president-elect:...

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  • Iowa basketball's best player hurting ahead of game vs. No. 25 Maryland

    Iowa basketball's best player hurting ahead of game vs. No. 25 Maryland

    Senior guard Peter Jok either leads or ranks second on the Iowa men's basketball team in points (21.9), rebounds (6.2), assists (2.4) and steals (1.1) per game. On Sunday, he wasn't completely healthy. In a probably-not-coincidental development, the Hawkeyes suffered their worst loss of the season....

  • UMBC faces reality check after 77-50 loss to America East foe Albany

    UMBC faces reality check after 77-50 loss to America East foe Albany

    The UMBC men's basketball team entered Monday with its best-ever record in Division I play through 17 games. If first-year coach Ryan Odom needed a litmus test for his squad's progress, he couldn't have asked for more than a game against America East Conference foe Albany. The Great Danes have...

  • Key dates for the Ravens during this crucial offseason

    Key dates for the Ravens during this crucial offseason

    As Ravens coach John Harbaugh works to finalize his coaching staff, the front office has turned its attention to a critical offseason. Here are the key dates over the next few months.

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  • Desegregating Baltimore

    Desegregating Baltimore

    Fifty-one years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. turned his attention from the blatant segregation of the South toward the more subtle but equally real and insidious segregation of the North. That year, he moved his family to a slum apartment in Chicago as part of the Chicago Freedom Movement,...

  • Liquor and corruption

    Liquor and corruption

    The recent arrest of two officials involved in an alleged pay-to-play scheme at the Prince George's County liquor board is being treated by County Executive Rushern L. Baker III, who has worked hard to improve the county's reputation for good government, as something bordering on a personal embarrassment....

  • Checking and balancing a President Trump

    Checking and balancing a President Trump

    I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that...

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  • 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...

  • Maryland's tailor-made deal for Marriott

    Maryland's tailor-made deal for Marriott

    The $62 million incentive package Gov. Larry Hogan and Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett promised Marriott for building a new headquarters in Bethesda was tailor-made for the firm, down to the definition of who counts as an employee. The mix of forgivable loans, tax credits and grants from...

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