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  • Elephants' reprieve: How about the rest of the animal kingdom?

    Elephants' reprieve: How about the rest of the animal kingdom?

    There is no shortage of cute elephant videos on YouTube, and the millions of views they’ve recorded demonstrate why. Elephants are exceptionally smart. They can use tools. They respond to the human voice, and they demonstrate empathy toward other creatures. And, frankly, there are few sights more...

  • John Kass: Sen. Franken should take a long walk

    Those popping sounds you hear aren't light bulbs breaking as they hit the frozen surface of Lake Wobegon. Instead, that sound comes from political heads exploding in the Democratic Media Complex. Because liberal Democratic Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota was exposed, completely, for what he really...

  • How to judge judges

    How to judge judges

    If there was any Circuit Court judge Baltimore voters might have been expected to have an opinion about, it was Alfred Nance. When he ran for re-election in 2014, he had long since been investigated by the Judicial Disabilities Commission on complaints of inappropriate courtroom behavior and had...

  • Wall isn't a lifesaver, it's a boondoggle

    Wall isn't a lifesaver, it's a boondoggle

    A border patrol agent was killed and his partner seriously wounded in the line of duty Sunday in West Texas. Few of the details of the incident have been released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection or the Federal Bureau of Investigation, but Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez, 36, and his...

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  • Under Armour names new head of footwear

    Under Armour names new head of footwear

    Under Armour has tapped one of its sports division managers to head footwear, a key growth category for the brand, as part of restructuring announced earlier this year. Ryan Drew, previously general manager of the brand’s basketball division, will become head of footwear, Under Armour said Tuesday....

  • Performance Horizon relocates growing Baltimore office

    Performance Horizon relocates growing Baltimore office

    Performance Horizon, a United Kingdom-based partner marketing software provider, has relocated its Baltimore office to a larger space in Highlandtown to accommodate its growth. The company is moving out of the Emerging Technology Centers space in the old Crown Cork & Seal factory into its own 7,000-square-foot...

  • Comptroller Franchot seeks to lift cap on craft beer production, sales

    Comptroller Franchot seeks to lift cap on craft beer production, sales

    Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot unveiled a legislative package Monday that would make sweeping changes to the state’s regulation of craft breweries. Franchot’s 12-point “Reform on Tap Act of 2018” would eliminate limits on sales from taprooms and for take-home consumption for the state’s breweries....

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  • Hampden's Miracle on 34th Street named 'most outrageous Christmas lights' in Maryland

    Hampden's Miracle on 34th Street named 'most outrageous Christmas lights' in Maryland

    With the holidays near, ’tis the season for dazzling lights displays. Luckily, if you live in Baltimore, you don’t have to go far to see Maryland’s best. Financial news and opinion website 24/7 Wall St. has named Baltimore’s Miracle on 34th Street the best place to see holiday lights on its list,...

  • Tio Pepe is beloved for more than nostalgia — it's the real deal

    Tio Pepe is beloved for more than nostalgia — it's the real deal

    Do Baltimoreans rave about Tio Pepe in downtown Baltimore because of nostalgia and fierce loyalty? Or does the fondness stem from a genuine appreciation of the sumptuous Spanish dishes, intimate dining rooms and polished wait staff? I was curious what an outsider from another state would think...

  • Riptide by the Bay will head to auction in December

    Riptide by the Bay will head to auction in December

    Riptide by the Bay will hit the auction block next month after nearly a decade in business in Fells Point. Known for its steamed crabs and other seafood, the restaurant and bar at 1718 Thames St. will be auctioned onsite at 11 a.m. Dec. 14 as owners Meredith and Roger Rippel step away from the...

  • 'Baltimore Rising': What they're saying about HBO documentary on post-Freddie Gray Baltimore

    'Baltimore Rising': What they're saying about HBO documentary on post-Freddie Gray Baltimore

    “Baltimore Rising,” the HBO documentary about Baltimore in the aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death, premiered Monday. Here’s a sampling of how people and critics reacted to the film, directed by Sonja Sohn of “The Wire.” Many were moved by the documentary’s portrayal of Baltimore. Others saw gaps...

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  • Murkowski, who helped block Obamacare repeal, OK with losing mandate in GOP tax plan

    Murkowski, who helped block Obamacare repeal, OK with losing mandate in GOP tax plan

    Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said Tuesday she supports repealing the Affordable Care's Act individual mandate, potentially providing a boost to GOP efforts to overhaul the tax code. "I believe that the federal government should not force anyone to buy something they do not wish to buy, in order...

  • How Trump is building a bureaucratic wall to keep out immigrants

    How Trump is building a bureaucratic wall to keep out immigrants

    President Donald Trump's vision of a "big, beautiful" wall along the Mexican border may never be realized, and almost certainly not as a 2,000-mile physical structure spanning sea to sea. But in a systematic and less visible way, his administration is following a blueprint to reduce the number...

  • State Department employees split with Tillerson on child-soldiers list

    State Department employees split with Tillerson on child-soldiers list

    The State Department on Tuesday defended Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's removal of three countries from a list of those using child soldiers, after officials upset about his decision wrote a critical dissent memo saying the action violates U.S. law. The dispute centers on the recruitment and...

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  • Coalition urges limit on when officers can view own body camera footage

    Coalition urges limit on when officers can view own body camera footage

    As more police departments use body cameras, a coalition of civil rights groups is raising concerns about officers’ unrestricted access to view their own footage, saying it can affect their memory of events. The Baltimore County Police Department is among the agencies that allow the practice, according...

  • Lengthy terms, discipline process cloak Maryland judges from scrutiny

    Lengthy terms, discipline process cloak Maryland judges from scrutiny

    Baltimore’s highest-ranking judge faces removal for misconduct. City judges are criticized for their handling of gun cases during a record spike in violent crime. And landlord-tenant judges are undergoing retraining after multiple studies found them misapplying housing laws. Amid the recent string...

  • Troubled Spring Grove lacks required citizens advisory board

    Troubled Spring Grove lacks required citizens advisory board

    State law is clear: Every psychiatric hospital operated by the Maryland Department of Health must have a citizens advisory board to help consult with its administrators. Each does except one — the troubled Spring Grove Hospital Center in Catonsville. By law, the advisory board at Spring Grove is...

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