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6 shootings within 14 hours leave 4 dead, 2 wounded in Baltimore

6 shootings within 14 hours leave 4 dead, 2 wounded in Baltimore

Baltimore police are investigating a half-dozen shootings that took place Friday night and Saturday morning, leaving four men dead and two injured. The violence started just before 6 p.m. Friday when Western District officers patrolling near the 1800 block of N. Fulton Ave. heard gunfire and saw...

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  • Trump can't abandon Iran nuclear deal

    Trump can't abandon Iran nuclear deal

    Against all advice, President Donald Trump is insisting that the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by the Obama administration is so flawed that it should either be revised or scrapped altogether. He’s flat-out wrong, and dangerously so. Never mind that Iran has warned all bets are off if the U.S. pulls...

  • Hogan's $9 billion question

    Hogan's $9 billion question

    Two years ago and with much fanfare, Gov. Larry Hogan convinced the Maryland Transportation Authority to lower tolls on Maryland’s highways and bridges to reverse the “downward spiral” of tax increases instituted by his predecessor. This week, Mr. Hogan announced a $9 billion highway widening plan...

  • On health care, which party is 'extreme'?

    On health care, which party is 'extreme'?

    Will the real moderate party please stand up? On the same day that socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced his "Medicare for All" health care plan, Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana introduced a last-ditch effort to sorta-kinda repeal and replace Obamacare....

  • Trump at the UN: The president's finest speech

    Trump at the UN: The president's finest speech

    While campaigning for the presidency, Donald Trump more than once referred to the United Nations as a "useless" organization and "not a friend of democracy." In his speech Tuesday to the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, he apparently has discovered the often dysfunctional body...

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  • Advocates, developers worry about funding for affordable housing amid federal tax reform

    Advocates, developers worry about funding for affordable housing amid federal tax reform

    When Mulberry at Park Apartments, an affordable housing development in downtown Baltimore, opened its waiting list, Sherria Lovelace was among the first in line. Looking to downsize from her too-big North Baltimore house to an apartment, Lovelace, 35, was having a hard time finding anything within...

  • CEO of CareFirst to retire next year

    CEO of CareFirst to retire next year

    Chet Burrell will retire next year as president and CEO of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield after more than a decade heading the region’s largest insurer. “A decade of service to the mission of CareFirst has, for me, passed quickly,” the 70-year-old Burrell said in a statement. “No matter the demands,...

  • Five Minutes with Angie Barnett, Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland

    Five Minutes with Angie Barnett, Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland

    Angie Barnett brings the training and perspective of a social worker to her job as head of the Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland. It’s a relevant background in the business world, she has found. “BBB is social work for business,” said Barnett, the organization’s CEO and president. “We’re...

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  • A reporter recalls his time in Vietnam

    A reporter recalls his time in Vietnam

    As PBS airs the new documentary “The Vietnam War,” we checked back in with former Baltimore Sun reporter Bob Erlandson, 86, about his experience covering the war from fall 1966 to early 1968. The way Bob Erlandson tells it, he was in a bar in Venice when he met Ernest Hemingway. Erlandson was...

  • Christian Siriano creates Barbie replicas of his red carpet looks

    Christian Siriano creates Barbie replicas of his red carpet looks

    Christian Siriano’s willingness to dress all types of women regardless of ethnicity, size or age has quickly made him a favorite of fashionistas, body positive supporters and diversity advocates alike. Now, we can add Barbie to the list. The Annapolis native and Baltimore School for the Arts graduate...

  • Forage, scoop and stomp: Autumn harvest travel options

    Forage, scoop and stomp: Autumn harvest travel options

    Autumn makes us hungry: Warm sunny days at small-town festivals with local fare, farm stands alongside ripened fields beckoning you to “pick your own’” and wineries and cideries sampling the latest vintage. But to really appreciate food at its peak flavor and nutrient value, it is critical to go...

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