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  • Senate Intelligence Committee to start Russia probe interviews next week

    Senate Intelligence Committee to start Russia probe interviews next week

    The Senate Intelligence Committee will begin as soon as Monday privately interviewing 20 people in its ongoing investigation of Russian involvement in the 2016 election as well as potential ties to the Trump campaign, its leaders said Wednesday. Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., said that...

  • House GOP weighing another try at passing health care bill next week, sources say

    House GOP weighing another try at passing health care bill next week, sources say

    House Republicans are considering making another run next week at passing the health-care bill they abruptly pulled from the floor in an embarrassing setback to their efforts to repeal Obamacare. Two Republican lawmakers say that leaders are discussing holding a vote, even staying into the weekend...

  • U.S. judge questions government on narrowing Trump's travel ban block

    U.S. judge questions government on narrowing Trump's travel ban block

    A federal judge in Hawaii questioned a government attorney Wednesday who urged him to narrow his order blocking President Donald Trump's travel ban after arguing that a freeze on the nation's refugee program had no effect on the state. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson heard arguments on whether...

  • Seattle sues Trump administration over funding threats to sanctuary cities

    Seattle sues Trump administration over funding threats to sanctuary cities

    Seattle is suing President Donald Trump over his executive order that threatens to withhold federal funds from communities that refuse to cooperate with efforts to find and deport immigrants in the country illegally. Mayor Ed Murray said Wednesday the executive order issued in January punishing...

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  • Everest Wealth Management banned from investment advice business

    Everest Wealth Management banned from investment advice business

    Everest Wealth Management, the Towson firm known for its "Money Guys" infomercials, and its owner have been permanently banned from the investment advice business in a sweeping order issued this week by the Maryland attorney general's office. The order also revokes owner Philip Rousseaux's registration...

  • Northrop Grumman showcases new radar system that will aid Marines, secure area jobs

    Northrop Grumman showcases new radar system that will aid Marines, secure area jobs

    Northrop Grumman showed off on Wednesday a new radar system it is producing for the Marine Corps that company officials said will secure jobs at the contractor's Linthicum Heights facility for years to come. The AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar, or G/ATOR, was developed under a contract...

  • Downtown Baltimore adds jobs and residents

    Downtown Baltimore adds jobs and residents

    Downtown Baltimore added both residents and jobs last year, according to an annual report released Wednesday by the Downtown Partnership. After finding that downtown employment declined in 2015, the report measuring the economic health of the blocks within a one-mile radius of Light and Pratt streets...

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  • Bird in Hand cafe another hit for Spike Gjerde

    Bird in Hand cafe another hit for Spike Gjerde

    James Beard Award-winning chef Spike Gjerde has another winner on his hands with Bird in Hand. Opened in November, the Charles Village cafe is similar to Gjerde's Artifact Coffee in Hampden, which he described as a "little, locally sourced powerhouse." "Bird in Hand is a smaller-scale Artifact,"...

  • Ohio-based Marco's Pizza opens first Maryland location in Pasadena

    Ohio-based Marco's Pizza opens first Maryland location in Pasadena

    Marco’s Pizza, a Toldeo, Ohio-based pizza chain, has opened its first location in Maryland and is on track to grow its slice of the local pizza market. The pizza shop opened last weekend at Lakeshore Plaza, 4155 Mountain Road in Pasadena. Marco’s, which offers both dine-in and carry-out service,...

  • Future Islands add two more Ottobar shows after first sells out

    Future Islands add two more Ottobar shows after first sells out

    If you missed out on tickets for Future Islands' now sold-out show at the Ottobar on April 7, you will have a couple more chances. Today, the Ottobar announced two more concerts, on April 8-9.  Like the first show, special guests still to be announced will also perform. On sale 9 a.m. Friday, tickets...

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  • Sessions' hollow threat

    Sessions' hollow threat

    U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave a shout-out to Maryland this week. He pleaded with state lawmakers not to approve pending legislation that he believes would make Maryland a "sanctuary state." He further warned that the Department of Justice would deny billions of dollars in future grants...

  • Md. misses another chance to hold police accountable

    Md. misses another chance to hold police accountable

    Another year, another missed opportunity to serve justice and build trust. The General Assembly forfeited two key opportunities to improve transparency and accountability in law enforcement. Earlier this month, the House Judiciary Committee voted unfavorably on House and Senate bills that would...

  • Md.'s governor uses a child's alleged rape for political gain

    Md.'s governor uses a child's alleged rape for political gain

    There is something that happens when rape survivors learn about a rape. No matter how long it's been and how much one has healed, learning that another human being suffered a brutal sexual attack causes two things to happen. One, survivors are instantly catapulted to the moment we were raped. We...

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  • Within integrated schools, de facto segregation persists

    Within integrated schools, de facto segregation persists

    They were classmates and best friends, and they both wanted to get into the 11th-grade Advanced Placement English class at Columbia's Hammond High School. Since meeting in summer school just before ninth grade, Mikey Peterson and Eli Sauerwalt had been through a lot together. They'd each battled...

  • Maryland bail bond industry's contributions hang over contested bill

    Maryland bail bond industry's contributions hang over contested bill

    The economic clout of the bail bond industry hangs over a debate in the General Assembly that could decide the future of cash bail in Maryland. As the legislature's 2017 session heads toward a close at midnight on April 10, bail reform remains one of the most hotly contested topics. And bail bond...

  • Study: African-Americans don't trust flu vaccine; whites don't think flu is that bad

    Study: African-Americans don't trust flu vaccine; whites don't think flu is that bad

    Many African-Americans don't get flu shots because they don't trust the vaccine, while whites are more likely to think the flu is not a big deal, a new study has found. The study, conducted in part by researchers from the Maryland Center for Health Equity at the University of Maryland, College...

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