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Donald Trump's team says chat with Taiwan was 'just a phone call'

When he took a phone call that no U.S. president or president-elect has taken for nearly 40 years, Donald Trump had no intention of changing U.S.-China policy - at least not yet, said senior transition adviser Kellyanne Conway. "It was just a phone call," Conway told Chris Wallace on "Fox News...

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  • Online shopping reaches new highs for the holidays

    Online shopping reaches new highs for the holidays

    In a converted former broom factory in Canton, employees of PlayBetter.com checked inventory and pricing, prepared email blasts and packed up cartloads of gadgets to help golfers improve their game. "This is our Super Bowl right now, for the next few weeks," said Spiro Alafassos, founder of the...

  • Woodworker by trade, artist by choice

    Woodworker by trade, artist by choice

    On a recent bright November morning, William Rhodes relaxed at the West Baltimore home of his friend and fellow artist, Joyce J. Scott. As the pair chatted about art and life, sunlight streamed into the artfully decorated living room, softly illuminating an intricately carved wooden bookcase accented...

  • Plan calls for razing, rebuilding Lexington Market

    Plan calls for razing, rebuilding Lexington Market

    Baltimore's historic Lexington Market would be razed and rebuilt under a plan announced Friday by the board overseeing the market and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, as her administration aims to set in motion the transformation of the city's public markets in the final days of her term. The proposal...

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  • The dish on 'Hairspray Live': John Waters, Kenny Leon, Baltimore upstart Unissa Cruse-Ferguson

    The dish on 'Hairspray Live': John Waters, Kenny Leon, Baltimore upstart Unissa Cruse-Ferguson

    Asked the inevitable question about how things were going on the set of "Hairspray Live," which NBC will air Wednesday night, director Kenny Leon just laughed. And laughed. Then laughed some more. "It's very scary," Leon said. "But it's going very well." The mix of nerves and confidence is understandable....

  • It's the moments that make 'A Christmas Story,' coming to Hippodrome

    It's the moments that make 'A Christmas Story,' coming to Hippodrome

    How popular is "A Christmas Story," the 1983 film about a young boy in a bunny suit, a Red Ryder BB gun and a leg lamp that ends up in pieces on the living-room floor? Popular enough that you can actually buy one of those leg lamps on Ebay (only $169.99!). Popular enough that "You'll shoot your...

  • Trump (still) using Twitter bullhorn? Cue the media freakout

    Trump (still) using Twitter bullhorn? Cue the media freakout

    If I were more religious, I would be convinced that God sent Donald Trump to test the press. And so far, the press has mostly failed — with another "F" coming this past week as the president-elect again flexed his Twitter muscles. This time, he introduced the new normal for how information will...

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  • Castro in cartoons

    Castro in cartoons

    A retrospective of Fidel Castro's years in power in Cuba, by Sun cartoonists.

  • Welcome to the hot seat, Catherine Pugh

    Welcome to the hot seat, Catherine Pugh

  • Police, camera, action

    Police, camera, action

    For those who may have thought the use of body cameras would frame any action by police — particularly the shooting of a civilian — into cut-and-dried, good-or-bad, right-or-wrong decision-making, we give you the Baltimore Police Department's first official release of such footage. In it, a knife-wielding...

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  • 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 find Towson University overpaid scholarships, UMBC sidestepped bidding of contracts

    Auditors find Towson University overpaid scholarships, UMBC sidestepped bidding of contracts

    Towson University was more generous with scholarships than it should have been, giving at least $123,500 in tuition breaks that weren't deserved over three years. The University of Maryland, Baltimore County sidestepped requirements to bid out work by hiring vendors through a standing maintenance...

  • Frosh launches Maryland hate crime hotline

    Frosh launches Maryland hate crime hotline

    The office of Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh has received a dozen reports of hate speech in the week since he asked people to report such incidents. Frosh launched the hate speech hotline this month after several incidents were reported following the election of Donald Trump. He warned that...

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