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School shootings inspire Maryland students to write — or text — first letters to lawmakers

WASHINGTON — The letters and emails keep arriving in lawmakers’ offices, filled with worry, passion and exclamation points. Some appear on traditional lined notebook paper, conveying a sense of innocence that belies the gravity of their authors’ purpose. “Dear Senator Ben Cardin. Hi, I’m Diego...

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Man dies in fall at Rocks State Park in Harford County

Man dies in fall at Rocks State Park in Harford County

A man died Saturday evening after falling while climbing the King and Queen seat in Harford County's Rocks State Park, according to natural resources police. Police were called to the scene around 6 p.m. and found a man in his 30s who had fallen while climbing the natural rock outcrop, Maryland...

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  • Anne Arundel endorsements

    Anne Arundel endorsements

    Anne Arundel will experience significant turnover on both the local and state levels after the November election, and several races in this primary merit particular attention. Here are The Sun’s endorsements in select contests: County Council District 2, is represented currently by Republican Councilman...

  • Howard County endorsements

    Howard County endorsements

    Here are The Sun’s endorsements in select high profile races in Howard County: County Executive Incumbent Republican Allan Kittleman is unopposed in the primary, but two Democrats are vying to challenge him in the fall. Among them, County Councilman Calvin Ball is the clear choice. He has taken...

  • Social security closures show 'callous disregard'

    Social security closures show 'callous disregard'

    When American workers contribute to Social Security with every paycheck, they aren’t just earning future benefits. They’re also paying for high quality customer service at Social Security field offices around the country. For decades, that’s exactly what Social Security beneficiaries received....

  • Good week for journalism, bad week for Team Trump in Texas border coverage

    Good week for journalism, bad week for Team Trump in Texas border coverage

    This has been a good week for journalism, and very bad one for President Donald J. Trump. Powerful coverage of children being separated from their parents at the Texas border exposed the cruelty and dishonesty of this administration to the point where public outrage forced a reversal by Trump,...

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  • Fractured Prune in Owings Mills closes

    Fractured Prune in Owings Mills closes

    The Owings Mills location of Fractured Prune, the Ocean City doughnut shop with franchises nationwide, has closed, a spokesman for the developer confirmed Thursday. A court notice posted on the door cited “failure to pay rent” for the month of June. The shop, located in the mixed-use development...

  • The state of the big-screen summer comedy is no laughing matter. Can the genre get its mojo back?

    The state of the big-screen summer comedy is no laughing matter. Can the genre get its mojo back?

    In years past, the summertime box office could always be counted on to deliver at least one mainstream comedy smash that would break out of the pack of superhero films, action spectacles and rampaging giant-monster epics. Think: “The Hangover,” which pulled in $277 million domestically in 2009....

  • 'Community dialogue' forum prompted by allegations against Iron Crow Theatre is cancelled

    'Community dialogue' forum prompted by allegations against Iron Crow Theatre is cancelled

    A “community dialogue” on issues surrounding Iron Crow Theatre and allegations of harassment and inappropriate behavior against its artistic director that had been scheduled for Friday afternoon has been cancelled. The decision to cancel was made by Restorative Response Baltimore, a conflict resolution...

  • ABC orders 10 episodes of 'Roseanne' spinoff for fall minus Roseanne Barr

    ABC orders 10 episodes of 'Roseanne' spinoff for fall minus Roseanne Barr

    ABC, which canceled its "Roseanne" revival over its star's racist tweet, said Thursday it will air a Conner family sitcom minus Roseanne Barr this fall. ABC ordered 10 episodes of the spinoff after Barr relinquished any creative or financial participation in it, which the network had said was a...

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