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U.S. women win 1st-ever Olympic gold medal in cross-country skiing

U.S. women win 1st-ever Olympic gold medal in cross-country skiing

The long Olympic drought is over for the United States in cross-country skiing. Jessica Diggins and Kikkan Randall became the first Americans to win an Olympic gold medal in the sport on Wednesday by shocking powerhouses Norway and the Sweden in the women's team sprint at the Pyeongchang Games....

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  • Why do media in Baltimore and beyond sensationalize the bad and neglect the good?

    Why do media in Baltimore and beyond sensationalize the bad and neglect the good?

    Recently, a Dumbarton Middle school student made a series of poor choices on a bus ride home from school, involving violence and a knife. Thankfully, no one was injured, and all the children arrived home safely. I empathize with all the families involved. As a parent of two Dumbarton students,...

  • Md. should pave the way for clean transportation in the region

    Md. should pave the way for clean transportation in the region

    One of the most congested parts of the United States is the greater Baltimore/Washington, D.C., area. Traffic and population density is so intense in some parts of this vast metropolitan area that it is known as one of the half dozen or so major “megalopolis” areas in the nation. Pollution — including...

  • Robert B. Reich: Has the real meaning of America been lost?

    Robert B. Reich: Has the real meaning of America been lost?

    When Donald Trump and his followers refer to "America," what do they mean? Some see a country of white, English-speaking Christians. Others want a land inhabited by self-seeking individuals free to accumulate as much money and power as possible, who pay taxes only to protect their assets from criminals...

  • Politicians use Olympics to cloud human rights abuses

    Politicians use Olympics to cloud human rights abuses

    There is a battle taking place at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and it is not about sports. The United States and North Korea are locked in a struggle over who controls the narrative on human rights abuses in the reclusive regime, for which neither will win, but many will lose....

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  • Yelp calls this Baltimore restaurant one of the best places to eat in the country

    Yelp calls this Baltimore restaurant one of the best places to eat in the country

    A Little Italy focacceria is one of the top 100 places to eat in the United States, according to the latest list from Yelp. Joe Benny’s was named among the review website’s Top 100 Places to Eat for 2018. The eatery was the only restaurant in Maryland to make the list. The list was compiled by...

  • New farmers' market coming to Rosedale

    New farmers' market coming to Rosedale

    A new farmers’ market will provide fresh produce to Baltimore County residents this spring. The Rosedale Farmers’ Market will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays beginning in May. Operated by Tangled Roots farm owner April Downey and Robin Baux, head chef of the Charles Evering VFW, the market...

  • Giada de Laurentiis unveils more details about her Baltimore restaurant at Horseshoe Casino

    Giada de Laurentiis unveils more details about her Baltimore restaurant at Horseshoe Casino

    Giada de Laurentiis, the Food Network celebrity chef, will infuse her Italian-meets-Californian flavors into Baltimore’s food scene in mid-April when GDL Italian by Giada opens at the Horseshoe Casino. Her trattoria-style restaurant at the Horseshoe will offer a “casual but elegant” experience,...

  • Rappers Post Malone, 21 Savage to perform at 2018 Preakness, Live Nation says

    Rappers Post Malone, 21 Savage to perform at 2018 Preakness, Live Nation says

    Post Malone and 21 Savage, the rappers behind the hit single “Rockstar,” will perform at the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, according to entertainment company Live Nation. The artists announced joint spring and summer tour dates on Tuesday; the news release from Live Nation lists the Baltimore...

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  • Federal judge knocks down Florida's voting ban for ex-felons

    Federal judge knocks down Florida's voting ban for ex-felons

    In a ruling that could have reverberations on this year's crucial elections, a federal judge Thursday ruled that Florida's current ban on former felons voting is unconstitutional and needs to be changed as soon as possible. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker issued a blistering ruling that says the...

  • Cuba state media: Fidel Castro's son has killed himself

    Cuba state media: Fidel Castro's son has killed himself

    The oldest son of late Cuban leader Fidel Castro killed himself on Thursday after months of treatment for depression, state media reported. He was 68. Official website Cubadebate said that Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart had been in a "deeply depressed state." A brief note read on state television said...

  • Behind the Obama portraits: Michelle's dress symbolizes equality, Barack jokingly asked for less gray

    Behind the Obama portraits: Michelle's dress symbolizes equality, Barack jokingly asked for less gray

    When Barack Obama speaks, people listen. At least they did when he was in the White House. But that kind of authority didn't hold much sway when it came time for his presidential portrait. At a ceremony Monday to unveil portraits of him and former first lady Michelle Obama, the former president...

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