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Police to clear scene of detective's killing in West Baltimore on Monday

The Baltimore Police Department plans on Monday to clear the crime scene in Harlem Park where a still-unidentified gunman killed Detective Sean Suiter last week, police said. Officers have locked the neighborhood down for six days, testing the patience of some residents. As the reward for information...

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    • Despite the headlines, most people are 'inherently decent'

      Despite the headlines, most people are 'inherently decent'

      Many years ago, while my wife and I were back in India for about a decade, we lived for a year in the city of Ghaziabad, near Delhi. Our house, a single-family bungalow, shared a wall with a friendly Muslim family: the Rahmans, perhaps the only Muslim family in our neighborhood. A low wall separated...

    • Where's the outrage over mass shootings?

      Where's the outrage over mass shootings?

      Following two of the deadliest shootings in U.S. history — where 26 were killed and 20 injured at a church in Texas this month, and 58 were killed and 546 injured at a concert in Las Vegas the month before — we find ourselves in familiar territory in the gun debate: inaction. Briefly, it looked...

    • Goldberg: Roy Moore's supporters chalk up scandal to conspiracy

      Goldberg: Roy Moore's supporters chalk up scandal to conspiracy

      I'll cut to the chase: I think Roy Moore did it. And I can predict what Moore supporters will say: "Of course you would believe that!" After all, I called for conservatives to repudiate Mr. Moore, the Alabama Republican candidate for the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, before the Washington...

    • Pitts: As if you're not worried enough ... enter Brett Talley

      Pitts: As if you're not worried enough ... enter Brett Talley

      You are not worried enough. Granted, that may seem a nonsensical claim. Assuming you don't belong to the tinfoil hat brigades who consider Donald Trump the greatest thing to hit 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue since Abraham Lincoln left for the theater, you've spent the last year worrying as much as you...

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    • Rehoboth Beach, Del., doubles residential rental tax

      Rehoboth Beach, Del., doubles residential rental tax

      A popular Delaware beach town has voted to double its tax on residential rentals. The City of Rehoboth Beach announced Saturday that its commissioners approved an increase on the rental tax from 3 percent to 6 percent. The tax applies to places like bed and breakfasts, condos, cabins and rentals...

    • Record growth continues at port of Baltimore

      Record growth continues at port of Baltimore

      The port of Baltimore set another record for cargo volume, handling more than half a million more tons of cargo in the first nine months of the year than it ever had before. The Maryland Port Administration reported that its public marine terminals imported and exported just over 8 million tons...

    • Tenable to relocate to new building in downtown Columbia

      Tenable to relocate to new building in downtown Columbia

      Tenable, the fast-growing cybersecurity company based in a Columbia office park, plans to relocate its headquarters to an urban-style campus in downtown Columbia and add hundreds of employees in the next few years. The expansion, expected in 2019, will bolster the Baltimore-Washington region’s...

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    • Instant analysis from the Ravens' 23-0 win over the Packers in Green Bay

      Instant analysis from the Ravens' 23-0 win over the Packers in Green Bay

      How our reporters and editors saw the Ravens’ 23-0 win over the Packers in Green Bay Sunday: Jeff Zrebiec, reporter: The Ravens might not face as inept as a quarterback the rest of the way as Brett Hundley but this indeed is how they’re going to win. Hit the quarterback, force turnovers and give...

    • Eagles embarrass Cowboys to strengthen grip on NFC East

      Eagles embarrass Cowboys to strengthen grip on NFC East

      A sluggish offense for the better part of 30 minutes, an early special-teams malfunction and the loss of their placekicker did absolutely nothing to derail the freight train that is the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night. Playing in front of a national TV audience, they dismantled the Dallas Cowboys...

    • Tennis great Pancho Segura dies at 96

      Tennis great Pancho Segura dies at 96

      Pancho Segura, who rose from poverty to win six U.S. Pro singles and doubles championships and was one of the world's top amateur players in the 1940s and professionals in the 1950s, has died. He was 96. Segura died Saturday from complications of Parkinson's disease at his home at the Omni La Costa...

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    • Strong economy boosts Trump among otherwise skeptical voters

      Strong economy boosts Trump among otherwise skeptical voters

      In 2016, the U.S. economy served as a punching bag for then-candidate Donald Trump. Today, it has become a lifeline for an otherwise embattled presidency. Trump has increasingly grabbed for that line, touting low unemployment, record high stock market values and healthy economic growth rates in...

    • Robert E. Lee portrait moved from hometown City Hall to museum

      Robert E. Lee portrait moved from hometown City Hall to museum

      The city of Alexandria, Va., has quietly removed a portrait of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that hung on the wall of the City Council chambers for 54 years, relocating it to the Lyceum, a local history museum. Mayor Allison Silberberg, a Democrat, called the museum "a more appropriate place"...

    • Many Christian conservatives are backing Alabama's Roy Moore

      Many Christian conservatives are backing Alabama's Roy Moore

      Alabama's Christian conservatives see Roy Moore as their champion. He has battled federal judges and castigated liberals, big government, gun control, Muslims, homosexuality and anything else that doesn't fit the evangelical mold. The Republican Senate candidate has long stood with them, and now,...

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    • Coalition urges limit when officers can view own body camera footage

      Coalition urges limit when officers can view own body camera footage

      As more police departments use body cameras, a coalition of civil rights groups is raising concerns about officers’ unrestricted access to view their own footage, saying it can affect their memory of events. The Baltimore County Police Department is among the agencies that allow the practice, according...

    • Troubled Spring Grove lacks required citizens advisory board

      Troubled Spring Grove lacks required citizens advisory board

      State law is clear: Every psychiatric hospital operated by the Maryland Department of Health must have a citizens advisory board to help consult with its administrators. Each does except one — the troubled Spring Grove Hospital Center in Catonsville. By law, the advisory board at Spring Grove is...

    • FBI data shows decrease in hate crimes in Maryland, but State Police says numbers are flawed

      FBI data shows decrease in hate crimes in Maryland, but State Police says numbers are flawed

      The number of hate crimes rose nearly 5 percent across the country in 2016, according to new data released by the FBI this past week. It marks the second year in a row hate crimes have increased. In Maryland, however, hate crimes have decreased 14 percent, according to the data. Experts caution...

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