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  • Solving Baltimore's crime puzzle

    Solving Baltimore's crime puzzle

    Our view: Baltimore is at risk of sleepwalking its way through a year that will approach 400 homicides; we have to try a new strategy Baltimore is ending July with more than 200 homicides. In the first seven months of this year, the city has already exceeded the total from all of 2011, and it is...

  • Cal Thomas: Democrats' 'better deal' is a raw deal

    Cal Thomas: Democrats' 'better deal' is a raw deal

    Theodore Roosevelt offered Americans a "Square Deal." His fifth cousin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, gave us "The New Deal." Modern Democrats, who have lost election after election, are now offering the country "A Better Deal." Speaking in Berryville, Va., a small town that voted overwhelmingly for Donald...

  • People of action and people of words

    People of action and people of words

    I’ve been a professor at the U.S. Naval Academy for 30 years. I’ve written a book and many articles about this strange place, which is nothing at all like what the taxpayers — or potential students — think it is. Recently, the Naval Academy has been my key for understanding the deep political divisions...

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  • United Foods opens Belcamp plant making soy sauce packets, Korean barbeque sauce

    United Foods opens Belcamp plant making soy sauce packets, Korean barbeque sauce

    Inside United Foods International’s new Belcamp manufacturing plant, the walls and floors gleam white, hulking Japanese-engineered equipment hums and there is a whiff of soy sauce in the air. The Japanese maker of Asian sauces and spices chose Harford County for its plant, which officially opened...

  • City Council greets $10B 'Baltimore Renaissance' idea with skepticism

    City Council greets $10B 'Baltimore Renaissance' idea with skepticism

    A Virginia-based developer went before a Baltimore’s City Council committee Thursday to pitch his $10 billion idea to remake 70 city-owned vacant sites. He was greeted with skepticism. That's because Kahan S. Dhillon Jr.’s idea, called The Baltimore Renaissance, doesn’t call for him to build any...

  • Club Charles, storied Station North bar, has closed

    Club Charles, storied Station North bar, has closed

    Club Charles, the storied dive bar in Station North, has closed, according to a sign posted outside the establishment on Thursday. “Due to unforseen [sic] circumstances, Club Charles is closed starting this evening, July 27,” the sign states. It is not clear whether the closing is temporary or...

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  • Former Bagby Restaurant Group CEO faces burglary, theft charges after alleged break-in at Bagby offices

    Former Bagby Restaurant Group CEO faces burglary, theft charges after alleged break-in at Bagby offices

    The former CEO of the Bagby Restaurant Group was arrested this week on burglary and theft charges after being accused of breaking into the restaurant group’s Towson office. Chris Becker was charged with two counts of fourth-degree burglary, one count of second-degree burglary, theft less than $100...

  • NBC to produce series following a fictional Baltimore mayor

    NBC to produce series following a fictional Baltimore mayor

    NBC is reportedly producing a series that will take place in Baltimore and will feature a Baltimore native as one of the show’s executive producers, according to Variety. The Los Angeles-based entertainment magazine reported that the network is developing a drama following a newly elected African-American...

  • Marc Steiner on signing off Baltimore radio after 24 years

    Marc Steiner on signing off Baltimore radio after 24 years

    Marc Steiner says he remembers exactly the moment he became a radio talk-show host. In was 1992 and he was teaching drama at the Baltimore School for the Arts. He was also advising the general manager at WJHU, a Johns Hopkins-owned public radio station at the time, on its transition from classical...

  • 'Step' dance documentary is out to change the world's view of Baltimore

    'Step' dance documentary is out to change the world's view of Baltimore

    Even 19 years after leaving for New York City, Amanda Lipitz feels protective of her hometown. Which is one reason she’s so proud of her documentary, “Step,” and what she hopes it tells the world about Baltimore. “Every American city has problems,” says Lipitz, 37. “But it's important that — yes,...

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  • Preston: Observations from Day 2 of Ravens training camp

    Preston: Observations from Day 2 of Ravens training camp

    There really is no excuse for any team to be as sloppy as the Ravens were on offense Friday morning. We’re all aware that quarterback Joe Flacco did not practice for the second day because of a back injury which explains some of the interceptions and poor timing on pass patterns. But the Ravens...

  • The Basketball Tournament brings Baltimore stars back home

    The Basketball Tournament brings Baltimore stars back home

    For Donte Greene, the motivation wasn’t much different than it had been when he was a teenage star on the rise, developing his skills on courts around Baltimore. “I was just looking for a good run,” the former NBA first-round draft pick said. “Just some good summer basketball.” That quest led Greene...

  • Skip Bayless: Ravens would be 'a little better' with Colin Kaepernick at QB than 'Joe Fluke-o'

    Skip Bayless: Ravens would be 'a little better' with Colin Kaepernick at QB than 'Joe Fluke-o'

    Over the course of the rant that follows, Skip Bayless pleads, “Seriously. I’m not just saying that for effect.” But again, to remind you, this is Skip Bayless, professional provocateur, so if you want to turn back now, I understand. Anyway, on Friday, Bayless and “Undisputed” co-commentator Shannon...

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  • Trump tells police not to worry about injuring suspects during arrests

    Trump tells police not to worry about injuring suspects during arrests

    During a speech on Long Island on Friday, President Donald Trump took a break from discussing gang violence and illegal immigration to give the law enforcement officers gathered for his remarks some advice on how to treat suspects. "When you guys put somebody in the car and you're protecting their...

  • McCain got the applause, but Murkowski beat back pressure from Trump on health care

    McCain got the applause, but Murkowski beat back pressure from Trump on health care

    To a smattering of gasps and applause from his rapt colleagues, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., cast the clinching vote to kill his party's seven-year bid to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Directly behind the spot where he cast that vote, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, watched McCain enter the chamber....

  • What's next for the Affordable Care Act now that repeal has failed?

    What's next for the Affordable Care Act now that repeal has failed?

    The Affordable Care Act has reshaped the nation's health-care landscape in a way the country has not seen since the passage of Great Society programs in the 1960s. For more than seven years, it has been the foundation for a slew of new regulations and a massive redistribution of funds within the...

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  • Nearly 1,000 Baltimore County police officers now have body cameras

    Nearly 1,000 Baltimore County police officers now have body cameras

    A year after launching its body camera program, the Baltimore County Police Department says about 950 of its officers are equipped with the devices. The agency began distributing the cameras to officers in July 2016. The goal is for all uniformed officers — about 1,435 people — to have cameras...

  • Baltimore residents, groups weigh in on who should be the consent decree monitor

    Baltimore residents, groups weigh in on who should be the consent decree monitor

    Forty-six individuals and groups submitted letters to city and U.S. Department of Justice officials offering their opinions on who should be appointed to oversee sweeping police reforms in Baltimore. The letters were submitted as part of the months-long process in selecting an independent monitor...

  • State reaches settlement in Tyrone West death lawsuit

    State reaches settlement in Tyrone West death lawsuit

    Maryland has reached a $400,000 agreement to settle its share of a lawsuit in the 2013 death of Tyrone West from injuries received during a traffic stop in Northeast Baltimore. The settlement is scheduled for a vote Wednesday by the state Board of Public Works. It is part of the resolution of a...

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