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Catherine Pugh inherits issues left unresolved by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

After Catherine E. Pugh is inaugurated as Baltimore's mayor Tuesday, she will promptly face decisions on several contentious issues left unresolved by departing Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Pugh, Baltimore's 50th mayor, will need to conclude a potentially costly legal agreement with the U.S....

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By accident or design, Trump signals tougher China policy

Whether by accident or design, President-elect Donald Trump is signaling a tougher American policy toward China, sparking warnings from both the outgoing Obama administration and Beijing. On Monday, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said progress with the Chinese could be "undermined" by a flare-up...

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  • MGM National Harbor, new Maryland 'landmark,' gambling on region's casino appetite

    MGM National Harbor, new Maryland 'landmark,' gambling on region's casino appetite

    The MGM National Harbor glows a shiny white at night, rising above the Potomac River like — its architect has suggested — a vast ship sailing into a dock. That ship arrives for gamblers and D.C.-area boosters Thursday night when MGM opens the casino and resort beside Interstate 95 at the Woodrow...

  • Having a younger boss could hurt job performance

    Having a younger boss could hurt job performance

    It's an awkward experience so relatable — the older employee who works for a younger boss — that Hollywood has made movies about it. Remember Dennis Quaid's incredulous look at the much younger Topher Grace in the 2004 film "In Good Company," when the middle-aged ad exec finds his new corporate...

  • Amazon Go, a grocery store without checkout or lines, planned for 2017

    Amazon Go, a grocery store without checkout or lines, planned for 2017

    Amazon on Monday morning unveiled Go, what it's calling "the world's most advanced shopping technology." Here's how it works: Head to the Amazon Go store (at this point, Amazon has announced one location in Seattle), open the corresponding app, and scan your phone on the way in. From there, you...

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  • How Joe Flacco buys a Christmas tree

    How Joe Flacco buys a Christmas tree

    When you're a Super Bowl champion, millionaire NFL quarterback, you can pick out a pretty awesome Christmas tree — elite, even. So where did Joe Flacco go to get the evergreen to adorn his home? A Baltimore County fire house. The Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Company on Saturday posted on its Facebook...

  • Lexington Market through the years

    Lexington Market through the years

    Baltimore's Lexington Market dates to 1782, making it one of the oldest continually running markets in the country. On Dec. 2, 2016, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the board running the market announced plans to raze and rebuild Lexington Market. Take a look at photos of the market through...

  • Wedded: Aaron Tomarchio and Tom Koerber had an instant connection

    Wedded: Aaron Tomarchio and Tom Koerber had an instant connection

    Date: Oct. 8 Aaron's story: Aaron Tomarchio, 42, was born in Baltimore and raised in Catonsville. He is the vice president of corporate affairs for Tradepoint Atlantic. His parents, Sebastiano and Linda Tomarchio, live in Havre de Grace. Tom's story: Tom Koerber, 35, was born in Baltimore and raised...

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  • Pugh's moment

    Pugh's moment

    Catherine Pugh will be inaugurated tomorrow as Baltimore's 50th mayor at a time of great challenge and possibility. The unrest that followed Freddie Gray's death 18 months ago compounded the long standing problems mayors have long tried to fix — a high murder rate, failing schools, blight — with...

  • Seeing beyond a Baltimore teacher's meltdown

    Seeing beyond a Baltimore teacher's meltdown

    Baltimore City Schools CEO Sonja Santelises saw hate when she looked into the heart of a white Harlem Park Elementary and Middle School teacher caught on video using the N-word during a tirade directed at her eighth grade students, most of whom were black. Erica Esha Deminds, the mother of one...

  • Trump's populist showmanship on full display in Carrier deal

    Trump's populist showmanship on full display in Carrier deal

    How much is the presidency that Donald Trump has just won worth to him? That's the tantalizing question he faces as pressures mount to divest himself of his immense real-estate and other stock holdings as the price of moving into the Oval Office next month. Mr. Trump has said he will reveal in...

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  • A flawed, inconsistent police response to sexual assault in Maryland

    A flawed, inconsistent police response to sexual assault in Maryland

    Catherine Becket hadn't forgotten that evening three years ago in her Parkville apartment, though she tried. Then, as she watched with outrage while Stanford University student Brock Turner served three months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, she resolved to confront her own...

  • 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: State wrongly charged disabled residents millions in fees

    Auditors: State wrongly charged disabled residents millions in fees

    For years, the state agency that oversees people with disabilities erroneously charged monthly fees to largely poor people who live in residential facilities. And they might never get any of the millions of dollars back. State auditors reported this week that more than 2,500 people might have been...

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