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From a blue state, Trump supporters no less enthusiastic

After Chief Justice John Roberts delivers the oath of office — and the Obamas leave the Capitol by helicopter — the incoming president has vowed to pursue sweeping changes in health care, federal regulations, immigration, trade and criminal justice.

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  • Hogan, Rutherford raise nearly $4.5 million in past year

    Hogan, Rutherford raise nearly $4.5 million in past year

    Gov. Larry Hogan's re-election war chest swelled by nearly $4.5 million this year, campaign finance reports show, bringing his campaign accounts to $5.1 million. The reports were filed with the Maryland State Board of Elections on Wednesday afternoon, ahead of a midnight deadline. The popular Republican...

  • Bilal Ali nominated to become Baltimore's newest state delegate

    Bilal Ali nominated to become Baltimore's newest state delegate

    Bilal Ali, a community liaison in the Baltimore state's attorney's office, was selected Wednesday to become Baltimore's newest state delegate — part of a series of recent changes to the city's delegation triggered by the election of Mayor Catherine Pugh and the retirement of state Sen. Lisa Gladden....

  • Tubman Center request among bond bills endorsed by Howard delegation

    Tubman Center request among bond bills endorsed by Howard delegation

    The Howard County delegation voted to support funding requests for six local construction projects totaling $2.3 million Wednesday in its first meeting since the General Assembly convened in Annapolis for the 90-day legislative session. Among the requests is a proposal to turn the former segregated...

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  • ShopRite offers free counseling with dietitians at its supermarkets

    ShopRite offers free counseling with dietitians at its supermarkets

    Tapping into consumers' desires to lead healthier lifestyles, ShopRite is offering free dietitian services as well as cholesterol and glucose screenings at its supermarkets. Other programs coming this year include free support groups, weight-management classes and diabetes classes. "We want our...

  • WellDoc receives FDA clearance for non-prescription version of diabetes management app

    WellDoc receives FDA clearance for non-prescription version of diabetes management app

    WellDoc, a Columbia health care technology company, has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to sell a version of its diabetes management mobile application that does not require a prescription. The new offering, which should be available by the end of March, significantly...

  • Norwegian missile maker to open plant at Navy facility in Indian Head

    Norwegian missile maker to open plant at Navy facility in Indian Head

    A Norwegian missile manufacturer announced plans Thursday to open a production facility for rocket motors and warheads at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head in Charles County, creating 130 jobs over the next five years. The Nammo Group's Nammo Energetics Indian Head is partnering with...

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  • Mount Airy-based band The Reagan Years performs at inaugural ball

    Mount Airy-based band The Reagan Years performs at inaugural ball

    For the past 20 years, Mount Airy band The Reagan Years has kept the 1980s alive, covering the best and lost hits of the decade. On Thursday night, though, it was less about their namesake President Reagan and more about President-elect Donald Trump as they performed in Washington at the All American...

  • Clooney, Kidman, DiCaprio: Pikesville native Jeff Vespa photographs them all

    Clooney, Kidman, DiCaprio: Pikesville native Jeff Vespa photographs them all

    "The difference between a great photo and no photo at all," says Jeff Vespa, "can be one second." So says the celebrity photographer who has coaxed memorable portraits from Seth Rogen and Al Pacino, charmed Tilda Swinton and Zoe Saldana and even captured Leo DiCaprio playing with his phone at a...

  • Butchers Hill Society brings diners in on a neighborhood secret

    Butchers Hill Society brings diners in on a neighborhood secret

    In case you haven't noticed, chef Malcolm Mitchell is making his mark on Baltimore's food scene. He opened Ryder's, a gastropub in Upper Fells Point, last summer; The Kitchen Market, a specialty food shop, in the fall; and most recently, Butchers Hill Society, a wine bar in the neighborhood that...

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  • Trump's election may bode well for women

    Trump's election may bode well for women

    President Donald Trump, as he'll be known for better or worse tomorrow afternoon, has made it clear he's not a fan of public opinion polls unless they tell him what he wants to hear. But he might want to pay attention to this one, given that hundreds of thousands of women (and some men) will be...

  • A blue state guide to surviving the era of Trump

    A blue state guide to surviving the era of Trump

    Presidential elections come and go, and lingering hard feelings among those whose candidate lost are nothing new. But the sentiment among enthusiastic Hillary Clinton supporters (and maybe even more so among those who reluctantly supported her) that the apocalypse will commence at approximately...

  • Inauguration Day: a uniquely American spectacle

    Inauguration Day: a uniquely American spectacle

    On Friday, tens of millions of people will watch the pomp and spectacle of a uniquely American tradition. The gleaming marching band on parade, the holy men and women delivering solemn invocations, the politicos in tuxes and gowns dancing their way through evening balls. And, of course, the next...

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  • Baltimore police cut Taser use by nearly half in 2016

    Baltimore police cut Taser use by nearly half in 2016

    Baltimore police cut their use of Tasers nearly in half in 2016, a year when commanders put new limits on when officers can fire the stun guns, officials said. Officers reported 181 Taser incidents in 2016, a 46 percent decline from the record high of 347 in 2015, the Baltimore Police Department...

  • Baltimore consent decree contains denial of police misconduct allegations

    Baltimore consent decree contains denial of police misconduct allegations

    When the U.S. Department of Justice issued a scathing investigation into the Baltimore Police Department in August, city officials welcomed the findings. Then-Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said the investigation, which found that city police routinely violate residents' civil rights, was an "important...

  • NSA records allege dozens of cases of workers ripping agency off

    NSA records allege dozens of cases of workers ripping agency off

    A group of five National Security Agency contractors falsified their time sheets to claim they had worked almost 200 days that agency investigators concluded they in fact had not, according to the agency's inspector general. The incident was one of more than 100 in which the NSA's internal watchdog...

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