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'This is worse': Ellicott City devastated by another flood as heavy rain drenches Baltimore region

Ellicott City was devastated by flash flooding from a massive rainstorm Sunday, just two years after a similar event forced the historic city in Howard County to rebuild much of its Main Street. Murky brown water ripped through Main Street — the epicenter of flooding in the region — in the late...

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Rodricks: On Pimlico and Preakness, let's 'Do it now!'

Rodricks: On Pimlico and Preakness, let's 'Do it now!'

This taxpayer would be glad to see some of his annual income go to the redevelopment, renovation, reimagining, rebuilding — whatever “re” applies — of Pimlico Race Course if it would spare us the annual misery of hearing men in suits make threats about moving the Preakness Stakes to Laurel. And...

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    Donald Trump, defender of the flag

  • FOP: Mosby's failure led to Baltimore County officer's death

    FOP: Mosby's failure led to Baltimore County officer's death

    Today, members of the law enforcement community from all over the nation joined with members of the Baltimore County citizen community to honor the life and sacrifice of Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio. In doing so, the question on the lips of almost everyone in attendance was “How could...

  • Witcover: Happy anniversary. Robert Mueller

    Witcover: Happy anniversary. Robert Mueller

    Just one year ago, Special Counsel Robert Mueller began his investigation into the Russian meddling in our 2016 presidential election that put Donald Trump in the Oval Office. Today it continues, with no certain end yet in sight. The fact that MR. Mueller has been seeking an interview with Mr....

  • Witcover: Trump's change of heart on North Korea summit

    Witcover: Trump's change of heart on North Korea summit

    In the old language of the 1963 Cuban Missile Crisis, President Donald Trump "has just blinked" regarding the planned meeting with North Korea dicatator Kim Jong Un. In President John F. Kennedy's day, a nuclear exchange with the Soviet Union was avoided. This time, who knows? The president's withdrawal...

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  • These are the best times to cross the Bay Bridge on Memorial Day weekend, according to the MDTA

    These are the best times to cross the Bay Bridge on Memorial Day weekend, according to the MDTA

    As Marylanders hit the road for Memorial Day, travelers heading to the Eastern Shore should aim to cross the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in the early morning or late evening to avoid traffic, the Maryland Transportation Authority said. More than 1.9 million motorists are expected to pass through Maryland’s...

  • Five Minutes with Mick Arnold of Arnold Packaging

    Five Minutes with Mick Arnold of Arnold Packaging

    As a seventh-grader, Mick Arnold tagged along one summer as his father visited customers of his packaging business. One asked the boy what he wanted to do when he grew up. “I said I’d like to do what my dad does. I’d like to be involved in packaging,” Arnold, now 47 and president of the fourth-generation...

  • Nike — not Under Armour — will supply MLB uniforms, report says

    Nike — not Under Armour — will supply MLB uniforms, report says

    Under Armour may be giving up a contract to outfit all Major League Baseball players to Nike, according to a report Thursday in Sports Business Daily. The report, citing an anonymous source, said Nike and Major League Baseball were close to inking a deal to have the Under Armour archrival take...

  • New Medicare cards, designed to be more secure, on their way to Maryland residents

    New Medicare cards, designed to be more secure, on their way to Maryland residents

    Medicare recipients in Maryland should be receiving new Medicare cards designed to increase security and help prevent fraud, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said. The new cards no longer contain social security numbers. Instead, they include randomly assigned Medicare numbers. The...

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  • Giuliani says informant info key to Trump giving Mueller interview

    Giuliani says informant info key to Trump giving Mueller interview

    President Donald Trump's legal team would advise that he refuse to submit to an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller unless the team can review classified information shared with select lawmakers about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia's election meddling, Trump's personal...

  • Budget battle brews as Trump threatens another shutdown

    Budget battle brews as Trump threatens another shutdown

    President Donald Trump has warned Congress that he will never sign another foot-tall, $1 trillion-plus government-wide spending bill like the one he did in March. His message to lawmakers in both parties: Get your act together before the next budget lands on my desk. After a brief government shutdown...

  • Efforts to arm teachers resisted by one key group: insurance companies

    Efforts to arm teachers resisted by one key group: insurance companies

    Kansas has a problem: It has a law allowing teachers to carry guns in the classroom, but almost no schools are using it because insurance companies refuse to provide coverage if they do. As EMC Insurance, the largest insurer of schools in Kansas, explained in a letter to its agents, the company...

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