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  • Trump's D.C. hotel a hub of inaugural activity and ethics questions

    Trump's D.C. hotel a hub of inaugural activity and ethics questions

    Red, white and blue balloons rained down over crystal chandeliers in the soaring atrium of the Trump International Hotel at midnight Friday — "a new inaugural tradition," its social media account promised. But while President Donald Trump's hotel in Washington did serve as a hub of inaugural activities,...

  • Little fanfare for Obama's final ride into a wet, foggy California night

    Little fanfare for Obama's final ride into a wet, foggy California night

    Most presidents begin their post-White House life by returning to their childhood homes or the places where they began their political careers. Their arrivals often are marked by cheering crowds, speeches from local dignitaries and, in the vast majority of cases, the strains of a high school marching...

  • I reported on Obama longer than anyone else. Here's what I learned.

    I reported on Obama longer than anyone else. Here's what I learned.

    This new guy named Barack Obama was speaking forcefully, delivering one of his first speeches as an Illinois lawmaker with such eloquence that I turned up the volume on the squawk box that carried his voice from the Senate floor to my press room office one floor below. “Who’s that?” I asked the...

  • Some women stay away from Women's March over abortion issue

    Some women stay away from Women's March over abortion issue

    Melissa Linebaugh was looking forward to taking part in the Women’s March on Washington with her mother and her 9-year-old daughter. A self-described Christian liberal from Dover, Pa., she was horrified by President Trump’s rhetoric toward women and minorities during the campaign. This was their...

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  • With university deals, Under Armour aims to fill in its U.S. map

    With university deals, Under Armour aims to fill in its U.S. map

    When Under Armour signed UCLA to a 15-year, $280 million outfitting deal last year, the company's thinking — like that of a prospective homebuyer — centered largely on location, location, location. The agreement was a linchpin of the Baltimore brand's California strategy. A half-year earlier, its...

  • Maryland Public Service Commission awards $7 million to Baltimore energy programs

    Maryland Public Service Commission awards $7 million to Baltimore energy programs

    The Maryland Public Service Commission awarded $7 million Friday to Baltimore City-run energy programs. The awards come from the Customer Investment Fund created by the commission as part of Exelon Corp.'s 2012 acquisition of Constellation Energy Group Inc. As a condition of the deal, Exelon was...

  • Five minutes with Patrick Mangin, director of one of Baltimore's coal terminals

    Five minutes with Patrick Mangin, director of one of Baltimore's coal terminals

    Patrick Mangin got his job, in part, thanks to his son's love of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The retired, 23-year Army infantry officer, who lived north of Philadelphia, wanted to get him great seats for a game, so he fished around on LinkedIn to see whether anyone he knew had a contact at CONSOL...

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  • Studio 14, a West Baltimore rehearsal space, shut down for safety and permit violations

    Studio 14, a West Baltimore rehearsal space, shut down for safety and permit violations

    Studio 14 — a long-running West Baltimore rehearsal space for local musicians, including the Baltimore Rock Opera Society's band — was shut down on Thursday due to safety violations and operating without a use-and-occupancy permit, the Baltimore Fire Department said.  The fire department inspected...

  • TV finds a winning formula for Trump inauguration coverage

    TV finds a winning formula for Trump inauguration coverage

    Television’s days might be numbered in a digital world. But it still has an unrivaled ability to cover a wide range of events in a short space of time. And, in the main, it showed that today with its blanket inauguration coverage. The medium is never better when it comes to politics than when it...

  • Local groups flock to 'Hidden Figures' for inspiration, history untold

    Local groups flock to 'Hidden Figures' for inspiration, history untold

    The storyline of "Hidden Figures," the film highlighting the historical contributions of three African-American female NASA mathematicians whose work in the 1960s helped launch astronaut John Glenn into space, has been greeted with fanfare since its Jan. 6 wide release. The movie, which stars Taraji...

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  • All hail Trump!

    All hail Trump!

  • Trump's raised fist of defiance

    Trump's raised fist of defiance

    After taking the oath of office as America's 45th president, Donald J. Trump proved that we can stop waiting for him to drop the act he put on during the campaign and become what we think of as presidential. It did not happen after he won, it did not happen during the transition, it did not happen...

  • Trump's lust for respect makes national unity implausible

    Trump's lust for respect makes national unity implausible

    "For many years," Donald Trump tweeted last weekend, "our country has been divided, angry and untrusting. Many say it will never change, the hatred is too deep. IT WILL CHANGE!!!!" As persuasive as the ALL CAPS are, I have my doubts. Put aside Mr. Trump's specific shortcomings for the moment. The...

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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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