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  • On a rainy day in Baltimore, Dr. Seuss and Gil Sandler

    On a rainy day in Baltimore, Dr. Seuss and Gil Sandler

    It was another banner week for Baltimore — the police commissioner resigned because he hadn’t filed tax returns for three years, and the City Council president said he didn’t understand why the commish had to go; there was more talk of Pimlico’s owners moving the Preakness out of the city; a sportswriter...

  • What do GOP Congressional leaders fear? Majority rule.

    What do GOP Congressional leaders fear? Majority rule.

    A small group of Republicans in the House of Representatives is doing something radical: They are attempting to force a vote on legislation that a majority of the chamber may well support and which the overwhelming majority of the American public definitely does. The reaction from House leadership?...

  • You're never too old, busy or rusty to make music

    You're never too old, busy or rusty to make music

    Eighty-five percent of adults in the U.S. who do not play a musical instrument wish they had learned to play one, according to a 2009 Gallup Poll; 69 percent would like to play one now. Nearly all believe musical skills can be learned at any age. Yet a 2012 National Endowment for the Arts survey...

  • The (Baltimore) Sun shines on Cylburn Arboretum

    The (Baltimore) Sun shines on Cylburn Arboretum

    Last winter, I discovered in the Cylburn mansion house a treasure trove of cancelled checks and bills of sale — and a shelf of scrapbooks that held yellowed newspaper clippings, most from The Baltimore Sun. For hours, sitting in a shaft of morning sunlight, I paged through announcements, news articles,...

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  • Program aims to connect Maryland's college students and international businesses

    Program aims to connect Maryland's college students and international businesses

    Connor Ganley, a rising senior at UMBC, will spend one morning a week this summer meeting with some of the most successful global companies in Maryland. The 21-year-old student sees the chance to learn about international business as key to his future in chemical engineering. Ganley is among 25...

  • Under Armour workers spend "Armour Day" fixing up three city schools

    Under Armour workers spend "Armour Day" fixing up three city schools

    Hundreds of Under Armour employees fanned out to three Baltimore elementary/middle schools on Friday to help renovate aging buildings for “Armour Day.” Two thousand of the atheltic apparel brand’s Baltimore-based workers took part in the company’s annual day of community service, typcially held...

  • Orioles outfielder Adam Jones buys Cal Ripken Jr.'s Reisterstown mansion, auction house confirms

    Orioles outfielder Adam Jones buys Cal Ripken Jr.'s Reisterstown mansion, auction house confirms

    The ownership of Cal Ripken Jr.’s regal Reisterstown estate has gone from one Orioles great to another. Adam Jones, center fielder for the Orioles, placed the winning bid for the property during a Saturday auction at the house, said Wendy Oliver, business development director for DeCaro Auctions...

  • Maryland unemployment stays at 4.3 percent in April

    Maryland unemployment stays at 4.3 percent in April

    Maryland’s unemployment rate held steady at 4.3 percent in April as the state lost 4,300 jobs, the U.S. Labor Department said Friday. The state’s jobless rate had ticked up to 4.3 percent in March, from 4.2 percent. Unemployment in the U.S. was 3.9 percent last month. Maryland’s unemployment rate...

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  • Metal, sci-fi and ringin' bells — the best of Baltimore's arts and entertainment scene this week

    Metal, sci-fi and ringin' bells — the best of Baltimore's arts and entertainment scene this week

    Balticon 52 Nebula Award-winner Catherine Asaro (“The Quantum Rose” and “The Spacetime Pool”) is the guest of honor at this year’s annual gathering of area sci-fi fans, offering a chance to catch up on the latest trends, enjoy a dealers’ room with all the books, costumes, models and other paraphernalia...

  • Ne-Yo, Chanel Iman among celebrities spotted at Preakness 2018

    Ne-Yo, Chanel Iman among celebrities spotted at Preakness 2018

    The absence of Under Armour’s typical celebrity-filled tent didn't stop the stars from showing up to the 143rd Preakness Stakes on Saturday. Among the rich and famous attending the race were Supermodel Chanel Iman, singer Ne-Yo (who sang the national anthem), actress Annalynne McCord (“90210” and...

  • Preakness 2018 is all about the mud — and yes, mud wrestling

    Preakness 2018 is all about the mud — and yes, mud wrestling

    We knew it was going to be wet this Preakness, but we could have never predicted the level of mudiness at this year’s grounds. Hundreds of Preakness goers traversed through mudpits and large puddles of water, with their shoes and legs covered in brown sludge. Others got strategic — or gave up —...

  • Muddy conditions overshadow new Preakness megastage

    Muddy conditions overshadow new Preakness megastage

    Standing in the back of the new concert area in the middle of Saturday’s Preakness InfieldFest, Andrew Tyner was impressed by the massive new stage and the general reconfiguration of one of Maryland’s most anticipated events. But his thoughts quickly moved to the real talker of the day: the weather....

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  • 'World's most expensive Witch Hunt': Trump lashes out at New York Times, Democrats

    'World's most expensive Witch Hunt': Trump lashes out at New York Times, Democrats

    President Donald Trump lashed out Sunday at "the World's most expensive Witch Hunt," trashing a new report in the New York Times that said an emissary representing the governments of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates offered help to Trump's 2016 campaign. In a six-part morning tweetstorm,...

  • Obama's education secretary: Let's boycott school until gun laws change

    Obama's education secretary: Let's boycott school until gun laws change

    Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan pushed a radical idea on Twitter: Parents should pull their children out of school until elected officials pass stricter gun control laws. His tweet came hours after a shooting rampage at a Houston-area high school Friday killed 10 people - a mass shooting...

  • Investigators finally get a look at materials from Cohen raid

    Investigators finally get a look at materials from Cohen raid

    Criminal investigators are getting their first look at materials gathered from raids on the home and office of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer as a process to separate items subject to attorney-client privilege appears to be meeting a judge's demand that it occur speedily and efficiently....

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