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Fans burn up talk radio and social media in response to NFL player protests

The Ravens flag that flew outside Tim Swigert’s Anne Arundel County house came down, and the autographed memorabilia in his purple-painted man cave was packed in boxes. He’s turning his back on his beloved team after some of its players took a knee. “I just can’t support people who don’t support...

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Environmental groups praise cap-and-trade pact on greenhouse gas, but seek wider scope, equity

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  • Melania Trump has something to say. Donald Trump should listen

    Melania Trump has something to say. Donald Trump should listen

    At the United Nations last week, Melania Trump followed her husband as a speaker, and she had a message that could well have been addressed to him. The topic was the bullying of children, and the child in him needed to hear it. "We must remember that that they are watching and listening, so we...

  • Merkel's challenge

    Merkel's challenge

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel easily won a fourth term in Sunday’s parliamentary elections, but that doesn’t mean she can expect smooth sailing over the next four years. On the contrary, the simultaneous rise of a right-wing political movement adamantly opposed to the liberal democratic order...

  • Who disrespects what America stands for, kneeling players or the tweeting president?

    Who disrespects what America stands for, kneeling players or the tweeting president?

    So far as we know, no NFL players spat on or burned the flag this weekend. They didn’t drag it on the ground or tear it apart. When the national anthem was performed before games, they did not turn their backs or talk or make rude gestures. Some linked arms in a show of unity; others knelt, an...

  • Goldberg: Dogs are no con artists; they really do love you

    Goldberg: Dogs are no con artists; they really do love you

    One of my favorite kinds of news stories is the report of a new scientific study that verifies the obvious. You've seen them. New research finds that heterosexual men are attracted to very attractive women. Evidence collected by wildlife researchers has confirmed that bears really do use the woods...

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  • Colfax Corp. sells fluid handling business for $860 million

    Colfax Corp. sells fluid handling business for $860 million

    The industrial technology company Colfax Corp. said Monday that it had agreed to sell its fluid handling business for $860 million. Based in Annapolis Junction, Colfax will get $542 million in cash and 3.3 million shares of the buyer CIRCOR International Inc., a Massachusetts-based industrial systems...

  • Report: Baltimore a top city for women entrepreneurs

    Report: Baltimore a top city for women entrepreneurs

    If you’re a woman in business, Baltimore is the place for you, according to new research by ShareFile, a cloud-based file sharing service. Baltimore ranked first in ShareFile’s Businesswomen Power City Index, which evaluated cities based on number of women-owned businesses, number of executives...

  • Amazon looks to deliver Shake Shack, Chipotle amid food push

    Amazon looks to deliver Shake Shack, Chipotle amid food push

    Amazon.com Inc. may soon bring Shake Shack burgers and Chipotle burritos to your door as it pushes deeper into the growing market for restaurant delivery. The e-commerce titan has been working to crack the code on food delivery for at least a decade. Now that Amazon has a major toehold in the grocery...

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  • 'First Edition' host Sean Yoes resigns at WEAA-FM

    'First Edition' host Sean Yoes resigns at WEAA-FM

    “First Edition” host Sean Yoes resigned from Morgan State University radio station WEAA-FM at the end of his show Friday night. Both Yoes and DeWayne Wickham, dean of the School of Global Journalism & Communication at Morgan State, confirmed Saturday that the talk show host was no longer with the...

  • Zurawik: Bill O'Reilly plays to thousands of empty seats in Baltimore

    Zurawik: Bill O'Reilly plays to thousands of empty seats in Baltimore

    Bill O’Reilly’s “The Spin Stops Here” tour stopped in Baltimore on Friday, and the former Fox News host played to thousands of empty seats at Royal Farms Arena. Perhaps the best indication of the size of the crowd in relation to the hall is that 45 minutes before the show an usher came to me and...

  • The week's best events in the Baltimore area: 'Julius Caesar,' burlesque and reptiles

    The week's best events in the Baltimore area: 'Julius Caesar,' burlesque and reptiles

    Color Run Run (or walk, your decision) a 5K course that takes you through zones of colored foam or checkpoints where people hurl gobs of colored powder at you. Sounds messy, and it is. But they don’t call this the “Happiest 5K on the Planet” for nothing. At the very least, you’ll finish with a...

  • 'Sollers Point,' from Baltimore's Matt Porterfield, to premiere at Spanish film festival next week

    'Sollers Point,' from Baltimore's Matt Porterfield, to premiere at Spanish film festival next week

    “Sollers Point,” the latest effort from Baltimore filmmaker Matt Porterfield, will have its world premiere at next week’s San Sebastian International Film Festival in Spain. The movie, Porterfield’s fourth feature, is the story of a small-time drug dealer under house arrest in his father's home,...

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  • Trump, Bannon on opposing sides in tight Alabama senate race

    Trump, Bannon on opposing sides in tight Alabama senate race

    Sen. Luther Strange and challenger Roy Moore made their final push Monday to sway voters ahead of Alabama's Republican runoff for U.S. Senate, a race that's pitted President Donald Trump against his former strategist, Steve Bannon. Trump called an Alabama radio show Monday to urge support for Strange...

  • In newly surfaced Howard Stern interview, Trump joked about giving Princess Di an HIV test

    In newly surfaced Howard Stern interview, Trump joked about giving Princess Di an HIV test

    On Monday, newly surfaced transcripts and audio of radio host Howard Stern's interviews with Donald Trump presented a fuller picture of their many conversations on Stern's talk show before Trump's political aspirations turned serious. The shock jock and the future president's banter was filled...

  • Cassidy-Graham GOP health care bill was doomed from the start

    Cassidy-Graham GOP health care bill was doomed from the start

    Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., quickly realized that Monday's hearing on the Republican effort to revamp the health industry had devolved into a farcical, partisan shouting match. So he began his round of questioning by ignoring the subject at hand. Isakson asked a Democratic colleague on the Senate...

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  • Assaults climb at Baltimore Central Booking since city jail closing

    Assaults climb at Baltimore Central Booking since city jail closing

    Baltimore Central Booking and Intake Center, the first institution people are brought to after being arrested in the city, has seen a spike in assaults since Gov. Larry Hogan closed the City Jail, state statistics show. Assaults by inmates at Central Booking, both on staff members and on other...

  • Is Baltimore bike-friendly enough for Amazon?

    Is Baltimore bike-friendly enough for Amazon?

    As Amazon seeks a site for a second North American headquarters, the Seattle-based online retail giant twice mentioned bike lanes in its request for proposals as an expectation for cities vying for the facility. “Include connectivity options: sidewalks, bike lanes, trams, metro, bus, light rail,...

  • When bullets kill someone in Baltimore, the public knows right away. When drugs do, notice takes months.

    When bullets kill someone in Baltimore, the public knows right away. When drugs do, notice takes months.

    When someone is shot in the streets of Baltimore, police release the details swiftly. If the person dies, the city police department publicizes the victim’s name soon afterward. The department’s releases allow the public to track the toll of violence in real time, and the homicide rate is a key...

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