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  • Maryland Senate honors children killed in Baltimore house fire

    Maryland Senate honors children killed in Baltimore house fire

    The tragic Baltimore house fire that claimed the lives of six children is reverberating in Annapolis, where the General Assembly is in session. Many Baltimore-area state lawmakers know the children's mother, Katie Malone, who is special assistant to U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings. Malone was hospitalized...

  • Lottery bill inspires tussle among Democrats in Maryland Senate

    Lottery bill inspires tussle among Democrats in Maryland Senate

    On only the third day of the 90-day General Assembly session, senators had a dust-up over legislation, leading Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. to admonish his colleagues to be considerate of one another. The Senate was debating a bill that would make it illegal for a business or individual...

  • Annapolis woman charged with embezzling PAC funds

    Annapolis woman charged with embezzling PAC funds

    An Annapolis woman has been indicted on charges that she stole more than $42,000 over three years from the political action committee where she worked. Marta Gates-Jones, 57, of Glen Avenue, was charged Friday with felony theft and perjury for filing a false campaign finance report, court records...

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  • Inauguration in sight, Trump continues Twitter assault

    Inauguration in sight, Trump continues Twitter assault

    His inauguration days away, President-elect Donald Trump is continuing to lash out at critics in the intelligence community and Democrats in Congress who are vowing to skip his swearing-in ceremony. The tough-talking Republican questioned whether the CIA director himself was "the leaker of fake...

  • Revelers, rally-goers to clog DC for Trump's inauguration

    Revelers, rally-goers to clog DC for Trump's inauguration

    Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to clog the nation's capital for Donald Trump's inauguration and a major demonstration the day after, but how many will actually arrive to party or protest is an open question. Officials estimate that 800,000 to 900,000 people will be present Friday...

  • Reince Priebus: News conferences could be moved from White House

    Reince Priebus: News conferences could be moved from White House

    Incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said Sunday that news conferences traditionally held in the White House briefing room could be moved to a larger space, not in the White House, to allow for "more press, more coverage from all over the country." Priebus spoke on ABC's "This Week"...

  • Outgoing CIA chief rips into Trump on Russia threat

    Outgoing CIA chief rips into Trump on Russia threat

    The outgoing CIA director charged on Sunday that Donald Trump lacks a full understanding of the threat Moscow poses to the United States, delivering a public lecture to the president-elect that further highlighted the bitter state of Trump's relations with American intelligence agencies. John Brennan's...

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  • Maryland joins settlement with Moody's over alleged improper ratings

    Maryland joins settlement with Moody's over alleged improper ratings

    Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh's office announced Friday that Maryland will receive $12 million of an $863 million settlement with Moody's over allegations the ratings company misled consumers and investors about its independence. The state was among 21 states, Washington, D.C., and the...

  • Lutherville's AgriMetis eyes growth after raising $23.5 million

    Lutherville's AgriMetis eyes growth after raising $23.5 million

    When John Draper heads out to seed his fields this spring, he'll rotate where the corn and soybeans grow. Plant the crops in exactly the same spot too many years in a row, and he'd end up with weeds that aren't bothered one bit by the herbicides he sprays on his 300 acres in Queen Anne's County....

  • Abell Foundation and Paice settle patent case with Volkswagen

    Abell Foundation and Paice settle patent case with Volkswagen

    A Baltimore-based inventor of hybrid engine technology and the Abell Foundation, which invested in the company, have settled a patent infringement case against Volkswagen AG, which also owns Audi and Porsche. Paice LLC and Abell filed a complaint against the automakers in April with the U.S. International...

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  • BuzzFeed's choice to publish dossier presents decision point for media values

    BuzzFeed's choice to publish dossier presents decision point for media values

    Amid all the confusion, rancor and even bias in the coverage of Donald Trump the past 19 months, finally there appears to be some good news about the state of the press today. It looks like there is at least one legacy value most mainstream news organizations won't abandon in reporting on the president-elect:...

  • Arts groups plan thinly veiled protests against Trump inauguration

    Arts groups plan thinly veiled protests against Trump inauguration

    Baltimore-area arts groups are planning activities for this week ranging from literary readings to a dance party that could be interpreted as thinly veiled protests against the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. None of the organizers are saying explicitly that events named "Nasty Women...

  • Festival features films about, created by individuals with Down syndrome

    Festival features films about, created by individuals with Down syndrome

    After Ethan Saylor's death in 2013, many families in the Down syndrome community say they tended to avoid movie theaters, but a film festival opening in Annapolis this weekend aims to change that. Saylor, 26, died of asphyxiation after three off-duty Frederick County sheriff's deputies working...

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  • Liquor and corruption

    Liquor and corruption

    The recent arrest of two officials involved in an alleged pay-to-play scheme at the Prince George's County liquor board is being treated by County Executive Rushern L. Baker III, who has worked hard to improve the county's reputation for good government, as something bordering on a personal embarrassment....

  • Checking and balancing a President Trump

    Checking and balancing a President Trump

    I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that...

  • 'A bastion of racial and ethnic integration'

    I still remember the film. It was black and white, but the people in it, only white. It stood in stark contrast to the shades of brown I encountered daily throughout my high school career in the Chicago suburbs in the 1990s, where the seeds for my vocation were sown. Today, I'm the spiritual leader...

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  • 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...

  • Maryland's tailor-made deal for Marriott

    Maryland's tailor-made deal for Marriott

    The $62 million incentive package Gov. Larry Hogan and Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett promised Marriott for building a new headquarters in Bethesda was tailor-made for the firm, down to the definition of who counts as an employee. The mix of forgivable loans, tax credits and grants from...

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