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Southwest pilot was determined to defy gender stereotypes in U.S. Navy

Southwest pilot was determined to defy gender stereotypes in U.S. Navy

Tammie Jo Shults was determined to "break into the club" of male military aviators. One of the first female fighter pilots in the U.S. Navy, Shults flew training missions as an enemy pilot during Operation Desert Storm, while working with other women to see a rule excluding them from combat flights...

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  • What Trump can learn from Baltimore's port

    What Trump can learn from Baltimore's port

    The Trump infrastrucuture plan largely shifts development and financial initiatives to states, municipalities and the private sector — public-private partnerships, or “P3s.” The experience of the Port of Baltimore over the last decade provides a look at the benefits and limitations of the P3 technique...

  • What is the U.S. getting for its $1 trillion deficit?

    What is the U.S. getting for its $1 trillion deficit?

    According to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, taking into account the recent tax cuts and latest spending bill, the federal budget deficit will surpass $1 trillion by 2020, and the national debt will rise to a staggering $29 trillion by 2028. One would think that such an enormous level...

  • What I learned as Md.'s Cherry Blossom Princess

    What I learned as Md.'s Cherry Blossom Princess

    Almost every little girl wants to be a princess when she grows up. My dream came true in Washington, D.C.. when I became Maryland’s 2018 Cherry Blossom Princess. The Cherry Blossom Princess Program, celebrating its 70th anniversary, is a multicultural, educational and professional development program...

  • Alternative Fact of the Week: 'Breeding concept'

    Alternative Fact of the Week: 'Breeding concept'

    This past week presented a remarkable contrast in perception of immigrants in California. On the one hand there was Gov. Jerry Brown claiming there is no “massive wave of migrants pouring into California. On the other, there was President Donald J. Trump tweeting his fears Wednesday morning of...

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  • BGE to spend $31 million to replace Baltimore's first gas pipeline through Leakin Park

    BGE to spend $31 million to replace Baltimore's first gas pipeline through Leakin Park

    BGE is spending $31 million to replace the first pipeline to bring natural gas to Baltimore, rerouting the World War II-era pipeline away from sensitive wetlands in Leakin Park. The 2-mile section of the Granite Natural Gas Pipeline was built along the Dead Run tributary of the Gwynns Falls in...

  • JPMorgan Chase to open branches, invest in Baltimore-Washington area

    JPMorgan Chase to open branches, invest in Baltimore-Washington area

    The banking giant JPMorgan Chase & Co. plans to expand into the Maryland-Washington, D.C.-Virginia area first as it invests $20 billion in up to 20 new markets in the next five years, bank officials announced Thursday. The New York-based bank, the largest in the nation, plans to open 70 new Chase...

  • Tourism company pledges $300k to move National Aquarium dolphins to sanctuary

    Tourism company pledges $300k to move National Aquarium dolphins to sanctuary

    The tour operator Virgin Holidays is pledging $300,000 to help move seven dolphins from the National Aquarium in Baltimore to a seaside sanctuary. The aquarium is still deciding where to retire its dolphins, though a statement Wednesday from Virgin Holidays says the site selection is focused on...

  • Mortgage rates climb to highs not seen in four years

    Mortgage rates climb to highs not seen in four years

    Mortgage rates broke out of their rut this week, with the 30-year fixed-rate average reaching its highest level in four years. According to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate average climbed to 4.47 percent with an average 0.5 point. (Points are fees paid to...

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  • Trump's divisive pick to run NASA wins narrow confirmation

    Trump's divisive pick to run NASA wins narrow confirmation

    The Senate on Thursday narrowly confirmed Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., as NASA administrator, despite deep concerns from Democrats that he lacks the scientific and management expertise to lead the space agency. The vote to install the three-term lawmaker was 50-49. President Donald Trump had...

  • Trump escalates feud with California governor over National Guard deployment

    Trump escalates feud with California governor over National Guard deployment

    President Donald Trump has threatened to upend a tentative agreement between the state of California and federal officials to mobilize National Guard personnel and send them to the Mexican border, declaring via tweet Thursday that his administration will not pay for the deployment. Gov. Jerry Brown,...

  • Ex-Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort in court asking to have criminal case dropped

    Ex-Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort in court asking to have criminal case dropped

    Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his attorneys were returning to federal court Thursday asking to have his criminal charges in Washington dismissed in their latest challenge to the case brought by special counsel Robert Mueller. Manafort's attorneys have argued Mueller exceeded...

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