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Baltimore, BWI train stations overflowing with travelers to Women's March on Washington

WASHINGTON — Penn Station in Baltimore felt like Penn Station in New York Saturday morning as thousands of people on their way to the Women's March in Washington waited in lines that snaked from the tracks to the streets. They wore pink hats, carried signs and even a blow-up doll with a Donald Trump...

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  • 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...

  • Interior Department banned from Twitter after retweet of Trump inauguration crowd

    Interior Department banned from Twitter after retweet of Trump inauguration crowd

    The Interior Department was ordered Friday to shut down its official Twitter accounts -- indefinitely -- after a National Park Service employee shared two tweets that noted President Donald Trump's relatively small inaugural crowds compared to the numbers former president Barack Obama drew in 2009....

  • Storms delay start of Obama's post-presidential vacation

    Storms delay start of Obama's post-presidential vacation

    After eight years, Barack Obama had to wait a little bit longer to start his post-presidential relaxation. The plane taking the Obama family from Washington to the California desert Friday was delayed then diverted because of bad weather. Officials say the Obamas hovered for about 40 minutes over...

  • Trump takes office as America's assertive but untested 45th president

    Trump takes office as America's assertive but untested 45th president

    Pledging emphatically to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a riven nation facing an unpredictable era under his assertive but untested leadership. Under cloudy, threatening skies at the West...

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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 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...

  • The new world disorder

    The new world disorder

    With the tumultuous events of the past year slowly receding in our rear view mirror, we can reasonably say that the world of 2017 is going to be fundamentally different from that of 2016. A great transformation has occurred in the past few months that will leave the United States and the world...

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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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