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  • In Texas, Rick Perry was 'all of the above' on energy production

    In Texas, Rick Perry was 'all of the above' on energy production

    Rick Perry was for "all of the above" on energy production before President Barack Obama embraced the strategy. Years before the Democratic president endorsed all types of energy production — from oil and gas to renewable sources like wind and solar power — Perry was putting the policy into practice...

  • Trump's Treasury pick Stephen Mnuchin facing criticism over foreclosures

    Trump's Treasury pick Stephen Mnuchin facing criticism over foreclosures

    Donald Trump's pick to lead the Treasury Department, Stephen Mnuchin, built his reputation and his fortune as a savvy Wall Street investor. But one of those investments has put him in the crosshairs of Democrats as he heads into his confirmation hearing Thursday: sub-prime mortgage lender IndyMac...

  • For the first time since Reagan, the Cabinet won't include a Latino

    For the first time since Reagan, the Cabinet won't include a Latino

    In the closing months of Ronald Reagan's presidency, the 40th president filled a vacancy in his Cabinet and made history. Lauro Cavazos became education secretary in September 1988 and the first Latino to be confirmed for the Cabinet. He stayed on the job in the early part of George H.W. Bush's...

  • Trump to pick former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary, source says

    Trump to pick former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary, source says

    President-elect Donald Trump intends to nominate former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to serve as agriculture secretary, according to a person familiar with the decision but not authorized to speak publicly before it is announced. Perdue, 70, would be the first Southerner to lead the Agriculture Department...

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  • New Amazon distribution center in Cecil County brings hope to corridor

    New Amazon distribution center in Cecil County brings hope to corridor

    The announcement that Amazon would open a new distribution center in Cecil County brought hopes that the warehouse could revive the Northeast Maryland Interstate 95 corridor as a distribution stronghold. The 1.2 million-square-foot distribution center, to be built in a business park in North East...

  • Netflix soars, Esquire goes dark as TV viewers move online

    Netflix soars, Esquire goes dark as TV viewers move online

    The future of television just got a little clearer. An hour after Comcast said its Esquire cable network will shut down, a sign of flagging interest in traditional pay TV, Netflix reported its biggest quarter ever, beating analysts' estimates on new subscribers and validating its vision of a world...

  • USDA announces stricter animal welfare rules for eggs, meat

    USDA announces stricter animal welfare rules for eggs, meat

    Organic meat and egg producers will have to abide by stricter animal welfare standards under a new rule announced Wednesday by the Agriculture Department. The rule is a victory for animal rights groups two days before President Barack Obama leaves office. The regulations will ensure that organically...

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  • Baltimore musician Cris Jacobs talks growth and fatherhood

    Baltimore musician Cris Jacobs talks growth and fatherhood

    Before an interview last week, Cris Jacobs whispered a warning. "I may talk a little quieter," said the 38-year-old singer-songwriter, on the phone from his Reisterstown home. A couple days after back-to-back sold-out shows at the 8x10 in Federal Hill, Jacobs was doing his best to discuss his latest...

  • Butchers Hill Society brings diners in on a neighborhood secret

    Butchers Hill Society brings diners in on a neighborhood secret

    In case you haven't noticed, chef Malcolm Mitchell is making his mark on Baltimore's food scene. He opened Ryder's, a gastropub in Upper Fells Point, last summer; The Kitchen Market, a specialty food shop, in the fall; and most recently, Butchers Hill Society, a wine bar in the neighborhood that...

  • 'Hamilton' coming to Baltimore's Hippodrome in 2018-19; 'Phantom' sequel on tap for '17-'18

    'Hamilton' coming to Baltimore's Hippodrome in 2018-19; 'Phantom' sequel on tap for '17-'18

    Call it the pre-"Hamilton" season. The gaga-hit musical will finally reach Baltimore during the Hippodrome Theatre's 2018-2019 season, and subscribers to the theater's 2017-2018 lineup, announced Wednesday, will be first in line for tickets.  "We're not saying you have to subscribe to get tickets...

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  • Terps' Kevin Huerter, Iowa coach Fran McCaffery go way back

    Terps' Kevin Huerter, Iowa coach Fran McCaffery go way back

    Freshman wing Kevin Huerter will have his own reunion of sorts Thursday night when the No. 25 Terps play at Carver-Hawkeye Arena

  • Tim Raines, an Oriole for a week, finally reaches Hall of Fame

    Tim Raines, an Oriole for a week, finally reaches Hall of Fame

    It took Tim Raines up until his 10th and final season on the ballot to be elected into baseball’s Hall of Fame, and maybe that delay was in part because it took that long for his premier skills – getting on base and scoring runs – to be truly appreciated. But ultimately, the wait for Raines – who...

  • Spalding product Rudy Gay suffers suspected torn Achilles tendon

    Spalding product Rudy Gay suffers suspected torn Achilles tendon

    Rudy Gay, an Archbiship Spalding graduate who has gone on to a 10-year NBA career, could miss the rest of the season with a suspected torn left Achilles tendon. Gay, Sacramento's second-leading scorer, fell to the floor while driving to the basket in the third quarter and was carried off the court....

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  • Hogan balances his budget on Baltimore's back

    Hogan balances his budget on Baltimore's back

    Gov. Larry Hogan presented his budget proposal for the next fiscal year as something of a miracle — record funding for education, no tax increases, a $500 million projected shortfall closed, and no cuts to speak of. But it turns out that his administration is subject to the laws of math just like...

  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: The Great Trumpkin rises from the Trumpkin patch

    Leonard Pitts Jr.: The Great Trumpkin rises from the Trumpkin patch

    Sometimes, you've got to go through it to get to it. That's a personal motto with which I have occasionally consoled myself since I was a teenager. It means that for as much as we naturally seek to avoid the unpleasant situation, to find a way over or around it, there are times in this life when...

  • A vision for public transit in Baltimore

    A vision for public transit in Baltimore

    Last year, the Opportunity Collaborative, a project of the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, found the average commute for citizens in East and West Baltimore to living-wage jobs was 90 minutes each way — provided the bus arrived at all. In recent years, the MTA has routinely pulled buses from routes...

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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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