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Trump asks about firing Sessions, calls his position 'weak'

President Donald Trump has spoken with advisers about firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, officials say, and launched a fresh Twitter tirade Tuesday against the man who was the first U.S. senator to endorse his candidacy. "Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary...

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    • Golden parachutes in Towson

      Golden parachutes in Towson

      Our view: The County Council needs to step in to rescind a generous severance package policy for Baltimore County’s top paid employees Congratulations to Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz for recognizing that it’s untenable for his chief administrative officer to have signed a policy allowing...

    • Trump snubs allies while huddling with his pal Putin

      Trump snubs allies while huddling with his pal Putin

      The challenge for commentators and political cartoonists in the Age of Trump is to keep pace with the relentless barrage of news generated by the president and his circle of collaborators, cronies and con men. In past administrations, it was possible to go for days — even weeks — without drawing...

    • Even if you win in arbitration, you still lose

      Even if you win in arbitration, you still lose

      Congress recently began a fast track process to repeal a new rule by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that protects consumers’ right to band together in class action lawsuits when companies engage in widespread wrongdoing. The saga of the Martin-Bowens of Glen Burnie shows why preserving...

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    • Columbia cybersecurity firm receives $8 million in venture capital

      Columbia cybersecurity firm receives $8 million in venture capital

      Bricata Inc., a Columbia-based cybersecurity firm, has received $8 million in venture capital funding from Edison Partners, the firm announced Tuesday. Bricata, which develops software designed to hunt for network intrusions, says it grew revenue by 156 percent year over year in 2016 and will use...

    • T. Rowe Price Group reports second quarter profit

      T. Rowe Price Group reports second quarter profit

      T. Rowe Price Group Inc. reported a profit of $373.9 million in its second fiscal quarter, up 84 percent from the April-to-June period last year. Earnings at the Baltimore-based investment management company rose to $1.50 per share, up 71 cents compared to the same quarter of 2016. Adjusted for...

    • University of Maryland School of Medicine startup acquired

      University of Maryland School of Medicine startup acquired

      Living Pharma Inc., a cancer treatment startup out of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, has been acquired by Lentigen Technology, a life sciences company in Gaithersburg. Financial terms were not disclosed. Living Pharma is developing a cancer treatment that uses a patient’s own T-cells...

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    • 'The Bachelorette' recap: Perfect Peter is in trouble

      'The Bachelorette' recap: Perfect Peter is in trouble

      This week on “The Bachelorette,” Rachel takes the final three men to Dallas to meet her family. I’m curious if her dad will be included this season as he, understandably, opted out of meeting Nick last season. Rachel greets Eric, a personal trainer from Baltimore who definitely chugs protein shakes...

    • Has Michael Phelps jumped the shark? Social media world weighs in

      Has Michael Phelps jumped the shark? Social media world weighs in

      Breaking news: Michael Phelps is beatable. But if you’re now thinking you can dominate the greatest Olympic swimmer of all time, first make sure you’re a shark. Phelps raced a great white, hammerhead and reef shark during Sunday night’s “Phelps vs. Shark: The Battle for Ocean Supremacy” special...

    • Annabel Lee Tavern to reopen Aug. 11

      Annabel Lee Tavern to reopen Aug. 11

      After closing in late May due to declining sales, Annabel Lee Tavern will reopen Aug. 11 with the help of new investors. Owner Kurt Bragunier said he’s adding nightly specials, expanding the weekend hours and working with OrderUp and Groupon in the hope of driving more sales at the Canton tavern....

    • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers take victory lap 40 years in the making at Royal Farms Arena

      Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers take victory lap 40 years in the making at Royal Farms Arena

      Tom Petty rolled his shoulders and shimmied next to his mic stand, only to half-shrug and smirk at his attempts to dance moments later. He was feeling loose. “I feel a little mojo building up here tonight,” Petty said to the Royal Farms Arena crowd near the start of his two-hour-plus set on Sunday...

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    • Ray Lewis drops price of Reisterstown estate to $2.5 million

      Ray Lewis drops price of Reisterstown estate to $2.5 million

      Former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis has decreased the original asking price of his 28-acre gated Reisterstown estate by 15 percent, dropping the listed price from $2.95 million to $2.5 million. The roughly 6,600-square-foot Tufton Avenue abode, which was originally listed in late April, has seven...

    • A history of the community of Emory Grove

      A history of the community of Emory Grove

      For Ann Weller Dahl, memories of Emory Grove stretch way back like the sun dappled shadows on a summer’s day that fall from ancient stands of maples, poplars, oaks and pines across 55 acres of what was originally established as a Methodist summer camp meeting in the 19th century. “We would come...

    • Sagamore Pendry hotel now offering daily pool passes — for $50

      Sagamore Pendry hotel now offering daily pool passes — for $50

      Cool off in luxury this summer. The Sagamore Pendry Baltimore, the new Fells Point luxury hotel from Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank, is selling daily pool passes for $50. The pool was previously only accessible to guests of the hotel, which opened in March. The passes are good for the day and gain...

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    • Trump tweets, McCain return set stage for health bill vote

      Trump tweets, McCain return set stage for health bill vote

      President Donald Trump urged Republicans to "step up to the plate" for Tuesday's crucial Senate vote on their bill eviscerating much of the Obama health care law. The stage was set for high drama, with Sen. John McCain returning to the Capitol to cast his first vote since being diagnosed with brain...

    • Kushner returns to Capitol Hill for 2nd day of interviews

      Kushner returns to Capitol Hill for 2nd day of interviews

      President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner will return to Capitol Hill Tuesday for a second day of private meetings with congressional investigators, this time for a closed-door conversation with lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee. Kushner on Monday answered questions...

    • With 'Better Deal,' Democrats (temporarily) calm a restive left

      With 'Better Deal,' Democrats (temporarily) calm a restive left

      The roll-out of congressional Democrats' 2018 messaging, the "Better Deal," was preceded by mockery and obscured by breaking news. It also seemed to work. To the happy surprise of Democratic leaders, the economics-focused Better Deal earned positive reviews on the left, where the party is regularly...

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