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Orioles improve wild-card standing during Monday's day off

While the Orioles rested and watched the presidential debate Monday night, they improved their position in the American League wild-card race. The Orioles, who face three games at Toronto and three at New York to end the season, are just one game behind the Blue Jays for the top wild-card spot....

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  • Rawlings-Blake: Casino money helped 300 Baltimore residents land jobs

    Rawlings-Blake: Casino money helped 300 Baltimore residents land jobs

    Money from Baltimore's Horseshoe Casino has helped 300 residents find jobs, the mayor's office said Monday. The Employment Connection Center in South Baltimore has enrolled more 1,200 residents in job-readiness programs and placed 300 people in jobs with area businesses since it opened a year ago....

  • Why Disney is unlikely to buy Twitter

    Why Disney is unlikely to buy Twitter

    One is an entertainment giant famous for exacting tight control over its content. The other is a tech firm whose commitment to free speech has earned it a reputation as a hub for news and a haven for online harassment. Together, they make for a brow-raising pairing. But stranger things have happened...

  • Public service commission seeks input on alternative energy, affordability and more

    Public service commission seeks input on alternative energy, affordability and more

    The Maryland Public Service Commission is seeking public input about how to improve the state's electric distribution systems in the future. The commission plans to hold a series of public meetings and workgroups about topics such as alternative energy sources, affordability and options for consumers...

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  • Report: Clinton-Trump debate most watched ever

    Report: Clinton-Trump debate most watched ever

    Citing Nielsen data, CNN says Monday night's presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is the most watched in history with an average audience of 80.9 million viewers. The previous record was 80.6 million for the 1980 debate between Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter. That 80.9 million...

  • A solid 'Othello' from Chesapeake Shakespeare

    A solid 'Othello' from Chesapeake Shakespeare

    In a world hardly lacking for villains or villainous motivations, Shakespeare's "Othello" retains its ability to confront and stir. Time has not dulled this tale of a small-minded man who topples a better, braver fellow by unleashing that most debilitating of human emotions — jealousy. That the...

  • 'Dancing With the Stars' recap: Head-to-head faceoffs

    'Dancing With the Stars' recap: Head-to-head faceoffs

    Because of the presidential debate, Monday night's "Dancing With the Stars" show has to get through 12 couples in only one hour. I have no idea how they're going to manage this. It doesn't help that there's no audio at the beginning of the show and no closed captioning either. So Tom's explaining...

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  • Clinton's trade problem

    Clinton's trade problem

    Had the first presidential debate been a boxing match, Hillary Clinton would not only have been comfortably ahead on the judges' score cards, she'd have been awarded a technical knockout if the referee had noticed her opponent's labored arguments by the final round. But before her supporters get...

  • Trump's 'stop-and-frisk' fallacy

    Trump's 'stop-and-frisk' fallacy

    "We need law and order," Donald Trump said when asked during Monday night's presidential debate about how to improve race relations in this country. What he meant by that was that police should engage vigorously in tactics like "stop-and-frisk" searches in which officers pat down people on the...

  • Hydrocephalus research could shed light on other brain diseases

    Hydrocephalus research could shed light on other brain diseases

    While pregnant, my mother was in a near fatal car accident, resulting in her spending her first trimester in a comatose state and my being diagnosed in vitro with hydrocephalus, a life-altering, life-threatening condition caused by an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain, resulting...

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  • Tweets from Rep. Donna Edwards often deleted

    Tweets from Rep. Donna Edwards often deleted

    Rep. Donna F. Edwards, who ran for Maryland's open Senate seat this year, is an established voice for liberal causes in Congress and has been an outspoken critic of what she sees as her party's failure to truly embrace African-Americans. But when it comes to Twitter, the Prince George's County...

  • A month later, Baltimore police surveillance program still shrouded in secrecy

    A month later, Baltimore police surveillance program still shrouded in secrecy

    A month after being revealed for the first time, the aerial surveillance program that the Baltimore Police Department has repeatedly insisted was never secret remains heavily shrouded from the public. "Secrecy is not the correct word because it's not a secret spy program. That is absolutely false....

  • Audit of Baltimore finances shows 'significant deficiencies' in water billing, handling of grant money

    Audit of Baltimore finances shows 'significant deficiencies' in water billing, handling of grant money

    An annual audit of Baltimore's finances found three "significant deficiencies," including in how the city handles water billing and grant money, according to City Auditor Robert L. McCarty. McCarty, who reports to Baltimore Comptroller Joan M. Pratt, presented the audit's findings to the Board...

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