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  • To stem Baltimore crime, invest in jobs

    To stem Baltimore crime, invest in jobs

    When asked last week whether his plan to reduce violent crime in Baltimore would connect people with critical services, including housing and employment, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan dismissed the idea in the short-term. “Maybe they have an impact longer-term on crime,” he said, “but they have nothing...

  • Don't ban "Buck," Baltimore; book inspires students

    Don't ban "Buck," Baltimore; book inspires students

    Literature reflects reality, and reality isn’t always pretty. But that cannot and should not ever be a reason to shy away from raw, authentic literature. Children do not know everything about the world, but they are not stupid. They know a lot more than most people think. When we shy away from...

  • Jerusalem has always been Israel's capital

    Jerusalem has always been Israel's capital

    Listen to all the naysayers denigrating the Trump administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and you will hear one recurring theme: The United states should serve as a “honest broker.” Yet, that is precisely what it has done. An honest broker must deliver hard truths,...

  • Here's how to end the culture of sexual harassment

    Here's how to end the culture of sexual harassment

    Words have power. Too often today, they are being used to tear us down and apart, making us feel helpless and defenseless. Alternatively, words can build us up, strengthen us and give us the ability to move forward together, constructively. I choose to focus on the latter believing that none of...

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  • Betamore CEO departs for cybersecurity firm

    Betamore CEO departs for cybersecurity firm

    Betamore CEO Jen Meyer said Friday she will leave her role at the Federal Hill-based incubator and startup hub at the end of the month to become a vice president of ZeroFox, a cybersecurity firm that was Betamore’s first graduate. Meyer said Friday she announced her plans to Betamore’s advisory...

  • U.S. health care spending growth slowed last year

    U.S. health care spending growth slowed last year

    U.S. spending on health care increased 4.3 percent last year to $3.3 trillion, or $10,348 per person, according to an annual report released last week by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The rate of spending slowed compared to the previous two years, the Baltimore-based agency reported....

  • Greater Baltimore Committee selects new chairman

    Greater Baltimore Committee selects new chairman

    Paul A. Tiburzi grew up in Baltimore’s Highlandtown, the son of a city police sergeant and a seamstress. From that blue-collar beginning, Tiburzi became a leading lawyer for one of the nation’s most powerful law firms. And on Friday, the DLA Piper attorney was elected chairman of the city’s leading...

  • Judge sends VW manager to prison for 7 years in diesel scam

    Judge sends VW manager to prison for 7 years in diesel scam

    A judge on Wednesday sentenced a Volkswagen senior manager to seven years in prison for covering up a scheme to evade pollution limits on U.S. diesel vehicles, calling it an astonishing fraud on American consumers. Oliver Schmidt, who is the second person to be sent to prison over the scandal,...

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  • Fells Point theater cancels ‘A Christmas Carol’ after revelation that Scrooge actor is convicted sex offender

    Fells Point theater cancels ‘A Christmas Carol’ after revelation that Scrooge actor is convicted sex offender

    Faced with the revelation that their lead actor was a convicted sex offender and fearing the possibility of protests, the Fells Point Corner Theatre and the Collaborative Theatre Company have canceled their production of “A Christmas Carol,” which was scheduled to open Friday. “The information...

  • Shake Shack opening at the Mall in Columbia

    Shake Shack opening at the Mall in Columbia

    Shake Shack is bringing its burgers, custard and crinkle-cut fries to a new a location at the Mall in Columbia. The fast-casual burger joint is opening at 11 a.m. Dec. 20 at 10300 Little Patuxent Parkway. It will be the fourth Shake Shack in Maryland. The first 100 people in line on its opening...

  • Baltimore-area homes that go all out with holiday light displays

    Baltimore-area homes that go all out with holiday light displays

    A 25-foot Santa bursts through a rowhouse’s front door in Federal Hill. Dozens of holiday-themed inflatables stand at attention on a Catonsville lawn. And in Joppa, a driveway is framed with dazzling arches, leading visitors to an array of homemade light installations. In addition to well-known...

  • Dru Hill to perform at Baltimore's Washington Monument lighting Thursday

    Dru Hill to perform at Baltimore's Washington Monument lighting Thursday

    Baltimore R&B group Dru Hill will perform at Thursday evening’s Washington Monument lighting event in Mount Vernon, organizer Downtown Partnership confirmed to The Baltimore Sun. The quartet — which includes Mark “Sisqo” Andrews, Tamir “Nokio” Ruffin, Larry “Jazz” Anthony and Antwuan “Tao” Simpson...

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  • Doctors believe Eagles QB Carson Wentz tore his ACL

    Doctors believe Eagles QB Carson Wentz tore his ACL

    Two sources familiar with the injury tell The Associated Press that doctors believe Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz tore his left anterior cruciate ligament in a win over the Rams on Sunday and will miss the rest of the season and playoffs. Wentz, a favorite in the NFL MVP race, will...

  • Tide has turned in Army-Navy series

    Tide has turned in Army-Navy series

    It’s rather how quickly the pendulum can swing. Navy’s epic and historic 14-game winning streak against archrival Army is now definitely a thing of the past. Suddenly, the Black Knights have a two-game winning streak on the Midshipmen. And now those on the Navy side are beginning to experience...

  • MLB: Former Tiger teammates Jack Morris, Alan Trammell elected to baseball Hall of fame

    MLB: Former Tiger teammates Jack Morris, Alan Trammell elected to baseball Hall of fame

    Former Detroit Tigers teammates Jack Morris and Alan Trammell have been elected to the baseball Hall of Fame. Morris and Trammell were chosen Sunday by a 16-man panel that considered candidates from the sport's modern era. Morris posted 254 wins. The right-hander's most famous victory was a 10-inning...

  • Blast rout Tropics, 10-1, in Sunday matinee, stay unbeaten at home in MASL

    Blast rout Tropics, 10-1, in Sunday matinee, stay unbeaten at home in MASL

    Tony Donatelli had two goals and three assists to lead the Blast to a 10-1 victory over the Florida Tropics in a Major Arena Soccer League game Sunday afternoon before an announced 3,429 at Towson University’s SECU Arena. William Vanzela made 13 saves for the Blast (5-1), who improved to 5-0 at...

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  • The rise and striking fall of Trump adviser George Papadopoulos

    The rise and striking fall of Trump adviser George Papadopoulos

    A brass band played, fighter jets streaked the clear blue sky and a red carpet adorned the airport tarmac on the day in May 2016 when Vladimir Putin came to Athens for a visit. "Mr. President, welcome to Greece," the Greek defense minister, Panos Kammenos, said in Russian as he smiled broadly and...

  • Precision sacrificed for speed as GOP rushes ahead on taxes

    Precision sacrificed for speed as GOP rushes ahead on taxes

    Republicans are moving their tax bill toward final passage at stunning speed, blowing past Democrats before they've had time to fully mobilize against it but leaving the measure vulnerable to the type of expensive problems already popping up in their massive and complex plan. Questionable special-interest...

  • 'Got to be some fire somewhere': Sen. Shelby bucks Alabama GOP leaders in voting against Moore

    'Got to be some fire somewhere': Sen. Shelby bucks Alabama GOP leaders in voting against Moore

    In his sternest rebuke yet, Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby said repeatedly Sunday his state can "do better" than electing fellow Republican Roy Moore to the U.S. Senate, making clear that a write-in candidate was far preferable to a man accused of sexual misconduct. Days before the pivotal race, Shelby,...

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