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Telling a child the uncomfortable truth about gender inequality

The night after the Democratic party chose Hillary Clinton as its presidential nominee, I tried to describe the historic nature of it all to my nearly-4-year-old daughter as I tucked her in. I started strong, gleefully announcing that, for the first time, a major political party was putting forth...

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Clinton-Trump debate most watched ever with 84 million viewers

Clinton-Trump debate most watched ever with 84 million viewers

UPDATE: Nielsen says the TV audience for Monday's debate was 84 million. There were also 17.1 million Twitter interactions related to the debates from 2.7 people in the U.S., according to the audience measurement service. The previous record for a debate was 80.6 million for the 1980 debate between...

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Wedded: Quinhon N. Goodlowe and Robert Scott brought together by Ravens-Steelers rivalry

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  • Lifting the fading monarch

    Lifting the fading monarch

    Pam Spencer was about to dig up a fading milkweed plant in her garden when her husband, Steve, showed her a black-and-yellow larva he'd found on one of its leaves. It was a monarch butterfly in its earliest stages of life. At her computer, she learned it had less than a 3 percent chance of surviving...

  • State introduces fracking regulations, one year ahead of ban's end

    State introduces fracking regulations, one year ahead of ban's end

    The Hogan administration has proposed rules that would prohibit the gas-drilling technique known as fracking within 2,000 feet of a private drinking water well, require steel casings around gas bores to a depth of 100 feet, and require energy companies to replace any water supply that is contaminated...

  • Perdue: More oysters, not less fertilizer, are solution for bay cleanup

    Perdue: More oysters, not less fertilizer, are solution for bay cleanup

    Jim Perdue, chairman of the Salisbury based chicken business that bears his family's name, says chickens aren't the biggest problem facing the Chesapeake Bay. And oysters are the solution. Only 8 percent of the water that flows into the bay washes over Eastern Shore land where farmers spread chicken...

  • 1 killed, 3 injured in Cambridge house fire

    1 killed, 3 injured in Cambridge house fire

    CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) — One person has died and three others have been injured, including two firefighters, after a Cambridge house fire. Media outlets report that the fire began early Tuesday morning at a home in a Cambridge neighborhood. Firefighters say one person has been killed, and another...

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  • How to pick crabs

    How to pick crabs

    A step-by-step guide to getting the most from your steamed crab. -- Kit Pollard Waskom

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    Maryland crabs

  • Soft-shell crabs

    Soft-shell crabs

    There's no denying that soft-shell crabs are a little weird. They're slimy and slippery when raw. Cooked in a sandwich, their spindly legs and grabby claws poke out from the slices of bread and make some people wonder, "Do you seriously think I'm going to eat that?" Soft crabs are simply blue crabs...

  • Top 10 Baltimore crab decks

    Top 10 Baltimore crab decks

    Traditionally, Baltimoreans don't have their first crab feast until Memorial Day, when they can move the meal outside. The days are longer, and the crabs are fatter. Get to know our favorite Baltimore-area crab decks and patios. Because crabs just taste better when you're sitting outside.  

  • Maryland dishes that feature Old Bay

    Maryland dishes that feature Old Bay

    Three cheers for the yellow, blue and red. Old Bay is celebrating its home-town pride with the Summer of Baytriotism, a summer-long celebration including restaurant promotions, a search for the Voice of Baltimore and the introduction of Blippar, an engaging technology that will allow Baltimoreans...

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  • 6 unconventional jobs you can get with an IT or business degree

    6 unconventional jobs you can get with an IT or business degree

    Good compensation and benefits, doing meaningful work, and having the opportunity to advance – those elements have always been what employees desire in a career. But do these desired job qualities have to come at the expense of discovering new careers? "Demand for cybersecurity and finance professions...

  • Prepare your home for winter with these smart home improvement projects

    Prepare your home for winter with these smart home improvement projects

    Fall is here, and with it, cooler temperatures. Home renovation experts suggest now is the ideal time for homeowners to prepare their home for winter and think about home improvement plans that they can complete during the fall months.   When it comes to home improvements, building experts recommend...

  • 7 things you should look for when evaluating swim schools

    7 things you should look for when evaluating swim schools

    "Golden Growth." That's what USA Swimming has said of the recent surge across the sport. Athletes like Michael Phelps, Nathan Adrian, Ryan Lochte, Simone Manuel and Katie Ledecky have paved the way for massive growth across the sport — USA Swimming claims more than 300,000 compete in nearly 2,800...

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