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First Maryland medical marijuana grow operation approved

Regulators have issued the first license to grow medical marijuana in Maryland, allowing a sprawling 2-acre warehouse in Anne Arundel County to immediately start cultivating the drug.

The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to grant final approval to a company called ForwardGro, more than four years after the state first legalized the medicinal use of pot.

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Rod Rosenstein asks business leaders to back Baltimore police to address violence

U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein called on Baltimore business leaders to support city police officers to help control violence.

Rosenstein said the majority of city police are “honorable people trying to do the right thing and they deserve your support and they need your support.”

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Hillary Clinton to speak at fundraiser in Fells Point

Former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will speak at a fundraiser in Baltimore next month for a program that pays for students to travel to Israel -- marking the Democrat's first public appearance in the state since last year's primary election.

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Cummings accuses GOP of stalling Trump probe

The top-ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Wednesday accused Republicans of slow walking their probe into President Donald Trump's interaction with fired FBI director James B. Comey.

Rep. Elijah E.

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Rod Rosenstein says he's defending Constitution, not worried about reputation

U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein told a Baltimore business group Monday his top concern in Washington is defending the Constitution.

The comment came less than a week after he was thrust into the national spotlight when the White House used a memo he wrote to explain why the FBI director was fired.

Rosenstein — who stepped down from his longtime job as U.S.

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Baltimore council members, advocates plan fight for after-school money

Baltimore's City Council president said Monday that he and fellow council members are revving up to fight for more community and youth program funding in next year's budget.

City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young said he and his staff are combing Mayor Catherine Pugh's $2.8 billion budget proposal for about $13 million in cuts.

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