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Baltimore-raised Pulitzer Prize winner Russell Baker dies at 93

Russell Baker, a Baltimore-raised, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, essayist and biographer who hosted the series “Masterpiece Theatre” on PBS and had a long-running column in The New York Times, died at his Leesburg, Va., home Monday, his son said. The cause of death, which followed a recent...

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  • End the shutdown now

    End the shutdown now

    Government shutdowns are often compared to hostage-takings for good reason. Vulnerable innocents are hurt, money is expected to trade hands, perpetrators treat their victims with contempt. But at Day 32, the circumstances of this nation’s longest such budget crisis feel more like a suicide pact....

  • Md. Lawmakers should make police discipline records public

    Md. Lawmakers should make police discipline records public

    Senators and delegates who represent Baltimore residents in the Maryland General Assembly talk a good game about restoring the public’s faith and confidence in the Baltimore Police Department (BPD). If they were serious about it, however, they would sponsor a local bill this session lifting the...

  • Md. lawsuit: Punishing companies for boycotting Israel violates First Amendment rights

    Md. lawsuit: Punishing companies for boycotting Israel violates First Amendment rights

    Maryland is one of 26 states that have infringed on residents’ First Amendment rights by restricting companies that support a boycott of Israel from being eligible to bid for state contracts. These restrictions specifically target the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which according...

  • King's 'symphony of brotherhood' more elusive than ever

    King's 'symphony of brotherhood' more elusive than ever

    Though it is probably his most well-known speech, “I Have A Dream” is not my favorite of what Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. left us mulling over five decades after his assassination. But in that 1963 address, he did mention “the jangling discords of our nation” — and nothing could be more descriptive...

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  • Korean sandwich and coffee shop Cafe Andamiro to close its doors on Jan. 27

    Korean sandwich and coffee shop Cafe Andamiro to close its doors on Jan. 27

    Cafe Andamiro, the Midtown-Belvedere Korean sandwich and coffee shop, will close Jan. 27, according to a Tuesday morning Facebook post. The business, which has been open since September 2016, said it appreciated the business and support. “Being able to share food, drinks and moments with you was...

  • Walgreens agrees to pay $269 million to U.S. in fraud accord

    Walgreens agrees to pay $269 million to U.S. in fraud accord

    Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. agreed to pay $269.2 million to settle U.S. claims that the drugstore chain defrauded a federally-funded health-care program over insulin drugs and a consumer-discount initiative. The two settlements, announced Tuesday, cover allegations over improper billing. In the...

  • DNA testing company 23andMe says FDA has approved colorectal cancer test

    DNA testing company 23andMe says FDA has approved colorectal cancer test

    DNA testing company 23andMe said it has the green light from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to offer consumers a test for a hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome. 23andMe said it will now be able to tell customers whether they have two genetic variants that influence MUTYH-associated polyposis,...

  • Google self-driving spinoff Waymo to set up factory in Michigan

    Google self-driving spinoff Waymo to set up factory in Michigan

    Google's self-driving car spinoff Waymo said Tuesday it will bring a factory to Michigan, creating up to 400 jobs at what it describes as the world's first plant "100 percent" dedicated to the mass production of autonomous vehicles. The company plans to spend about $13.6 million to retrofit a to-be-determined...

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  • New brewpub Nepenthe Brewing Co. set to open in Hampden Friday

    New brewpub Nepenthe Brewing Co. set to open in Hampden Friday

    Nepenthe Brewing Co., a brewpub, brewery and relocated home brew supply store, opens in Hampden on Friday. The brewery begins a new adventure for husband-and-wife co-owners Brian Arnold and Jill Antos, whose Nepenthe Homebrew supply store opened in Woodberry in February 2013, but was forced to...

  • Arundel's Brothers Osborne to make 'Tonight Show' debut Tuesday

    Arundel's Brothers Osborne to make 'Tonight Show' debut Tuesday

    The Brothers Osborne will make their debut on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” Tuesday night. The Deale, Anne Arundel County, natives plan to perform their single, “I Don’t Remember Me (Before You),” on the show at 11:35 p.m. The song is featured on their newest album, “Port Saint Joe,”...

  • Diners fondly recall a cheap and tasty meal at Mee Jun Low Chinese restaurant

    Diners fondly recall a cheap and tasty meal at Mee Jun Low Chinese restaurant

    Diners walked up a flight of steps to reach Mee Jun Low, the Chinese restaurant whose regular patrons loved its seedy bohemian atmosphere and its affordable prices. Its fame crested in the 1960s and early 1970s when lines formed outside the door at 219 W. Mulberry St., above the Brass Towne antiques...

  • Oscar nominations 2019: 'Roma,' 'The Favourite' lead with 10 nods

    Oscar nominations 2019: 'Roma,' 'The Favourite' lead with 10 nods

    Oscar voters on Tuesday showered Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" and Yorgos Lanthimos' "The Favourite" with a leading 10 nominations to the 91st Academy Awards, while two dominant but contentious Hollywood forces — Netflix and Marvel — each scored their first best picture nomination. Though many expected...

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