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Police make two arrests in 2017 killing in West Baltimore

Police make two arrests in 2017 killing in West Baltimore

Baltimore police have arrested two men in connection with a killing that took place last year. Darryl Burks Jr., 25, a medical technician whom friends called “Pee Wee,” was found shot to death in a burning vacant rowhouse in the 3000 block of Rayner Ave. in the Mosher neighborhood of West Baltimore...

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  • UMD students deserve better

    UMD students deserve better

    Like countless other parents of college-bound high school seniors living in Maryland, I started steering my daughter toward her state’s flagship university last year, when we began talking about college options. The University of Maryland, College Park, with its strong academic reputation — it...

  • Restoring the Chesapeake Bay: a decades-old bipartisan effort

    Restoring the Chesapeake Bay: a decades-old bipartisan effort

    Over the past two years, I have been asked the same question over and over again: “How are we able to continue to fund the Chesapeake Bay restoration effort in the current political climate?” This question has merit, since President Donald Trump’s first proposed budget completely eliminated the...

  • Empowering girls makes them safer

    Empowering girls makes them safer

    Late last month — on the International Day to End Violence Against Women — the U.N. released a study with a shocking but unsurprising conclusion: The most dangerous place for a woman is inside her home. This conclusion is not surprising because data from the World Health Organization tells us that,...

  • Trump's wall, Trump's shutdown

    Trump's wall, Trump's shutdown

    Those who are accustomed to “old school” Washington politics — where a photo op with the president and top Democrats is just a photo op and not a tribal council meeting on “Survivor” — might have been appalled by the 17-minute made-for-YouTube Oval Office food fight Tuesday between President Donald...

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  • Obamacare sign-ups lagging as Saturday deadline approaches

    Obamacare sign-ups lagging as Saturday deadline approaches

    Health insurance sign-ups for the Affordable Care Act are down with just a few days left to enroll, even though premiums are stable, consumers have more choice and millions of uninsured people can still get financial help. Barring an enrollment surge, the nation's uninsured rate could edge up again...

  • FCC encourages phone carriers to block spam text messages

    FCC encourages phone carriers to block spam text messages

    The Federal Communications Commission voted Wednesday to clarify that telephone companies may block unwanted text messages in a move the agency said would help prevent spam from polluting the popular service. The action is a loss for messaging company Twilio and free speech groups that had asked...

  • Elon Musk is getting the last laugh on Wall Street after Tesla's wild 2018

    Elon Musk is getting the last laugh on Wall Street after Tesla's wild 2018

    It was only a few months ago that Wall Street was bashing Elon Musk's Tesla. One analyst called the stock "no longer investable," citing Musk's erratic behavior in tweets and taunts. A short seller bet on a dramatic drop, saying it's "more and more apparent that Tesla is having difficulties paying...

  • Old Bay crabby over New Bae: McCormick takes rival spice to court, claiming trademark infringement

    Old Bay crabby over New Bae: McCormick takes rival spice to court, claiming trademark infringement

    Old Bay parent company McCormick and Co. filed a federal lawsuit this week claiming trademark infringement from a Pittsburgh spice company that produces a seasoning called New Bae. The suit against Primal Palate, an organic spice company, was filed Monday and claims that Primal Palate has intentionally...

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  • Robin Wright gets a SAG Award nod for 'House of Cards'

    Robin Wright gets a SAG Award nod for 'House of Cards'

    Robin Wright’s final stint on “House of Cards” is getting some love from her fellow actors. Wright’s performance as U.S. President Claire Underwood, in a final season that saw the veteran actor pushed to the front of the show after Kevin Spacey was fired following allegations of sexual abuse, has...

  • Conrad's Seafood of Perry Hall seeks to open restaurant at Boulevard at Box Hill in Abingdon

    Conrad's Seafood of Perry Hall seeks to open restaurant at Boulevard at Box Hill in Abingdon

    When Chris Conrad moved back to Maryland from the West Coast two years ago, he asked his brother where people in Harford County go to eat seafood. “They come to our place,” said Anthony Conrad, who founded Conrad’s Seafood Restaurant in Perry Hall with his wife, Andrea. What if they don’t want...

  • DVD rental store Beyond Video to open in Baltimore Friday

    DVD rental store Beyond Video to open in Baltimore Friday

    Baltimore will be getting back into the movie rental game this weekend. Beyond Video, a non-profit movie-rental store that’s been years in the making, will have its “soft opening” on Friday, organizers announced on their Facebook page this week. The non-profit, housed in a former record store on...

  • Wild Kombucha to expand and move to Baltimore in 2019

    Wild Kombucha to expand and move to Baltimore in 2019

    Sidharth Sharma had no idea when he took his first drink of kombucha at a friend’s house as a high school student 14 years ago that he would one day make his living selling the probiotic drink. The 28-year-old Elkridge resident is one of three owners of Wild Kombucha, a Maryland-based company that...

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