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  • The Baltimore Police Department has a long history of corruption and corrosive community relations

    The Baltimore Police Department has a long history of corruption and corrosive community relations

    The Justice Department’s scathing 2016 report found that “Through all levels of the Baltimore Police Department, from members of command staff down to officers on the street, the Department has not implemented fundamental principles of community policing.” This “us versus them” culture between...

  • Witcover: Reports of counterintelligence probe suggest deeper trouble for Trump

    Witcover: Reports of counterintelligence probe suggest deeper trouble for Trump

    Two major newspapers have reported that the FBI began a counterintelligence investigation of President Trump days after he fired the agency's director, James B. Comey. FBI officials reportedly inquired into whether Mr. Trump, wittingly or unwittingly, had fallen under Russian influence in the 2016...

  • Goldberg: Trump-Russia conspiracy theories unlikely to pan out

    Goldberg: Trump-Russia conspiracy theories unlikely to pan out

    Before we get to the question of whether the president of the United States is a Russian asset, let's consider another question: When was the last time a popular and contentious conspiracy theory turned out to be true? Not a little true, but, like, really true? It does happen. Whittaker Chambers...

  • 'Bless and keep the czar — far away from us!'

    'Bless and keep the czar — far away from us!'

    “Rabbi, rabbi,” asks the bewildered parishioner, “is there a blessing for the Czar?” “Yes, my son,” the rabbi responds: “God bless and keep the Czar — far away from us!” The exchange, part of the opening number in the beloved musical “Fiddler on the Roof” occurs in a tiny Yiddish village, a shtetl,...

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  • Tribune Publishing, parent of The Baltimore Sun, names new CEO as three executives depart

    Tribune Publishing, parent of The Baltimore Sun, names new CEO as three executives depart

    Tribune Publishing CEO Justin Dearborn has stepped down after nearly three years at the helm of the Chicago-based newspaper company that owns The Baltimore Sun, the company announced Thursday. Longtime Chicago newspaper executive Tim Knight was named CEO, effective immediately. Knight, who had...

  • Ollie's Bargain Outlet plans to open new Towson location this spring

    Ollie's Bargain Outlet plans to open new Towson location this spring

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, a discount chain based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, has leased a Towson location and plans to open this spring, a company official said. The store will open in the former Toys “R” Us in the Towson Place shopping center at 1238 Putty Hill Ave., where Ollie’s has leased a...

  • Small businesses feel pain of prolonged partial government shutdown

    Small businesses feel pain of prolonged partial government shutdown

    Local small-business owners are feeling the pain of the federal government’s partial shutdown, as some face delayed payments on government contracts and others wonder how they’ll pay subcontractors or when or if approvals will come through on much-needed government-backed business loans. Those...

  • Baltimore start-up Zest Tea raises $1 million to caffeinate its business

    Baltimore start-up Zest Tea raises $1 million to caffeinate its business

    Zest Tea, a Baltimore start-up marketing a line of high-caffeine teas and drink, said Thursday that it’s closed a $1 million funding round to spur its continued growth. The investments came from the Maryland Momentum Fund, a $10 million venture of the University System of Maryland, and Lord Baltimore...

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  • Ed Asner tackles topic of holocaust deniers in Baltimore performance

    Ed Asner tackles topic of holocaust deniers in Baltimore performance

    What retirement? Ed Asner, the iconic actor who originated the character of Lou Grant in the beloved 1970s era newspaper drama bearing his name and before that, in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” — Ed Asner, who so memorably portrayed Santa Claus in the 2003 film “Elf” and whose voice starred in the...

  • Baltimore approves $1.25 million to turn old movie theater into hub for growing Latino community

    Baltimore approves $1.25 million to turn old movie theater into hub for growing Latino community

    Baltimore officials approved using $1.25 million Wednesday to help turn a dilapidated former movie theater on Pulaski Highway into a hub for the city’s immigrant community, a project its backers say will help revitalize a neighborhood that is increasingly attracting Latino families priced out of...

  • Millersville woman receives $5K from national talk show 'The Real'

    Millersville woman receives $5K from national talk show 'The Real'

    QueShawn Latimer, a Treasury Department employee from Millersville who is battling breast cancer, received a $5,000 grant from nationally syndicated talk show “The Real.” Latimer, who is affected by the federal government shutdown, is a mother of three children whose oldest son is deployed in the...

  • Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver dies at 83

    Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver dies at 83

    Mary Oliver, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose rapturous odes to nature and animal life brought her critical acclaim and popular affection, has died. She was 83. Bill Reichblum, Oliver's literary executor, says she died Thursday at her home in Hobe Sound, Florida. The case of death was lymphoma....

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